Massa Lubrense is the point of departure of some of the most evocative itineraries of the Sorrento peninsula.
One of these is a journey through history, since is the same that British travelers walked in the nineteenth century while visiting Italy in search of beauty.
The route that leads from Massa Lubrense to the ‘Deserto’, the so called Sant'Agata dei Due Golfi’s cloister was in fact a must see on the Grand Tour and the reason why is clear by visiting it.
On the highest point of this borderland that by one side looks the Gulf of Naples and by the other to Salerno’s one, the Discalced Carmelites have built a monastery with a roof terrace which view extends up to Capri.
The distance of about 5 km can be covered in just 10 minutes by car but it can still be a pleasant walk of about an hour and a half by foot.
"I'm going through Sant'Agata" used to say the pilgrims to indicate the transition from the crossroads along this path, from a viewpoint to another, leading from Massa Lubrense to Sorrento and marked by a chapel with a statue of the namesake saint.
And among the old houses, dense Mediterranean maquis, walls overlooking the sea and Saracen towers that you are crossing might well be translated as "I'm going through the wonder".