To The Discovery of Annunziata’s village
Forget the car, put on comfortable shoes and go visit the ancients streets of Annunziata’s village, till the top where is located an old Argonese Castle; from there you’ll admire all the beauties of Capri Island, Naples, the Vesuvius and Massa Lubrense.
The old village of Annunziata is one of the richest of historical memories in Massa Lubrense. A bunch of houses with typical vaulted rooftops, far 200mt from the sea, and surrounded by the Aragonese Castle and the ancient Cathedral.
From the square in the nearby of SS. Annunziata’s Church, a steep staircase made entirely of grey tuff (typical stone of Sorrento’s Peninsula) leads to the Aragonese Castle.
Of the ancient castle remain only one tower and the ramparts, because there was conflict scenarios in 1459 between King Ferdinando I of Aragona, King of Naples, and Giovanni d’Angiò. At the end of the war, won by the king of Naples, Massa Lubrense citizens continued the revolt for their autonomy. But, with the return of the winning King, who was afraid that people could revolt again, it was ordered to the citizens to leave the city without reply, marking the decline of Santa Maria which was always more vulnerable to sea attacks and been completely destroyed. The panorama from there is one of the most astounding of Sorrento’s Peninsula: an unique place where is possible admire Naples Gulf, Massa Lubrense, Mount Vesuvius and Capri Island, at a palm of your hand!
After this big beauty, you can continue your trip through the narrow streets until Annunziata’s Belvedere, sipping a glass of local wine, relaxing yourself by watching the sunset …
Annunziata is a charm suspended between the sky, sea and land and it’s here, in this little paradise corner, where Antonio Mazzola is located from 20 years with his restaurant, who became a cult place in every culinary guide… Nature, history, panorama and obviously, good food, refinement and a triumph of the mediterranean taste; all fresh, according to “One Fire” formula, that is a fire of deliciousness.
Maria, Tonino’s wife, manages with experience and mastery the kitchen using the fresh fish caught by local fisherman and the local earth products which vary seasonally and, obviously, Alliance Slow Food.
So, what’s awaits you isn’t the classic lunch or dinner but a true experience where you will be able to relax yourself and let the charm of this place enchant you.
MelRose Thanks to Alessia Mazzola, La Torre Restaurant.