A seaside village with a timeless charm.
Enclosed in a natural inlet on the coast, the ancient fishing village of Marina della Lobra is dominated by the Lobra Sanctuary, to which it owes its name.
The inhabited area, an agglomeration of multicolored houses, still populated today mainly by fishermen, develops all around the steps leading from the church down to the sea, and offers the visitor an undoubtedly picturesque spectacle, in its entirety of sounds, colors and smells with a typically Mediterranean charm.
Marina della Lobra is about 2 kilometers from Massa Centro and can be reached on foot or by car taking via Palma from Largo Vescovado; on foot it will take about 15 minutes going down via Colombo. A pedestrian path connects the village to the San Montano Riviera.
In summer, numerous boats and organized trips depart from here to explore the beauties of the Lubrense coast, Capri and the Amalfi Coast.
Although it does not have a real beach, it is possible to bathe from the cliff or take advantage of the solarium on via Chiaia. During the high season, it is the best choice for those looking for less crowded places. There is no shortage of lovely restaurants and bars overlooking the sea, in a privileged position to enjoy the spectacle of the sunset.
The small port of Lobra is protected to the west by a cliff that rests on the rocky wall of Capo Corbo dominated by Torre Toledo which is part of the system of Saracen watchtowers arranged along the coast in the Aragonese era. This tower was actually pre-existing, it dates back to the Angevin period to be exact and was later adapted by the Aragonese for defense purposes.
The rock Vervece
Just in front of the village of Marina della Lobra, not even a mile from the coast, the characteristic rock of Vervece (from the Latin vervex, goat) rises from the waters, a real marine sanctuary. Every year, in fact, on the first or second Sunday of September, a celebration takes place at the foot of the Vervece in memory of all those who have lost their lives at sea. At the end of the celebration, divers offer a laurel wreath to the statue of the Virgin, known as Madonnina del Vervece. This statue was placed on a rock face, 12 meters deep, in 1975 at the behest of Enzo Maiorca, who the previous year had achieved the world record in freediving depth right in the stretch of water around the Vervece. But Mallorca is not the only one to have reached an important milestone in these waters, even the Marine Protected Area of Punta Campanella, founded in 1997, can boast excellent results. Thanks to the protection work of the Park, the walls of the rock teem with marine species, a rare spectacle of biodiversity.
How to get to Marina della Lobra
Marina della Lobra is easily accessible by car, taking Via Palma from Largo Vescovado to Massa Centro and continuing to the end of the road. There is a place for your car in the parking lot at the end of the road or in the blue lines.
Few SITA buses reach Marina della Lobra, departing from Sorrento or Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi. It is advisable to consult the timetable.