Land of contrasts par excellence, Mediterranean climate, sea, volcanoes, not least of which is the delicious food. How can we not mention limoncello, pizza, frittata di maccheroni, genovese, pastiera and casatiello?
You cannot go to Campania without enjoying the pleasures of its cuisine.
The landscape of Campania, then, is unparalleled: the Gulf of Naples, with Capri, Ischia and Procida, the Amalfi Coast, the marvelous Amalfi and Positano, Vesuvius towering imposingly, but also the hinterland, with its mountains and countryside.
You only need to walk along the Naples waterfront, stop for a moment to enjoy the wonderful landscape around you, and you will realize how much this region can offer you.
But beyond nature, there is more.
Don't forget that history and art reign supreme in Campania, including Paestum, Pompeii and Herculaneum.
And then Naples, the great Bourbon capital rich in art, culture and traditions. Stroll through Spaccanapoli, sip a coffee, enter a museum. Unique emotions that only this city can offer.
In the shadow of Vesuvius, tourism has ancient roots: in the footsteps of Greek settlers, refined aristocrats and Roman emperors built sumptuous villas and oases of peace all around the perimeter of the Gulf. It is no coincidence that the peculiar magic of this millenary civilization continues to generate, at the dawn of the third millennium, ever new opportunities for wonder: recovery of monumental memories and traditions - folklore, gastronomy, genuine crops - that were feared hopelessly compromised, events and shows in all worthy of the great international circuits, new blood for artistic and scientific research.
There are no shortage of artistic treasures to visit in Naples: the historic center, a Unesco-protected world heritage site; the palaces, churches, catacombs and underground routes, the Archaeological Museum; the places of medieval and Renaissance power thickened around Castel Nuovo and Palazzo Reale; the unforgettable waterfront, from Castel dell'Ovo to Posillipo. The hilly area of the Vomero offers, in the restored and exemplarily refurbished venues of the Royal Palace of Capodimonte and the Charterhouse of San Martino, museum collections that are among the most important in the world.
Naples, in the final analysis, remains to the end, despite the difficulties and contradictions common to all great metropolises, a reality out of the ordinary, to be experienced, admired, enjoyed, with all the senses: for the depth of art and civilization that has indelibly marked its history; for the mild climate, which accompanies day and night shows, theater and music festivals, exhibitions, fairs, religious events; for the 'gluttonous' opportunities, discovering a centuries-old gastronomic tradition, the flavors of the sea and unique 'typical' products (buffalo mozzarella, pizza, Docg wines, a refined and varied pastry store) in all the skilful variations of the many historic establishments or the most unexpected and hidden craft stores.
Few cities like Pompeii can avail itself of such a great and widespread fame, thanks to its architectural features and archaeological discoveries that make it an unparalleled model of tourism from the point of view of ancient artifacts and ancient excavation sites.
The city is located a short distance from Naples, very important because it represents a fundamental link between ancient and modern history, an example of how a civilization as remote as the Roman one, can still be visible before our eyes, bringing before your eyes a reality that a simple history book could never tell with that emotion and simplicity, not with the same pathos that we can relive on our skin as we delve into the depths of this evidence of ancient splendor.
Reggia di Caserta
Everyone knows that royals are sometimes wayward children. Charles of Bourbon, for example, decided in about 1750 that it was time to have a palace that would not disfigure in comparison with Versailles and the royal palace in Madrid-where he had grown up. Out of this desire to show the world his power came Luigi Vanvitelli's magnificent design, to date the largest royal palace (in size and volume) in the world. The building itself consists of five floors covering some 47,000 m². The project's perspective work is impressive: the entire optical tension centers on the waterfall in the garden, the vanishing point and focal point of the entire complex. The approximately 1,200 rooms are lit by 245 windows and connected by some 56 staircases: a Baroque masterpiece.
"One of the magnetic points of the universe." This is how the writer and painter Alberto Savinio described Capri, one of the most famous islands in the world.
It is a true miracle the combination of land, sky, sea and light created by nature in this immense rock emerging from the abyss. The sea caves, the stacks with extraordinary shapes, the green vegetation on the steep cliffs, the incomparable views, the mix of nature, art, culture, worldliness, make it the most dreamed of and celebrated island. Capri has enchanted writers, poets, musicians, painters over the centuries. So many directors have chosen it as the backdrop for their films and celebrities have crowded the tables of the famous little square. One of the first admirers of the island was the Roman emperor Tiberius, who spent the last years of his life here. But the island's definitive vocation was discovered in the mid-19th century, when visitors from all over the world chose it as their residence, forming the cosmopolitan colony that created the myth of Capri and the Blue Grotto. The most important center of the island is Capri, which can be reached from the Marina Grande landing by bus, cab or funicular.
The Amalfi Coast
The incomparable beauty of the Amalfi Coast has enchanted travelers from every corner of the earth.
The lush green terraces suspended over the sparkling sea, the heritage of art and characteristic architecture make it one of the most celebrated places in the world: wild, bold and romantic, the Coast is a must-see destination during a trip to Italy.
Geographically speaking, the "Siren Coast" constitutes the southern side of the Sorrento Peninsula, which closes the Gulf of Salerno to the north.
The landscape is characterized by mighty cliffs that plunge into the sea, rich in bays and inlets such as the splendid Emerald Grotto in Conca dei Marini and the Fiordo di Furore. Amidst vertiginous slopes, overhangs and craggy cliffs, there are places where nature is almost completely untouched, such as the Vallone di Porto Oasis.
The villages that dot the "divine coastline" are all worth exploring, enjoying their blue seas, stunning views, artistic beauty, and vibrant social life. But also by shopping in the quaint "Positano fashion" boutiques and Vietri ceramic stores, or enjoying the traditional cuisine.
Situated picturesquely on a tuff terrace on the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento is the most famous town on the Sorrento coast. A well-known resort town since ancient times, Sorrento captivates tourists and visitors with its breathtaking views, landscape of gardens and citrus groves, marinas, charming historic center, interesting historical and religious architecture, and ancient tradition of inlaid woodwork and lace making.
Praised by poets, celebrated in songs, immortalized in paintings, the beautiful land of the Sirens is known worldwide and is a favorite destination for international tourism. Enjoyable in every season of the year, day and night, hospitable and cheerful Sorrento welcomes visitors in search of sun, history, art, culture and fun. Numerous are the churches and historic buildings, surprising are the panoramic viewpoints, characteristic are the alleys full of small stores and artisan workshops, exceptional is the quality of its gastronomic offerings. There is also no shortage of clubs, restaurants and cafes where you can spend your free time, stores on the main street where you can indulge in shopping, festivals and cultural events to enliven the evenings, and, of course, well-equipped bathing establishments where you can relax under the sun caressed by a very pleasant sea breeze.