Hotel La Certosa is an ideal location for a holiday if you are in search of sea, culture and nature excursions and good food. The hotel is in fact situated on the beach in Marina del Cantone, one of the most beautiful bays in the Sorrento peninsula, behind Punta Campanella, in the heart of the natural marine reserve of the same name. With uncontaminated beauty, the reserve offers lots of land and sea routes to allow you to discover various sites full of history, legends and culture.
Many paths cross the most evocative areas of the reserve and arrive to the crystal clear bays and near extremely interesting archeological sites containing the remains of villas that once belonged to Roman nobles, since many Romans chose the beautiful scenery around Punta Campenella as their summer residence. Such as Villa Pollio, on the Sorrento slope of the Punta, the so-called Regina Giovanna Baths, which is full of natural swimming pools: the remains are of rare magnificence and the view of the Gulf of Sorrento is extraordinary.
In the most panoramic area of the peninsula on Punta della Campanella (reachable on foot by crossing the Reserve paths) you will find a villa/military garrison built to preside over the stretch of sea between the Punta and Capri during a period in which Emperor Tiber's Roman courts were transferred to the island (from 27 to 37 A.D.). Here, the magnificent view stretches between the two slopes of the peninsula: from the islands of Li Galli to Capri with the rocky Faraglioni cliffs, right up to the Gulf of Sorrento.
The most beautiful walk of all brings you from Nerano, the area behind Marina del Cantone, to Leranto Bay, a gem set in the final piece of the Amalfi coast and also another protected area. The path goes beyond the Mediterranean maquis and near the bay is very panoramic with amazing views from Punta Penna to Punta Campenella, with Capri and the Faraglioni in the background.
The landscape is enriched by watchtowers from the Bourbon era, erected following the terrible invasion of the Turks in 1588. The pleasantness of these areas charmed many ancient races who believed the area was inhabited by mermaids: we are in fact where Ulysses heard the enchanting song, while crossing the sound between Punta Campanella and Capri, near the islands of Li Galli. Many others, on the contrary to Ulysses, were shipwrecked here.
The sea bed of the Reserve in an archeological treasure full of amphorae, furnishings and wrecks from the Greek and Roman era and form an extraordinary underwater landscape alongside the colorful sea fans, red and yellow sponges, stone bass and schools of tuna and urchins. Diving enthusiasts must request a special pass for immersions from the Reserve offices, where you will also find authorized boats to enter the Punta Campanella natural marine reserve.
A truly original excursion to take involves fishing tourism boats, real fishing vessels that invite tourists on board to share the experience of professional fishing and to discover an absolutely genuine world.
Setting off at sunrise or sunset, a guided tour of the charming coastline, fishing and tasting the catch on board, which is prepared according to traditional recipes from the Sorrento peninsula: you will be overwhelmed!
Marina del Cantone is also in a privileged position if you want to quickly reach the most famous centers on both sides of the Sorrento Peninsula. The historic center of Massa Lubrense is 10 km away, while that of Sorrento is 16 km, with the splendid Positano and Amalfi 34 and 40 km respectively. Ercolano and Pompeii are 40 km away, for those of you interested in the excavations.
Without having to tour too much, the best place to enjoy a moment of relaxation while listening to the calming noise of the sea and sampling delicious traditional cooking is Hotel La Certosa. We are by the beach and offer a restaurant, the most renowned in the Marina, which is appreciated by both international guides and magazines. We await you!
Naples Capodichino International Airport is 65 km from Marina del Cantone. From the airport station take the Curreri bus lines to Sorrento. From here take a SITA bus for Nerano - Marina del Cantone and get off at the end terminal. Follow the signs for the beach. Hotel La Certosa is 50 meters away.
Arrive to Naples. From the Porta Garibaldi Central Station take the Circumvesuviana train for Sorrento where you will get off and then take the SITA bus for Nerano - Marina del Cantone. Get off at the end terminal and follow the signs for the beach. Hotel La Certosa is 50 meters away.
Coming from the north or south, take the A3 Napoli - Salerno highway and exit at Castellamare di Stabia. Drive along the SS 145 state road to Meta di Sorrento. From here follow the signs for Sant'Agata. Once you arrive follow the signs for Nerano - Marina del Cantone. Hotel La Certosa is by the beach. The nearest available car park is 30 meters away.
* Parking rates: during the summer period, Mon - Sun costs 15.00 Euro per day; for the rest of the year you pay parking on Saturdays and Sundays only.