Founded as a Greek colony, then been under Etruscan Syracusan and Samnite domination; than it followed the destiny of the Romain Empire until it's fall.
Its position, close to the furthest tip of the Sorrento penisola, gives Massa Lubrense charateristic that are typical of both slopes of the penisula.
Situated in a splendid gorge is a small picturesque fishing village built into the cliff side, the architecture reveals authentic traces of the Arab-Mediterranean style, flower and vegetation plunge straight down into the sea creating fabulous scenic effects.
Originally Roman, Amalfi was the first marittime repubic of Italy; it minted its own money (the tari) and from Amalfi came Flavio Gioia, the inventor of the compass.
On the brow of the mountain, eleven hundred feet high above the waters of Tyrrhenian Sea, sprawls Ravello.