Sorrento And Dana Point Collaboration Agreement


Mediterranean climate, strategic geographical position, international tourist destination and venue for important events. These are some of the factors that unite the cities of Sorrento and the US city of Dana Point, now closer thanks to an agreement signed by the mayors Massimo Coppola and Joseph L. Muller, during a videoconference ceremony.

Cultural Exchange

The goal is to initiate cultural exchanges in the field of music and art, also with the involvement of schools, and experiences on the front of sustainability and green tourism.
To act as a glue between the two realities, also the detail that the urban model of Sorrento inspired, in the twenties of the last century, the founder of Dana Point, Richard Henry Dana, in wanting to build a pleasant and relaxing place, close but not too in Los Angeles.

“This initiative is part of the desire to strengthen international relations in our area – explains the mayor Massimo Coppola – This type of partnership serves to promote the made in Sorrento in the world, with a view to cultural, but also economic, knowledge growth and of innovation. Our realities, in particular, have numerous features in common, from the organization of major cultural events to the plastic-free commitment and the protection of the sea and the environment. An excellent starting point for building strong and lasting relationships, in mutual interest”.

The ceremony was soon attended by the city councilor Paolo Pane, the vice president of the Sant’Anna Institute of Sorrento, Marco Marino, the promoter of the initiative, Valentina Maresca and the head of International Relations of the Municipality of Sorrento, Silvana Gargiulo.

Dana Point, located on the southern coast of the state of California, in Orange County, attracts thousands of tourists every year attracted by the opportunity to observe whales and dolphins. It is also a very popular place for surf lovers and hosts important art festivals and numerous entertainment reviews.

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