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Italia Sorrento coast1

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The Sorrento Coast is a jagged promontory that shores up the southern end of the Bay of Naples. This peninsula of hilly terrain ends abruptly at a cliff that plunges sheerly down to the Mediterranean sea. Massa Lubrense is a comune located about 25 kilometres southeast of Naples. It has a population of 13,404 and an area of 19.7 km².
Massa Lubrense is popularly known as the legendary Land of Sirens (from which it derives the toponym of “Sirenusion”). Meta (or, Meta di Sorrento) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located about 25 km southeast of Naples. Meta borders the municipalities of Piano di Sorrento and Vico Equense.

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Italia Sorrento coast1

  1. 1. The Sorrento Coast is a jagged promontory that shores up the southern end of the Bay of Naples. This peninsula of hilly terrain ends abruptly at a cliff that plunges sheerly down to the Mediterranean sea. The entire coastline around Sorrento was a Greek colony during the period of Magna Grecia, the legendary site of Homer's sirens, before being conquered by the Romans who enjoyed the area as a summer playground. It has maintained a reputation as an exclusive resort destination ever since. It boasts a mild climate, gorgeous panoramas and citrus-scented air.   From the Sorrento Coast, views sweep along the bay to Naples, Mount Vesuvius and across the water to the island of Capri.
  2. 2. Massa Lubrense is a comune located about 25 kilometres southeast of Naples. It has a population of 13,404 and an area of 19.7 km². Its name derives from the Longobard word "mansa", which defined a territorial unit, with the adjective "lubrense" related to the Church of Madonna della Lobra, so named because it was built upon a pre-existing pagan temple (delubrum, in Latin)
  3. 3. Massa Lubrense
  4. 4. Ex-Cattedrale: a church dated back to 1512 and rebuilt in XVIII century, which keeps a wonderful 1700's majolica floor and, in the apse, a Madonna attributed to Andrea da Salerno
  5. 5. 1700's majolica floor
  6. 6. Cercis siliquastrum, commonly known as the Judas tree
  7. 7. Cercis siliquastrum, commonly known as the Judas tree
  8. 8. Cercis siliquastrum, commonly known as the Judas tree
  9. 9. Massa Lubrense, Palazzo Vespoli
  10. 10. Massa Lubrense, Palazzo Vespoli
  11. 11. Massa Lubrense Massa Lubrense is popularly known as the legendary Land of Sirens (from which it derives the toponym of “Sirenusion”)
  12. 12. Massa Lubrense Sirens lived along the coast and with their haunting and beautiful voices lured sailors onto the rocks.
  13. 13. Massa Lubrense According to the legend, Ulysses passed for Ieranto Bay, and there he built the temple of the goddess Athena
  14. 14. Sunset is especially stunning from the point of Massa Lubrense
  15. 15. The splendid coastline of Sorrento has a rugged coastline, small bays and rocky baths. An exception is the small town of Meta di SorrentoMeta di Sorrento.. It is known for the longest sandy beach on the Sorrento Coast. To reach the other notable tourist towns from Meta is easy. With the local train, the circumvesuviana, which stops at Meta every 20 minutes, one can easily get to where you want to in less than an hour
  16. 16. Madonna del Lauro,  the Patron Saint of Meta
  17. 17. Carpobrotus edulis (Hottentot-fig, ice plant, highway ice plant or pigface)
  18. 18. Aloe Crosby's Prolific is considered to be a hybrid between an Aloe nobilis and an Aloe humilis var. echinatum
  19. 19. Fragrant White Jasmine
  20. 20. Meta - separated through the Camaldoli mountains from Vico Equense
  21. 21. Madonna del Lauro Legend has it that a deaf and dumb woman found a statue of  the Virgin Mary under a laurel tree and then miraculously had her hearing and speech restored
  22. 22. From the window….
  23. 23. Another day…
  24. 24. Meta – rainy day
  25. 25. Fragrant White Jasmine
  26. 26. Chiesa dell'Assunta Bleu village
  27. 27. Like many of the houses in a region synonymous with citrus fruit, there are couple of lemon trees in the small gardens
  28. 28. Nespole The loquat (Eriobotrya japonica)
  29. 29. Nespole The loquat (Eriobotrya japonica)
  30. 30. Basilica Santa Maria Del Lauro
  31. 31. Ai caduti sul mare (To the fallen on the sea)
  32. 32. Sound: Eduardo De Crescenzo - L'odore del mare; Dove c'è il mare Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Gabriela Cristescu Internet All  copyrights  belong to their  respective owners Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu https://plus.google.com/+SandaMichaela 2018

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