In Marina di Cassano where the navel ships that until the early nineteenth century to compete with those of Savona and Sestri Ponente. The sailing ships of Piano di Sorrento in fact opened trade routes from the Sorrento Peninsula before with the ports of the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic and then the routes to the distant America.
Although Sorrento farmhouses went to stand out, from the eighteenth century, between the communities of the Kingdom of Naples for the predominance in them of non-agricultural economic activities and the presence of a skilled craft, however, will always be agriculture, it increased from cultivation intensive type of citrus fruits and their dissemination, to determine the further development of maritime trade with the consequent increase of shipbuilding activities.
This highlights the circularity and the interdependence between the activities of the Plan, which will always be connected to the evolution of the territory.
On the other hand, products from the hulls of the peninsula yards, in addition to being used to links to the capital, were increasingly sought for the construction of trade both with the various ports of the Tyrrhenian Sea, and with those of the Adriatic.