Sant’Agnello is a small town in the Sorrento Peninsula, overlooking both the Gulf of Salerno and that one of Naples. The town is built on a tuff terrace looking towards the Vesuvius, Naples and the islands of Procida and Ischia. The settlement dates at the period of Osci and Phoenicians, who followed the Etruscans, Greeks and the Romans. Roman ruins are still there at the Formiello aqueduct. Although the majority of the population is related to navigation subsist on the territory productions of citrus and oil typical of the area. In the second half of the nineteenth century the American writer Francis Marion Crawford decided to move to Sant’Agnello, where he lived and wrote many of his works.