META DI SORRENTO
Landscape from the sea
Among the houses on the rock and immersed in the fragrant gardens of oranges, we distinguish the Basilica of the Lady of the Laurel, built on a preexisted sanctuary dedicated to Minerva. If there they are doubts on the sagacity of the Christian religion to connect with Pagan, this small sanctuary dissipates them. To Apollo, but also to his sister Minerva, the laurel was consecrated. And the Lady appeared just in that point.