Massa Lubrense is situated at the end of the Sorrento Peninsula and
is divided into approximately thirty hamlets. Its views are the best
in the whole of the peninsula, and if you like walking through ancient
villages, past age-old farmhouses, through olive and lemon groves,
then you should look no further for your ideal holiday. For this mythical
land where Ulysses is said to have visited (and founded the temple
of Athena) is where tradition, art and culture converge.
the 10th century Massa belonged to the Sorrento Duchy, and only
became independent from Sorrento in 1470. Largo Vescovado is at
the heart of this small historical town from where you can admire
the stunning 16th century Santa Maria delle Grazie church, and from
where you can absorb the breathtaking views.
From the centre of Massa you can take the road
to a seafaring suburb called Marina della Lobra which has very pretty
houses built right on the shore and around the harbour. On the site
of an old Christian church, Santa Maria della Lobra was built in
1528. It's extremely attractive with a beautiful 18th century
majolica pavement and lacuna ceiling. Close by there is a Franciscan
convent, which houses some Greek and Roman archaeological, remains
in its cloister.
There are plentiful bars, cafés and restaurants
to choose from. Massa Lubrense produces its own olive oil which
is delicious. There is a wide selection of accommodation. Wandering
around on foot is best, but there are buses and taxis available
to take to you to neighbouring villages.