Sorrento funicular

Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento funicular

The Sorrento Funicular was a steam-driven, inclined rail system located in the commune of Sorrento, within the Municipality of Naples, Italy — connecting its upper terminus at Sorrento's Hotel Vittoria to the resort's port, several hundred feet below on the Gulf of Naples. The system was designed by Italian engineer Alessandro Ferretti (1851 - 1930), began operating in 1883 and stopped operating approximately three years later.

Using only a single passenger car, the system was a funicular in name only, as a funicular by definition counterbalances two cars attached to opposite ends of the same pully-driven cable, operating in concert.



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