Sant’ Agata sui due Golfi, ( Sant’ Agata on the two gulfs) is about
7 km distance from Sorrento, and 400 mt in altitude.
It’s a locality where people spend there vacations, and is known for
its mild pleasant temperature the natural habitat, the gentle
atmosphere of the local population and the magnificent Position
between the gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno, and in front of you, you find yourself facing
The name which this enchanting area derives from is that of a small
church which was founded by The Festinese family of the 16th Century,
which they dedicated to the young Saint Catanese. Like in past the
Etruscans, Greeks and Romans, enchanted by the beauty of the
Sorrentina Peninsula, considered the place of where Mermaids resided,
These past cultures occupied this area on the hills of Sant’Agata
where they lived for centuries.
We can also find the existence along the northern part of the
hillside where the father Carmelitani lived and the area became part
of their eremite existence and afor them it became a place of prayer
and meditation. During the Roman era the area was utilized for the
transportation between the two gulfs, as demonstrated by the antique
roads of Augustea,
Istmica and Lamia, where there are still traces of this, which this
allowed the colligation between the point Of Capanella (with the
famous holy place” Athena tirrena”), Cropolla (with the gulf of
Salerno) and the city of Sorrento.
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