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Massa Lubrense things to do & travel tips
At the end of the Sorrento peninsula, dividing the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno, there is Massa Lubrense. Forget the traffic and the crowdedness of Sorrento or Capri, this town makes of calm and simplicity its strong point. Consisting of small villages scattered in a territory of 14 square kilometers, Massa Lubrense has an infinite natural and cultural heritage to offer visitors. The coast is entirely included in the Marine Protected Area of Punta Campanella established to safeguard the marine fauna and the unique and uncontaminated environments such as the bay of Jeranto and the bay of Mortelle. The historical center with the cathedral of the sixteenth century and the ancient Saracen watchtowers scattered along the coast, form a museum spread to visit walking. Nerano’s famous restaurants overlooking the sea and starred restaurants make it one of the countries with the highest percentage of award-winning restaurants in the world.
Top 10 attractions
1. Santa Maria delle Grazie
The cathedral of Santa Maria delle Grazie, built in the town of Massa Lubrense, was completed in 1512 for a small town that did not have a Vescoval seat at that time. Over the years, it underwent numerous restorations until the bell tower was completed in 1925.
2. Sant Agata sui 2 golfi
Sant’Agata is the largest fraction of the town of Massa Lubrense, and the rest of its name (Sui Due Golfi) comes from its privileged location, between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno, which can be admired simultaneously thanks to the height of the place.
3. Marina della Lobra
Marina della Lobra is the main port of the town of Massa Lubrense. Accompanied by local restaurants and bars, Marina della Lobra receives thousands of tourists every year, being the main connection to the island of Capri.
4. Marina di Puolo
Puolo’s marina is located between the towns of Sorrento and Massa Lubrense. Its name comes from a Roman citizen named Pollio Felice, whose villa would have occupied a space in the vicinity. The beach has some balnearian establishments and local restaurants
The Fraction of Termini is part of the city of Massa Lubrense and is located at the foot of Mount San Constanzo, with a privileged view of the island of Capri. Termini has an enviable location in a panoramic sense, and is the starting point for numerous excursions.
Nerano’s fraction extends from the base of Mount San Constanzo towards the coast, bathed by the waters of the Gulf of Salerno. Nerano is a famous fraction of Massa Lubrense for its culinary quality and the beautiful Marina del Cantone, the city’s largest beach.
7. Jeranto & Punta Campanella
Jeranto is a bay of great natural beauty, which is located in the territory of the Marine Protected Area of Punta Campanella. The vast extension of the marine nature reserve covers more than 40 km of coast and is divided between the towns of Massa Lubrense and Positano.
Marciano is a fraction of Massa Lubrense that rises about 100 meters above sea level, and is located exactly in front of the island of Capri, so it offers incredible views of the island and the Gulf of Naples.
The Fraction of Torca is located between 0 and 500mts above sea level, terraced on the Gulf of Salerno and with a privileged view to the small islands “Li Galli” that are in the proximity of the city of Positano.
10. Santa Maria Annunziata
The fraction of Santa Maria Anunziata is probably the oldest and richest area of history in the town of Massa Lubrense. Located in the hilly area, it is believed that the first settlement of the town was erected on these lands.
How reach Massa Lubrense
By Bus: From the city of Sorrento there are numerous connections to Massa Lubrense from the companies SITA SUD and EAV with a journey time of about 20 minutes and a price of 1.50 Euro. Also from Positano and Amalfi we can reach the Fraction of Sant’Agata with the same lines in the direction of Sorrento.
Taxi or Car: The journey from Sorrento to Massa by Taxi can cost between 50 and 80 Euro depending on the vehicle and the season. From Positano, the journey can cost between 100 and 120 Euro.
From Sorrento we will have to head south and take the SS145 to Massa Lubrense. From Postiano, the connection is with the Fraction of Sant’Agata and we have to follow the SS163 Amalfitana.
Massa lubrense is definitely the favorite city for those who love nature and walking, and to enjoy all its beauty you need at least 3 days.
Thanks to the bay of Jeranto, Punta Campanella, Monte San Costanzo and Crapolla, you have the opportunity to walk in fabulous paths, surrounded by nature and especially by the sea.
There are beaches like Marina del Cantone and Marina di Puolo, where there are establishments, several bars and restaurants.
There are also many panoramic points such as Termini square or the Annunziata belvedere where you can admire fantastic sunsets, or even admire the breathtaking landscape offered by Sant’agata sui due golfi, the hamlet that overlooks the two gulfs.
Moreover, also Massa Lubrense is chosen by many to stay more days and from here move to the islands, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast and the whole Gulf of Naples.
Please note: trails such as Crapolla, Punta campanella and Jeranto are strenuous and do not have a well traced path, so even if it is easy to find the direction, you have to be careful when walking along them and they are not suitable for people with motor difficulties.