The Italian region of Campania located in the southern part of the peninsula has a rich history and sparkles with beauty. It stretches from the province of Caserta, with which it shares the border in the north, down to Salerno, which margins it to the south. Visiting Campania should be done leisurely; a week or two is not enough for you to see all the wonders that it has on display. Here are its main attractions, but note that each has, in its turn, a lot of things to reveal.
- The beaches
Over 300 kilometers of coastline, a breathtaking beauty that will make you fall in love with the place on the spot. Everyone has heard of the splendor of the Amalfi coast in the Naples area, but not everyone knows about the Cilento coast of Salerno, the "real South of Italy".
- Archaeological sites
Campania is the home to some of the most notable archaeological sites dating from ancient times, such as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum. These are the first three (and most important) but there are plenty of other small sites who "speak" about antiquity. Among them, you will find spa-localities such as Terme di Stabia as well. If you're good diver, do not avoid the underwater archaeological park of Baiae.
- Fruits and alcohol
The volcanic soil of Campania is the perfect host for the sweetest lemons in the world and also for red oranges. In fact, the origin of red oranges - now spread all over the world - is right here (and also in southern Spain). You'll encounter lemon and orange trees on the road like in a real horn of abundance - the trees are full and are not always picked up on time. The natural sugar contained by the fruits lends its flavors to the famous limoncello and mandarino liquors.
Neapolitans are great fans of desserts. One of the most enjoyable ways of spending your free time is to take a coffee in a piazza, "match” it to a babá (rum cake) or a sfogliatella (pastry type croissant, with thin layers) and look at people passing by. You'll never be accepted in a Neapolitan circle if you’re only a tourist of the moment, but you will live and enjoy the essential dolce far niente sensations.
There is one football team in Campania: SSC Napoli, which has the support of some of the most fanatical fans in the world. Old San Paolo stadium of Naples is one that hosts the games and it’s a place where, as a lover of football, you should not miss.
These are just of few pillars of the Campania way of life, and if you get there – fact that we suggest you to do at least once in your life! -, it’s good to know and not arrive like a profane.
As stated above, every area and every edifice has more things to reveal and the entire place is a wonderland for those who are seeking for a romantic, voluptuous and mysterious place to spend their holiday in.
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