Piano di Sorrento
|Piano di Sorrento|
|Comune di Piano di Sorrento|
Beach of Piano di Sorrento
|Province / Metropolitan city||Naples (NA)|
|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)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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 19th 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 20th 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.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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