Massa Lubrense Massa Lubrense.
Il comune di Massa Lubrense
,in privilegiata posizione panoramica,occupa l'estremo lembo della Penisola Sorrentina
,protesa nel Mar Tirreno quasi a toccare Capri
,fa da spartiacque tra i golfi di Napoli
.Immersa nel verde ,le frazioni sono collegate tra loro da strade e vicoletti.Natura ed arte caratterizzanoi numerosi centri abitati(le frazioni del comune sono in tutto 18),che conservano importanti testimonianze classiche e medievali,cui si affiancano le numerose architetture religiose del Rinascimento e del Barocco.Non mancano,i profumi di una tradizione culinaria che esprime al meglio i sapori di prodotti tipici certificati come l'olio di oliva,i formaggi ed il limoncello
.Nelle bellezze naturali sta il sublime fascino di questa terra,i cui 20 km di costa rappresentano una delle meraviglie del paesaggio italiano.Per gli amanti dell'escursionismo,più di 100 km di sentieri percorrono in lungo e largo l'intero territorio toccando tutte le frazioni,i borghi rurali e marinari.Il clima mediterraneo che la caratterizza dona a Massa Lubrense
la fama di luogo salubre e di benessere fisico durante tutto l'anno:250 giorni l'anno il sole bacia questa terra,incoraggiando ad intraprendere una vacanza anche in periodi di media e bassa stagione.
Napoli Napoli. Napoli
has rarely wanted for praise.Set on a peerless bay and backed by Vesuvius's brooding volcanic profile,the city has been celebrated by poets and painters since classical times.Among its myriad attractions are world-class museums,sublie architecture,the lure of its exuberant streets,delicious food-the pizza was born here-and the proximity of historic and scenic jewels such as Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast.
Pompei ed Ercolano Pompei.
But for a famous cataclysm,Pompei
wouldhave been just another minor Roman colony lost to time.Instead,the town's fate-being buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D.79-posterity's fortune,bequeathing to the world the best preserved remains from antiquity and providing an insight into the minutiae of first-century life.
Italy has higher and more active volcanoes but none as notorious as Vesuvio
,whose catastrophic eruption in A.D.79 famously buried and preserved the Roman towns of Pompei and Ercolano.Today,the volcano is dormant and can be admird by visitors as a backdrop to the Bay of Naples or from the closer proximity of the crater's edge.
Capri Capri. Capri
is one of the most enchanting places in the Mediterranean,a beautiful little island with glorious sea views,pretty villages,lovely walks,luxurious hotels,and spectacular cliffs.Capri
stretches between Monte Tiberio and Monte Solaro,between Marina Grande and Marina Piccola,while Anacapri is located on a spacious plateau to the west of Monte Solaro.The area offers a plethora of tourist attractions:the famous Piazzetta,a glitzy open-air salon framed by see an be-seen cafès;the Faraglioni,the twin rock pinnacles sprouting from the ocean that have become the symbol of Capri
;the Arco Naturale;the medieval Certosa di San Giacomo;the Grotta Azzurra,Capri
's single most famous attraction,a sea cave illuminated by an other-worldly blue light;the Gardens of Augustus,perched above the sea and via Krupp,the intriguing scenic road that zig-zag from the Gardens of Augustus to Marina Piccola.After taking in the sights head to via Camerelle to indulge in a luxury shopping spree.
Ischia Ischia. Ischia
is the largest island in the Gulf of Naples.Known as the "green Island"on account of its lush vegetation,Ischia
,volcanic in origin,is noted for its hot springs and radioactive mud baths,claiming cures for most anything that ails you.The islannd comprises six communes:Ischia
,Casamiccola Terme,Lacco Ameno,Forio,Serrara Fontana and Barano.The most important centre is Ischia
,home to the renowned Aragonese Castle an the old fishing village.Forio is known for its flourishing wine production,its beautiful beaches and the thermal spas of Citara and the Bay of Sorgeto.Casamicciola is famous for its hot springs,one of the most noteworthy of which is Lacco Ameno.Serrara Fontana and Barano hosts the picturesque town of Sant'Angelo and the sun-drenched Maronti beach.For shopping and nightlife suggests a walk to Ischia Porto,brimming over with boutiques and glam nightspots.
A cluster of white and coloured housed perched on the rocks and mirrored in the crystalline waters believed to once have been inhabited by Siren.The coast's most picturesque town is set in terraced gardens abounding in scentedlemon trees and bouganvillea.This is Positano
,one of the most unique places in the world.Thanks to its mild climate and the beauty of its landscape,Positano
has attracted holidaymakers from the time of the Roman empire.It is distinguished by hundreds of small stairs,featuringc suggestive,breathtaking views,leading down to the sea.Its main beaches are the Spiaggia Grande and that of Fornillo,which can be only be accessed by boat.It also features lots watchtowers,a reminder of the Saracen invasions.
.In its day Amalfi
was one of Italy's most important maritime powers.A thousand years later it is still the best known town on the Amalfi
Coast,but for different reasons.A reasonable base or lovely stoppower,it has a superb cathedreal,a tempting labyrinth of picturesque streets,and a fine,mountain-ringed setting that can be explored on foot or admired from the sea.
.The Amalfi Coast has many lovely vistas and villages,but none are quite as alluring as Ravello.
Hidden in the hills above Amalfi,it is a romantic little retreat of gardens,prettystreets,venerable palaces,and some of the most sweeping and beautiful views in all of Italy.