Campania

Friday, May 1st, 2015
campania
The region of Campania is the gateway to the south and has been enjoyed as a vacation spot since ancient times. Campania is bordered on the north by Lazio and Molise, to the east by Puglia and to the south by Basilicata. The west of Campania is bordered by the Tyrrhenian Sea and the gulfs, bays and rocky cliffs give the coastline some unbelievable vistas.   Campania   The Bay of Naples is dominated by the infamous volcano Vesuvius; on the slopes below lay the remains of its
Monday, September 29th, 2014
Italian handicraft
  Giuseppe's shop, where he makes by hand baskets and other stuff In Omignano, in the heart of the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano, you'll find the workshop of Giuseppe Giuliani, who creates hand-made baskets of various types, ropes, mats, fans, hats, necklaces, slingshots, troccole (popular musical instruments that are rotated) and gourds used as musical instruments.   The troccola, a musical instrument handmade by Giuseppe   The techniques are those used for generations in
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Amalfi Coast
Costiera Amalfitana, Amalfi Coast Ph. depositphoto.com/Maugli   The Costiera Amalfitana, or more simply, in English, the Amalfi coast, is an area of Italy blessed with great natural beauty and diversity. Much of the Amalfi coast's settements were already very much established in the Middle Ages; the area's landscape comprises of mountains and sea, both defining an incredibly unique coast lline, characterized by several coves and creeks, many of which
Friday, July 25th, 2014
Positano
  Positano is a fishing village in the Amalfi Coast. According to legend, the village is a love gift from the Sea God Poseidon to his beloved nymph Pasitea. So it can’t be anything but beautiful and for a good reason it’s called "the pearl of the Amalfi Coast". ​ View of Positano Ph. Depositphoto.com/Maugli   Sightseeing in Positano We all know Positano for its colorful houses climbing the hillside, the narrow winding roads, the steep steps and the blue sea (it has won the blue flag in 2011
Saturday, May 24th, 2014
In Italy, art is alive, it is something to be seen and enjoyed every day.  Something to live not only in museums, but also during everyday's rush and routine. This is the philosophy underlying the building of what has been defined by the Daily Telegraph as the "most impressive underground railway stations in Europe:" the Toledo underground station in Naples.The list, created to outline the 22 most beautiful undergraound stations in Europe, is topped by this unique, all Italian example of modern
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
procida
The colorful harbor in Procida, Gulf of Naples   Procida is one of the smallest islands located along the Gulf of Naples and has some nice attractions for visitors, which includes some ancient excavations belonging to this region. This Phlegrean Island along southern Italy can be found in between Cape Miseno and Ischia island. Many tourists come to this spot to visit some of the old archeological findings, which are known to have a Greek origin. It has been a favorite spot of movie
Monday, August 26th, 2013
erotic pompeii
 Pompeii's Phallus: Eroticism in Ancient Italy   A reproduction of Erotic fresco by Sergio Bonometti ( www.itlianfrescoes.com )   The first thing that becomes evident once past the entrance gate at the present-day site of the city of Pompeii (fee approximately 10 Euros) is the utter silence that envelopes you. Though tourists, guides and workers here talk as much as anyone else, somehow the ancient streets seem to swallow sound as though it is disappearing into the
Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
A guide to Italian museums: the most famous museums in Naples If you like visiting museums, and art is one of your greatest passions, Italy is the right country for you. Italy offers  a high number of museums to discover; they will satisfy the most demanding tourists as they deal with pieces dating from prehistory to modern days. Those associating only famous, historic cities like Rome or Florence to art will be surprised to discover other places of Italy have quite a high number of museums
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
Situated on the Amalfi Coast, Vietri sul Mare is the first town that tourists will encounter. Often considered the first pearl of a string along the coast, it begins the path that leads to the other beautiful towns of the area. It includes six hamlets: Albori, Benincasa, Dragonea, Marina, Molina, Raito.   View of Vietri sul Mare. Ph. flickr/Elicus   Home to Etruscans, its first inhabitants, Vietri sul Mare was then inhabited by Romans who probably gave it the name "Veteri
Monday, July 23rd, 2012
Naples becomes the protagonist of America's Cup   After several failed attempts, Naples finally hosted the biggest sailing competition, rightly considered one of the most prominent social and sporting events in the world: the  America's Cup. The 2012's America's Cup has chosen Naples as its scenic backdrop. The city has witnessed some of the most beautiful sailing boats around crossing and animating the waters of its crystal clear sea. This competition has taken place in several towns and
Friday, June 1st, 2012
View of Salerno from the Castello di Arechi Ph. flickr/Andrey Belenko   The capital of the province of Salerno, in Campania, is the small city of Salerno. Located on the Tyrrhenian Sea on the beautiful Gulf of Salerno, the city is within an easy distance of the dazzling Amalfi Coast. Famous for being the location of the world's first medical university, Schola Medica Salernitana, Salerno was an important center for art, culture and learning dating back to the 16th century. Over the
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Caserta
  Panoramic view of Caserta. Ph. flickr/Enzo Natale   Finding spots to visit and explore in Italy is not that difficult.  What makes travelling here so simple is not only the fact there is so much to see, but  also that you're literally only a train ride or a drive away from anywhere.  With rail and state highways throughout the country, a trip to your destination of choice, for the most part, becomes fairly effortless.  One favorite pastime of
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Night view of Naples Naples, located in the southern part of Italy in the region of Campania, has the ranking of the third most populated city in Italy, with well over one million inhabitants and is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Naples sits on the northern edge of the most stunning bay in Italy - the Bay of Naples. The splendid islands of Capri and Ischia and Mount Vesuvius lie within close proximity to the city. With its great cuisine, numerous historic and artistic sights, sunny
Friday, June 1st, 2012
  Caserta Vecchia, the historical and ancient part of the town Caserta, becomes theatre of an amazing event in September entitled Settembre al borgo.   Caserta Vecchia, a medieval village in Campania   The Settembre al borgo is an event based on music, theatre, dancing, art and culture that takes place every year, usually during the first week of September. The tower, the Annunziata Church, the Duomo,  the Cathedral and the Vescovado square become an enchanting
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Campania - Ventotene Island The Campania region is located in southern Italy. The region is the second most populated region in the country. It is spread over an area of 13,595 sq km but has a large population of 5.8 million which makes its very densely populated. The Tyrrhenian Sea is located to its west and Capri and the Flegrean Islands are also under the administration of Campania. The capital of the region is Naples. The region is known to be rich in architecture, archeology and culture
Friday, June 1st, 2012
royal palace caserta
  Reggia di Caserta: the Royal Palace   This stunning architectural complex at Caserta – which includes the Royal Palace, its magnificent gardens, the San Leucio complex, and the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli –  is a true wonder. The large palace, often compared to luxurious buildings like Versailles and the Royal Palace in Madrid, is  a UNESCO's World Heritage Site.     The Royal Nativity Scene -- Royal Palace, Caserta, Italy.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
salerno castle campania italy Down in South West Italy, the provincial capital town of Salerno in the Campania region is home to Castello di Arechi. Located on the Bonadies Mountain, 300 metres above the Tyrrhenian Sea level, this castle was built in the seventh century on behalf of the Lombard Prince Arechi II who moved the capital of the Dukedom from Benevento to Salerno. On a hot day, the uphill stroll can seem like a trek up Everest though believe me if you like history and scenery, this
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Telese Terme: A Samnite Tradition in Campania Telese Terme is a small town in the province of  Benevento, in the region of Campania. Set in the Telesina valley, 60 meters above sea level, Telese is not too far from famous towns situated in the region such as Caserta and Naples, only 45 km away. Despite being a short drive from these urban centers, Telese Terme has the advantage of being far from chaos and noise. The town enjoys an attractive geographical position, as it is surrounded by 
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Avellino old town Aside from Rome, Florence and Venice, Naples and the island of Capri have been synonymous with travel to Italy.  When planning trips to this part of the world many of those destinations are on the planning itinerary.  Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, and the Mediterranean waters off of the west coast of the Italian peninsula have captivated the imagination of many as they venture over from various parts of the planet.  However, for a few, once the boat ride to the Blue Lagoon is
Friday, June 1st, 2012
pompeii
   Archaeological area of Pompeii: roman ruins after the Vesuvius eruption Ph. depositphoto/sailorr   Stepping into the ancient towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata (often referred to as Forgotten Cities) is like stepping back in time. Indeed, time seems to have frozen at these sites, which offer a rare glimpse into the lives of the ancient Romans. Eerily preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD the excavated towns offer a wealth of
Friday, June 1st, 2012
  Vesuvio National Park - The Volcano   Goethe once said once you've seen Naples you can die. Whether or not this is true is, of course, debatable, but what is certain is that one can't appreciate the unique characteristics of the city or its people without taking into account that they live in the shadow of a mighty volcano. Mount Vesuvius, destroyer of Pompeii, is still active today and the Vesuvius National Park was created in part to safeguard this famous volcano. The park
Friday, June 1st, 2012
capri
  Lighthouse in Capri. Ph. depositphoto.com/pippipi   If you enjoy stunning scenery, awesome architecture and basking in the sun on a white, sand beach, a trip to the Island of Capri should be your next destination.   The tiny volcanic island of irregular altitudes is only 5 km off the shores of Italy in the Gulf of Naples. It is one of the loveliest and most popular tourist destinations in all of Italy. Capri is tiny; about 6 km long, 3 km wide, with a coastline of
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Cathedral of Benevento   Even without an ancient set of ruins to see, a cathedral to visit, or some centuries-old castle to photograph, the sights of Italy away from the sea are as breathtaking as it is on the coastline. So much of the country is filled with rolling hills, mountains, and lush scenic rural valleys that you have a hard time not filling your days in one of these scenic landscapes. Of the inland parts of the country, Tuscany, probably wins the popularity
Friday, June 1st, 2012
capri
 Beach in Capri Ph. depositphotos/jkrasova   If you love spending some time in a relaxed and calm surroundings amidst natural scenic beauty, then Capri is one of the best place to consider. Capri is one of the most beautiful island destinations in South Italy found close to the mainland of the Bay of Naples. In the earlier times, it used to be a favorite spot for the Roman emperors where they used to have their villas on this lovely island. Ever since, it has remained a favored
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Cilento - Medieval Bridge   Cilento is known to be an outstanding cultural location. It has a large group of settlements and sanctuaries along its mountain ridges which vividly portray evolution of history of the region. It was an important route not just for trade, but also for political and cultural reasons during the medieval periods. Cilento was also known to be the boundary between the colonies of Etruscan people and Magna Graecia. The ruins of two main cities from the ancient
Friday, June 1st, 2012
naples
Panoramic view of Naples with Mount Vesuvius in the background Ph. depositphoto/lachris77   One of the most spectacular sights in the City of Naples is the Bay, a semi circular inlet on the Tyrrhenian Sea, southwest of the city. It is 32 kilometers long and 16 kilometers wide. Though small, the Bay is known for its scenic beauty, which is enhanced by the steep, volcanic hills that surround it, including Mount Vesuvius. The romantic islands of Capri and Ischia are close in proximity
Friday, June 1st, 2012
  Herculaneum ruins, Ercolano. Ph. Wikimedia.    Most people are aware of the destruction of Pompeii that occurred on August 24, 79 A.D. The ruins of Pompeii are world famous. Each year thousands of visitors flock to Italy to view the archeological wonder. They are one of the most visited attractions in the country.   Relatively few people realize that on the day Mount Vesuvius erupted it destroyed another city, Herculaneum. Through the ages, the ruins of this
Friday, June 1st, 2012
ischia
The isle of Ischia Ischia is one of the most renowned holiday spots located in the Bay of Naples across Southern Italy and is less costly to stay as compared to its neighbor Capri. There are plenty of health spas and hot springs that makes it a favored destination among lot of tourists. This place has lot of tourists coming from Germany and Scandinavian countries along with many European people making a trip to this island resort. Ischia has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild