Via San Cesareo is Sorrento's main shopping street. Specialty shopping includes the bounty from local farms and groves -- lemons and lemon products, walnuts, D.O.P. olive oil, and Penisola Sorrentina D.O.C. wine (some experts call it "the Beaujolais of Campania") -- and the slowly disappearing local crafts: lace and embroideries, and wood intarsia and marquetry furniture.
For fresh ricotta formed in traditional handmade baskets and a sample of local products, head to one of Apreda's two locations: Via Tasso 27 (tel. 081-8782351) or Via del Mare 20 (tel. 081-8074059). You can find excellent limoncello and other specialties at Sapori & Colori, Via San Cesareo 57 (tel. 081-8784278) and Luigia Gargiulo, Corso Italia 48 (tel. 081-8781081), sells lovely, intricate embroideries. Gargiulo & Jannuzzi, Piazza Tasso 1 (tel. 081-8781041), is right next to Bar Fauno and offers the best wood intarsia; you can visit the workshops for a demonstration of this ancient technique that follows centuries-old patterns. At the weekly street market, vendors sell everything from crockery to swimming suits (Tues morning, parking lot on Via San Renato).
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