In a corner of paradise rich of history and culture come to discover the most amazing sites in our area!
You can visit the authentic Massa Lubrense, the charming Sorrento, the historical Pompeii, Herculaneum, the majestic Mount Vesuvius, the gorgeous Amalfi Coast, with its pearls Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, the legendary Capri Island and the beautiful city of Naples.
Then as ever to not forget a glimpse to our farm for discovering the real flavours of our fascinating land!
In dominant panoramic position, Massa Lubrense is the most authentic town of Sorrento Peninsula; not directly affected by mass tourism, it is more secluded and preserves flavors and charm that you cannot find in other places, such as the old farms, unspoiled nature, culinary tradition or the religious character. As in fact very interesting are the Convents and the Churches with the eighteenth-century majolica floors. The territory is very vast and count 18 hamlets connected by a well developed path net, where you can go for walks and excursions far away from the traffic. Larger, and with the greatest number of inhabitants is the village of Sant'Agata sui due Golfi where lies Don Alfonso 1870, an international renowned restaurant.
Of interest are: Punta Campanella, the tip of Sorrento Peninsula that separates the Gulf of Naples from the Gulf of Salerno; Monte San Costanzo, the highest hill with the characteristic white chapel at the top that dates from the second half of the sixteenth century; Bay of Ieranto, a rocky cove sheltered by Punta Campanella and Punta Penna included in the Marine Protected Area; Cala di Mitigliano, a cove where the main attraction is the cave of Mitigliano which overlooks the Island of Capri; the fishing villages of Marina di Puolo, Marina della Lobra and Marina del Cantone, as well as the islets of Li Galli, Isca and Vetara.
Sorrento reflects, with its coastline, in the Gulf of Naples, fascinating tourists and visitors, attracted by breathtaking views and landscapes.
After having been a Phoenician colony, Sorrento became a port frequented by Greeks who traded with Naples and other southern cities. After the rule of the Oscans and Samnites, Sorrento was subjugated by the Romans who appreciated its beauty, enough to elect it, during the imperial age as a holiday resort for Patricians, as evidenced by the numerous remains of roman villas in the area.
The monuments that aroused the most interest of illustrious visitors, were Sedil Dominova, seat of the ancient nobility of Sorrento, the ancient city walls, still visible today, and the port of Marina Grande, the Deep Valley of the Mills, the Cathedral, the Basilica dedicated to the patron saint, Sant'Antonino, the convent of San Francesco with the adjoining cloister. Important works of art are kept in the Correale di Terranova Museum and the Museobottega Tarsialignea (inlaid woodwork museum).
The Island of Capri is one of the most picturesque and visited locations in Campania. Its unique beauties were celebrated in ancient times and later published for the world in Homer's works: Odysseus (known in Latin as Ulysses) sailing past the island, narrowly escaped the fate of those who hear the voices of the Sirens.
Thus the island has a mythical charm, as well as its natural treasures, through the writings and legends of Ancient Greece. Its breathtaking landscapes and beauty stretch from the rocky caves around the island to the edge of the horizon, and has been an inspiration to poets, lovers and travelers throughout the centuries.
If you will decide to go there don’t forget to stop at the famous Blue Grotto, at the charming White and Green caves and don’t miss the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters besides the majestic landmark Faraglioni. We are sure You will be also fascinated by the rich boutiques, by the well known bars and restaurants in the little square and by the romantic alleys.
Excavations of Pompeii
Pompeii was one of the preferred cities by the ancient Romans for their holidays; the town was completely buried by the eruption of Vesuvius, that occurred both in Ad 79. Today, after years of excavations, Pompeii is a very important and visited archaeological area. The visit of this archeological site will give you the chance to enjoy and understand the splendor and wealth that characterized the whole Roman civilization. After visiting the excavations, you will be taken to the top of the majestic volcano Vesuvius, from where you can enjoy a wonderful and charming view of the Gulf of Naples
Excavations of Herculaneum
Herculaneum is another very important Roman site of the area. The Roman town was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius together with the town of Pompeii. The Roman town of Herculaneum is smaller than Pompeii but is very well preserved and it’s very interesting to visit. Close to the archeological site, there is the MAV (the virtual archeological museum) where the scientists from all the world have recreated, with advanced technologies, the roman life style and architecture, at the end of the visit there is also a 3D movie with special effects… After visiting the excavations you will be driven to the top of the Vesuvius, from where you can enjoy a wonderful, charming and unique view of the Gulf of Naples. Instead of the visit of the volcano Vesuvius, you can choose to do a Wine Tour.
Your journey develops along one of the most charming and characteristic routes in the World: the Amalfi Coast, above you will admire the monumental mountain with its typical Mediterranean vegetation and below, the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. You will love this road that seems to lead to heaven. You will visit Positano, famous for fashion and its characteristic narrow streets which lead to the sea; Praiano with its unspoilt beaches and its lovely typical small restaurants. Then you continue towards Amalfi, a beautiful city and old maritime republic with the ninth century majestic St. Andrew Cathedral. Finally, Ravello where time seems to stand still, its breathtaking view of the bay enchants every visitor.
Mount Vesuvius, on the west coast of Italy, is the only active volcano on mainland Europe. It is best known because of the eruption in A.D. 79 that destroyed the city of Pompeii. Mount Vesuvius is considered to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world due to the large population of the city of Naples and the surrounding towns on the slopes nearby.
The volcano is classed as a complex stratovolcano because its eruptions typically involve explosive eruptions as well as pyroclastic flows. Vesuvius and other Italian volcanoes, such as Campi Flegrei and Stromboli, are part of the Campanian volcanic arc. The Campanian arc sits on a tectonic boundary where the African plate is being subducted beneath the Eurasian plate.
Under Vesuvius, scientists have detected a tear in the African plate. This “slab window” allows heat from the Earth’s mantle layer to melt the rock of the African plate building up pressure that causes violent explosive eruptions. In the past, Mount Vesuvius has had a roughly 20-year eruption cycle, but the last serious eruption was in 1944.
Established in the mid-eight century B.C., Naples was among the largest and prominent cities of Magna Graecia, due to the special relationship with Athens. For historical, artistic, political and environmental reasons it has been from the ninth century until today, one of the main cultural centers in Europe. In 1995, the historical center of Naples, the largest in Europe, has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. To not forget even the visit of: Archeological museum, the historical center, the chapel of St. Severo and the old Pizzeria Brandi