Piano di Sorrento

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Piano di Sorrento
Metropolitan City of Naples
Beach of Piano di Sorrento
Beach of Piano di Sorrento
Coat of arms of Piano di Sorrento
Coat of arms
Piano di Sorrento is located in Italy
Piano di Sorrento
Piano di Sorrento
Location of Piano di Sorrento in Italy
Coordinates: 40°38′N 14°25′E / 40.633°N 14.417°E / 40.633; 14.417
Country Italy
Region Campania
Frazioni Cassano, Colli San Pietro, Mortora, Trinità
 • Mayor Giovanni Ruggiero
 • Total 7.3 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Elevation 96 m (315 ft)
Population (31 December 2010[1])
 • Total 13,136
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Carottesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80063
Dialing code 081
Website Official website

Piano di Sorrento is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located about 25 km (16 mi) southeast of Naples.

Piano di Sorrento borders the following municipalities: Meta, Sant'Agnello, Vico Equense.

Victorian poet Robert Browning sojourned in the area and mentions the countryside of Piano and other localities of the Surrentine peninsula in the poem "The Englishman in Italy".


In the nineteenth century, Piano di Sorrento's economy was based mainly on fishing, agriculture and shipbuilding activities.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Piano di Sorrento encounterd socio-economic mutation which will - given by the progressive crisis of agriculture, shipbuilding and by the growing role of trade and tourism.

During the twentieth century Piano di Sorrento increased its productivity thanks to the power supply and water supply for homes and the development of a connecting track between Sorrento and Castellammare di Stabia, made at first by a tram service, after provided by a train.

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  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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