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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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Athena, the goddess of Punta Campanella: Inside the myth

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Atena, also known as Athena in Greek mythology, was of the major Olympian deity. The Sanctuary located on the top of the Punta Campanella promontory, the watershed between the Gulf of Naples and that of Salerno, was dedicated to the goddess Athena.

Who was the goddess Athena

This divinity was considered the goddess of wisdom, arts, sciences, justice, military strategy and civilization. She is often depicted with a helmet, shield and spear, symbols of her protective role towards Greek heroes and cities.

Associated with both war and peace, the goddess has a warrior side and is considered the protector of combatants. In contrast to Ares, which is know for being the brutal god of war, Athena had a strategic and tactical approach to warfare. In fact, she was also known for her rationality, her love of knowledge, and her ability to resolve conflicts peacefully.

The deity was the patron goddess of many Greek cities, including Athens, which was named after her. She was an iconic figure in Greek mythology and a recurring character in literary and artistic works of ancient Greece. Its influence also extended to culture and philosophy, contributing to the formation of the ideas and values ​​of ancient Greek civilization.

In the Roman cult, Minerva was the divinity corresponding to Athena. Her cult played a significant role in the religious and cultural life of ancient Rome. Indeed, her figure represented important Roman virtues and ideals such as wisdom, strategy and justice.

History of the Sanctuary of Athena

On the top of the Ateneo promontory, current Punta Campanella promontory, stood the sanctuary of Athena. Built by the Greeks, it was first a Greek and then Roman temple dedicated to the deity, protector of sailors and traders. The presence of the Sanctuary of Athena is testified by historical literary sources, from Strabo to Tito Livio. Another reference also appears in the ancient Roman map “Tavola Peutingeriana”.

The final confirmation of the position of the Sanctuary on the extreme tip of the Punta Campanella promontory came from an exceptional discovery which occurred in 1985. It was an ancient epigraph carved on a rock written in the Oscan language, dating back to the first half of the 2nd century B.C. This epigraph was of a public nature and mentioned three Magistrates of Minerva, known as Meddices Minervii, who supervised and verified the construction of the works relating to the landing and the eastern staircase leading to the Sanctuary.

Some remains of the haven dedicated to Athena can still be seen at the end of an exciting trekking route. It is very likely, in fact, that the ruins still visible near the Saracen tower of Punta Campanella are what remains of the foundation of the temple, located to the south of the tower.

Myth of the Athena’s temple

The legendary foundation of the holy place in Punta Campanella is attributed to Ulysses. During ancient times, it was the home of the sirens Leucosia, Parthenope and Ligeia, known for their enchanting song that deceived all sailors, making them lose control of their ships. The sagacious Ulysses, to protect his companions, made them wear earplugs, thus allowing the ship and his friends to arrive unharmed at the dock on the Punta Campanella promontory. Grateful for Athena’s guidance and protection, as a sign of devotion, Ulysses built the temple in honor of the goddess.

Therefore, it represents the meeting point between history, myth and legend of this territory. A heritage that would enrich not only the natural beauty, but also the historical and archaeological beauty of Massa Lubrense.


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The “One Piece” series lands in Massa Lubrense

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The new drama broadcast on Netflix “One Piece” arrives in the evocative scenery of Massa Lubrense and Sorrento.

The series on Netflix

“One Piece”, present in the Netflix Top 10 ranking, has been airing since August 31st. Since its debut, the drama has been a real success, received with positive reviews from both viewers and critics. It’s a live-action adaptation of a popular manga and anime written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda, set in a world of pirates.

It tells the legendary adventure of the pirate Monkey D. Luffy and his strange crew, in search of the lost treasure. In the background of the vicissitudes faced by the pirates, it does not exclude the reseach for an inestimable and absolute value: Freedom. Only by living on ships among imaginary islands and multi-ethnic villages that pirates will be able to realize their dreams and find their freedom.

Given the great success of the series, the producer Marty Adelstein has confirmed the second season of the live-action “One Piece”. The drama, infact, should already be on Netflix screens in 2024.

Places of One Piece

The Sorrento peninsula and wonderful views of Massa Lubrense appears as the backdrop to the exploits of the crew led by the pirate adventurer Luffy Straw Hat.

The very first images of the live-action drama frame the sea of ​​Rogue Town, a fantastic city reconstructed on the computer: and that’s that the tufaceous coast of Sorrento is immediately recognisable. In other episodes, it is also possible to see the Bay of Ieranto and Punta Campanella, treasures of the protected marine area of ​​Massa Lubrense.

Sorrento nella serie One Piece di Netflix

For all those who are passionate about the adventures of the pirate crew, all that remains is to come and visit the splendor of the territory and landscapes that Massa Lubrense has to offer.


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The typical sweets of Capri

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The island of Capri, known for its beautiful coastline, the faraglioni (stacks) and many attractions such as the Grotta Azzurra, is the land of Caprese cake.
There is a story that tells that this cake was born from the mistake of a baker who forgot to put the flour in the dough. The result was so surprising that it continued to be prepared only with almonds, sugar, butter and eggs, without flour and yeast. It is, therefore, a soft and fragrant sweet perfect for celiacs and lactose intolerant.

There are various versions: classic with bitter chocolate, lemon, almonds and limoncello or pistachio and white chocolate, as well as many others. It can be enjoyed at room temperature or warm and can be accompanied by whipped cream, ice cream or seasonal fruit.

Besides Caprese cake, ice cream is another symbol of the island.

Ice cream, one of the typical desserts of Capri pastry

Ice cream

In several bars or pastry shops you can find excellent ones, made with fresh and top-quality ingredients. Even the crunchy waffle is handmade and is often still served hot in the shape of a cone or cup.

You can also enjoy it in the “tulip” version, that is enriched with whipped cream and a ganache of melted chocolate. In addition, you can also find cups to customize with hazelnuts, colored confetti and creams, enjoying them just sitting at the tables of places that have made the history of the place.

Biscuits and dry pastries

Other sweets born in the shadow of the faraglioni (stacks) are the goats. These are fragrant and soft biscuits with almond and lemon paste that are prepared with only egg whites and are gluten-free. The original recipe is secret, but it is known to all that these cookies are made by combining almonds with two wonderful typical products: the local lemons and limoncello liqueur, which characterize this icon of tastiness.

Do not forget, then, the ricci capresi, made with pine nuts and chocolate in the double version “black” and “white”. Moreover there is the pistachio cannolo, dry pastry and biscuits. Moreover there is the brioche “with tuppo” with cream, graffe (staples) and Kranz, both with sultanas and chocolate chips.

The staples, an exquisite yeast cake typical of Neapolitan cuisine

It is clear the enormous richness of flavors and scents that the Neapolitan pastry offers in its island declination, which we invite you to enjoy, choosing what appeals to you in the places that have contributed to writing the culinary history of Capri.


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What to do in Massa Lubrense when it rains

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The area of ​​Massa Lubrense is renowned above all for its enchanting landscapes and outdoor activities. But what to do in Massa Lubrense when it rains? Rain won’t stop your discovery of this beautiful destination! Even on rainy days, this location can offer fascinating opportunities.

Farms

Visiting a local farm could be a valid option to make pleasant a rainy day in the company of your own family. In the area of ​​Massa Lubrense, in fact, there are many agricultural companies which organize routes that allow you to taste typical local products such as the famous D.O.P. extra virgin olive oil. coming from the Sorrento Peninsula, or Sorrento Lemon I.G.P., oranges, mandarins and other vegetables.

Cosa fare a Massa Lubrense quando piove

Cooking courses

Among other activties, In Massa Lubrense there are schools that give lessons to learn the art of gastronomy. During the cooking lessons, the preparation of various typical dishes of the Mediterranean tradition – such as gnocchi, ravioli, pizza and much more – is taught. This could be a great and alternative way to spend a rainy afternoon, because the lessons will be held indoors.

Cosa fare a Massa Lubrense quando piove

Restaurants

If cooking is not for you or you simply don’t want to, a great option to spend a rainy day in Massa Lubrense you can also be enjoying a delicious meal in one of its cozy restaurants. Let yourself be tempted by local delicacies and live a memorable dining experience while the rain adds a welcoming touch to the atmosphere. Several restaurants will allow you to taste the typical flavors of Italian cuisine, ranging from traditional to gourmet recipes. The Mediterranean cuisine boasts the freshest land and sea products, to be paired with a good glass of local wine.

Unusual views

The territory of Massa Lubrense is characterized by the presence of breathtaking landscapes. During rainy days, the beauty of the area transforms itself into a fascinating and evocative vision. Being sheltered from rain and admiring the intricate details of the coastal views and rolling green hills, can creates an iridescent dance of color and light, will give you the opportunity to live a truly unique and memorable experience. The panoramic points, the covered terraces and even the panoramic windows of the premises can offer a suggestive and romantic perspective on the natural splendor of Massa Lubrense, even when the sky is cloudy and the ground wet. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the intimate beauty of this place, enriched by the rain which accentuates its charm.

Museums

There are no museums in Massa Lubrense, but the archaeological finds found in our territory are preserved at the Georges Vallet Archaeological Museum in Villa Fondi, Piano di Sorrento.

Even in Sorrento there are several museums you can visit on a rainy day.

The Tarsialignea Museum (MUTA) is a museum dedicated to the art of Sorrento marquetry. Its rooms host exhibitions of various wooden objects made by nineteenth-century Sorrento’s inlayers.

The headquarters of the Correale Museum of Sorrento is an eighteenth-century villa. Inside there are paintings typical of 16th century Neapolitan mannerism and paintings made by numerous artists who were part of the “Posillipo School”. There are also examples of Sorrento’s inlay, historic furnishings and prestigious porcelain that date back to the 18th century.


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How to visit Pompeii from Massa Lubrense

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Pompeii is an interesting archaeological site that attracts tourists from all over the world. Its history is linked to the tragic eruption of Vesuvius, occurred in 79 AD. The lava and ash buried this rich Roman city together with other urban areas such as Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae. The excavations allow you to visit some public buildings, the ancient patrician villas as well as the shops, the taverns, the public housing, the brothels and much more. Furthermore, the city merges all that remains of the ancient Roman-pagan world with the Christian spirituality, witnessed by the Sanctuary dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii.

How to get to Pompeii from Massa Lubrense

There are several solutions to visit the site of Pompeii from Massa Lubrense:

By train

The railway line begins in Sorrento. All buses that go from Massa Lubrense to Sorrento reach the Circumvesuviana train station.

From here, just take the Circumvesuviana train Sorrento-Naples and in about twenty minutes you will be arrived at the Pompei – Villa dei Misteri stop. The “Porta Marina Superiore” entrance is located opposite to the Circumvesuviana entrance. If you continue for a few meters you can also get in from the “Porta Marina Inferiore” entrance in Piazza Esedra.

By car

Another way to easily reach the Pompeii excavations from Massa Lubrense is by car, taking the A3 Napoli-Salerno motorway (taking Pompei Ovest motorway exit). Close to the entrances of the archaeological site, there are many parking possibilities in large and specially equipped areas.

With the convenience of a car at your disposal, you can enjoy full autonomy and choose how to continue your day discovering new wonders of this vibrant city. After visiting the excavations of Pompeii, you have the opportunity to extend your trip with a visit to the imposing Vesuvius, the famous volcano which preserves a thousand-year of history, or to one of the many wine cellars nearby.

With private drivers

The rental service with driver (NCC) offered by various companies can be another valid solution for visiting Pompeii from Massa Lubrense. This option is especially suitable for those who choose to travel with their family or a small group of friends. Simply contact one of the local companies and indicate the number of passengers, the date and time of departure.

Usually, companies offer daily excursions of 7 or 8 hours, in which it is possible to visit both Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, or Pompeii and Herculaneum.


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A day in Crapolla

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Crapolla è una località marina del paese di Torca, frazione di Massa Lubrense. Affaccia sul golfo di Salerno a poca distanza dalla rinomata Positano. Il fiordo si insinua nel Monte di Torca, dove sorgono una torre antisaracena e i resti dell’abbazia di San Pietro.

Il Fiordo di Crapolla a Massa Lubrense è certamente tra le più suggestive insenature della Penisola Sorrentina, un luogo che custodisce un ricco patrimonio storico e naturalistico.

Cosa fare in un giorno a Crapolla

Il fiordo di Crapolla è raggiungibile esclusivamente a piedi partendo dalla piazzetta di Torca. Gli autobus SITA che raggiungono questa frazione partono da Sorrento, alcuni passano da Massa Centro prima di raggiungere Sant’Agata sui due golfi, quindi Torca. Per chi arriva in auto, c’è possibilità di parcheggio nelle strisce blu, nella piazzetta accanto alla Chiesa di San Tommaso Apostolo.

Il sentiero può essere intrapreso anche da Sant’Agata sui due Golfi, che dista solo un chilometro da Torca. Il percorso è di difficoltà elevata, ma ben tracciato. Prima di intraprenderlo, assicuriamoci di avere con noi abbondante acqua, cibo, un cappellino e scarpe da trekking.

Dopo un primo tratto tra i vicoletti del centro abitato, il sentiero si innesta su una vecchia mulattiera circondata dalla flora mediterranea.

Sentiero di Crapolla

Arrivati sul belvedere noto come “La guardia”, vi è una diramazione (tracciata con la fascia bianco-rossa) che prevede un percorso di ben 700 gradini che conducono al fiordo.

Il panorama

Sul versante di Positano si avvista l’arcipelago de Li Galli, che si lega al mito di Ulisse e delle sirene.

C’è poi Vetara, isolotto disabitato. Dista poche centinaia di metri lo Scoglio Isca, in passato abitato da Eduardo de Filippo, scelto come location del film È stata la mano di Dio di Paolo Sorrentino, il quale mostra le meraviglie della Penisola Sorrentina e della Costiera Amalfitana in scene solari, luminose e a tratti comiche.

Sul versante opposto si ammira il profilo di Punta Penna che delimita l’incantevole baia di Marina del Cantone.

La cappella e la spiaggia

Per fare una pausa dall’impegnativa passeggiata, lungo il sentiero che porta al fiordo si può visitare la Cappella di San Pietro, che si racconta sia stata edificata con le stesse pietre con cui era stata costruita la precedente Abbazia di San Pietro. Secondo la leggenda, quest’ultima sorgeva a sua volta sulle rovine di un antico tempio dedicato al dio Apollo e questo spiegherebbe il toponimo Crapolla.

Oltrepassata la cappella di San Pietro si giunge, finalmente, alla spiaggia. La spiaggia di Crapolla, in ciottoli, è anch’essa parte della Riserva Marina Protetta di Punta Campanella e solo in alcune ore del giorno è esposta al sole, mentre per gran parte della giornata resta in ombra.  

La spiaggia di Crapolla

La strata di ritorno è la stessa dell’andata, per cui consigliamo di evitare di percorrerla nelle ora più calde, soprattutto nei mesi estivi.


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How to visit the Amalfi Coast from Massa Lubrense

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Visiting the Amalfi Coast from Massa Lubrense is simple. In fact, the territory offers to everyone the possibility of booking rafts and boats or taking part in excursions organized by some companies and cooperatives.

The Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO heritage site, is a real terrace suspended between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Lattari mountains overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. The crystal-clear waters, the beaches, the terraces of citrus fruits, vines and olive trees, as well as the artisans’ workshops and the numerous luxury shops, undoubtedly make it one of the most popular destinations for tourists from all over the world. This stretch of coast has an extension which includes 16 wonderful municipalities: Positano, Ravello, Maiori, Minori, Amalfi, Atrani, Cava de’ Tirreni, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Praiano, Raito, Sant’Egidio del Monte Albino , Scala, Tramonti and Vietri sul Mare.

Charter companies

There are several charter companies in the area to take part in shared or private excursions.

Usually, the boat tour lasts about 8 hours and allows you to enjoy the sea of ​​the divine coast. During the excursion, there are several stops that will allow you to take breaks to swim in the crystal-clear waters or to take some photos.

The itinerary of the route may vary depending on the tour and the tour operator chosen, but usually includes the main attractions of the coast such as the unforgettable cities of Positano and Amalfi, the Fjord of Furore, the Bay of Nerano, the fjord of Crapolla and the island of Li Galli, which became famous for the myth of Ulysses and the sirens, born right between the municipalities of Praiano and Conca dei Marini, and the popular Emerald Grotto. There are usually two landing stops, one in Positano and one in Amalfi.

The companies provide various included services such as snorkeling equipment, water and drinks and beach towels… in short, everything you need to enjoy a great adventure!

Ferry excursions

In the small port of Marina Lobra, the Marina della Lobra cooperative organizes shared tours. Thank to with is possibile to stop for a few hours in Amalfi and Positano, to admire the main towns of the Amalfi Coast.

Starting from Marina del Cantone, instead, the coop. San Antonio offers almost a similar possibility. Also in this case, the shared excursions include a stop in Positano and one in Amalfi that will allow you to set off to discover the typical beauties of the coast.

Furthermore, the aforementioned cooperatives also offer a shuttle service (on request during the time of booking the tour), in order to reach the boarding point starting from your hotel or from all the fractions of Massa Lubrense.

Rental of a boat or a dinghy

Both in Marina Lobra and Marina del Cantone it is also possible to rent boats and dinghies with which to visit the coast independently.

The rental methods may vary depending on the company chosen. So, it is advisable to contact them directly to obtain more detailed information on costs, driving license requirements and booking procedures.

In any case, it is important to inquire with local authorities or rental companies about the specific rules of the Punta Campanella Marine Protected Area. In this way, navigation laws will be protected, contributing to the conservation of this precious marine area.

Ferries and hydrofoils from Sorrento

Another way to visit the Amalfi Coast is to take a ferry or hydrofoil from the port of Sorrento, in Marina Piccola. The buses that go from Massa Lubrense to Sorrento reach the Piazza Tasso and Circumvesuviana railway station. From here, it will take just a few minutes on foot to reach the port from which the various ferries and hydrofoils depart taking you to the discovery of the coast.


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Who were the Saracens

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di Silvia Cossu

Il termine Saraceni” nacque nell’Antichità per indicare gli Arabi del deserto. Più precisamente tra il IX e il X secolo, periodo in cui l’Europa subì incursioni da parte di vari popoli provenienti dalle coste del Mediterraneo. Chi erano i Saraceni dunque?

Storia

I Saraceni erano un popolo di religione musulmana proveniente dalla penisola Arabica, vivevano sulle coste meridionali e lungo le isole del Mediterraneo. A differenza di altri popoli, le loro incursioni avvenivano soprattutto via mare e proprio per questo motivo venivano definiti “pirati barbareschi”. Il loro obiettivo principale erano le navi, militari o civili, che solcavano il Mediterraneo provenienti da paesi europei, che attaccavano e derubavano a proprio esclusivo beneficio.

In particolare, gli abitanti di questo popolo erano stanziati nell’Africa del Nord e nella Spagna meridionale e fu proprio partendo da queste sedi che, tra il X e l’XI secolo, iniziarono a compiere varie incursioni verso le coste italiane e francesi.

Solitamente arrivavano sulle coste con le loro navi e devastavano interamente i villaggi e le campagne che incontravano, con il solo scopo di fare bottino. Una volta messo insieme ciò di cui erano alla ricerca tornavano indietro verso l’Africa e la Spagna. Proprio in questo periodo, per far fronte alle incursioni saracene, le coste italiane e francesi si dotarono di punti di vedetta da cui gli uomini osservavano il mare, per cercare di individuare possibili attacchi da parte dei saraceni e prendere le adeguate misure di difesa.

Le torri anticorsare

Chi erano i Saraceni

Quando gli attacchi sulle coste cominciarono a farsi sempre più intensi, nacquero le cosiddette torri di guardia, edificate per metter in guardia le popolazioni. Da ogni torre era possibile scrutare il mare e inviare segnali luminosi e di fumo per trasmettere un messaggio o richiedere soccorso. 

Nella costiera amalfitana e nella penisola sorrentina le torri sono innumerevoli, in particolare nel tratto di costa di circa 27 miglia compreso tra Vietri sul Mare e il Capo di Massa Lubrense.

I pirati saraceni infatti cominciarono ad attaccare le coste di quest’area durante il IX secolo e ancora con più ferocia nel 1500. L’invasione turca a Massa Lubrense e Sorrento del 1558 rimane tra le più cruente in tutta la storia di questa violenta popolazione.

Le sorti dei prigionieri

I corsari sbarcavano sulle spiagge e si spingevano verso l’interno per cercare villaggi da razziare e cristiani da catturare. La sorte dei cristiani caduti nelle mani dei saraceni era spaventosa. I prigionieri vivevano situazioni di completo avvilimento e frustrazione che spesso li conducevano a uno stato di follia. La cattura degli schiavi in Europa era molto selettiva: gli uomini catturati dovevano essere robusti e venivano utilizzati come rematori sulle navi, le donne e i bambini erano venduti come schiavi, mentre le ragazze più belle andavano ad aumentare gli harem dei principi arabi. Spesso la liberazione degli schiavi cristiani avveniva dietro il pagamento di un riscatto.


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The lemon tasting itinerary of the Limoni in festa 2023

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On 8 and 9 July in Massa Lubrense, on the occasion of the Limoni in Festa 2023, it will be held an interesting tasting itinerary with a lemon menu to taste in the streets of Massa Centro.

Poster of the Limoni in festa 2023 in Massa Lubrense, where there will be shows, walks and the lemon tasting itinerary

To participate in the tasting itinerary you can buy tickets in a stand located opposite the headquarters of the Pro Loco in Massa Lubrense. The ticket costs 15 euros and can be used on both days, Saturday 8 July and Sunday 9 July. Tickets sales will start at 18:30 and will end at 22:00 and they can be used from 19:00 to 22:30.

The tickets will consist of 11 detachable coupons, each coupon for a different tasting. To receive the corresponding tasting, you will need to go to the shops indicated along the tasting itinerary.

How the tasting itinerary takes place

The tasting itinerary takes place in this way:

  • Restaurant Il Cantuccio – lemon caciottina;
  • Grace Kitchen Bar – lemon arancini;
  • La Terra delle Sirene – glass of wine;
  • La Terra delle Sirene – lemon cheese;
  • Butcher Aniello Bread – lemon balls;
  • Restaurant La Primavera – lemon risotto;
  • Pizzeria Pulecenella – lemon pizza;
  • Sport Bar – limoncello;
  • Millevoglie Bar – delizia al limone;
  • Di Sarno Bar – lemon ice cream;
  • Ladies Bar – lemon granita.
The delizia al limone in the lemon tasting itinerary

Participating in the tasting itinerary with the lemon menu, you will have the opportunity to walk through the whole center of Massa. Along the way, you can see craft markets and local products and the town’s hotspots where the exhibitions are set up, becoming completely immersed in the festive atmosphere of the event.

The exhibitions in the streets of the city center will be:

  • Ceramics of the Castle: exhibition of ceramic works;
  • RecuperArte: solo exhibition of the artist Giovanni Parlato;
  • Palazzo Vespoli: “Craftsmanship is Art” by UniTre;
  • Boutique La Terra delle Sirene: special offer for the “Mermaidland tour”.
Ceramic works with lemon theme

This event is part of “Omaggio alla bellezza”, a series of summer events promoted by the municipal administration of Massa Lubrense.

The entertainment

Also there will be entertainment; both evenings will be enlivened by the performances of great artists like Foja, the Italian folk-rock band born in Naples that will perform in the concert “Miracoli e Rivoluzioni” on July 8 at 21.00, blending traditional Neapolitan sounds with contemporary influences and Paolo Caiazzo, the comedian who on July 9 at 21.00 will perform in the show “Eppure sorrido” in which he will propose hilarious sketches and monologues.

The artists of the Limoni in festa 2023, the group Foja and the comedian Paolo Caiazzo

For more information just look at the program of both evenings of an event that will satisfy not only the view with themed installations, the craft market and the typical products, but also the ears and the palate with an explosion of taste, local culture and tradition thanks to the lemon tasting itinerary.

In conclusion we wait for you in Massa Lubrense to celebrate together this citrus and its beneficial properties, its color and fragrance, that are part of the precious heritage of the Sorrento peninsula.