We decided to explore the Massa Lubrense marina community, so got on our walking shoes and headed down the hill. Lucia wanted to check out the “beach” area and relax and swim a bit, and we wanted to see the boats and restaurants.
There are many pretty niches along the paths and roads…
The view from our trail above the marina towards Mt. Vesuvius in the background. Sorrento is around the corner of that penisula jutting out in the middle.
The church in the marina community is lovely…
Angelo’s Bar is perched by the marina with a nice view towards the Isle of Capri. They have indoor and outdoor dining.
Angelo’s from below
I’m not sure what these traps are used to capture…
I loved the colorful old-fashioned wooden boats bobbing in the marina.
We walked along the shore – here is their protected swimming area…
Big black lava rocks provide erosion control
This was Lucia’s beach destination. She likes to relax by the water and take a swim.
The beach is made up of smooth pebbles
And amongst the pebbles were lots of bits of broken tile and sea glass.
We left Lucia to relax a while and went to check out the other restaurant at the marina, Funiculi Funicula for lunch. We were craving more fresh seafood.
They had just opened so we got a table next to the window.
We chose a seafood sampler appetizer to start…
Wally got a local mixed seafood – prawn and mussels and clams
I had a baked entree but I can’t remember what it was, although I do remember it was good.
After meeting back up with Lucia, we walked back through the town of Massa Labrense and had dessert at Bar Di Sarno. I love how the Italians offer sweets and liquor together. One-stop enjoyment for gelato, lemon ice, limoncello and other liquor.
Wally had chocolate gelato with a side shot of limoncello
A non-alcoholic lemon ice slush is refreshingGelato!
Time to trek back up the hill to Villa Erca to rest! Next up, our day trip to Positano!