Campania

Mention Campania and one automatically thinks of Naples, the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii. Campania, together with the splendid islands of Ischia and Capri, is one of the finest parts of Southern Italy.

The Campania name is derived from the Latin name of Campania Felix , meaning “happy landscape”: appropriate when you think of the region ‘s idyllic panoramas, stunning coastline, olive grove, vineyards, and the heady perfume of oranges and lemons.
The mild climate, natural beauty of the coasts, passion for food , cultural, artistic and historical richness, make the area truly fascinating.
The capital of the region is Naples, famous all over the world for it’s music, gastronomy, history and the active volcano Mount Vesuvius.

This magical idyll, with its flourishing Mediterranean flora and fauna, is interspersed with small villages that hold the secrets of the history and traditions of Campania.

UNESCO World Heritage in Campania!

Those who choose to spend their time in Campania are spoiled by the many possibilities of the area, but these six places above all, part of UNESCO World Heritage, certainly deserve a visit.

Campania

Naples

attracts many visitors from all over the world for its vivacity and the beautiful colours of the sea seen from the port, but also for the history that pops up from all angles in the old part of the city, an authentic museum under the open sky.

The archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum

, due to the extraordinary discoveries made there and their excellent state of preservation, are protected by UNESCO. Destroyed by rivers of volcanic lava during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD, lava which then, upon setting, froze them in time: they are both haunting and enchanting.

Amalfi coastM

consists of rocky bays, coves and picturesque villages which cling to the Lattari Mountains. Miraculously, the pale blue hues of the sea , the green of the terrain and the bright colours and architecture of the small houses , merge together to create one of the most beautiful routes on the Italian coast. Sorrento, Amalfi , Ravello , Positano and Vietri sul Mare are some of the precious pearls in a chain of small villages which cling to the coast.

The Royal Palace of Caserta

The Royal Palace of Caserta is a real masterpiece of architecture and a precious repository of artwork . In the palace, be amazed at the continual succession of works, stucco , bas – reliefs, frescoes, sculptures and intarsia floors. The Palace ‘s colossal four courtyards, 1,200 rooms , more than 30 impressive staircases (including the famous Grand Staircase with 116 steps), are surrounded by stunning gardens.

Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park

Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park: Cilento archeology, nature and traditions are three distinctive features here, at this crossroads of cultures and peoples since prehistoric times. A precious remnant of this region is Paestum , home to the three best- preserved Greek temples in the world : Hera ‘s temple , which is the oldest ; Neptune’s temple, which is the largest, and Ceres ‘ s temple, rising magnificent against the landscape of green fields and roses. Be sure to visit the Certosa of Padula , one of the largest monasteries in the world and a sight not to be missed.

Procida, Capri and Ischia islands

The pituresque islands of Procida, Capri and Ischia islands in the Bay of Naples dwith their impressive panoramas, are also worth a visit. This is where vacationers can relax during the day and enjoy the lively nightlife with many cafes , bars and restaurants. Capri has been a jetset resort since the 1950’s ‘it was on the isle of Capri… “loved by writers, artists and celebrities, amongst which Brigitte Bardot, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie Kennedy Onassis.