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Campania Holidays Guide. Vacations in Campania, Southern Italy Holiday, Naples, Capri, Ischia, Travel accommodation reservation Campania Guides. Campania boasts a great variety of tourist structures: hotel, lodges, tourist villages, camping, residence, holiday houses, apartments, wellness holidays, holiday farms, wellnesshotels. Campania, because of the variety of its territory, offers numerous tourist possibilities: sea, sun, diving, mountain, volcanoes, plains, parks, archaeological zones, islands, thermal baths, art cities, history, traditions and folklore. Don't miss the incredible aromas of the partenopean kitchen with the classic Pizza napoletana, the buffalo mozzarella, the fish, and the well known pasta. Calabria is often mentioned for the sense of hospitality of its people.

Campania, with its rinomate tourist localities cities, like Neaples , Caserta, Sorrento, Amalfi, Postano, Ravello, Pompei, Paestum, Palinuro, Marina di Camerota, Ischia and Capri (islands) will satisfy your needs. The typical products of the Campania catch up excellence positions all around the world. Receptive structures in order to satisfy everyone, from hotels to lodges, tourist villages, residence and holiday farms.

Tourist routes for your holidays in Campania. Neaples, Ischia, Capri and Amalfi Coast Guide.

THE REGION: A thousand-year history. The landscapes of Campania boast beautiful plains, coasts, mountains and valleys. The five provinces of the Campania conserve the mystery of of the passage of ancient populations, the handmade pieces that they realized and the monuments that they built up. And if you look for relaxing sea holidays, you'll find equipped sandy beaches and still uncontaminated bays. From the islands in the Gulf of Naples to the Cilento Coast, the Campania has hundreds kilometres of coast, that can satisfy every tourist preference. If you want to spend a pleasant vacation or a weekend, you will be able to count on the numerous hotels, pensions, holiday farms, residence, restaurants on the whole territory. In every season you will find interesting offers, last minute, package holidays, joining vacation and convenience.

OF PARTICULAR INTEREST: The Reggia di Caserta
The archaeological zones of Pompei, Ercolano and Paestum
The exhibition of the Christmas native scene in Neaples
The ceramics of Capodimonte.

TOURIST RESOURCES:
NAPOLI (Naples) Napoli is the capital of the region Calabria.In 1400 Neaples was one of the most important European capital thanks to its intellectual vivacity. The city is synonymous with pizza, which originated in the city. A strong part of Neapolitan culture is the music, including the invention of the romantic guitar and the mandolin, as well as contributions to opera and folk standards. There are popular characters and figures who have come to symbolise Napoli; these include the patron saint of the city Januarius, Pulcinella, and the Sirens from the epic Greek poem the Odyssey.

AMALFI AND SORRENTO COASTS
The Amalfi and the Sorrento coast is a wonderful destination for anyone who visits Campania, looking for sun, sea and historical points of interest. Surrounded by characteristic small villages, defended on the cliffs, the coast offers you unique panoramas. Small beaches hidden among wonderful "calette" (little bays) are the typical landscape of the Sorrento area.

Sorrento (NA)
Sorrento is one of the most important tourist centers of the region. Sorrento is well-known for its tradition of hospitality. In the past lots of travellers stopped in this place in order to enjoy the pleasures of the sea and the good traditional dishes. It’s famous all over the world for the production of oranges and lemons. The wisdom of the local chefs and the excellent quality of the aliments available in this area (vegetables, pasta, mozzarella cheese and fish) have concurred that Sorrento has become the effective capital of the Mediterranean taste.

Amalfi (SA)
Amalfi looks like a great balcony over the sea. Not far from the coast, there are the Lattari mountains. The natural landscape pleases the tourists' eyes with lots of plants, orange and olive trees, wonderful gardens.

Ravello (SA)
Ravello, the gem of the Amalfitan island in province of Salerno, dominates the cities of Minori and Maiori. Its beauty was catched by Boccaccio in the “Decameron” and by William Turner in hi sketches, that today are at the Tate Gallery of London.

Capri (NA)
Capri, the blue island, is famous all over the world for its Faraglioni , enormous limestone masses that dominate one of the most evocative parts of the coast of Capri. The island has been an exclusive resort since the time of the Roman Republic. The emperor Tiberio built his villa, whose ruins are visible still today. In summer the night life is extremely vivid, moving from fashionable bars to exclusive clubs. On the island you will find exclusive Hotels and restaurants.

Ischia (NA)
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian sea. The island includes different towns, each one with an own peculiarity (Barano, Casamicciola, Forio, Ischia, Lacco Ameno, Sant' Angelo). Don't forget, then, the numerous thermal localities. In the several thermal centers there are all types of wellness therapies: baths, mud buths, inhalations, humages, aesthetic and therapeutic massages, water massage, showers, sauna, steam rooms, sands-blasting, heliotherapy. The aesthetic treatments (wrinkle-preventing, anticellulite, firming and antistress, ionophoresis, shiatzu, reiki, peeling and others). These beauty treatments are practiced in thermal centers and in many connected hotels.

CILENTO
The Cilento is bathed from a limpid sea that exalts its natural beauties, such as wonderful towns surrounded by an intact and pristine nature. In the Cilento there are important tourist centers, which maintains a good equilibrium with the natural environment. Palinuro and Castellabate are the "Regine del Cilento" and they are considered departure points if you want to discover the Cilento. The Cilento coast extends approximately for 80 kilometers, offering to the tourist the best possible vacation, surrounded by a wonderful sea and incontaminated landscapes.

Marina di Camerota (SA)
Camerota is a wonderful seaside resort dipped in the National Park of the Cilento and Vallo di Diano. Every year, since 2000, it has been prized with the Blue Flag prize. Its coast has sandy beaches, like the beach of Mingardo, torrential beaches , like those of San Domenico, Lenticelle and Pozzallo, or erosive coasts (Porticello and Arconte), studded with "calette", towers and caves.

Castellabate (SA)
The medieval village of Castellabate in the province of Salerno has risen around a massive castle, built to defend the city on order of Abbot of Cava. People used to call the fortress “Castle of Abbot” .

Capaccio - Paestum (SA)
Capaccio, in the province of Salerno, offers to the tourist, in its hamlet of Paestum, one of the most important and big Italian archaeological heritage. The National Archaeological Museum collects the valuable material from the city, the outskirts necropolis and the Sanctuary of Hera Argiva. Among the most significant points of interest, the "metope of terracotta" of the Heraion of "foce Sele", the “The Tomb of the Diver”, dated 480 a.C., one of the few archaic or classic Greek painting examples.

Ogliastro Marina (SA)
Ogliastro Marina is a wonderful resort that rises on the coast of Cilento in the province of Salerno. Its name comes from its secular olive trees, from which the population produce the good local oil. It is the ideal place for a vacation at the seaside, and offers places of architectonic interest like the church of San Nazario in the small village of Finocchio, the convent of San Leonardo and the Gentilizzi palace.

Palinuro (SA)
Centola extends approximately for 10 kilometers of coast. The most famous part of Centola is Capo Palinuro. The caves of Centola are architectural miracles of nature, derived from the seismic activity, whose area is strongly interested. In summer, from end of July to the beginning of August, in the port of Palinuro there is a music festival, in an evocative choreography of the landscape. You will be pleased with music and the typical taste of the Mediterranean kitchen.

CASERTA
The origins of Caserta are still uncertain: someone believes that it was founded by the Sanniti, someone else by the Romans. The most diffused hypothesis says that the Longobardi di Capua conquered it in the XIII century. In the Middle Ages, the city was dominated by Capua. But it is only in 1800, when the Royal Palace was completed, that Caserta assumed a particular importance. The Borbonese Palace of Caserta (listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site) was created in the 18th century by the Italian architect Luigi Vanvitelli as a Versailles-like residence ("Reggia") for the Bourbon kings of Naples and Sicily. It is one of the most visited monuments in the country. Inside the Reggia there are more than 1200 rooms, decorated in various styles. The park is 3 km long and contains many waterfalls, lakes and gardens, as well as a very famous English gardens.

EVENTS
March - May - Reggia of Caserta - the Night of the Kings
April - June – époque Car and bike race to Minori
May - October - Pompei by night
July - Ischia - international Festival of Tango Argentino
July - GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL FOR BOYS
Summer - Musical Festival of Ravello
August - Festivity of the Gigli di Bruciano (the Gigli are festivity cars in wood, high 25 meters, shaped to an obelisk and are transported along a city rout " by 128 men, called the cullatori, accompanied by musical bands. There are eight Gigli to Brusciano and each belongs to a committee, primer form of ancient corporations).

TYPICAL DISHES:
Pizza: made of white flour, salt, water, leavens of beer, olive oil, various condiments
Spaghetti with tomatoes: Spaghetti with a red salsa with tomato peaces,cooked in garlic or onions. Fish in guazzetto: soup of various fish with baked bread slices of bread
Fried fish plate
Pastiera: Cake of smooth paste field with ricotta chees, cooked grain and candied fruits
Limoncello: Liqueur made up of lemon peel

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