Campania

Campania

Things to do - general

The name of Campania itself is derived from Latin, as the Romans knew the region as a fertile countryside. The rich natural sights of Campania make it highly important in the tourism industry, especially Pompei, Mount Vesuvius, the islands of Capri & Ischia and along the beautiful Amalfi Coast. The region of Campania is the second most populous region of Italy and the most visited of Italy’s southern regions. It is located on the Italian Peninsula, Campania was colonised by Ancient Greeks and was part of Magna Graecia. Campania is also a region of incredible riches in natural beauty as well as art and culture stretches over a wonderfully varied area of Italy, covering coastal areas as well as fertile and beautiful plains further inland, embracing the peace and picturesque tranquility of Capri, Ischia the Amalfi coast, the city and province of Naples including Pompeii, with the furies and glories of the vulcano Vesuvio.

Naples is the capital of Campania region and is the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome & Milan and has the fourth-largest urban economy in Italy after Rome, Milan and Turin.
The town originally being settled by the Greeks in 6 B.C and would have to be one of the most fascinating and chaotic cities in the world. Naples never stops and there are many interesting sites to see. The National Museum of Naples contains many of the precious frescos and artefacts from the ruins of Pompei and is a must see on the tourist itinieries. The markets in Naples are always a fascinating experience. Looking down on Naples is one of the most famous volcano in the world, Mt. Vesuvius which was responsible for the destruction of Pompei & Herculaneum in 79 A.D.

Pompeii was a resort town in the Roman Empire and one of the greatest cities of the Roman age, as you can notice visiting the remains of the town which was destroyed from the Vesuvius eruption in 79 AC. It is estimated that between 10,000 and 20,000 people lived in the city. Many wealthy Romans had summer homes in Pompeii and would live there during the hot summer months.

Herculaneum as Pompei got destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in August 79 AD. In many ways Herculaneum is arguably a more interesting place to visit than Pompeii. Surrounded by volcanic rock, its location gives you a far clearer idea of the magnitude of the volcanic eruption. While roofs in Pompei collapsed under the weight of falling ash, only a few centimeters of ash fell on Herculaneum, causing less damages.

Amalfi coast is one of the most spectacular coastlines of the world, a mixture of history and nature, with a lot to discover. the Amalfi Coast is one of 50 Italian sites inserted on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Amalfi Coast is considered one of Europe’s most beautiful drives. It takes you along the rugged coastline from Vietri sul Mare to Sorrento.

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Sports & nature

The Campania region has plenty of opportunities for swimming, sailing and windsurfing;
The extensive Italian coast offers all the usual seaside resort activity and plenty of opportunities for sailing and windsurfing. Scuba diving is popular in Sicily and off most of the smaller islands. You can either join a diving school or rent equipment from one if you’re an experienced diver. You can get a guide and map suggesting sailing itineraries round the coast of southern Italy from the Italian State Tourist Office.
Cycling is another popular sport on the Amalfi Coast, it is a unique experience cycling along the Amalfi Coast, one of the world's most beautiful coastlines, from Salerno to Sorrento, with visits of Ravello and Positano. The Amalfi Coast boasts a classic Mediterranean landscape, a sensual blend of both natural and cultural wonders. The Ferriere Valley Nature Reserve, instituted in 1972, in the Scala local council territory behind Ravello, constitutes the only protected area on the whole Amalfi coast. The Reserve protects a steep valley of the Lattari mountains and allows you to discover the impervious face of a region more commonly celebrated for its spectacular coastal aspects. Every turn along the Amalfi Coast brings you to another legendary destination, be it Sorrento, Positano, Ravello or Amalfi itself. Each town along the Amalfi Coast hosts events to promote tourism, culture and traditions.

Nightlife info

The nightlife in Naples and along the Amalfi Coast offers plenty of entertainment ranging from cultural entertainment to traditional performances, festivals, local food and tasting of typical products from the Neapolitan cuisine, all lived in a timeless atmosphere, in an incredible natural scenery that gladdens body and mind. In the summer, holidaymakers have every excuse to stay up until the early hours of the morning, dining in one of Positano's panoramic sea edge restaurant's, drinking in any of a series of fashionable bars and pavement cafes, and dancing the night away.

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Culture and history info

Campania is rich in culture, especially in regard to gastronomy, music, archeological and ancient sites such as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum.
Campania's exuberant cuisine relies on sun-kissed vegetables and herbs, salty capers, dried pasta, and fresh farmhouse cheeses (chief among them water buffalo's Mozzarella).
The food of Campania is based on inexpensive ingredients, like pasta, herbs, vegetables and the fish – when it is comes time to splurge.
The Mediteranian diet is very healthy. In Italy you can taste different foods and delicious flavours. Healthy and the variety of foods are important charateristics of Italian cooking
Among the Campania food, Mozzarella di bufala Campana, or buffalo mozzarella, is the most celebrated and prized of mozzarella cheeses, made exclusively from whole buffalo milk.
A vast variety of recipes is influenced by the local aristocratic cuisine, like timballi and the sartù di riso, pasta or rice dishes with very elaborate preparation, while the dishes coming from the popular traditions contain poor but nutritionally healthy ingredients, like pasta e fagioli (pasta with beans) and other pasta dishes with vegetables. Naples is best known around the world for its pizza.
The fertile volcanic soil of Campania combines with a perfect climate to produce the best fruit and vegetables in Italy as example, the pomodoro San Marzano is famous worldwide.
Another famous product in Campania, especially along the Amalfi coast is the Limoncello, an after dinner drink, in Italy, limoncello is also the pride and joy of Italy’s Campania region.

Amalfi coast tour

Amalfi coast tour

Salerno Port
Price per person start from 63
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Caserta & Montecassino

Caserta & Montecassino

Campania
Price per person start from 66
Your English-speaking driver/guide will welcome you at the dock beside your cruise ship in Naples at More info
Montecassino & Caserta

Montecassino & Caserta

Campania
Price per person start from 68
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Paestum & Pertose Grottos

Paestum & Pertose Grottos

Campania
Price per person start from 71
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Pompei & Herculaneum

Pompei & Herculaneum

Campania
Price per person start from 63
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Pompeii & Capri

Pompeii & Capri

Campania
Price per person start from 74
Your English-speaking chauffeur/guide will welcome you at the dock beside your ship in Naples at 8:0 More info
Pompeii & Herculaneum

Pompeii & Herculaneum

Campania
Price per person start from 63
Our English-speaking chauffeur/guide will welcome you at your hotel or at any other places of your c More info
Pompeii & Paestum

Pompeii & Paestum

Salerno Port
Price per person start from 68
Your English speaking driver/guide will welcome at the dock beside your cruise ship in Salerno at 8. More info
Pompeii & the Amalfi coast

Pompeii & the Amalfi coast

Campania
Price per person start from 71
Our English-speaking driver/guide will welcome you at the cruiser terminal in Naples at 8:00am (sugg More info
Pompeii and the Amalfi coast

Pompeii and the Amalfi coast

Campania
Price per person start from 68
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Pompeii, Herculaneum & Naples

Pompeii, Herculaneum & Naples

Campania
Price per person start from 74
Our English-speaking driver/guide will welcome you at the cruiser terminal in Naples at 8:00am (sugg More info
Pompeii, Herculaneum & Vesuvio

Pompeii, Herculaneum & Vesuvio

Salerno Port
Price per person start from 68
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Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvio

Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvio

Campania
Price per person start from 74
Your English-speaking driver/guide will welcome you at the cruise terminal in Naples at 8:00am (sugg More info
Pompeii, Sorrento & Positano

Pompeii, Sorrento & Positano

Salerno Port
Price per person start from 71
Our English speaking driver/guide will greet you directly at the port in Salerno after your disembar More info
Sorrento & Capri

Sorrento & Capri

Campania
Price per person start from 58
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Sorrento & the Amalfi coast

Sorrento & the Amalfi coast

Campania
Price per person start from 68
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Tour of the Amalfi Coast

Tour of the Amalfi Coast

Campania
Price per person start from 68
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