Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, a lively touristic resort on the Sorrento Coast
Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi is one of the widest hamlets in the commune of Massa Lubrense. The name describes its position, between the Gulf of Naples and Salerno. The two Gulfes can be admired from the monastery of the Benedictine Nuns situated on the hill called "Il Deserto" (the desert) which overlooks Sorrento, and where the first inhabitants of this area, a Greek colony, built a necropolis. However the exact name of this hill is "Monte Sireniano", because of the cult of the sirens, so called by the ancient geographers, like Strabone, and also as indicated on the maps.
Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi is loacted on the slopes of the Lattari Mounts and very near to the Amalfi Coast. It is 6 km far from Massa Lubrense, 7 from Sorrento, 11 from Positano, 17 from Vico Equense, and 60 from Naples and Salerno.
From the small village it is possible to reach a small beach called Marina di Crapolla, situated in the area of Torca, otherwise only reachable from the sea. Following a leggend the Apostle Peter during his long journey towards Rome. To him the inhabitants dedicated a small church, built on the rests of the temple of Apollo, where the fishermen venerated the Apostle Peter.
Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi is opposite the isle of Capri and the two smaller islands called Li Galli, whose owner has been the Russian dancer Rudolf Nurejev for many years untill his death. Nowadays S.Agata sui due Golfi is a lively turistic resort, where people meet from difernt parts of the world. From this village you can esily reach by walking along signed paths Sorrento, Massa Lubrense and the little bay of Crapolla.