This imposing bastion, unchanged in its ancient splendor, provides a unique glimpse into Ancient Sorrento.
Set within the context of reinforced walls, dating back to the viceregal era’s reconstruction following the Saracen invasion of 1558, the Bastion of Parsano boasts distinctive features.
Adjacent to it, the Parsano Gate, a passage connecting Via degli Aranci to Corso Italia through Piazza Antiche Mura and Via Sersale, dates back to the seventeenth century, standing out for its grandeur.
Recent excavations have revealed clearly visible remains of a previous gate, dating back to Roman times, emphasizing the long history of Sorrento’s historic center.
For almost twenty centuries, the city nucleus remained substantially unchanged, surrounded by walls and deep valleys, such as the evocative Vallone dei Mulini, which marked the city’s boundaries.
The Parsano Gate, along with the Marina Grande Gate, stands as the only remaining evidence of the original gates.
In the nineteenth century, both the Piano Gate, considered the Main Gate, and the Massa Gate, providing access from Massa Lubrense, disappeared.
The Bastion of Parsano proves to be a captivating spectacle both during the day and in the enchanting nighttime hours.