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Meta belongs to the province of Naples and is 47 kilometers far from Naples, that is the Chief Town of the homonymous province.


Meta has a population of 7.696 inhabitants (Metesi) and a surface of 2,2 square kilometers thus showing a population density of 3.498,18 inhabitants per square kilometer. It rises 111 metres above the sea level.

The City Hall is located in Via Municipio 7, phone +39 0815321498, fax +39 0815321498.


Population: The municipality of Meta had a popolation of 7.392 inhabitants accordingly to the results of the national census made in 1991. After the national census made in 2001 the population was 7.696 inhabitants, thus showing during the years 1991 - 2001 a percentual variation of 4,11% inhabitants.

The inhabitants are distributed in 2.681 families with an average of 2,87 people per family.


The place: The territory of the municipality lies between 0 and 450 metres above sea level.

The altimetric spawn is thus of 450 metres.


Work and workers:There are 28 industrial firms employing 71 people that are the 6,58% of the total of the workers. There are 140 service firms employing 250 people that are the 23,17% of the total of the workers. There are also 182 firms employing 471 people that are the 43,65% of the total of the workers. There are also 30 administrative offices emplying 287 workers that are the 26,60% of the total of the workers.

There is a total of 1.079 workers, that are the 14,02% of the inhabitants of the municipality.


Tour from the historical centre to the legendary beach Alimuri

Coming from Naples just after Vico Equense we reach Meta, for visitors a door opening on the peninsula Sorrentina and the Amalfitan coast. From this geographic characteristic  would also derive, according to the most famous local historians, its name, meaning in ancient Greek  "border". The small centre still preserves  the eighteenth century urban structure between the valley of Rosella and the limestone ridge of punta Scutolo.



Scutolo Point.
Along the main road to Sorrento, from the pinnacle of Scutolo Point, before arriving in the town centre, one can enjoy one of the world’s most famous panoramas, embracing in a single backdrop the whole of the Sorrentine peninsula.

Basilica. Heading down into the historic centre, we find the Basilica della Madonna del Lauro, built on the remains of a villa also containing a pagan temple most probably dedicated to Minerva.

Il Casale. Along the road that leads down to the sandy beach of Alimuri, one crosses the Casale. This rural home preserves a perfect example of 18th century architecture. Here one can admire the courtyards of the portals made of stone from Vesuvius, and wells clad in majolica, or multicoloured tiles.


Spiaggia di Alimuri (Alimuri Beach).A popular story tells of a group of Saracens, captained by the pirate Alì, which came ashore onto the beach at Meta, during the second half of the 1500’s, and were heroically confronted by the people of Meta. Over the course of the battle Alì was found dying, “Alìmurì” cried out the citizens of Meta, and the location became known as Alimuri as a result. Moving on from myth to the fact that every summer hundreds of people come to the long sandy beach in attempt to find respite from the heat with a dip in the sea or the shade of an umbrella.


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