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Welcome to Italy in Photos and discover the hidden treasures of Massa Lubrense a captivating town in Campania: – Massa Lubrense is a town located on the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Italian region of Campania. It is situated 120 meters above sea level and is the first town you come across when following the coast west from Sorrento. The town is known for its stunning views of the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno, which are rarely out of sight. Massa Lubrense is a disjointed place, comprising a small-town centre and 17 frazioni (fractions or hamlets) joined by an intricate latticework of paths and mule tracks. The town is surrounded by verdant slopes and is excellent walking country. For those without a donkey, there’s a good network of regular SITA buses. The town covers an area of 19.7 square kilometres and encompasses 18 villages, including Sant’Agata sui due Golfi, which is often considered its own town. The town’s former cathedral, 16th-century Chiesa di Santa Maria della Grazia, is worth a quick look for its bright majolica-tiled floor, which would look great in any Instagram post. Marina della Lobra is a pretty little marina backed by ramshackle houses and verdant slopes. It is a good place to relax and enjoy the view. The town is also home to many restaurants that serve delicious seafood dishes. Massa Lubrense is a great place to visit if you’re looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. The town’s natural beauty and laid-back atmosphere make it an ideal destination for nature lovers and those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Largo Vescovado is a street in Massa Lubrense which runs from Via Partenope to Via Riccardo Filangieri. (Photos 1-6-26-27-28) – The Antica Cattedrale, or the former cathedral, of Massa Lubrense is a historical church located in the main square in Largo Vescovado . It is dedicated to Santa Maria delle Grazie, or Saint Mary of the Graces. The church was built in the 16th century, after the previous cathedral of Massa Lubrense, located in the village of Annunziata, was destroyed by King Ferrante I of Aragon in 1465. The church has a simple facade with a single portal and a rose window. The interior has a single nave with six side chapels and a semicircular apse. The church contains several artworks, such as a 16th-century wooden crucifix, a 17th-century painting of the Madonna of the Rosary, and a 19th-century painting of the Madonna of the Graces. The church also has a bell tower with three bells and a clock. The church is adjacent to the former bishop’s palace, which is now used as a municipal office. (Photos 1-2-3-4-5) – Via Roma is a street in Massa Lubrense which runs from Largo Vescovado to Via Cristoforo Colombo. (Photos 7-23-24) – Via Vincenzo Maggio is a street in Massa Lubrense which runs from Via Roma to Via Fontanella. (Photos 8-9-10-17-18-19-20-21-22) – The Chiesa Maria SS della Lobra, or the Church of Mary of the Lobra, is a Franciscan church located in the seaside village of Marina della Lobra, in Massa Lubrense. The church was built in 1528, after the original church, which was near the sea, was damaged by erosion and raids. The church preserves a fresco of the Madonna and Child, which was transferred from the old church in 1570. The church also has a convent, which was founded in 1616 and restored in 1999. (Photo 11) – Marina della Lobra is a small port and historic seafaring village belonging to the municipality of Massa Lubrense, on the Sorrento Coast of Italy. It is named after the ancient church of Madonna della Lobra, which overlooks the village and is the protector of the place. The village has a natural inlet on the coast, where you can see colourful houses and fishing boats. (Photos 12-13-14-15) – Via Fontanella is a street in Massa Lubrense which runs from Marina della Lobra to Via Vincenzo Maggio. (Photo 16) – Via Palma is a street in Massa Lubrense which runs from Via Roma to Largo Vescovado. (Photo 25) – Via Riccardo Filangieri is a street in Massa Lubrense which runs from Largo Vescovado to Via Santa Teresa. (Photo 29-30-31-32)
Massa Lubrense Cuisine: – The typical cuisine of Massa Lubrense reflects its coastal and rural heritage, featuring fresh seafood, local produce, and traditional dishes. Some of the specialties of Massa Lubrense are: – Scialatielli: – A type of thick, hand-made pasta, often served with seafood, tomato sauce, or pesto. – Frittura di gamberi e calamari: – A simple but delicious dish of fried shrimp and squid, usually accompanied by lemon wedges. – Insalata caprese: – A salad of sliced tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil leaves, dressed with olive oil and salt. This dish originated in the nearby island of Capri but is popular throughout the region. – Ravioli ricotta e noci con pestonalle zucchine: – A dish of ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese and walnuts, topped with a creamy sauce of zucchini and basil pesto. – Limoncello: – A sweet and refreshing liqueur made from the peel of the local lemons, sugar, and alcohol1. Limoncello is often served chilled as an after-dinner drink or mixed with sparkling water or prosecco.
Photo Gallery of Walk – Largo Vescovado to Via Riccardo Filangieri
Approximately 4.98 km – 3.09 miles
The walk starts in Largo Vescovado – Via Palma – Via Roma – Via Vincenzo Maggio – Via Fontanella – Walk back along Via Fontanella & Via Vincenzo Maggio to Via Roma – Via Palma – Via Riccardo Filangieri