Massa Lubrense and the surrounding area is a highly sought-after dining destination, with a high density of Michelin-starred restaurants. As an old Italian saying goes, "Pancia fatti capanna," or "Tummy, become as large as a hut." However, you shouldn't miss out on simpler fare, such as the delicious bread made by Antico Panificio Gargiulo, Via Rivo a Casa 8 (off Via Roma), Massa Lubrense, studded with your choice of salami, local walnuts, olives, or sweet peppers. It is accompanied by your choice of local cheese: treccia, scamorza, or the delicious triavulilli, and the small caciocavallo farcito (pear-shaped cheese studded or filled with sun-dried tomatoes, butter, olives, or ham).

Some of the best purveyors are Caseificio Cordiale, Via Campi 30 (off Corso Sant'Agata), Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi (tel. 081-8080888); Caseificio Savarese, Via IV Novembre 19/a, Massa Lubrense (tel. 081-8789825); and Caseificio Valestra, Via Bozzaotra 13, Monticchio (tel. 081-8780119).

You'll find a good choice of other local products, including olive oil, cured meats, dried fruits, and spirits, at Da Ferdinando, Corso Sant'Agata 53, Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi (tel. 081-8780196), or at Don Alfonso 1890, Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi (tel. 081-8780026).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.