Camapnia with the amazing Amalfi coast, the beautiful Cilento area and the great metropol Napoli
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No matter what you like and why, Campania has everything you would expect of Italy. Reach out and feel the atmosphere of Italy at its best! See and listen to an impassioned population who above all else loves their region, their Napoli, and feel their pride. Alongside the beautiful Mediterranean coastline, the gulf of the gigantic Naples, and last but not least, the fantastic coast of Amalfi that draws millions of people to Campania every year. And for good reason!
Holiday in Campania
In the breathtakingly beautiful Gulf of Naples, the Amalfi coast is always gorgeous and pristine, no matter the wind and weather. Cool down from the hot summer sun, or enjoy the colder temperatures if you visit during the spring.
Naples is the very definition of chaos, but in an awesome way. The city has cosmopolitan power and is located in the picturesque Gulf of Naples, but has a neighbor that is larger than most, the volcano Vesuvius!
Vesuvius is situated near Pompeii, the city that was buried by the enormous volcano that day and night towers over the populated area in and around the Gulf of Naples.
Campania is well adorned with fantastic islands as well. The most famous of which are Ischia, Procida and Capri, and which are all located just a short sail from Naples.
The countryside of Campania does not offer the same force of attraction that the coastline offers tourists.
The provinces of Avellino and Benevento are also located in this region, where especially Avellino is home to many tall mountains, perfect all year around for hiking trips.
Just north of Naples you will find the stunning, very gorgeous and huge royal garden called Reggia di Caserta.
Measured in size, it is the largest royal garden of its kind, covering more than 2 million m³. The garden is visited each year by roughly half a million guests, and is of course listed as one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites.
Pompeii is among the most visited of all of Italy’s attractions, and is of course also listed as part of UNESCOs world heritage sites. Crowds in excess of 2 million people travel here each year, to witness the spectacular place that in the year 79 CE was buried beneath the ashes of Mount Vesuvius.
The ferries to Capri depart from many cities in Campania. Naples, Castellammare, Sorrento, Amalfi and Positano all have departures headed for the island.
The peak tourist season luckily lasts a long time in Italy, especially down south where we are right now. During this season tourists flock to Capri, almost crowding the place, making it buzz with life and activity.
We’re on an island in the fantastic Gulf of Naples. To visit this wonder you will need to board a ferry that sails from either Naples or Pozzuoli.
The journey from Naples takes roughly 90 minutes, a bit less if taking the ferry from Pozzuoli, which manages to reach the destination in around one hour.
The ferries dock in Ischia Porto, which is part of the modern area of Ischia city. The entire island is connected by the road SS270. Notice that the eastern and southern part of the roads do not follow the water, as they do on the northern and western parts.
Ischia is the largest island in the Gulf of Naples, and also the most populous after the two giant islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
The island of Ischia is visited by many people due to the fantastic weather, but there are also excellent spots for bathing. Maronti beach is a hospitable place to enjoy the warm sun. Ischia offers more than this however. The warm mineral springs are another hotspot for tourists, especially those of us who come from the northern part of Europe. The springs and splendid spas will make you believe you have entered another world in no time.
Most of the tourists stick around Ischia, the main city, but we recommend you head down south to the city of Sant Angelo. Here you will find wonderful hotels that also offer a luxurious spa experience. Down here you will find a more pronounced sense of peace and calm, compared to the northern part of the island. And especially so when you have climbed up Mount Epomeo, which towers 780 meters above sea level and provides a spectacular view out across the bay area and the giant city of Naples. The Gulf of Naples is an enriching experience for all people, and Ischia is the icing on the cake.
When you wander around Naples and the charming chaos that the city offers, you might fittingly board a ferry that is docked in the harbor. From there your destination could be Procida, a lovely island which takes around one hours sailing to reach from Naples. The ferry departs twice a day.
Procida is not as well visited by tourists as its neighbor islands Capri and Ischia. The island still offers excellent beaches for bathing, and the beach at Chiaiolella is especially popular. Here you will find charm wherever you look, and if that is what your heart desires, we recommend visiting Marina Grande, which is the main city on Procida. Here you will find a quiet atmosphere that inspires a single word: calm!
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In the southern part of Campania, just 12 kilometers from the coast of the Tyrrhenian sea we find Paestum. The journey to here requires a roughly one hour long drive from Salerno, which is located at the feet of the coast of Amalfi.
Paestum joined UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in 1998, under the name of Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni, together with Certosa di San Lorenzo.
Cilento is a fantastic area in Campania. It is covered in rolling hills, magnificent coastal stretches and olive groves, and feels as if everything here is shrouded in magic.
Apart from this the area feels inviting with its cozy villages. Some might consider the most noteworthy villages to be those near the coast.
Cilento is located in the southern part of Campania, reaching out towards the Tyrrhenian sea, and is divinely beautiful, just like paradise itself. The two airports in Naples and Salerno bring thousands of tourists to the area each year.
The stunning beauty of Cilento is so gorgeous that it is a sight in and of itself, which is as true a statement as any. Here you can explore and experience the coastline that meets with the Tyrrhenian sea, Parco Nazionale del Cilento, the many cozy and lovely vacation villages, especially the small fishing villages that are really inviting and pleasant, as well as the fantastic temples at Paestum of course.
Cilento is a fantastic part of Campania, covered in rolling hills, magnificent coastal stretches and olive groves, as if everything here is shrouded in magic.
Apart from this, the area feels inviting with its cozy villages. Some might consider the most noteworthy villages are those near the coast.
Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano, the temples at Paestum and Certosa di Padula have all been part of the world heritage list by UNESCO since 1998.
Naples is the anarchic metropolis of Campania, where we are talking about grand buildings, great museums, cosmopolitan vigor and a first class location. Naples is unquestionably, despite the rumors, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.
Sorrento hosts a wonderful holiday on the Sorrento Peninsula, in a unique landscape where the sea and the mountains unite with deep valleys and citrus trees.
Sorrento’s location on the rocky ridge of the Sorrento Peninsula has made it a popular holiday destination for centuries, in no small part due to the great climate that helps make the holiday extra enjoyable. Here it is possible to enjoy the warm climate almost all year round.
The Amalfi Coast is a long stretch of land that is located on the southern part of the Sorrento Peninsula, and one of the most beautiful of its kind to be experienced and imagined. The Italians also lovingly refer to the Amalfi Coast as the Divine Coast, and you will soon realize why. The Amalfi Coast brings us to one of the most beautiful areas for vacation that God has ever created on this earth. Of course, this is our subjective opinion.
Ravello is the balcony and view of the magnificent Amalfi Coast in Campania.
The two large and beautiful gardens of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo are simply outstanding examples of magnificent architecture and beauty.