Massa centro – Termini
The path between Massa centro and Termini crosses some of the most charming villages of Massa Lubrense, from a historical and landscape point of view.
From Piazza Vescovado, in Massa centro, take Via Palma which then becomes Via Roma, until you reach the Torrione tower, whose construction dates back to 1600. The large tower is connected through a small arch to the ancient college founded by the Society of Jesus. Impressive is also the piperno portal of the eighteenth-century palace, which belonged to the noble Barretta family.
To the right of the portal Via C. Colombo starts. After about 300 meters turn left onto Via San Liberatore, along which you can enjoy a beautiful view of the village of Marina della Lobra. The street is named after the chapel dedicated to the saint, located at the end of the path.
The walk continues following the road to the left of the chapel. After crossing the main road, take the lane again: among oaks and olive trees, climb towards the village of Annunziata. From this panoramic point, you can enjoy a view of the islands of Capri and Ischia.
Following the main road, you will come to the village of Santa Maria, the ancient heart of the Civitas, where the city parliament and the courthouse stood. The walk continues along Via del Rosario, after about 200 meters this street becomes Via Santa Maria in Schiazzano. At the end of it, you reach the small square of the village Schiazzano, with its sixteenth-century church dedicated to Jesus the Saviour and, opposite, an eighteenth-century palace.
From this square, take Via Salita a Schiazzano to reach Via delle Tore, 374 meters above sea level. From here, continuing to the right and almost always with a view of the Gulf of Naples and the island of Capri, you reach the hamlet of Termini, in an enviable landscape position. Here came the pilgrims who were keen to visit the temple dedicated to Minerva, which probably stood on the tip of the promontory now called Punta Campanella.
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