Da’ ‘a preta ‘e Puolo fin’ ‘o Monte ‘e Torca
saglie p’ ‘e rive e scenne nu cunfino;
‘a là ‘o sole se sceta, ‘a ccà se corca
e addora ‘e mare a vespro e a mattutino.
Massise e Surrentine, sempe ‘nguerra,
accussì se spartettero sta terra.
‘O paese mio – Francesco Saverio Mollo
Marina di Puolo marks the beginning of the Lubrense coast, it is situated halfway between Sorrento and Massa Lubrense and a small extent of it belongs to the Municipality of Sorrento. Its name comes from the Roman Pollio Felice, a distinguished member of a noble family of Pozzuoli and owner of a villa whose ruins are still visible nearby, in the locality Calcarella.
The small village consists mainly of fishermen’s houses. The beach is made of pebbles and sand, there are free areas and several bathing establishments, bars and restaurants, with tables directly on the beach. The beach offers rental pedal boats, charter boats, etc.
The first beach of Marina di Puolo is pebbly and with bathing establishment, going forward there is a free beach with sand, then a wide cemented space used as a “solarium” where you can rent chairs and umbrellas. In the water in front of the solarium fishermen moor their boats. Finally, after a long cliff called “Muraglione” there is another small beach predominantly made of pebbles; here the sea is generally clean and the water cool.
The other Puolo beach, known as “Cala di Puolo” was until the sixties a quarry for gravel extraction. The bay is accessible from the provincial road Sorrento-Massa, through a toll road that runs through what was once the property of the Commander Achille Lauro. Currently, the square of the quarry has become a huge parking lot, serving a bathing beach, with sun terrace and bar-restaurant.
How to reach Puolo
The village of Puolo is easily accessible by car, along the road that leads from Sorrento to Massa Lubrense and then onto Via Marina di Puolo. At the end of this road there is a paid parking; to get to the Marina di Puolo non-residents have to walk down from here.
Both SITA and EAV buses run along the road between Sorrento and Massa Lubrense, in both directions. The bus stop is at the intersection with Via Marina di Puolo, from here you can walk down for about 10 minutes.