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Piano di Sorrento belongs to the province of Naples and is 48 kilometers far from Naples, that is the Chief Town of the homonymous province.

 

Piano di Sorrento has a population of 12.833 inhabitants (Carottesi) and a surface of 7,3 square kilometers thus showing a population density of 1.757,95 inhabitants per square kilometer. It rises 96 metres above the sea level.

The City Hall is located in Piazza Cota, phone +39 0815321478, fax +39 0815321478.

 

Population: The municipality of Piano di Sorrento had a popolation of 12.473 inhabitants accordingly to the results of the national census made in 1991. After the national census made in 2001 the population was 12.833 inhabitants, thus showing during the years 1991 - 2001 a percentual variation of 2,89% inhabitants.

The inhabitants are distributed in 4.184 families with an average of 3,07 people per family.

 

The place: The territory of the municipality lies between 0 and 642 metres above sea level.

The altimetric spawn is thus of 642 metres.

 

Work and workers:There are 31 industrial firms employing 78 people that are the 3,74% of the total of the workers. There are 304 service firms employing 639 people that are the 30,62% of the total of the workers. There are also 377 firms employing 895 people that are the 42,88% of the total of the workers. There are also 41 administrative offices emplying 475 workers that are the 22,76% of the total of the workers.

There is a total of 2.087 workers, that are the 16,26% of the inhabitants of the municipality.

 

Tourist information about Piano di Sorrento

Its history is linked to Sorrento, it was in fact its fraction until 1808. It owes its name to the Latin word Planities, for its flat conformation. Today the village boasts an intense business activity, heir of a secular tradition of trades. At present remarkable importance also covers the local agriculture. Piano di Sorrento still preserves in fact an intact intensive cultivation of citruses, with pergolas and "pagliarelle" to defend  the trees from rain and cold.

 

THINGS NOT TO MISS
 

Villa Fondi. The complex is made up of the De Sangro di Fondi villa (built in a neo-classical style), the park, and in which are important examples of Mediterranean vegetation and the regional archaeological museum of the Sorrentine peninsula, Georget Vallet. Call for information at 0818087078.
Colli di San Pietro. In the upper area of town, form the hills of San Pietro and the Monte Vico Alvano, rich in wildlife typical to the low lying vegetation of the Mediterranean, one can enjoy exceptional views across the Gulfs of Naples and Salerno.


Marina di Cassano. It was at the Marina di Cassano where the navel ships that, until the beginning of the 1800’s, used to compete with those built in Savona and Sestri Ponente. The tall ships of Piano di Sorrento opened up the trade routes from the Sorrentine peninsula first with the ports of the Tyrrhenian and the Adriatic, and eventually the long routes to the Americas.


Basilica di San Michele Arcangelo. The church, as legend tells, was built on a pagan temple, and contains paintings traced back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Named after the town’s Patron Saint, the basilica also houses four marble statues depicting angels and are attributed to the sculptors from the school of the celebrated artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

 

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