This photo of Capri, taken from the Sorrentine Peninsula, dates back to a time when the only signs of life on the island were the tiny little cottages inhabited by the islanders and the only boats to drop anchor in the small bay of Marina Grande were those of the local fishermen.
If you climb up into the hills of Massa Lubrense, just above the beaches and hotels on the Amalfi Coast, today, you’ll discover that much, but not everything, has changed. The sea is still the same sparkling blue (each year the town of Massa Lubrense is awarded the Blue Flag for its wonderfully clean beaches), the Faraglioni continue to guard over the southern shores of Capri, and the island maintains all of its magical allure.
According to Homer, it was in this stretch of water, between Capri and the mainland, that Ulysses met the Sirens. And it was on this part of the Amalfi Coast that the Ancient Romans erected a temple to Minerva.
Massa Lubrense, together with the districts of Nerano and Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi, is one of the best places for a fabulous Italian walking holiday and it is from here that the spectacular Punta Campanella and Baia di Ieranto coastal paths start.
For more information about these itineraries click here: Walking on the Amalfi Coast.
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