Situated at the tip of the Sorrento peninsula, Massalubrense has been declared ‘terre delle sirene’ or ‘The land of the mermaids‘. It is a considerable area divided into twenty suburbs interconnected with wonderful walking tracks. It is known as a Mecca for fine Mediterranean cuisine, hosting three michelin star restaurants alone. It is a region famous for its lemons, sourced to make the best Limoncello in the world, and is recognised in the top 10 producers of artisan olive oil distinguished for its unique characteristics. This is the land of Antonio Cacace. Nestled at the base of the hills overlooking Massalubrense and the Amalfi coast lies the hotel La Primavera. This has been in the Cacace family since 1970 and is currently being run by Antonio’s mother and younger brother. It keeps the connection between Italy and New Zealand very much alive. Not only does Antonio’s annual tour party stay a few nights at La Primavera, many New Zealand travellers have also enjoyed the hospitality the Cacace family are known for.