Naples, Capri, Amalfi, Pompei, Sorrento, Ischia, Paestum
The mild climate, the beauty of the coasts and of the Mediterranean vegetation, the richness in art and history and the love for food…
… make Campania a truly fascinating territory. The jagged and astonishing coastline, small and hidden beaches, make together a unique and compelling scenario.
The islands of Capri and Ischia are true natural masterpieces.
Vesuvius volcano, dark and mysterious; Naples, famous all over the world for its pizza and passionate music. The famous Amalfi Coast, where the terraces sloping down to the sea, cultivated with citrus fruits, olive trees and vines, release a delicate scent of lemons and orange blossom in the air.
In Campania there are many visiting opportunities, but the following five sites recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site are definitely a must.
Naples – the largest historical center in Europe and an open-air museum.
Wherever you look, you can admire fascinating baroque views, churches and obelisks. You can see ancient crafts, from the cribs in Via San Gregorio Armeno, to the incomparable art of luthiers, up to the old Borgo degli Orefici (village of goldsmiths). Castles, museums, villas and historic buildings;
Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata, which were destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
The Amalfi Coast: bays, coves and picturesque towns, perched on the cliffs admiring the blue tones of the sea: Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello, Vietri sul Mare and Positano are some of the most precious pearls of the coast, that enchant visitors with their magical atmosphere.
The Royal Palace of Caserta (the Palace and the Park), another UNESCO site, is a true masterpiece of architecture. a precious set of works of art: four courtyards, 1,200 rooms, more than 30 imposing stairs including the famous Grand Staircase with 116 steps, framed by a huge and splendid park.
Archeology, nature and traditions are the three distinctive features of the Vallo di Diano and Cilento National Park UNESCO site, a crossroads of cultures and peoples since prehistoric times, including Paestum, which boasts 3 of the best preserved Greek temples in the world; Velia, an ancient city, residence of great philosophers; and the Certosa di Padula, one of the largest monasteries in the world. And what about the islands of Capri and Ischia? A landscape of rare beauty shaped by the wind and the sea. Thanks to its volcanic origins, Ischia is famous all over the world for the thermal sites rich in therapeutic properties.
Capri, the queen of social life and a meeting place for politicians, jet-sets and movie stars, is a fascinating and mysterious place.
Campania offers a perfect harmony between history, culture, folklore and genuine flavors. This land boasts excellent wines appreciated all over the world.
Campania is also known for the typical products of the land. Such as juicy and tasty tomatoes which flavor the numerous local dishes and the famous “pizza napolitana”. The pizza chef who invented a tricolor pizza with tomato, mozzarella and basil in honor of Queen Margherita of Savoy, became a legend; this pizza still survives with the traditional name of “pizza Margherita”.
Naples is also the home of Italian spaghetti. The sauces are many and all very tasty, but what matters most is that the pasta must be cooked to perfection!
Another pride of this region are dairy products, such as the famous buffalo mozzarella. The most typical Neapolitan sweets are the crispy “sfogliatelle” and rum babàs. While the legendary “limoncello” of Sorrento should be sipped on a terrace overlooking the sea, while listening to a beautiful Neapolitan song.