Stretching along the Tyrrhenian Sea, the region of Campania is a beautiful and varied region of Italy with rich, fertile plains, a coastline of bays, coves and rock faces and a wealth of art and culture. Campania is home to Versuvius which looks over the Bay of Naples.
Campania is one of the regions of Southern Italy and stretches along the sparkling waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the mouth of the Garigliano River to the Gulf of Policastro, it includes the small Flegrean Islands and Capri. The capital city of Campania is the sprawling city of Naples. Campania is rich in culture, gastronomy, music, architecture, archaeological and ancient sites such as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum .
Campania has wonderful diverse landscapes from the lush vegetation around the base of Vesuvius to the mountainous, craggy beauty overlooking the cobalt-blue waters along the Amalfi coast. The gastronomy of Campania must include the world famous Pizzas of Naples, fresh seafood dishes and, of course, the Limoncello liqueur made from the deliciously fragrant Amalfi Lemons.
Praiano -During the 10th-11th centuries, Praiano was once the summer residence of the doges of the Duchy of Amalfi. Nowadays the town of Praiano is a beautiful, peaceful oasis on the Amalfi Coast with many hotels set into the side of the mountains offering spectacular views over the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Ravello – Perched high above the town of Amalfi with magnificent views and beautiful gardens, Ravello has long been a popular destination for artists, writers and musicians, each year during the summer months the ‘Ravello Festival’ takes place, and it is easy to see why these dreamlike gardens inspired the likes of Wagner
The small Italian island of Capri is situated 5 km from the mainland in the Bay of Naples, a celebrated beauty spot and coastal resort since the days of the Roman Republic. It was also known in Greek mythology as the isle of the sirens. The main town Capri that is located on the island shares the name.
The Stunning Amalfi coast has been described as the most beautiful coast in the world and to be there and seeing it one would have to agree. Alongside the wonderful scenery the variety of foods in this region are also truly stunning. Fresh seafood and fish from the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean give rise to tasty yet simple dishes, that sprinkled with the juice of freshly picked Amalfi lemons bring the dishes to life.
The rich volcanic soil of Campania is ideal for the growing of some of Italy’s wonderful vegetables including the San Marzano tomato which is considered by chefs to be the best tomato in the world for producing tomato pastes and sauces, and it is the only tomato that can be used to make a true Neopolitan pizza.
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