The origins of the myth of Sorrento.

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The myth of the Sirens and Sorrento.

Sorrento is indissolubly linked to the myth of the Sirens. There are many versions that bind the cities passed to the myth of the Sirens.

Homer himself three thousand years ago extolled the natural beauties and landscapes of the Sorrento peninsula contributing in this way to the creation of a myth that still fascinates and draws thousands of people from all over the world.

Legend says that three girls "Ligeia, " "Leucosia"and "Partenope", the daughters of Achelous, from the rocks of Cape Pelorus, between Scylla and Charybdis, enchanted the sailors until they were submerged by the waters.

Drawn by the desire to see the shores of our coast, they sailed up to the Tyrrhenian Sea to the rocky outcrop that looms over the sea, the current Punta Campanella.

Punta Campanella
Torre Saracena di Punta Campanella
Baia di Ieranto

At Punta Campanella there  are still visible remains of the Temple of Minerva, which according to legend was built by Ulysses to thank the Goddess, after passing unharmed, tied to the mast of his ship  and with his ears plugged with wax, the sea area infested by the Sirens.

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