Winter and holidays are two incompatible words for many tourist destinations. Rain, snow, cold, dark discourage tourists and many holiday resorts only work during Summer. it’s not the case of Sorrento, where every month and every season is full of initiatives and innovations, including winter, which in Sorrento has begun a few months in advance with the launch, for the seventh consecutive year, of the series of events "M'illumino d’inverno".
The main sponsors of the festival are the municipality of Sorrento and the Sorrento Foundation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and the Region of Campania.
"M'illumino d’inverno" is a series of almost 100 events promoting the image of Sorrento in Winter, a season which in recent years has seen an incredible increase in the number of visitors to the city, attracted by the mild climate and numerous attractions, ready to discover all the news that, from November 21 and until the January 10, will cheer the city for 35 days.
The series provides for every kind of events, in order to satisfy all tastes and all ages, including children, with performances of street performers and puppets. And also exhibitions of handicrafts and photography, marathons and live nativity, fireworks and parades, cultural and food initiatives, museums and churches open all day long to host exhibitions and conferences, on the background of the city lit night and day.
It all started on Friday 21 with the Shopping under the Tree, which will please the many tourists and citizens struggling with Christmas shopping. The next day, Saturday, November 22, there was the lighting of the Christmas tree in Piazza Tasso, an event enthusiastically received by adults and children. For movie fans there will be the Professional Days of Film, which will include a series of events, from the preview of Senza Lucio, a film tribute to Italian singer Lucio Dalla to the preview of Big Hero 6, the new Disney film that the little ones will enjoy, to the tribute to the 80 years of Sophia Loren with the screening of a restored version of the film a Special Day.
For music lovers, among the more expected the events, there will be the concerts of Noa on December 20 and Italian singer Alessandra Amoroso, especially beloved by the teenage audience, scheduled for January 2.
To cope with the influx of tourists, who are expected even more numerous than the past few years, the City of Sorrento has provided with reduced fares for bus parking in the Achille Lauro area, on Saturdays and Sundays in December and until January 6. Even the cars have benefited from this discount only on 21, 22 and 23 November, again at the parking Achille Lauro.
Hotel Plaza joins with enthusiasm to the event, ready to welcome the tourists who are coming from all over the world, and has made its contribution to Winter with the photo contest Plaza Winter Sea, open until 30 November.