In the town of Sorrento, on its spectacular coastline, has a beautiful natural pool, surrounded by stone cliffs and lots of green vegetation. This is a hidden gem and a historical site, named after a legendary queen from the 14th century. Giovanna Queen of Naples used to often wade for pleasure in the turquoise waters of the pool. The local legend says that there was her regular meeting place with her young lovers. After visiting the pastoral place, you will probably also understand why it was chosen for this purpose.
In the spring you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool water, swim, and snorkel (inside the pool there is a selection of colorful minnows), all this alongside photogenic views of ruins from the Roman era, over two thousand years old. After wading, you can continue to explore the historical area, which in the distant past was considered the resort of important Roman personalities.
Getting to the spring is quite simple and there is a bus that leaves from the town and will stop for you a short walk from the place. The road starts on the “cave road” – Via Capo, along which you have to walk until you reach Traversa Punta Capo. The spring is at the top of Sorrento’s famous cave, at the end of a paved path among the ruins. If you are not strong in navigation, google maps knew how to direct you, as well as the kind locals.
The site itself is quite rocky, so you should go there in comfortable shoes. This is a nature site without many shady places and without kiosks or shops, so you should take this into account and bring sun protection, water, a snorkel, and towels. Do not hesitate to bring equipment and food for a picnic, this is a pastoral place that is just perfect for such an activity. In addition, near the area of the cave, there are some nice cafes and restaurants, which are worth considering stopping at on the way.
This is a Teva site, so it is open at all hours of the day and entry is free. However, it is recommended to arrive during the hours when the sun is less strong (in the morning or in the afternoon) and avoid staying in the place until after dark (there is no lighting and the road is a bit steep).