Massa centro – Sorrento

Massa centro – Sorrento

The ancient connection between Massa and Sorrento, a simple walk through the “middle ways”, the same paths used by locals to reach the town of Sorrento, until the early decades of the last century.

Lenght: 5 km
Vertical drop: 200 m
Duration: 2h
Route: Massa Centro – Sorrento

The walk to Sorrento starts from the main square of Massa centro, Piazza Vescovado. Following Viale Filangieri and keeping left, you come around a small votive shrine, to the left of which is Via Molini.

After about 600 meters, via Molini becomes via Arorella. The lane continues uphill amidst gardens planted with olive and citrus trees, until reaching via Bagnulo.

Continue to the left along the lane crossing the small hill called Montecorbo, whose highest point reaches 243 meters above sea level. The origin of the name “Montecorbo” or “Monte Corvo” is probably due to the presence of crows: they used to come from Central and Northern Europe in the late fall and leave in the spring, nesting in this area. In 1577 the poet Torquato Tasso stayed on this scenic and green hill, in an estate belonging to the Sersale family.

Until 1865 via Montecorbo was the most important link between Sorrento and Massa centro. It was already known in previous times as it was part of the ancient Via Minervia, the pilgrims’ route to reach the sanctuary of Athena, probably located on the promontory of Punta Campanella. After about 1.5 kilometers, without excessive change in altitude, you come on the main road via Nastro Verde. After crossing this road, take the path down to Sorrento, crossing Capodimonte area. This path takes you through green gardens in the scent of the Mediterranean maquis. Here you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples and the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida.

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Walking map

How to reach Massa Centro

By car

Mass Centro is easily accessible by car, from Sorrento or Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi. You can find a place for the car in the parking lots or in the blue lines.

Public transport

From Massa Centro to Meta di Sorrento and vice versa the EAV Bus Line A run every 20 minutes, from 6:00 to 22:00 (with extended service hours during the summer). SITA Buses connect Massa Centro to Sorrento, to the hamlets, and to the Amalfi Coast. We recommend you consult the schedule.


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