The sign in front of the Sedile Dominova, or Dominova Seat says it is the only existing testimony in the Campania region of the ancient seats of nobility. It is a beautiful open loggia originally constructed in the 16th century.
The structure is covered in frescoes from the 18th century. There are amazing trompe l’oeil columns and the family coat of arms. It once belonged to the seat of the town council and nobles would meet to discuss civic problems. It was a men only affair.
It is well preserved and men still gather there to chat and play cards.
On a cold wet day in Sorrento I asked these gentlemen if they would mind if I sat at one of the tables to write my blog. Permission was very kindly granted.
You will find the Sedile Dominova in the centre of old Sorrento in Largo Dominova. Don’t miss it.If you ask nicely they might let you sit there too.