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Spring walks in Massa Lubrense 2023

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For this spring, the Pro Loco Massa Lubrense is offering four guided tours in some of the most fascinating places in the area.

Four Sundays between May and June to travel and discover Massa Lubrense: we do it on foot and with total respect for the places, to get to know them better and touch their essence. Paths and routes, sometimes even off the beaten track, are in fact real mines of treasures of history, traditions and nature.

Here is the program of the Spring Walks:

Sunday 14th May
Sirenuse trail
Departure: 9 am from the square of Sant’Agata sui due golfi
Duration: about 4 hours

The Sirenuse Trail is a scenic circular route that allows you to cross the southern slope of the Sorrento Peninsula enjoying enchanting views: from the Amalfi Coast to the Faraglioni of Capri.

Sunday 28th May
Ieranto Bay

Departure: 9:00 from the square of Nerano
Duration: about 4 hours

The Bay of Ieranto is a rocky inlet between Punta Campanella and Punta Penna. It is the pearl of the Punta Campanella Marine Protected Area and can only be reached on foot or by canoe.

Sunday 11th June
Punta Campanella

Departure: 9:00 from the square of Termini
Duration: about 4 hours

A pleasant excursion on foot is the only way to reach Punta Campanella, along a path of about an hour on the northern slope of the Promontorium Minervae, which separates the Gulf of Naples from the Gulf of Salerno.

Domenica 11 giugno
Crapolla Cove

Departure: 9:00 from the square of Sant’Agata sui due golfi
Duration: about 4 hours

The Crapolla Cove is one of the most evocative inlets on the coast of Massa Lubrense: in addition to being of great naturalistic interest, it preserves visible traces of a past rich in history.


Pro Loco Massa Lubrense
081 5339021 (every day 9:30-13:00)
+393510862663 (WhatsApp)
Suitable clothing is recommended. Participation under your own responsibility.

The cycle of Spring Walks is part of the Omaggio alla bellezza review, and is organized by the Pro Loco Massa Lubrense with the contribution of the Tourism and Events Department of the Municipality of Massa Lubrense.

The Spring Walks in Massa Lubrense programme

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The M.A.R.E. project

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by Rosario Sisto

The territory of Massa Lubrense boasts countless natural wonders. Among these, the aquatic environment that surround its banks is especially important and it is safeguarded by the Marine Protected Area Punta Campanella. The M.AR.E. project was indeed started by the Marine Area with the aim of protecting the aquatic ecosystem of these territories.

This project aims to engage a number of young volunteers from all over the world in activities designed not only to help safeguard the local aquatic ecosystems, but also to help spread the knowledge of aquatic wonders and how keep them safe.

For this article we had the opportunity to interview one of this year’s volunteers: Pedro Ribeiro.

Let’s start with an introduction: what’s your name? How old are you? What country are you from?

My name is Pedro Ribeiro, I’m 26 and Portuguese. I was born in a small town in the inland of Portugal and I studied biology, including marine biology, at the University of Aveiro.

Tell us: how did you decide to take part in the M.A.R.E. project?

After getting my master degree last year, I looked for a job in Portugal, but I wasn’t able to find anything that suited me.

One day I discovered the M.A.R.E. project on Facebook and decided to take part in it. Above all, I wish to bring the knowledge I have gained through the project with me to Portugal.

Moreover, during my university studies I was unable to take part in an Erasmus project, so this experience allowed me to “fill that void”, in a sense.

Specific studies or preparations are required to participate in the M.A.R.E. project?

Actually, of the 10 volunteers currently participating in the project only 7 are experts in marine biology, while the other 3 have studied completely different subjects.

Despite this, as much as it may not be strictly necessary to possess specific knowledge to become a volunteer, it is still important for at least a part of the group to have studied marine biology, so as to support the others in the more demanding activities.

What are the main activities carried out by you volunteers?

project M.A.R.E.

During the first month we attend an Italian language course to facilitate communication.

The actual activities start during the summer, often with the assistance of other organizations.

The main activities take place in the Bay of Ieranto with the goal of protecting the biodiversity of the area, meaning its hundreds of aquatic species, both plant and animal. When boats happen to enter the bay – where it is not allowed to cruise or dock if your boat is engine-powered – we approach them by canoe to explain to the people aboard the park regulations and its goals, and so we invite them to go elsewhere.

At the same time we put effort into teaching people the importance of protecting this ecosystem, and we often organize kayak guided tours and snorkeling. In this way people can personally immerse themselves in the aquatic wonders of the territory and get to know it better.

Volunteers are also involved in the protection of sea turtles: we follow their footprints in the sand along the beaches, searching for potential nests. Once we find one, we protect it to make sure that the eggs will be able to hatch safely. In the meantime, we take this opportunity to explain the details of the whole process to the people who are on the beach.

Are there any difficulties in protecting a foreign territory?

Personally not. Adapting to this cultural context was fairly easy for me since, in my experience, Italy and Portugal are not very different from a socio-cultural point of view.

How does collaboration between young people from different countries and cultures influence the activities?

M.A.R.E. project

Some of the M.A.R.E. project activities also aim to create strong bonds between us, in order to make us feel united despite our cultural differences.

Among the more interesting and memorable activities are the “cultural evenings”: each of us is given a whole evening during which we can tell the others about our country and our culture. The goal of these meetings is to make us all feel closer. We have organized many similar events: Spanish, Greek, Croatian, and many others.

For giving us so much of his time and so much information, we sincerely thank Pedro Ribeiro.

We hope to have aroused interest in those who have read this article. We invite you to visit the territories of the Punta Campanella Marine Protected Area, so that you can personally admire these wonders and fully understand the importance of safeguarding them!

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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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Winter in Massa Lubrense

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Although winter is the least favourite season for tourists to visit seaside locations, low temperatures still allow you to enjoy the beauty of the area.

Massa Lubrense is chosen as a destination all year round, with temperatures that rarely drop below 10°C (50°F) degrees during the day. In the winter time, sunny days alternate with cloudy days, with possible rain and wind.

With the right clothes to face the low temperatures, avoiding rainy days, walking the trails remains one of the favourite activities.

Winter walks

If you’re going on vacation in Massa Lubrense in winter, there is no need to book in advance, the prices are for sure lower and the influx of tourists is at a minimum, so you can fully enjoy the area.

During the winter time, activities related to the maritime tourism close, only to reopen in spring. Bus services decrease due to the low tourist influx, favouring daytime rather then the evening timetables. More information can be found here.

Once the Christmas holidays are over, some cafés and restaurants close for holidays, usually for about a month between January and February.

Massa Lubrense in January

Average temperature: 10°C (50°F)

Average sea temperature: 15°C (59°F)

January days in Massa Lubrense are very short, with sunsets between 4:45 pm and 5:15 pm. Snow is a rare occurrence, very much appreciated by the inhabitants for its exceptionality. Rains are more frequent, but sunny days are not lacking.

In good weather, it is pleasant to walk through the streets and squares, where you can stop at pastry shops or restaurants to taste typical dishes. Massa Lubrense is famous for the production of olive oil, cheese, a large variety of products based on the local lemons, and much more.

At the beginning of January, the festive atmosphere of Christmas holidays is still in the air, so take the opportunity to taste the desserts of the festivities. This is also the best time for shopping, because the sales start in the second week of the month.

Massa Lubrense in February

Average temperature: 11°C (52°F)

Average sea temperature: 14°C (57°F)

In February the weather is still cold, but sunny days are not lacking. You can go for long walks on the beach, lose yourself in the evocatice scenery of the sea in winter, good for you mind and body.

It is possible to do religious tourism, visiting the many churches and chapels, or simply walk trhough the hamlets. You can certainly enjoy the landscape in the coldest season of the year, in abscence of crowds and traffic. Alternatively you can visit museum, archaeological sites such as Pompeii or Ercolano, in the surroundings of Massa Lubrense.

If the weather does not help, you can opt for an afternoon of shopping by choosing the local activities of handicrafts.

Massa Lubrense in March

Average temperature: 12°C (54°F)

Average sea temperature: 14°C (57°F)

In March the days get longer, with sunset between 5:50 pm and 7:25 pm, with the transistion to daylight saving time. Moving towards the end of the month, temperatures will rise by a couple of degrees on average.

Benefiting from more hours of sunshine, outdoor activities will certainly be more enjoyable. You can visit parks with children, such as the Parco delle Sirene in Massa Centro. While walking, you can stop at the most suggestive viewpoints, from which to observe the beauty of the area from above.

If you love the gastronomic products of the area, you can visit one of the many farms to discover the secrets of production.

So, despite the weather, there are still many activities to do!

Weather 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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Massa Lubrense: protagonist of cinema since the 1950s

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There are numerous film productions that have as their backdrop the breathtaking landscapes and the extraordinary beauties of Massa Lubrense. From Paolo Sorrentino to Pierce Brosnan, Massa Lubrense appears in the masterpieces of both national and international cinema.

In this article, you will find the best films shot in Massa Lubrense.

The Hand of God (2021)

Written and directed by director Paolo Sorrentino, nominated for an Oscar 2022 in the Best International Film section, and a Golden Globe 2022 for Best Foreign Film. The coast of Massa Lubrense and the protected marine area of Punta Campanella are the backdrop to the Schisa family’s holidays. In the opening scene, there is a tribute to Eduardo De Filippo, with the shot of the Isca islet which, for decades, was the home of the well-known Italian actor and playwright. The mayor of the municipality of Massa Lubrense himself invited the director Paolo Sorrentino to personally appreciate the natural beauties that this place has to offer.

Love Is All You Need (2012)

A film directed by Danish director Susanne Brier. Between Sorrento and Massa Lubrense the love story blossoms between Philip (Priece Brosnan), an English citizen living in Denmark and Ida, a Danish hairdresser. To bind the two protagonists is the imminent marriage of their respective children which forces them to leave for Italy and which sees the beginning of their love and the perfect city for romance in the Sorrento peninsula.

Ex 2: Still Friends? (2011)

A film directed and co-written by Carlo Vanzina. Sequel to “Ex” (2009) by Fausto Brizzi. Also in this film, there are scenes shot in Massa Lubrense, such as the village of Annunziata and the historic Villa Murat. Vincenzo Salemme, in the role of Antonio, is an ex-pharmacist who invites a group of ex-friends to his villa in the Sorrento peninsula. During the party, ties are found that, by now, were believed to have been lost. Some scenes are also shot in the square of the village of Annunziata, with Capri in the background.

Neapel sehen und erben: See Naples and Die (1988)

Directed by Marco Serafini, it is a German film with Massa Lubrense as its setting. The story begins in Germany and then continues, during the holidays, in Italy: landscapes of the Amalfi coast alternate with those in the seaside village of Marina della Lobra. The movie didn’t obtain a wide diffusion in Italian cinema, so today, in addition to the testimonies of the residents, it is possible to find only a few clips of the film that clearly show glimpses of the seaside village of Marina della Lobra.

Husban and Wife (1952)

The film is divided into two episodes, both directed and interpreted by Eduardo de Filippo. Much of his film was shot right in the village of Annunziata. De Filippo himself wanted the inhabitants of Massa Lubrense to act as extras. The film represents two episodes about married life: in the first episode, that of a poor man made immobile by paralysis and, in the second, that of Gennarino who, tired of his wife, his spinster sister, and a stupid son, invents a love story with a neighbor of his.

Village of Annunziata

Starting from the 1950s with Eduardo de Filippo, the relationship between Massa Lubrense and cinema is still maintained thanks to numerous national and international directors who, choose the beauties of Massa Lubrense as the film set for their movies.

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10 photos that will make you want to visit Massa Lubrense

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written by Serena Lobianco

Italy is among the countries that boast a great naturalistic heritage and it is not surprising that it is one of the most popular destinations for travelers. Undoubtedly, Massa Lubrense is one of its natural wonders there is, rich in coastal and hilly landscapes.

Precisely for this reason, we have selected 10 photos taken by the Instagram community that show one of the most beautiful Italian locations.

Congratulations to the photographers, professionals and amateurs, who inspired our selection!

Regardless of the view, the protagonist of Monte San Costanzo is certainly the white church, pictured here from above. Therefore, from the top of the hill you can admire a 360degree view of the Lattari Mountains and the gulfs of Naples and Salerno that embrace the coast.

Firstly from the top of Monte di San Costanzo, we overlook the Bay of Ieranto, an enchanting rocky inlet. Moreover if you take a look from a precise perspective, the bay forms the suggestive shape of a heart.


The Bay of Ieranto is a property protected by the FAI (Italian Environment Fund) and can be reached on foot by a marked path. Starting from Nerano, the journey takes about 40 minutes. Alternatively, the bay can be reached directly from the sea, but only by using a canoe.

This is a photo of Marina del Cantone taken from above. It shows the beauty of the crystalline sea of the Lubrense coast. In the background, you can see the gulf of Salerno, up to Punta Licosa.

In the image above, in the foreground, there is the Montalto Tower. This was completed in 1570 and placed in a strategic position to guard the coast. From the top of it you can admire the Bay of Ieranto and the Bay of Marina del Cantone.

This shot portrays the Recommone Bay. This small pebble beach can be reached on foot along a short path, departing from Marina del Cantone.

In the previous photo, there is a shot of Crapolla. It is a natural inlet, reachable by going down 700 steps.


Marina di Puolo is located at the very beginning of the town of Massa Lubrense, coming from Sorrento. In summer, some of the local restaurants have their tables directly on the beach, giving customers a unique experience.

In this photo we can see the Marciano bridge, it is fascinating because it’s one of the most panoramic points of Massa Lubrense. In particular, walking on it you can admire the island of Capri in the Gulf of Naples.

In conclusion, in this last photo, there is part of the Sirenuse path, which is a trekking path between Sant’Agata sui due Golfi and Colli di Fontanelle. It is called this way because during the walk you can see in the background the islets of Li Galli, also called Sirenuse.

These are just some of the many places to explore in Massa Lubrense. However, if you are interested in learning about new destinations, we recommend that you consult our blog or follow our Instagram page to discover them!

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10 souvenirs from Massa Lubrense

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Se la tua destinazione è Massa Lubrense e ti stai chiedendo quali sono i souvenir più originali o i prodotti gastronomici tipici che potresti acquistare qui, abbiamo stilato per te un elenco da cui potrai prendere spunto. Continua la lettura se sei alla ricerca del souvenir perfetto.

1. Ceramiche

Il souvenir perfetto è quello realizzato da mani di artigiani esperti, i quali sapranno stupirti con realizzazioni originali di ceramiche ispirate sia dalla tradizione che da innovazioni tecniche e stilistiche. La bellezza della porcellana viene esaltata da colorazioni esuberanti ma si trovano anche creazioni più sobrie e minimaliste. Accontenta tutti i gusti e ti assicura un figurone. 

2. Provolone del Monaco

Il Provolone del Monaco si ottiene da una lunga stagionatura del latte, esclusivamente crudo, delle mucche agerolesi che pascolano liberamente nei Monti Lattari. La sua forma è simile a quella di un melone allungato e il suo peso varia da tre a otto chilogrammi. La stagionatura lunga, di circa 7/8 mesi, conferisce al formaggio una pasta tendente al giallo. Per apprezzare ulteriormente il provolone, di solito, viene servito assieme a della frutta di stagione o, ancor meglio, si può gustare con della confettura.

3. Sandali handmade

Esplorando Massa Lubrense, ci si può imbattere in calzolai che in pochi minuti realizzano per te dei sandali su misura. Si può scegliere il materiale, i colori e le eventuali decorazioni che rendono l’esperienza del cliente divertente e creativa. Una volta terminato il lavoro dell’artigiano, sarai entusiasta di sfoggiare i tuoi nuovi sandali. Quindi, perché non regalarne un paio come souvenir?!

4. Quadri e quadretti

Solitamente visitando luoghi così caratteristici, possiamo trovare nei negozi di souvenir dei dipinti realizzati da artisti del posto. Questi imprimono su tela piccoli scorci di stradine caratteristiche o una vista sul mare davvero suggestiva. Ogni opera è unica e racchiude in sé particolari che altre non hanno. Scova tra le botteghe i quadri più incantevoli e porta con te un ricordo impresso sulla tela.

5. Souvenir a tema limone

L’Unione Europea ha riconosciuto l’unicità del “Limone di Sorrento”, anche conosciuto con il nome di “Limone di Massa”, conferendogli il marchio IGP. Dal limone si possono ricavare le idee regalo più fantasiose. Tra queste si potrebbe optare per l’acquisto del famoso limoncello, della particolare confettura di limoni, del sapone al limone 100% biologico oppure di oggetti artigianali decorati a tema.

6.  Liquore alle noci di Sorrento

Sono molto popolari le noci sorrentine, conosciute anche al di fuori dell’Italia, grazie al loro sapore leggero e la consistenza tenera e croccante. Pertanto, un souvenir gradito agli amanti di liquori, oltre al più conosciuto limoncello, è proprio quello prodotto con le noci fresche sorrentine, conosciuto come “nocino” o “nocillo”. Di norma, il liquore viene servito dopo i pasti come digestivo e può essere accompagnato da dolcetti.

7. Olio d’oliva

Tra i prodotti tipici, Massa Lubrense offre anche una produzione raffinata di olio d’oliva, al quale è stato assegnato il marchio DOP. L’olio d’oliva è un prodotto tipico della cultura italiana. Una piccola bottiglietta potrebbe rappresentare il regalo ideale per coloro che apprezzano la cucina mediterranea.

8. Libro di ricette locali

Quando si viaggia, non sempre si ha il tempo di sperimentare tutto ciò che la cucina del luogo ha da offrire. Acquistare un libro di ricette locali potrebbe essere il modo più semplice per portare a casa parte della propria esperienza culinaria e ciò che non si è potuto assaggiare per replicarlo da sé.

9. Mobilio creato con la tecnica dell’intarsio

La tecnica dell’intarsio è un’arte interamente nata nel territorio sorrentino, poi diffusasi in tutta Italia. La procedura prevede di decorare la superficie dei mobili con legno, madreperla e altri materiali. L’artigiano impegna tutta la sua ingegnosità per rendere i mobili dei veri tesori d’arredo che donano un tocco di originalità alla propria abitazione.

10. Calamita da frigo

Ed infine, non può mancare, dopo un viaggio alla scoperta di una nuova località, la tipica calamita da attaccare al frigo. Spesso ci si imbatte in botteghe o negozi di souvenir e una delle prime cose che si possono notare sono le pareti con sopra attaccate calamite di ogni forma, soggetto e colore. Selezionare le più belle è una scelta ardua ma non può che coronare il proprio viaggio.

Parte dell’esperienza di viaggio consiste nella ricerca e scoperta di ciò che il territorio ha da offrire. Come avrai potuto notare, Massa Lubrense rappresenta la meta turistica ideale per coloro che adorano immergersi nella natura, tra panorami mozzafiato, scorci caratteristici e tramonti sul mare. Non per ultimo, offre ai suoi visitatori una vasta scelta di prodotti tipici del luogo per poter apprezzare appieno la permanenza in questa località.

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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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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)