Exploring the Campania Region Italy

Campania Region is one of the regions of Southern Italy and stretches along the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the mouth of the Garigliano River to the Gulf of Policastro.

The mild climate, the beauty of the coasts, the richness of its art and history, and the love for food make Campania a fascinating territory to visit.

You cannot visit or get to understand Campania with out exploring the coastline, with its intense colors, its coasts that are crawling with bays, coves and rock faces. Also, there are the islands in the Gulf of Naples, Capri and Ischia - true natural masterpieces.

This region is made even more charming by the flourishing Mediterranean vegetation that alternates with its small, charming towns that narrate the history and traditions of Campania and make any stay here unforgettable.  Combined with historical endowments that dominate the region: Vesuvius, gloomy and mysterious, loved for its beauty and feared for its power. Then, Naples, famous around the world for the intensity and passion of its music, the sacred mixed with the profane, and the joyful with the melancholic or Sorrento, a town that spreads over a terrace of tufo, seems to tumble into the sea.

Throughout this view paradisiacal panorama, indented and inaccessible coasts weave their colors with those of small and hidden beaches, creating a unique and enthralling scenery. Here, the work of man is truly monolithic. The roughest areas are now made up of a series of terraces sloping down towards the sea, used for the cultivation of citrus, olive trees and vines. These gardens give off heady scents of oranges, lemons and orange-blossoms.

Music and entertainment, sun and sea, history and culture. Visiting places like Paestum; Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Torre Annunziata; the Chartreuse of Padula; and the Royal Palace of Caserta will all take you back in time and far away from the masses.

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PHYSICAL PROFILE TO THE CAMPANIA REGION

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OUTDOOR RECREATION IN THE CAMPANIA REGION

PROVINCES OF THE CAMPANIA REGION

Naples Province (the regional capital), Caserta Province, Benevento Province, Avellino Province, and Salerno Province.

TOWNS OF THE CAMPANIA REGION

Naples – Campania’s capital, birthplace of pizza, home of Italy’s best archaeological museum.
Amalfi Coast – Famous coastal area including towns of Positano, Amalfi, Ravello.
Capri, Ischia, Procida – Three islands off the coast of Campania,
Sorrento – Across the Bay of Naples from Naples’ port, not part of the Amalfi Coast but a good base for exploring both the Amalfi area and the Naples area.
Salerno – Main city just to the south of the Amalfi Coast, good base for visiting Paestum or Cilento and Valdiano National Park as well as Amalfi Coast
Caserta – Main attraction is an 18th century Royal Palace and adjoining gardens
Paestum – Ruins of a Greek city (including some really well-preserved temples), near Salerno
Mount Vesuvius – Mountain responsible for preserving ruins of Pompeii & Herculaneum, still an active volcano, there are trails on the mountain for hiking up to the crater
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