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Massa Lubrense, on the Sorrento Peninsula, the Amalfi Coast, Italy by VisitsItaly

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Massa Lubrense, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Welcome to Massa Lubrense
From Jesse's Journeys in Italy

Population: 13,404 (2008)
Official site: Massa Lubrense
Wikipedia: Massa Lubrense
Map: Massa Lubrense

Massa Lubrense is at the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula and occupies one of the most evocative geographical locations in Italy. Unfortunately, many visitors to the area by this beautiful stretch of cape and head straight for the famous Amalfi Coast without knowing about the spectacular views, villages and harbours that occupy this stretch of the coast. 

At the furthest end of the Sorrentine Peninsula, from Massa Lubrense, the island of Capri looks so close you could swim to it.  Of course Capri is not that close, but the view of the island from this position is truly remarkable. 

Staying in Massa Lubrense as opposed to in the town of Sorrento is a great option for those looking to be close to the action, but not right in it.  This part of the coast is much more peaceful than Sorrento, but still allows easy access to the town and to many of the great day tours of the Amalfi Coast that depart daily.  Click here to see the tours.

Massa Lubrense is a great place for independent travelers who enjoy walking and discovering places off the beaten path. There are several networks of trails which wind their way through olive and citrus groves across 30 hamlets, winding up to panoramic views of the Gulfs of Naples and Salerno, and back down to picturesque fishing villages.

Massa is an elegant town, is pushing the tourist opportunities of the region hard, so make sure to visit while it remains the undiscovered jewel of the peninsula. From Sant'Agata's panoramic views and Michelin-starred restaurant to the unique Punta Campanella marine reserve, this is the place to get off the beaten track, by foot or by car. Unlike Sorrento, with its volcanic tufo, the limestone which is characteristic of the Amalfi shoreline begins here, and once again rocky beaches are in evidence.

Within walking distance from Sorrento, this small fishing village occupies the bay between Capo di Sorrento and Capo di Massa. It was known to the Romans, who held sporting competitions on the beach, and it was a subject of dispute between Massa and Sorrento in the medieval period. Today the main activity of Marina di Puolo is tourism, with the usual bars, restaurants and bathing beaches. From here excursions can also be made by boat to the small stony beaches and coves off the cape, where there is greater privacy for swimming and sunbathing.


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