The village of Termini, with a fascinating past, goes from being a Greek colony to a tourist destination.
Today it is one of the most popular destinations for travelers looking for a relaxing holiday, among enchanting places that can be explored especially via hiking itineraries.
Termini constitutes the western end of the Sorrento peninsula, a thin strip of mountainous land that juts westward into the sea. This place is steeped in myths and legends linked to the sea and the mountains, with cultivated terraces, citrus groves and olive groves overlooking the splendid blue. The wild cliffs fall into the sea animated by the currents that intertwine at Punta Campanella, right in front of the island of Capri.
The Church of Santa Croce
An example of a place of worship in Termini is the Church of Santa Croce. It that dates back to ancient times, testifying to the religious history of the area. This church, dedicated to the Holy Cross, stands soberly in the village square and represents an important spiritual point of reference for the local community.
Monte San Costanzo in Termini
Just before the limestone peninsula plunges into the blue waters, stands Monte San Costanzo, the highest peak in Massa Lubrense. The hill rises approximately 500 meters above sea level and boasts absolutely breathtaking landscapes on each side: on the Bay of Ieranto, on the cove of Mitigliano, on the gulf of Naples and that of Salerno, and on the island of Capri.
The path that leads to Monte San Costanzo starts right in the heart of Termini, in Piazza Santa Croce. It is also part of the longer Athena Trail.
On the highest point of the promontory stands the Chapel of San Costanzo. It is a small church dating back to the second half of the 16th century which gives to the surrounding area an almost mystical atmosphere. For most of the time the church is closed to the public, but every year on May 14 hundreds of faithful gather for the procession towards Monte San Costanzo, where the Holy Mass is celebrated in honor of the Saint.
Punta Campanella is the end of the peninsula, facing Capri and dividing the Gulf of Naples from that of Salerno. It can be reached on foot via a path of about three kilometers that starts from the Termini square. Along the way it is possible to see elements that tell stories of past eras, such as the remains of a Roman villa and two of the defensive watchtowers that stand along the Lubrense coast.