• The delightful little village of Nerano
  • Marina del Cantone
  • Spaghetti alla Nerano

One thing everyone wants when they travel is to experience feeling like a true local, immersing themselves in the culture and lifestyle of the place they are visiting.

If there is one place where you can do this on the beautiful Coast of the Sorrento Peninsula, it is definitely Marina del Cantone in Nerano.

As early as the first spring days, in fact, people from the surrounding villages and beyond are rushing to Marina del Cantone: some just to enjoy a few hours in the sun, others to have lunch at one of the many restaurants in the Bay of Nerano.

The village of Nerano

Nerano is a charming hamlet in the municipality of Massa Lubrense, at the apex of the Sorrento Peninsula. Characterized by its narrow cobblestone streets and colorful houses climbing the surrounding hills, Nerano still retains the rustic charm and authenticity of days gone by.

Despite its small size, Nerano is a particularly important village that should not be missed: here, among the winding streets and secluded alleys, it is possible to discover hidden corners and unexpected treasures, such as the Bay of Ieranto with its unspoiled nature and Marina del Cantone with its culinary tradition.

Marina del Cantone

Continuing down the road from Nerano, one arrives at Marina del Cantone, where life revolves around the sea and delicious local cuisine. As well as the village, Nerano Bay is quite small, but there is no need to worry because there is always something to do In Marina del Cantone, whether it is a swim among the crystal clear waters, a walk through the coastal paths with breathtaking views or a lunch to taste authentic flavors of the place.

Spaghetti alla Nerano

If one had to mention only one thing worth visiting Nerano and its Marina for, the choice would definitely fall on the cuisine, both land-based and seafood.

Lo spaghetti alla Nerano is the signature dish of the village and Marina del Cantone and is considered a real “must” among locals for several reasons, but mainly because it is a simple and balanced dish: seasonal zucchini, extra-virgin olive oil, basil, butter and local cheeses.

The tradition of spaghetti alla Nerano has been passed down from generation to generation and continues to be an important part of the gastronomic culture of the Sorrento Peninsula. Every family and every restaurant has its own version of the recipe, but they all agree on the importance of using fresh, high-quality ingredients to achieve the best possible result.