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Non-tourist activities in Massa Lubrense

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by Rosario Sisto

Are you tired of the usual tourist activities?

How often can you repeat the same activities in different places before they start getting monotonous? Visiting museums, archeological sites, churches, going out to eat at the restaurants of the area to try out the local cuisine and so on.

Obviously there’s nothing wrong with any of these activities, but it’s natural that one would like to experience something different from time to time. Perhaps many of you might be interested in doing things that are usually not included in the typical tourist itinerary, and it’s precisely to you that we offer a series of non-tourist activities that you can enjoy here in Massa Lubrense!

From various types of sports to direct experience of how farms work, you will find out that here there’s always something able to catch your interest!

Non-tourist activities for the body and mind

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Here in Massa Lubrense you’ll find many occasions to try out various kinds of sports. Some of which are aimed at the benefit of the body, while others benefit the spirit.

Here are some activities that we particularily encourage you to try out:

  • Yoga: The origins of Yoga date back to several thousand years ago in India. It’s a sort of midway point between a purely physical activity and an actual philosophy. It’s made up of a series of activities that not only benefit your physical health but also allow you to reach a better spiritual state. Ever since ancient times many individuals have deemed it possible to reach a level of enlightenment and spiritual salvation through these practices. There are various types of Yoga, each with its own characteristics, such as, for instance, Sri Sri Yoga.
  • Pilates: A physical training method, created by Joseph Pilates at the beginnings of the 20th century, which takes inspiration from Yoga. Pilates aims to train muscles in a precise manner, so as to improve one’s own posture, as well as the fluidity and precision of their movements, without excessively increasing muscle mass.
  • Canoeing: Here in Massa Lubrense you’ll be able to partake in guided tours through our waters by canoe. If you’re interested in working out your physique and admiring the beauties of our coasts at the same time we invite you not to let this chance slip by!

There are many other kinds of sports that you’ll be able to practice here. We often organize events that will allow you to participate with the help of experts. Therefore we suggest you always keep an eye on our calendar.

Unique religious experiences

non-tourist activities

If you’re interested in knowing about how religious holidays are celebrated here in Massa Lubrense then we encourage you to attend the processions of Venerdì Santo (Good Friday).

There are two processions organized by two organizations:

  • The procession of Christ deceased, run by the Archconfraternity of Death and Prayer, which aims to represent the passion and death of Christ. The Archconfraternity was born in 1613 with the goal of guaranteeing a proper burial to all those who couldn’t afford it due to their poverty.
  • A procession organized by the Brotherhood of Saint Philip Neri, which also represents the death of Christ. The Brotherhood was officially founded in 1575 by Philip Neri and its goal is to sanctify souls through the use of education and preaching.

Kids entertainment in Massa Lubrense

If you have kids with you and you want them to also have their own fun activities to partake in, have no fear! Here in Massa Lubrense you’ll find various playgrounds where your kids will be able to play while immersed in nature.

In Sant’Agata sui due Golfi, one of our hamlets, you will find a recently opened park along via Reola, open from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 AM to 13:00 PM and from 15:00 PM to 18:00 PM, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 AM to 18:00 PM. It’s open to both adults and kids alike, allowing the former to relax immersed in nature while the latter have fun playing.

Parco delle Sirene has recently been reopened and it now sports a new playground area for kids, complete with new safety measures. Furthermore accessibility for disabled people has been improved in all areas of the park. The park is located in Massa Centro, on via Rotabile Massa Turro.

Immerse yourself in the world of farming

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If you’ve ever wished to observe with your own eyes how olive farming and harvesting works, here in Massa Lubrense you’ll get the chance to!

In our territory we have many farming companies which produce a lot of different products. Many of them tend to produce cooking oil by harvesting olives.

Generally olive harvesting takes place between October and December, and it’s right around this period that a “walk among the olive trees” is organized by the National Association “Città dell’Olio”, which includes hundreds of cities from all of Italy. Among these cities, Massa Lubrense is often included. In this case, we invite you to take part in it if you wish to live a unique experience in direct contact with the local farming activities!

Non-tourist activities for a unique experience

Obviously there are many more non-tourist activities that you will find here in Massa Lubrense. In this article we’ve pointed out only a few which, in our opinion, you may appreciate the most.

Therefore if you wish to have a tourist experience that is a bit different than usual we strongly encourage you to come visit us as soon as possible. We assure you that your stay here will be unforgettable!


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An experience of Sri Sri yoga in Massa Lubrense

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Edited by Claudia Pia Palumbo

Interview with Gelsomina Di Maio

Some call it sport, others religion or philosophy of life: we are talking about yoga. A practice born more than 2000 years ago in India to establish a balance between body and mind and which, during all these years, has never gone out of fashion. On the contrary, it has known more and more new forms, such as Sri Sri Yoga.

In view of the cycle of Sri Sri Yoga lessons that will be held this summer at the Annunziata castle, we asked the instructor Gelsomina di Maio for some information on Sri Sri Yoga.

Could you briefly describe what Sri Sri Yoga consists of? And above all, how does it differ from traditional yoga?

Actually, Sri Sri Yoga does not differ at all from the yogic tradition but is a faithful expression of it, indeed the SSY integrates the various traditional paths such as Hatha Yoga (effort), Jnana Yoga (wisdom), Karma Yoga (service and action) and Bakti Yoga (devotion). The founder of SSY is Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a living master, accomplished in yoga and meditation, peace ambassador, and humanitarian leader known and appreciated all over the world. The goal is to bring into the world an authentic education of yoga accessible to all. His message is that inner and outer peace is possible through service and the awakening of human values. The word yoga means “union”, the one between the body, mind, and breath.

Why is yoga called a “complete” discipline, which provides significant benefits for both the body and the mind?

Yoga is undoubtedly a very complete discipline. Numerous scientific studies demonstrate the therapeutic power of yogic practices. With yoga, we work on the body through postures or positions called “ASANA“. Through certain breathing practices “PRANAYAMA” and meditation “DHYANA“, we work on our vital energy until we reach a deep meditative state called “SAMADHI“.

The benefits of yoga are immense: On a physical level, there is an improvement in elasticity and muscle tone and in all the joints of the body. It improves blood and lymphatic circulation, gives better balance and coordination, increases breathing capacity, and helps reduce body weight. Mentally, it reduces stress, improves concentration and memory, and calms anxiety and mental agitation. Not least, it helps improve sleep quality and quality of life.

 Why precisely the Annunziata castle? Is the environment a determining factor when practicing Sri Sri Yoga?

Having the opportunity to take advantage of a place of such scenic beauty certainly enriches the yoga experience. This magnificent and harmonious place, far from the chaos of the city, where you can breathe fresh air deeply, is certainly an ideal setting for a positive and regenerating experience. The environment in which Yoga is practiced must be clean, tidy, cared for, possibly quiet and well ventilated.

Do you think SSY is for everyone? And above all, is there a specific age to start practicing SSY? Is yoga recommended for pregnant women?

On so many occasions, especially in modern times, yoga is distorted and praticed inappropriately, neglecting the most sacred and profound aspects of this millenary practice. In SSY, wisdom and techniques are proposed in an easy and joyful way, in a simple but effective way. It can therefore be within everyone’s reach and practiced at all ages. The principles of yoga can be taught from an early age, obviously, the teaching methodology and the type of practices change if we are dealing with children. Similarly in the case of pregnant women: yoga is highly recommended but you must be very careful especially in the first three months of pregnancy during which any too stimulating activity is often not recommended. During pregnancy, there are certain postures that are extremely beneficial. Proper breathing along with the well-being and deep relaxation experienced by the mother also benefits the baby in her womb.

 What advice would you give to a person who has never tried yoga until now but really wants to do it?

Not to hesitate any further and take this opportunity immediately. I would recommend giving oneself this possibility without judging themselves, without thinking a priori of being more or less capable. I would suggest experimenting and getting involved. It is never too late to make a change in one’s life and it is never too late to live fully. 

We, therefore, thank the instructor Gelsomina di Maio for answering some questions, and now all that remains is to try the free lessons organized by the Pro loco of Massa Lubrense to enjoy the countless advantages that Sri Sri Yoga provides.


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Gelsomina di Maio

Yoga instructor



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Ready for the Lemon Festival 2022

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Walkings, tastings and shows to celebrate one of the symbols of local gastronomy.

In Massa Lubrense we are preparing to host the lemon festival “Limoni in festa”, two days of good cuisine and traditions promoted by the association Pro Loco Massa Lubrense with the patronage and the city’s contribution: the appointment is for Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of July, in Largo Vescovado. Now in its 46th edition, the event returns after two years of stop imposed by the pandemic.

Limoni in Festa 2022

The traditional “agropasseggiata” will open the program, on July 9 at 9 am. It is a walk on paths and alleys of the old town, among olive and lemon groves. In the evening, at 6:30 pm, the town center will come alive with the opening of the stands of crafts and typical products and the lemon tasting itinerary.

There will be shows: on Saturday at 9 pm the actor Gino Rivieccio will propose to the public his show ‘Da cosa nasce cosa’, while on Sunday at 9 pm the musical group ‘La Maschera’ will perform in the concert  ‘Sotto chi tene core’. “We couldn’t wait to organize our festival again – observes Anna Teresa Pappalardo, president of Pro Loco Massa Lubrense – I thank all those working for its realization with renewed enthusiasm, waiting to be all together in the square”. 

“The festival returns after two years of stop – emphasizes Antonino Esposito, managing director Agriculture of Massa Lubrense – with the aim of enhancing an extraordinary product such as the lemon of Massa Lubrense, the ‘femminiello’: oval, with a juicy straw-yellow pulp, a concentrate of vitamin C and mineral salts, with a skin rich in essential oils.”

The lemon festival is part of the frame of ‘Omaggio alla bellezza’, the cycle of summer events promoted by the city administration of Massa Lubrense: “With this review – concludes Giovanna Staiano, Councillor for Tourism Massa Lubrense – we have given rise to several initiatives for tourists and residents, which lead to the discovery and enhancement of our extraordinary land.”

For more information: Limoni in Festa 2022 – Massa Lubrense (massalubrenseturismo.it)


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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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Massa Lubrense Expo… ne

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“Massa Lubrense Expo… ne” is the local handicraft and agriculture fair held in Sant’Agata sui due golfi (Massa Lubrense) from 17 to 19 December 2021

A charming traditional market lined with wooden chalets, beautifully decorated and filled with unique gifts, handicrafts, local produce and tantalizing culinary delights.

The atmosphere is enlivened by street performers and traveling music. At lunch and dinner it is possible to taste the dishes prepared by the local restaurants association.

In one of the chalets, Santa Claus is waiting for all the children who want to personally deliver their letter to him.

Opening time:

Friday 17 from 18:00 to 21:00

Saturday 18 from 10:00 to 21:00

Sunday 19th from 10:00 to 21:00

Place of the fair:

Via Doppio Corso, Sant’Agata sui due golfi


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Omaggio alla bellezza in Massa Lubrense

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From June to October in Massa Lubrense the program Omaggio alla bellezza is held, a project that involves the territory with multiple free events.

Concerts in nature, themed walks, tastings, yoga and pilates classes, activities for children and much more. Promoted by the Municipality of Massa Lubrense in collaboration with local associations, the exhibition offers those who live or spend a few days in Massa Lubrense the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful area with activities that enhance its culture, history and natural beauty.

Open-air musical events return to enchant us with the fifth edition of Natura in concerto: musical performances in places with a mythical charm.

The cycle of guided walking tours proposed by the Pro Loco Massa Lubrense is part of Omaggio alla bellezza: the Passeggiate d’estate are excursions with environmental guides, with tasting of local products in farms or agritourisms.

Alla ricerca della valle perduta nella Terra delle Sirene” is the title of the proposals of the Pro Loco Due Golfi and the Massa Lubrense branch of the Archeoclub: four itineraries inspired by the lives of Ignazio Chiaiese, Torquato Tasso, Norman Douglas, Teofilo and Gianbattista Folengo.

AGAT Massa Lubrense also offers a rich calendar of excursions in the area: “Alla scoperta dei borghi” emphasizes its historic centers, monuments and religious buildings.

The program also includes activities organized by the Punta Campanella Marine Protected Area: open days to visit the park’s visitor center, canoe and snorkelling excursions to get to know our coast and sea.

For the little ones, the much appreciated Merende itineranti continue: walks for children with outdoor theater, workshops and organic snacks. There is no shortage of amusing magic shows in the squares and playgrounds of Massa Lubrense.

Throughout the summer it is also possible to take part in yoga and pilates classes outdoors: the best way to seek your own well-being in the newfound connection with the environment that surrounds us.


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Natura in concerto: walks and music

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Natura in concerto is a traveling music festival that takes place in some of the most evocative locations in Massa Lubrense. The music reaches uncontaminated spots such as Punta Campanella, slips into the alleys of the villages, in front of churches and chapels, arrives in the squares, by the sea and on panoramic terraces.

natura in concerto massa lubrense

For each appointment, a walk by Agat Massa Lubrense leads to the concert venue.


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Yoga at sunset

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12 yoga classes outdoors, on the panoramic terrace of the Church of Sant’Andrea in Marciano, with the osteopath Dr. Antonino Minervino.

A cycle of 12 outdoor meetings designed to offer the possibility of rediscovering our well-being, encouraging increasingly healthy lifestyles.

The type of yoga proposed by osteopath Dr. Antonio Minervino is “hatha yoga”, in which physical effort is the tool to regain balance; it is a type of yoga suitable for all ages and which does not require any particular physical preparation.

Lessons are held weekly, on Thursdays, and are held on the terrace of the Church of Marciano, in a context of calm and relaxation, with an enchanting panorama. Each lesson lasts 60 minutes.

Yoga classes are free, participants are required to bring a mat and comfortable clothing.

RESERVATION REQUIRED

Info and reservations:

Pro Loco Massa Lubrense
Viale Filangieri 11, 80061 Massa Lubrense, Napoli
+390815339021 (9:30 – 13:00)
+393510862663 (WhatsApp)

Organized by the Pro Loco Massa Lubrense, with the patronage and contribution of the Municipality of Massa Lubrense – Tourism Department. It is part of the “Omaggio alla bellezza” program.


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Carnival of Termini 2020

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The 2020 carnival of Termini (Massa Lubrense): times, dates, parade program and all useful information.

The Cultural Association Termini non solo Carnevale has organized for this year a Carnival full of music, colors and joy.

The Carnival in Termini kicks off on Sunday 23 February and until Sunday 1 March Termini will be invaded by the colors of the Carnival masks and parades of allegorical floats for what is one of the most characteristic carnivals of the Sorrento Peninsula.

The full program of the Carnival in Termini 2020 is on the poster.


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Limoni in Festa 2018 – Massa Lubrense Lemon Festival

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Limoni in festa 2018 – Massa Lubrense Lemon Festival

The highlight event of the summer of Massa Lubrense. An excellent opportunity to taste many delicacies of the cuisine of Massa Lubrense based on the typical citrus that gives the name to the festival: our oval lemon called “femminiello”.

A series of events taking place in the city center, following the flavors of dishes with lemon scent, the sounds of popular music, the rediscovery of the oldest buildings, the streets, the typical corners.

Program

Friday, 13 July 2018
6.30am – 11.00pm Market with typical products and local crafts
8.30pm Concert “Divenendo Live” by Marco Mariconda and Le Sequenze

Saturday 14 July 2018
10.30am – 11.00pm Market with typical products and local craftsmanship
5.00pm Guided walking Massa center – Annunziata – Marina Lobra
7.00pm – 11.00pm Gastronomic itinerary based on lemons
9.00 pm Concert Mujeres Creando – Special Guest: Enzo Gragnaniello with Piero Gallo

Sunday 15 July 2018
10.30am – 11.00pm Market with typical products and local craftsmanship
7.00pm – 11.00pm Gastronomic itinerary based on lemons
9.00 pm “Parco Sofia Tour” concert of La Maschera

Location

Largo Vescovado, 80061 Massa Lubrense, Naples, Italy


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