Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi
Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi is nationwide famous for sweeping panoramas and great number of trekking routes. Located on the Sorrento Peninsula, at the foot of Lattari Mountains, facing the island of Capri and Archipelago Li Galli, at only 11 Km from Sorrento, 9 Km from Positano, 23 from Castellammare di Stabia, 60 from Naples and 61 from Salerno. This place is the major district of Massa Lubrense.
The name derives from its unique position: exactly between the two gulfs of Naples and Salerno... wonderfully visible from the religious centre “Il Deserto”, in proximity of the old town centre.
The first inhabitants were indeed Greek settlers, which built a necropolis in a place today called “Deserto” - desert.
The small Sant'Agata community has developed itself around the main square, where you can find the Church of St Agata (founded by the Casafestina family in 1745) and the Altar (an important oeuvre attributed to the Florentine school of XVI century), gorgeous work of polychrome marble hard shaped stones and mother of pearl, with light and dark effects made by the famous architect Dionisio Lazzari in 1654.
Event: Premio “Salvatore Di Giacomo” is a prestigious prize bestowed on famous personalities of art and culture. It takes place in Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi during the first week of September. You will be able to attend excellent music concerts, poetry, exhibitions and guided excursions.
Sant'Agata is also renowned for the goodness of local food: the territory is rich in lemon groves, a particular type of lemon called "femminello ovale" is cultivated for its particularly aromatic peel which is used in various ways in local cuisine. A traditional school of cuisine originates from Sant'Agata sui due Golfi, thanks to the denser population and a substantial tourist element with the development of vacation houses, hotels and restaurants.
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