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PUNTA CAMPANELLA

Copia di PUNTA.jpg (13985 byte)  Termini, a small village located 330 meters above the sea level (10 km away from Sorrento), is the starting point for pleasant excursions to Punta della Campanella.

this is the name of the outermost area of the Sorrento peninsula, which comes from a bell placed on the top of the Minerva Tower and whose ringing used to warn people against the arrival of pirates. the tower presently houses a light, and it was commisioned by Robert of Anjou in 1335.

On the Punta Campanella (the Romans used to to call it Promontorium Minervae because of a temple dedicated to the goddess) it is possible to see the ruins of a big Roman villa, the remaining evidence of ancient times