Neapolitan Riviera Guide
Sorrento, Massa Lubrense, Sant’Agata sui due Golfi, Marina del Cantone are part of the Neapolitan riviera, one of the most spectacular part of the italian coastline, offering panoramic views of Naples bay, Vesuvio & Capri...
The Neapolitan Riviera is well known for the splendid landscape, the small beaches between the high coast, the historical heritage, the gentleness of its climate, the food & drink. Sorrento penisula and Capri were already famous from the time of the Romans as a holiday resort, building luxury villas all along the coast, by the seaside from Castellamare di Stabia to Punta Campanella.
The particular of the Sorrento coastline is its geographical position, as it is situated on a tufaceous terrace, 60 meters high, which falls steeply down to a blu, crystalline sea. Once this area was abounded in forests and olive and citrus groves.
While Massa Lubrense is in a green valley, opposite the island of Capri, is still cultiveted with olive trees, vines, and citrus fruits.
Capri island has been a legendary mediterranean resort as well. Small in size, about 6 km long. The Island has a luxuriant vegetation and the charming narrow lanes of its small towns: Capri & Anacapri. The Neapolitan Riviera makes also a convenient base for visiting other famous attarctions: Amalfi Coast - Pompeii - Capri - Napoli - Herculaneum - Vesuvius.