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Things To Do In CAMPANIA

Campania is one of the dreamy regions of Southern Italy. It runs along the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the Gulf of Policastro to the estuary of the Garigliano River. The lovely mild climate, rugged beauty of the coasts, abundance of art and history and innate passion for food make this region the fascinating place that it is. So, do you like the outdoors, food, beaches or losing yourself in history? Whatever the case, there are a plethora of exciting things to do in Campania! 
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Caserta is a modern capital of the Caserta province in Campania region; To Italy, Caserta is a significant commercial, agricultural, and industrial hub sitting at the foot of the Campanian Subapennine mountain range. However, to travels and history buffs, it’s the home of the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site, Reggia di Caserta. This single sight makes for a truly compelling reason to visit this otherwise progressive town about 30 km outside of Naples. Reggia di Caserta, a former royal palace, is, in fact, the largest in the world by volume. It’s impossible to resist its invitation to the 18th and 19th-century royal apartments which, to this day, boast with marble, frescoes, period furnishings, and monumental paintings. If there is anything that can swoon you more than the palace, it’s the gardens. Peppered with pools and fountains, they create a true oasis. Reggia di Caserta definitely shouldn’t miss on your “things to do in Campania” list.

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A stone’s throw away from Naples sits the legendary city of Pompeii (Pompei in Italian). This is the place you can find one of the world’s most compelling archeological discoveries, the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Couple of thousands years ago, Pompeii was a favorite retreat for rich vacationers. Though a popular place it carried little significance beyond the leisurely pleasures. It was the sprawling, haunting and uncontrollable force of nature that made it one of the most famous cities in history. In 79 AD, the volcano, Vesuvius, which looms over the area to this day, screamed in a violent eruption and buried the entire town in a grave of lapilli (burning fragments of pumice stone). What was then a disaster of unimaginable proportion, passing centuries turned into an unprecedented well-preserved slice of ancient life. Even if archeology is not your most favorite thing, Pompeii simply shouldn't miss your list of things to see in Campania.

What Makes CAMPANIA Special



Campania is homy and radiant, famous for its delicious, high-quality produce. Thanks to the incredible sunny climate, the region boasts the juiciest tomatoes in the world which form the heart of the many local dishes including the legendary pizza Napolitana. Actually, the humble pizza Margherita (tri-color pizza featuring tomato, mozzarella, and basil) created in honor of the Queen Margherita of Savoy, became a legend and features on the menu of every pizza restaurant in the world! Naples is also home to the slurpy Italian spaghetti. The sauces are uncountable (every family has its own saucy secret) and all very tasty. What counts the most is freshness and the perfect al-dente cook. Another unmissable pride of Campania is the succulent buffalo mozzarella from Mondragone, Battipaglia, Capua, and Eboli. When in Campania, slow down, enjoy and indulge in every bite of freshness that ripened with the Mediterranean sunshine! 


Mother Nature really let it out in the south of Italy. It created a thrilling playground of coastal caves, rugged mountains and steaming volcanic fumaroles. Outdoorsy pleasures offer some of the best things to do in Campania. Here, you can crank up the adrenalin with cave-diving off the Capri coast. Not your thing? Then try mountain-biking or cave-exploring in the Parco Nazionale del Cilento and Vallo di Diano e Alburni. On the other hand, those who wish to dial things down a little can opt for a relaxing day at a thermal beach on the Ischia island, one of the pearls of the Gulf of Naples; enjoy a pleasant horseback ride on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius or sail along the Amalfi Coast soaking in the incredible views. The options are numerous but there one clear constant, the landscape is always breathtaking, diverse and positively graceful. This is the place to indulge in nature and its perks. 

The region of Campania boasts so much historical heritage; it’ll take years of frequent visits before you run out of places to see. There’re not many places like this around the world. Did you know five UNESCO World Heritage Sites are hiding within this tiny place on Earth? Its capital, Naples, is, in itself, an authentic open-air museum where the history resurfaces at every turn. Castles, museums, churches, historic palaces, and villas decorate every corner. That’s not all though. In Campania, you can dive deep into the realm of ancient history, even see the echoes of past life. The archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, both destroyed by the unforgiving eruption of Vesuvius 2000 years ago, unravel the daily lives of civilization long-gone. To explore the more recent history, head to Amalfi Coast riddled with bays, coves and tiny town cuddled on the mountainsides. Indeed, sightseeing in Campania knows no end.


Things to do in CAMPANIA



In Campania, everything begins with the sea, the region's uncontested queen that defines the earth with clear blue colors and shapes its coasts peppered with bays, coves, and rock faces.

 

If you wish to escape the mainland, the Gulf of Naples offers two lovely islands, Capri and Ischia - true natural masterpieces. What makes the whole region POP, even more, is the lavish Mediterranean vegetation intertwined with charming towns. In fact, these tiny towns are the most eloquent narrators of the incredible culture and history of Campania.


Sightseeing Conundrums


Indeed, not many places in Europe can match the amount of decision making you have to undergo. It’s safe to say that those spending holidays in Campania are literally spoiled for choice. Should you float in admiration through the chandeliered bedrooms or the frescoed villa that once belonged to Roman emperor's wife? Which of canvases of the talented Caravaggio should you visit first? Should it be the violent showstopper at the Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte? The masterpiece at Naples' Pio Monte della Misericordia? Or the artist's last creation at the Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano? 


Unmatched Heritage 


Wherever you look, you can admire Baroque churches, obelisks, castles, villas, and palaces. Moreover, here you have the unique chance of visiting the one-of-a-kind archaeological Areas of Pompeii and Herculaneum destroyed and preserved by the volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Campania's heritage will set your imagination for a spin of a lifetime!

 

All this comes hand in hand with natural beauty as well as an incredible depth of flavors. It’s next to impossible to run of fun things to do in Campania. If you are unsure, brose the page for more ideas for your upcoming trip! 

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