The Sorrentine peninsula, also called the land of the Sirens, is a natural paradise of enchanting scenery and magical atmosphere.
It extends as far “ Punta Campanella
”, once the site of the Greek temple dedicated to Athena. The protected marine area, created in 1997, takes its name from the same and includes the district of Massa Lubrense
, Piano di Sorrento
and Vico Equense
This land is linked to different civilisations to which the old town of Sorrento is testimony with its urbanistic structure which reveals traces of the Etruscans, the Osci and the Romans.
The latter built a series of villas, like the one belonging to Felice Pollio, where the remains of Queen Giovanna’s baths (Bagni della Regina Giovanna) can still be seen between Sorrento
and Massa Lubrense
Massa Lubrense is the most extensive of the districts with its panoramic views and plentiful lemon and olive groves. What were once the old hamlets have been incorporated into the district of Massa Lubrense
, one of these being Sant’Agata sui due Golfi
, a health resort of antique origin, in the centre of which one may find the Hotel Sant’ Agata.
is a mixture of bays and caves such as “Jeranto” and “Mitigliano”, of beaches such as “Marina del Cantone
” and “Puolo
” and peaks such as “Monte San Costanzo
All these natural areas can be reached along the trails (footpaths) giving an insight into the natural surroundings of the peninsula.
The trails illustrated are only some of the ones that are available; the staff in reception will be happy to supply you with more detailed information.
To reach the starting points of the trails one may take the bus or book a transfer