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Renting a car in Massa Lubrense

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If you are planning a trip to Massa Lubrense and you don’t know whether or not to rent a car, or you’re simply looking for information about it, this article is for you.

Massa Lubrense can be reached by public transportation, arriving in nearby Sorrento by train, hydrofoil/ferry and bus, depending on your needs. Once you arrive at your destination, there are two options: use the local transportation such as the bus line, which operates until 10 p.m. (with extended hours in summer periods), or rent a vehicle and have total freedom in moving around, especially in the evening and night hours. If you choose the second option it is important to act cleverly.

Book the rental well in advance

If you know for sure you are going to Massa Lubrense at that particular time and would like to rent a car, it is essential to confirm your reservation in advance. In this way you will be sure of the availability of the vehicle that best suits your needs, you can calmly view and compare the offers proposed by the various car rentals in the area. Before making your online reservation, it is recommended to contact the person in charge of the rental by phone or email to ensure clarity of information.
Renting last minute is often not at all convenient, especially in high season. To save money, therefore, make sure to proceed in good time!

Choose an appropriate car

The roads in Massa Lubrense, as well as its surroundings, are often narrow and sometimes not easy to go through. The area is made up of 17 hamlets characterized by ancient charm, that should not be missed. It is therefore good to choose a car with awareness, preferably a small one. This will make travel easier and avoid traffic jams. You can also rent scooters or mopeds as needed, obviously these are preferred in the summer period.

Where can I park?

There are free and paid parking zones in the city of Massa Lubrense, marked by white and blue lines, respectively. Paid lines on the street and in municipal parking lots observe the following timetable: from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm; they are free in the afternoon interval and at night. During paid hours, parking is possible by paying in the parking-machine or by displaying the parkcard or parking subscription. More information on how to activate them, the different types and costs, can be found on this page under “Parking in Massa Lubrense.” You can also use these parking lots to access beaches or near trails.

General rental informations

It is good to remember that in order to rent a car you must have a valid type B driver’s license. Also depending on the car rental company you may or may not need to be a minimum of 21 and a maximum of 80 years old. It may be the case that those younger than 21 will be charged a surcharge. On the other hand, if you want to rent a moped or scooter, the type of license required varies depending on the engine capacity.
Prices, depending on the type of car, can average between 80 and 120 euros per day, including gasoline. Obviously in the case of motorcycles the price is lower.
For more information, including about the insurance guarantee, you should consult the website of the car rental company you choose.
If you are traveling in a group, opting for a single vehicle will allow you to save on expenses!

Non-Italian citiziens

If you are a non-Italian citizen, the following documents are usually required: driver’s license from your home country, international driving permit if you are not an EU citizen, international ID and if necessary a credit card for payments. These may vary from case to case.

Benefits of renting a car

  • Exploring new places

Renting a car in Massa Lubrense not only allows you to be completely free in your travels, but also gives you the opportunity to see the area from a different perspective.
Unlike local vehicles that always travel the same route, using the car allows you to explore new areas, even those distant from the classic tourist spots. You can get to destinations otherwise unreachable and fully enjoy the beauty of the place. So why limit yourself?
Panoramic views of beaches at sunset, unspoiled nature, are just some of the sceneries the area has to offer!

These wonderful shots show the view from the Annunziata hamlet; a breathtaking sunset over Capri and Marina della Lobra.

  • Comfort and better managment of available time

Moving around by car offers countless conveniences even if you need to travel carrying bulky luggage, trekking or beach equipment, without necessarily having to go to the various bus line stops. This allows for full management of time on vacation, which you know is precious!

  • Reaching the surroundings of Massa Lubrense

Why limit yourself to Massa Lubrense? By renting a car, it is possible to reach its surroundings easily. Sorrento, the locations of the Amalfi Coast and even archaeological sites such as Pompeii or Ercolano are unavoidable stops on your vacation. In this way you can fully enjoy the beauty of the Sorrento Peninsula. Postcard sceneries that will steal your heart!


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Marcialonga 2022

Marcialonga: the awaited event is back

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On December 26, 2022, the 42nd edition of the Marcialonga will be held in Massa Lubrense.

The Marcialonga is an amateur free paced race through the streets of Massa Lubrense, discovering the most evocative corners of the area. It is an event organized by the parish community on the occasion of Christmas, which attracts hundreds of participants every year.

More then a competition, it is actually a pleasant walk through the hamlets and natural beauties of the place. For the residents, taking part in it is a way to spend cheerful time in company, in the spirit of the holidays.

The first edition was held on December 26, 1978, involving the entire town. From then on the Marcialonga became a real recurrence. In 2019, 2508 people of all ages took part in it, breaking all records. In 2020 and last year, due to the covid-19 pandemic, the event could not take place.

How to participate

Like every year, the event begins on St. Stephen day at 2 p.m. You can register on the same day from 9 a.m. until 10 minutes before the start at the stands in Piazza Vescovado (Vescovado Square), where the start is also scheduled. The rules of participation will be specified at the time of registration by handing over the regulations.

The route

Three refreshment points are included, two along the way and one at the end. It is possible to taste typical Christmas sweets, such as roccocò, panettone or fried zeppole prepared by the organizers, as well as the inevitable sausage sandwich.

From the square, the walk continues towards Via Roma, Via Rivo a Casa, via IV Novembre and via Nastro d’Oro, before reaching the crossroads for Santa Maria, the first refreshment point. The walk resumes along via Caselle, via Annunziata, arriving at the square of Santa Maria, where a second stop is planned. The longest part of the route then begins from via Padre Rocco, following the rotabile Massa Turro, deviating for via Mortella, crossing via Rachione, G. Marconi square and viale Filangieri. The event ends in Piazza Vescovado, where there will be one last refreshment, usually based on brioche and hot chocolate, served by the staff.

The first 100 drawn numbers will receive prizes offered by the local commercial activities. At the end of the walk, celebrations for young and old will continue.

As in the last edition, the event will be completely plastic free: respecting the environment only biodegradable disposable material will be used.

  • Marcialonga 2019
  • Marcialonga, i dolci natalizi, 2019
  • Marcialonga 2019
  • Marcialonga 2011
  • Marcialonga 2014, partenza
  • Marcialonga 2019
  • Marcialonga 2018

Every year many people work behind the scenes, with passion and dedication, to provide moments of joy and lightheartedness. Among the organizers there are those who make the desserts or other gastronomic delights, those who take care of setting up the stands or taking the registrations, but many more are the activities that make the event a success, which would be impossible without everyone’s cooperation!

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The panoramic points of Massa Lubrense

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written by Serena Lobianco

The Massa Lubrense’s territory can also be admired from above, that is from the top of the mountains and from the viewpoints. The landscape wonders are many and are scattered throughout the entire country. For this reason, we have selected a classification of 5 locations from which you can admire some of the panoramic points of Massa Lubrense.

  • Annunziata’s viewpoint
    In the picturesque setting of what was once the historic center of Massa Lubrense, there is the Belvedere of the small hamlet of Annunziata. The first step is to enter the village. Once you reach the Church of the Annunciation, you have to go down a short staircase to get to the lookout. At that point, the entire gulf of Naples immediately opens up to your view, from the island of Capri to Mount Vesuvius.
  • Termini’s lookout
    Among the panoramic points of Massa Lubrense, the viewpoint of Termini is a meeting point for lovers of the island of Capri. In fact, from the square of Termini you can enjoy the panorama of the crystal clear water interrupted by the evergreen island of Capri. The island seems so close that it almost seems to be able to touch it.
  • Monastero del Deserto 
    In Sant’Agata sui due golfi there is an exceptional panoramic point. In fact, along a pleasant walk along a tree-lined path you arrive at the Monastero del Deserto, on whose tower you can admire the unforgettable view of the gulfs of Naples and Salerno.
  • Monte San Costanzo
    You can reach the pinewood of Monte San Costanzo by car, or you have to take a path from Termini. Which is moderately tiring. However, this effort will be rewarded by the amazing view that the panorama reserves for us, once we arrive at the church of San Costanzo. Among the panoramic points of Massa Lubrense, this is certainly the most suggestive; because from here our gaze is not focused on a single direction but has a 360 ° view at its disposal.
  • Pennino
    The last panoramic point in our classification could only be the Pennino. From the top of the terrace, the observer can enjoy the view of the naturalistic spectacle offered by the Gulf of Naples and the island of Capri. In the twilight hours, the surrounding atmosphere is tinged with particular shades, which makes the experience romantic and evocative.
Pennino Massa centro

Once you have read the article, you just have to visit Massa Lubrense. By doing so, you will personally experience its panoramic spots and discover its many tourist destinations.


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Spaghetti alla Nerano, primo piatto tipico del luogo.

Culinary traditions: Spaghetti alla Nerano

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di Claudia Fontana

Marina del Cantone, a Massa Lubrense, è legata allo spaghetto con le zucchine fritte che, già dall’inizio del Novecento, ha assunto il nome di spaghetto alla Nerano. La salsa è preparata con le zucchine fritte, basilico e un mix di formaggi grattugiati. Per quanto riguarda i formaggi, le nonne utilizzavano quello che avevano in casa, pecorino ma soprattutto il parmigiano o la caciotta secca. I migliori ristoranti della zona, invece, utilizzano spesso il Provolone del Monaco, un formaggio tipico della costiera sorrentina. Questo è un formaggio DOP a latte crudo, contenente almeno il 20% di latte di vacca agerolese e invecchiato dai sei mesi in su. La cremosità della pietanza, inoltre, viene resa dalla cagliata di provolone fresco che si scioglie al contatto con l’acqua di cottura della pasta.

Per il piatto viene utilizzata la famosa pasta di Gragnano, soprattutto gli spaghettoni, ma c’è anche la versione con scialatielli o mezze maniche. Questa pasta è ottenuta dall’impasto della semola di grano duro con l’acqua della falda acquifera di Gragnano. In seguito, viene essiccata a una temperatura compresa tra i 40 e gli 80 gradi, per un periodo tra le sei e le sessanta ore, ottenendo quelle caratteristiche che la rendono inconfondibile. Per lo spaghetto alla Nerano è necessario utilizzare una pasta di qualità per una migliore riuscita del piatto, in modo tale che gli amidi rilasciati nella cottura aiutino la formazione della salsa.

Anche le zucchine, ovviamente, sono importanti nella riuscita di questo piatto, ma possono essere utilizzate zucchine di diversa qualità purché dell’orto e fritte in olio extravergine d’oliva. La mantecatura finale, fuori dal fuoco, prevede che sia l’acqua di cottura ad amalgamare i sapori e unire i formaggi. Non ci resta che dare la ricetta affinché chiunque, anche a casa propria, possa apprezzare il gusto dello spaghetto alla Nerano.

Ricetta dello spaghetto alla Nerano

Ingredienti per 4 persone:

  • 400 g di spaghettoni artigianali
  • 700 g di zucchine fresche 
  • 80 g di Provolone del Monaco grattugiato
  • 80 g di Parmigiano Reggiano grattugiato
  • 40 g di Pecorino Romano grattugiato
  • Basilico fresco
  • 350 ml olio extravergine d’oliva + 150 ml olio d’arachide (per friggere)
  • Uno spicchio d’aglio
  • Sale e pepe nero q.b.

Lava e asciuga le zucchine, affettandole a rondelle di circa 2 millimetri di spessore. Friggile nella miscela d’oli a 180 gradi, finché sono dorate; scolale con una schiumarola e ponile a riposare su un piatto foderato di carta assorbente o per fritti. Sala, lava e asciuga il basilico e mettilo sulle zucchine appena cucinate.

Cuoci la pasta in abbondante acqua salata. Nel frattempo, in una padella di alluminio abbastanza grande fai soffriggere, in un giro abbondante d’olio extravergine, uno spicchio d’aglio a fuoco moderato. Quando è appena dorato, elimina l’aglio e aggiungi alla padella le zucchine già fritte, lasciandole sfrigolare a fiamma bassissima.

Scola gli spaghetti al dente e riserva la loro acqua, aggiungili alla padella e completa la cottura aggiungendo gradualmente circa due tazze dell’acqua di cottura. Qualche secondo prima di ritirare dal fuoco aggiungi il basilico e il pepe nero. Versa la pasta e zucchine in un’altra padella e aggiungi rapidamente i formaggi, mescolando continuamente e regolando la densità della crema con eventuale altra acqua di cottura. Buon appetito!


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Turkish invasion in Massa Lubrense

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di Miriam Russo

Siamo nel 1558 quando i turchi si muovono nelle acque del mar Mediterraneo alla ricerca di conquiste territoriali e beni da saccheggiare. Uno di questi assedi è l’invasione turca a Massa Lubrense e Sorrento.

L’invasione

Il 13 giugno del 1558, l’ammiraglio ottomano Pialì Pascià e la sua flotta attaccarono e invasero la Penisola Sorrentina, provocando un migliaio di morti e facendo almeno 4.000 prigionieri. Sbarcando durante la notte sulla spiaggia di Marina del Cantone, infatti, circa 2.000 corsari scalarono rapidamente i pendii del promontorio alla ricerca di casali e altri luoghi da razziare e saccheggiare. La flotta si divise in tre gruppi, quaranta navi approdarono all’alba ai piedi di Massa Lubrense e altre quaranta sulla spiaggia di Sorrento. Così, i Saraceni sorpresero gli abitanti di Massa nel sonno, facendo prigionieri i pochi che riuscirono a salvarsi.
Nonostante il violento arrivo e i primi attacchi, Massesi e Sorrentini si batterono per difendere la propria patria, ma dopo 10 giorni di scontri si arresero davanti alla potenza dell’esercito turco.
Resta “sorprendente” il fatto che nessuno degli abitanti della Penisola, tra sentinelle e soldati, si fosse accorto dell’invasione. Ricordiamo, infatti, che ai tempi era ben noto che i turchi stessero navigando nelle acque del Mediterraneo già da diversi giorni. Per questo motivo, si dice che fu un traditore turco, schiavo di una famiglia nobile di Sorrento, ad aprire le porte della città agli invasori. L’esito fu la distruzione e il saccheggio della città e la cattura di circa 4.000 abitanti che, rinchiusi e addossati nelle stive delle galere, furono condotti a Costantinopoli per essere venduti al mercato.

Le torri costiere

A seguito di questo terribile avvenimento, il vicerè del Regno di Napoli Don Parafan de Ribera fece costruire delle nuove e fortificate torri di avvistamento. In quel periodo furono anche ricostruite e migliorate la Torre trecentesca dei Galli e quella coeva di Punta Campanella. Furono disposte così che ognuna fosse ben visibile dalle due vicine. In questo modo, si potevano effettuare segnalazioni con il fuoco e con il fumo ripetute a catena di torre in torre in caso di pericolo. Al contempo, da altre torri dette “cavallare” partiva un guardiano a cavallo per mettere in allarme gli abitanti dei Casali.

Una delle torri costruite dopo l'invasione turca a Massa Lubrense del 1558

La leggenda

C’è anche una nota leggenda legata all’invasione turca del 1558 che riguarda la campana di Punta Campanella. Visti e vissuti gli avvenimenti del terribile attacco, il 14 febbraio, giorno di Sant’Antonino patrono di Sorrento, i devoti di Massa Lubrense vi si recavano in processione. Da lì pare che si udissero i rintocchi di una campana provenienti dalle profondità del mare. Quanto più erano forti, tanto più il mare era agitato: segnalavano, dunque, un pericolo imminente.

Invasione turca a Massa Lubrense: Torre saracena di Punta Campanella


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Hiking for children: “Merende Itineranti” by Lucia Sessa

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written by Miriam Russo

Hiking is a very common activity nowadays. It is based on walks along paths surrounded by nature – usually on mountains. The aim is to explore and discover the territory, so as to see and live it even closer.
Not only is this kind of excursion widespread in Massa Lubrense area, but it is also expanded thanks to projects and events for adults and children. Especially the latter can get in touch with this exciting activity and, at the same time, get to know the territory. For that matter, one of the luckiest projects is “Merende Itineranti“, conceived by Lucia Sessa for the Pro Loco Massa Lubrense, to whom we asked some questions to find out more about hiking for children.

What is hiking and why is it the ideal activity for everyone

Hiking is generally the activity of walking, which differs from trekking in terms of times and duration: while trekking (which is also very popular in Massa Lubrense) includes excursions of several days, hiking takes place in one day only. Furthermore, hiking has its main focus on the movement, therefore it is mostly experienced as a sporting activity. Extending it to children, it allows them too to walk and move and to discover the territory at the same time.
It is ideal for everyone because – thanks to its short duration – it allows the little ones too to move without making too much effort. Moreover, as Lucia Sessa has highlighted, it helps to regain good breathing, which has great and positive consequences on both physical and psychological walkers’ condition.

Children group of Merende Itineranti

Hiking rules for kids

Although it is an activity that makes one free, hiking has its own rules too. They are based mostly on respect towards the surrounding nature and other people. For this reason, children are told to be silent during the walks and/or to stop at some points. This allows them to respect the common pace and to take time to breathe and observe what is around them, too. Another important rule is to follow and listen to the guide who describes interesting details along the road and points out any dangers.

Kids from the Merende Itineranti project walking and discovering

“Merende Itineranti” project

It’s a project born with the aim to create activities specifically for children during summertime. From the beginning, there was a double purpose: physical activity on one hand and discovery of the territory on the other. Over time, thanks to the positive feedback gained, Lucia Sessa and her team were able to diversify their excursion plans. They chose even longer paths which led them to farmhouses where kids were able to be in touch with animals and even learn about the local dairy production. At the very basis of the project, there is always the aim to get children involved, in fact, they carry out different tasks. In some experiences, for example, they have been able to discover particular locations and to see closely how the old crafts are still done nowadays.
Moreover, when it is time to have a snack, children are offered local biological products, with the purpose of taking care of nutrition too, which is another fundamental rule of hiking.

Hiking for children: learning and discovery activities in agritourisms provided by the Merende Itineranti project

First reactions and approaches

The first reaction to the project was undoubtedly positive and proactive: the children saw in the “Merende” an opportunity for sharing and a way to be together at the end of school. At the same time, their parents too found pleasure in learning about characteristics and features of the place that – in the habit of everyday life – they didn’t even notice. Over time, this has led to a growing will of participation which has made the project successful.

Activities and games played by the kids of the Merende Itineranti project

Age ranges for hiking for children

Hiking really is an activity within everyone’s reach. In fact, the children who participate to the “Merende Itineranti” project are aged from 5 years upwards. In cases of more difficult itineraries, the age group can change, but basically, it is an activity suitable for all ages. There is a careful selection of the paths based on the ideal of maximum inclusiveness. For this reason, the routes proposed are accessible also to participants with disabilities, giving them the opportunity to join the project and benefit from both the hiking and the discovery of the territory. In fact, hiking in the area is practiced by involving all the fractions of Massa Lubrense. Therefore, excursions are organized so as to reach different areas of the place in order to create more collectivity and learning opportunities.

Hiking for children: group of adults and kids walking

All these characteristics – and the way Lucia Sessa and the “Merende Itineranti” project carried out the hiking for children activity – make it something unique that everyone, adults and children, should try. Our invitation and advice are to experience what it really means to immerse yourself in nature, to discover and know more about the territory of Massa Lubrense as well as yourself.


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5 unmissable dishes of local cuisine

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di Miriam Russo

Uno dei punti di maggiore forza del territorio è sicuramente la cucina, che, con la sua grande varietà di prodotti, è in grado di rispondere a tutti i gusti e palati, regalando un’esperienza unica e irripetibile.
Di seguito, 5 piatti imperdibili della cucina locale, che vi consigliamo di assaggiare e gustare in particolar modo dopo esservi dedicati all’esplorazione che gli intensi paesaggi di Massa Lubrense offrono.

Zeppoline di alghe
L’antipasto ideale per iniziare a conoscere la gustosa cucina locale sono le zeppoline di alghe: si tratta di frittelle di “pasta cresciuta (denominazione tipica napoletana che indica la pasta lievitata) a cui vengono aggiunte le alghe di mare. Il connubio dona un caratteristico ed unico profumo di mare. La loro semplicità le rende adatte a qualsiasi occasione e gusto personale.

Uno dei 5 piatti imperdibili della cucina locale: spaghetti alla Nerano

Spaghetti alla Nerano
Classico della cucina napoletana, nonché primo piatto che prende il nome dall’omonima frazione di Massa Lubrense, gli spaghetti alla Nerano sono quasi un simbolo del territorio locale. Sono fatti con zucchine, prima fritte e poi unite al basilico, e provolone, con varianti che prevedono anche l’utilizzo del burro e della caciotta. Anche questo un piatto semplice, ma squisito.


Ravioli alla caprese
Come alternativa, un altro validissimo primo piatto sono i ravioli alla caprese. Il trio di basilico, mozzarella filante e pomodori rende questa pietanza completa e saporita. Con la sua semplicità, ma allo stesso tempo bontà, permetterà di portare in tavola sapore e tradizione, conquistando anche i palati più difficili.

Piatti imperdibili: pesce spada alla brace, condito con sale, olio, limone e foglie d'alloro

Pesce spada alla brace
Il quarto dei nostri 5 imperdibili della cucina locale è il pesce spada alla brace. Questo secondo piatto è tra i più prelibati della tradizione. Il pesce spada ha un gusto intenso e piacevole al palato, gusto che viene esaltato dalla marinatura all’olio d’oliva, succo di limone, aglio e prezzemolo. La cottura alla griglia, poi, risalta ancor di più odori e sapori di questa ricetta semplice, ma deliziosa. Sicuramente tra i piatti più consigliati.


Piatti imperdibili: monoporzione di delizia al limone

Delizia al limone
Per concludere il pranzo ideale all’insegna del buon gusto e della tradizione, immancabile è la delizia al limone. Si tratta di un dolce delicato, caratteristica dovuta alla crema di limoncello, ma allo stesso tempo deciso, tratto distintivo dei limoni che la compongono. Questi ultimi permettono di rinfrescare, ripulire e gustare contemporaneamente. Il tutto unito a del soffice pan di Spagna, che crea le fondamenta del dolce perfetto.


Tutto questo è solo un assaggio di ciò che la terra e la cucina di Massa Lubrense hanno da offrire, un ipotetico menù per conoscere meglio i suoi prodotti e, allo stesso tempo, le sue radici. L’incontro perfetto tra bontà e storia che chiunque dovrebbe avere il piacere di scoprire.


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Sagra del Limone Massa Lubrense - 2018 limoncello

Festivals: an opportunity to get to know the area

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written by Claudia Fontana

Festivals are popular local celebrations that generally arise from a religious festivity, often to commemorate a saint. They are generally animated by music, fun activities and excellent cuisine. In Massa Lubrense there are several festivals throughout the year: here you can taste the best products of our land.

Zucchini Festival

It takes place on the second Sunday of July in the village of Acquara to celebrate the patron saint St. Vito. The day of St. Vito is actually celebrated on June 15th, but it is customary to carry out the festival in July. The most important moment is certainly the procession that passes through the whole village. Among the delicious foods that you can eat, there are many zucchini-based dishes such as the famous parmigiana and spaghetti alla Nerano.

Lemon Festival

Among the most famous festivals in the area there is certainly the lemon festival. It is held in July and is dedicated to one of the typical products of our land: lemon. You can taste various dishes and lemon-based specialties such as sorbet and risotto and you can also try the famous limoncello.

Snail Festival

Also very famous is the snail festival held on June 29th in Monticchio. The festival takes place on the occasion of the feast of St. Peter. There is, at first, a long procession followed by the Massa Lubrense music band. Then during the festival, in addition to pleasant musical performances and various activities for the youngest, you can taste the delicious snails.

Potato Festival

It takes place in the village of Termini to celebrate San Costanzo. It is held in July and usually lasts for a weekend. The main product is the potato, which is the basis of all dishes, from the starter to the dessert. Among the specialties are croquette, potato ravioli and Neapolitan staples.

Tomato festival

It takes place on the first Sunday of August in the village of Torca to celebrate the patron saint, St. Anna. As for the zucchini festival, also in this case the feast of the saint is actually on a different day, that is, July 26th. The tomato can be tasted in many traditional and non-traditional recipes, all accompanied by music and fun.

Fiordilatte Festival

On the occasion of the patronal feast of St. Salvatore, on August 6th, the Fiordilatte Festival is held in the village of Schiazzano. Fiordilatte is one of the typical cheeses of Massa Lubrense but you can also taste the famous provolone del monaco and a great variety of local dairy products.

Eggplant Festival

The festival is held on August 15th in the village of Marina della Lobra to celebrate the feast of the Madonna dell’Assunta. For the religious anniversary, a procession takes place by sea to the rock of Vervece. Afterwards, in the evening, you can enjoy various eggplant-based dishes, including the famous chocolate eggplants.


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Schiazzano: discovering the Provolone del Monaco

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written by Claudia Fontana

Schiazzano is a small hamlet of Massa Lubrense and is one of the major production sites of Provolone del Monaco. The village, which has always been related to maritime trade, was in the past among the richest villages of Massa Lubrense. Today the inhabitants of Schiazzano continue to base their main activity on trade, agricultural activities and the production of typical products of the area.

The main center of the village is the church of SS. Salvatore, patron saint of Schiazzano. Built at the end of the sixteenth century on the remains of a fifteenth-century church, it was completed around 1624, as indicated by the date on the pediment of the entrance. The church represents the meeting center of the inhabitants of Schiazzano. Many of the restaurants and bars of the area overlook the square in front of the church.

Schiazzano, like the other hamlets of Massa Lubrense, is famous for its excellent gastronomy. Here you can taste the typical products of our land and try the traditional dishes.

On the occasion of the patronal feast of SS. Salvatore, on August 6th, the Fiordilatte Festival is held in the village of Schiazzano. Fiordilatte is another of the typical cheeses produced in the Massa Lubrense area. During the festival you can taste a great variety of local cheeses, which can be enjoyed plain or in traditional recipes, where they are used as the main ingredients.

In particular, the village is known for the production of Provolone del Monaco (= monk’s provolone), a specialty of the many dairies in the area.

Who is the “monk”?

This cheese has been produced since 1700 when, following the urban expansion of the city of Naples, the shepherds who lived on the Vomero moved to the Lattari Mountains and began to exploit the large pastures of the area.

Provolone del Monaco was produced in our lands and transported to Naples by sea. During their journey the transporters, to protect themselves from the cold and humidity, used to cover themselves with a large cloak similar to the one worn by the monks. Since then, the people who worked at the port of Naples began to call the transporter “Monaco” (= monk) and his cheese “Provolone del Monaco”.

The cheese is obtained with a more cooked curd than the caciocavallo. Maturation is slow and does not require the addition of preservatives or enzymes. The seasoning, which can also take place in the cave according to the production disciplinary, starts from a minimum of six months. There are many companies that, from Vico Equense to Massa Lubrense, have formed a protection consortium bringing this product to national and international attention.


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Spring in Massa Lubrense

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written by Eleonora Aiello

Spring in Massa Lubrense is one of the best times to walk, relax and enjoy the open air.

The long-awaited spring, which chases away the cold and rain of winter, can only make Massa Lubrense a perfect setting for all the activities that can be done in this beautiful season.

Finally the temperatures rise and the sun begins to warm us. If before they ranged from 6°C to 12°C, now they range from 10°C to 25°C.

In spring in Massa Lubrense you can enjoy wonderful days in complete tranquility, as beaches and tourist places are not too crowded.

Spring is also the perfect season for trekking lovers as the climate is ideal for walking and discovering magnificent places. Nature returns to blossom and the views are filled with the colors of flowering.

Massa Lubrense in April

Average temperature: 15°C (59°F)

Average sea temperature: 16°C (61°F)

With daylight saving time, the days get longer and the sunset, which at the end of March is around 19:20, arrives until 20:00: we have many hours of sunshine in April.

There are endless activities you can do on sunny days: visiting historic centers, taking walks in nature, and relaxing outdoors.

Massa Lubrense in May

Average temperature: 19°C (66°F)

Average sea temperature: 19°C (66°F)

Light clothes are back, people want to be outside and the outdoor tables of bars and restaurants are starting to fill up. Walking is pleasant, both in nature and in the towns. There is more excitement on the streets, but without crowds.

The most daring can already start taking their first baths when the sun and temperatures allow it. The beautiful beaches of Massa Lubrense will not be crowded at all!

Massa Lubrense in June

Average temperature: 24°C (75°F)

Average sea temperature: 23°C (73°F)

Temperatures rise and we can finally enjoy a month of sun and sea. It is the perfect time for boat or canoe trips, diving, and snorkeling.

A nice dip is the well-deserved reward for walks in the Ieranto Bay or the Crapolla Fjord. From the viewpoints of Massa Lubrense, the appointment with the sunset is at 20:30.

Meteorological data sources:

Che tempo faceva a Massa Lubrense – Archivio Meteo Massa Lubrense » ILMETEO.it

Temperatura dell’acqua del mare a Massa Lubrense oggi | Italia (seatemperature.info)


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