The hills

Museo Diffuso

THE HILLS

Description of the route

Traces of faith in the Lubrense hills: a loop circuit that starts from the main square of the village of Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi

Here stands the eighteenth-century Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, famous above all for the precious altar dating back to the Florentine school of the sixteenth century.

Once visited the church, continue along Corso Sant’Agata towards Il Deserto, a small hill that reaches 457 meters and on which stands the Monastery of San Paolo, built by the Barefoot Carmelites in 1679. From the pine forest that faces the entrance to the Hermitage the view opens on the Sorrento Plain, the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.

After visiting and returning to the foot of the hill, the walk continues along Via del Deserto. After about 500 meters, with a small deviation to the left, you can reach the chapel of Santa Maria a Tentarano through ancient steps. The small votive niche dates back to 1400 and the fresco of the Madonna nursing the Child is beautiful. The origin of the name Tentarano is unknown, but the cult is still alive in the soul of the locals.

Back on Via Deserto, the path continues to the left following Via Pignatelli, until you reach the Via Nastro Verde road, following which, keeping to the left for about 200 meters, you reach the intersection with Via San Giuseppe.

Leaving the entrance gate of a private villa on the left, Via San Giuseppe narrows leading you to the Prasiano area where, overlooking the island of Capri, is the ancient chapel dedicated to San Giuseppe, built in 1600 by the Sersale family.

We continue our journey following Via San Giuseppe which descends, among olive groves and lemon groves, towards Via Bagnulo, the road that leads to the village of San Francesco. The church with the imposing tuff portal and the fine majolica floor is very beautiful. The church and the adjoining convent, entrusted to the Frati Minimi of San Francesco di Paola, were built in the 16th century at the behest of the Liparulo family, whose coat of arms is still visible today on the entrance door of the church.

From San Francesco the walk continues following the narrow road that starts on the left of the convent. The path climbs, offering a beautiful view of the islands of Ischia and Capri, until you reach the village of Acquara, where you can visit the church dedicated to San Vito built in 1674.

The main road leads to the hamlet of Pastena, in whose square the sixteenth-century church of Saints Peter and Paul stands. Via Canale begins on the left of the church, a narrow path that runs alongside a small river on which stands the graceful chapel dedicated to San Sebastiano. The chapel already existed in the fifteenth century and was erected on the occasion of a serious plague epidemic. It is frescoed with images of the Blessed Virgin and Saints Bartolomeo, Gennaro, Sebastiano and Sossio.

Via Canale continues, passing through the old wash houses, towards the center of Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi, where the loop circuit ends.

More routes of Museo Diffuso

The ancient cathedrals
The riggiole
On the tracks of the Benedictins
Towards the sea
Between sacred and profane

Events Calendar

Events in August 2022

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1 August 2022(1 event)

Pilates al Castello

2 August 2022 3 August 2022(1 event)

Serate Lubrensi

4 August 2022(2 events)

Yoga al tramonto

Sagra del fiordilatte - Schiazzano

5 August 2022(2 events)

Sagra del fiordilatte - Schiazzano

Rassegna Natura in concerto - VI ed.

6 August 2022(2 events)

Sagra del fiordilatte - Schiazzano

Serate Lubrensi

7 August 2022(2 events)

Sagra del fiordilatte - Schiazzano

Rassegna Natura in concerto - VI ed.

8 August 2022(2 events)

Sri Sri Yoga al Castello

Serate Lubrensi

9 August 2022 10 August 2022(1 event)

Rassegna Natura in concerto - VI ed.

11 August 2022(1 event)

Yoga al tramonto

12 August 2022(2 events)

Merende Itineranti

Serate Lubrensi

13 August 2022 14 August 2022
15 August 2022 16 August 2022 17 August 2022 18 August 2022(1 event)

Yoga al tramonto

19 August 2022 20 August 2022(1 event)

Sister Act il Musical

21 August 2022(1 event)

Sister Act il Musical

22 August 2022(1 event)

Sri Sri Yoga al Castello

23 August 2022(1 event)

XXVII^ Edizione Classica Estate

24 August 2022(1 event)

XXVII^ Edizione Classica Estate

25 August 2022(2 events)

XXVII^ Edizione Classica Estate

Yoga al tramonto

26 August 2022(1 event)

XXVII^ Edizione Classica Estate

27 August 2022 28 August 2022
29 August 2022(1 event)

Sri Sri Yoga al Castello

30 August 2022 31 August 2022 1 September 2022(1 event)

Yoga al tramonto

2 September 2022(1 event)

Merende Itineranti

3 September 2022 4 September 2022