Here where the sea shines
Campania is located in southern Italy and borders with Lazio, Molise, Puglia and Basilicata.
It overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea with 225 km of coastline full of bays and inlets full of characteristic villages. Campania is a region that offers tourists history, art and traditions, an ideal place to spend an unforgettable stay.
Those who visit Campania are spoiled for choice among the many opportunities offered … from the crystalline sea of the Amalfi and Cilento coasts to the historic sites declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, all while enjoying traditional cuisine accompanied by excellent local wines.
Its provinces are Naples , Salerno, Avellino, Benevento and Caserta.
Piazza del Plebiscito, one of the biggest squares in Italy, on the one hand there is the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola and on the other there is the Royal Palace with statues of all the Kings of Naples.
The Royal Palace of Caserta is listed as a Unesco World Heritage site since 1997, with the Park and gardens, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli and the San Leucio Complex, four courtyards, 1200 rooms, more than 30 massive steps including the famous staircase with 116 steps, and an immense beautiful park.
The Amalfi coast is among the sites site since 1997, is not very extensive, but with an enormous cultural heritage and landscape rich in Myrtle, Rosemary and Juniper. that made it a major international tourist destinations. The Cathedral of Amalfi, the splendid Villa Rufolo in Ravello the Gardens of renowned lemons of Amalfi and Vietri with its beautiful ceramics.
Naples is listed as a World Heritage site in 1995 with its Historic Centre, the Aragonese walls, noble palaces and universities. To visit the Archaeological Museum and Capodimonte, the Cathedral, the baroque churches of Naples and the Castel dell’Ovo (legend has it that Virgil, hid in the basement of the building an egg whose breakup would lead to instability of the entire structure and a series of misfortunes for the city of Naples). Napoli Sotterranea about forty meters deep during the second world war were used as shelters from bombs.
The archaeological Area of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata, recognized as world heritage sites. The ruins of Pompeii Herculaneum and Oplonti Torre Annunziata are known today worldwide and nearly 2,000 years later, offers visitors the chance to see how it was a city of the time, as the lava has allowed the structure of Pompei to keep down to us.
Paestum has the three best preserved Greek temples in the world: the Temple of Hera, the oldest, the Temple of Neptune, the largest, and the Temple of Ceres, actually dedicated to the goddess Athena. The same atrium of the Salerno Cathedral consists of 27 columns transported directly from the temples of Paestum.
Recognition among the Unesco sites of Campania goes also to Velia, with its quaint town with the pink door.
Salerno, full of palaces and churches of Lombard and Norman with the Museo Didattico della Scuola Medica Salernitana, the provincial art gallery, the Diocesan Museum, the archaeological museum and the Cathedral, which houses the relics of St. Matteo ,the patron saint of the city.
Capri one of Italy’s most beautiful islands d a beautiful sea stacks, the famous Piazzetta and blue cave.
It’s based on the products of its land rich in color and flavor. Thanks to the Sun, this land can boast the world’s tastiest tomatoes that accompany many local dishes, among which is the famous Neapolitan pizza and calzone, spaghetti with fresh tomatoes, Macaroni with sauce and vermicelli with clams and the bean soup, cooked with different shapes of pasta.
Another highlight of this region is dairy farming, with its famous “mozzarella di bufala campana” DOP, produced in Mondragone, Battipaglia, Capua and Eboli.
Most representative sweets are the Neapolitan pastiera, sfogliatelle with ricotta, the liqueur Babas and the famous lemon delight. Among wines we remember Taurasi, Aglianico, Greco di Tufo, Asprino d’aversa, Lacrima Christi, Fiano and the new territories. Among the well known liqueurs is Limoncello made with juicy lemons on the Amalfi coast.
WHAT TO DO
Campania offers countless ways to experience and discover the beauty of its land being rich in history, nature, culture, folklore and genuine flavours. Complete the tourist offer a wide range of wines, Bell of great value, can be savoured along one of the roads of wine or one of the many festivals and events. In the enchanted setting of the Amalfi coast, Ravello Festival is held every year, must for those who want to enjoy the charm of great music.