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Massa Lubrense

 
 
Overview

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.

During 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.




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