Campania is one of the most interesting regions in Italy when it comes to art and culture. For a long time it has belonged to the Kingdom of Naples and for that reason it has developed its own autonomous traditions, habits, dialect and cuisine. That is why Naples, Sorrento and the surroundings are very different from other places in Italy such as Venice, Rome, Florence, etc.
Naples is the capital of the Campania region and it is situated at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. It is an absolutely fantastic city where You can find a lot of monuments and museums: “The Archeological Museum”, which holds the treasures from the nearby Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum; “The Dome”, where the earthly remains and the blood of San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples are kept. The other churches of Naples are very important too. Noteworthy is the “Capodimonte Museum” that is one of the most important collections of paintings in the world and the “New Castle”, located next to the Municipio Square, with its early Renaissance triumphal arch overlooking the Ferry port. From Naples ferry port visitors can catch hydrofoils and auto ferries to the Islands of Capri, Ischia, Sicily and Sardinia.
Pompeii is an archeological site that cannot be adequately described here. Buried under a thick layer of ashe by Mount Vesuvius during the eruption in 79 AD, Pompeii has been preserved over the centuries. It is a very important visit for those people who love in particular archeology.
The Amalfi Coast offers a place of rare and spectacular beauty, with small nice beaches interspaced with coastal summits with breathtaking views. There are many hiking paths in the area connecting the beaches and cliff side towns together.
Capri still retains its beautiful appeal, which drew the Roman Emperors there – in particular Tiberius - during the I century AD. The island is famous for its grottoes, but it is also a good place for walking. The “Blue Grotto” is a cave bathed in blue iridescent light, it can only be reached by boat.
Ischia with its beach resorts, thermal springs, therapeutic sands is less famous than Capri, but in no way less beautiful and it is well-known for its peace, stillness and relaxing atmosphere.
Paestum was a city founded in the VII century BC by Greeks and it is now an important archaeological sight where some of the best preserved monuments of the ancient Greek world are.