Sant’Agata sui due Golfi is the greatest and the most developed village in the Massa Lubrense municipality, to the point that, thanks to its extension, to the number of the citizens and to its touristic and market development, it’s often considered as a separated village on its own.
The charm and the landscapes
Sant’Agata is strategically placed on the hill that dominates, indeed, two gulfs: the Napoli one and the Salerno one. The landscapes that are possible to admire from Sant’Agata are impressive and unique and allow a complete view of the peninsula from the top; on one side Napoli, Pompei, the Vesuvio and all the Vesuvio and peninsula’s villages, up to Sorrento, and on the other side Praiano and all the villages of the Amalfi coast.
Sant’Agata is a calm village that, during the summer, is full of tourists and travelers that compete to get a place in one of the many hotels, b&B and holiday houses that have been created to respond to the great and increasing touristic needs.
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Historical and interest sites
Interesting to see is the Carmelitani del Deserto’s Convent, dated back to the 17th century. It dominates the village and from here it’s possible to look and enjoy the best views on the two gulfs.
In the Sant’Agata square there’s the Sant’Agata Church, dated just like the convent. Inside, it’s possible to enjoy a wonderful artwork created by the florentine Dionisio Lazzari and dated back to the same era. The altar is decorated with some inlays even of marble and other fine materials.
Where to eat in Sant’Agata Sui Due Golfi
Besides its charm and its history, Sant’Agata has become famous for its starred restaurants as well. The Don Alfonso Restaurant, indeed, is placed right on the Sant’Agata main course. The restaurant has got two Michelin stars and it’s considered to be one of the best restaurants in Italy. The chef creates his dishes with his farm’s products, situated in Punta Campanella (discover more about Punta Campanella and its trekking paths). The restaurant is very elegant and has got an excellent list of wines coming from all over the world. It’s advisable to make a reservation and get ready on a starred cuisine’s prices.
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How to get to Sant’Agata Sui Due Golfi
- BY BUS: there are regular buses that depart at the Circunvesuviana Sorrento station (services: one every hour).
- BY CAR: Going from Sorrento, take the SS145 in direction west and follow the indications for about 7 km
- BY FOOT: for those who love walking, it’s possible to go across a 3 km path, that links Sorrento to Sant’Agata.