Some good news, after a series of more negative blogs. It seems that at long last the local administration and tourist bodies have woken up to the fact that the area of Massa Lubrense is in fact an excellent centre for hiking and that this could even be used to promote tourism and entice more visitors to spend their holidays here.
Two interesting initiatives:
TREKKING FEST 2016 organised by the Proloco "Due Golfi" of Sant'Agata which will take place over 3 days, starting on 2nd June. Three days to discover and enjoy some of the best itineraries of the area including a walk through the villages, the Athena Trail (Punta Campanella - Monte San Costanzo) and the Sirenuse Trail (Pizzetiello and Malacoccola), with the evenings dedicated to traditional music and stalls of local craftwork. To book and for more information, call 081 5330135. I would really have liked to take part in this, but unfortunately work and family commitments make it impossible. Hopefully next year.
PASSEGGIATE DI PRIMAVERA (springtime walks) organised by the Proloco of Massa Lubrense. I apologise for not having mentioned these earlier, but there are still 3 walks to go (the first having been postponed due to poor weather), and each at the modest price of 5 euros per person, including a visit to a farm or agriturismo where you can taste local produce. More information and to book call 081 5339021 (9.30 to 13.00hrs).
Hopefully these will have the success they deserve!