LateRooms.com - Take a trip from Naples to the 'mystical' Sorrentino Peninsula
March 05, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsLateRooms.com can reveal that experience a touch of mysticism this spring by taking a trip down from Naples to the Sorrentino Peninsula , where celebrations of Holy Week can be an intriguing prospect.
The processions that take place in more than 20 towns along the Amalfi Coast show the depth of religious belief that exists in the area, with parades of hooded figures sure to be found there from March 28th to April 4th, according to Nozio.
Anyone staying at hotels in Naples during that time should consider travelling down to the region, with most destinations reachable by car and public transport.
It is believed that such celebrations were quite simple between the 16th and 18th century until the Spanish Jesuits made their presence felt by adding flourishes such as glowing torches and powerful imagery, explained the internet resource.
The hub reported that highlights of the festival include Holy Thursday and Good Friday, when men with covered faces slowly move around the streets carrying symbols of their piety.
Once guests get to Naples , they should check the city's tourist office for exact schedules in each town as timings will vary slightly.
Another area that is worth checking out if people are beginning their trip in Naples is the ancient city of Pompeii , which was recently named one of the top 100 wonders of the world by famouswonders.com.
"LateRooms anticipates heavy demand for hotel Napoli due to Holy Week on the Sorrentino Peninsula and recommends that people attending book their accommodation early," says LateRooms head of marketing Jess Reading.