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.