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.
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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