Southern Italy – Campania Region

Italy Travel Notes presents Yamila Fonseca Rosales

Campania is a region in southern Italy. The capital is Napoli also known as Naples. It is considered the second capital of Italy. Its geographic position makes it one of the best destinations for tourist, not to mention the archeological treasures it holds.

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Most parts of this region are characterized by the presence of many mountains. Masses of volcanic origin can be found on the coastline. The archipelago is composed of the major islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. There are other minor isles which are Vivara and Nisida connecting between each other and to the mainland.

Holidays in Caserta, Campania, Italy

Italy Travel Notes presents Phil Hanlon

Caserta is the name of a province in the north of the Campania region, and also the name of its capital city. This small area is mainly residential, though it has one major tourist attraction that is popular with Italians and foreigners alike; the opulent Royal Palace of Caserta and its spectacular gardens. If you enjoy history, art or walking in beautiful natural surroundings, then the Royal Palace will have something that you will enjoy.

Royal Palace of Caserta

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The Royal Palace of Caserta was one of the world’s largest buildings when it was constructed in the 18th century for the Bourbon kings of Naples, and its scale is still impressive today. It was inspired by the Palace of Versailles in Paris, and tourists who have been lucky enough to see both will recognise similarities between the two. The palace has over 1,200 rooms, though not all are open to the public, including two-dozen staterooms for social events, a large library, and a theatre modelled on the famous Teatro San Carlo in Naples. The grounds are not just home to the luxurious residence, however, as there was a silk production factory locate din what was once the hunting lodge, an attempt by the then King to establish fair working conditions and pay for his subjects.

Campania Fountains – The Choice of the New Generation

Italy Travel Notes presents Carlton Locke

If you want your water fountain to look beautiful and catch the eye of everyone that comes to your house then you would surely pick up a Campania which considered a master piece. The fountains that are available at Campania are artistically and stylishly crafted. They have a design team who does a fantastic job by giving the people who like to own the best of both ancient and modern art. The Campania are available with the dealers at even in the most remote cites.

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The Hampshire wall fountain is the bet seller among all Campania’s fountains. Kinetic fountains are the main dealer where you can book this incredible online. If you check with the other dealers the price of the Hampshire wall fountain will be a little above $200 but the same fountain can be bought at Kinetic fountains with an instant discount of about 20 percent. The cost is not the only thing to surprise you the other one is that if you make a purchase of over $99, you will get the product delivered to your house absolutely free of cost. If you check the website of Kinetic fountains, you can learn that they is shipped in 10 days.

Holidays in Cilento, Campania, Italy

Italy Travel Notes presents Phil Hanlon

Cilento is a popular tourist area in southern Italy, located to the southeast of the famous Amalfi Coast. Although perhaps not as well-known as its neighbour, the beaches of the Cilento region are just as beautiful as the Amalfi, and are usually a little quieter in the summer months too. The Cilento region is one of contrasts; in one day you could be walking through forests, where some of the last wild wolves in Europe live, exploring impressive Roman ruins in the home of Cicero and Virgil, and finally stretching out on a sunny beach and maybe going for a dip in the sea.

Roman heritage

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There are Roman ruins and remains to be found throughout the Cilento region, but some of the most impressive are in the town of Velia. Home to Virgil and Cicero, two of the most recognisable names from Roman history, the excavated town now lies exposed on a hillside outside the modern settlement. The best preserved building here is the baths, where visitors can still see many of the original decorative tiles, while an arched gate dating from the 6th century BC is still standing. The nearby town of Paestum is one of the main attractions in Cilento for history buffs, with a fine collection of well-preserved Roman and Greek buildings, including three temples, and is classified a World Heritage Site. By now, the kids are probably fed up of looking at piles of rock, so why not take them to Castelcivita caves near Paestum. The mile-long path takes you through caves dotted with underground features, boating intriguing names such as the crocodile hall and the lemon room.

Have a Taste of Delicious Italian Wine in Campania Region

Italy Travel Notes presents Pollux Parker

Are you looking for a place to taste one of the finest wines in Italy? If you are, then you might wan to consider going to the Campania region, located at the south of Italy on Tyrrhenian Sea. This place is home to around 5.8 million, making the region the second most populated place in the entire Italy.

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The most known city in this region is the beautiful city of Naples. Aside from Naples, the Campania region is also the region where you will find other equally beautiful cities such as Sorrento and the ancient city Pompeii. In addition, the region is also home to an estimated 10,000-acre of grapevines. This makes Campania as the number nine region with highest production of wine among the 20 Italian wine producing regions. Its yearly wine production is estimated at 52 million gallons. Around 64% of Campania’s wine production is red or rosé wine while the remaining 36% is for white wine.

Art of the Stone Ages in Calabria

Italy Travel Notes presents Mette Vaabengaard

In addition to the graves, Grotta del Romito contains stalactites and stalagmites in interesting shapes and “several drawings” from Palaeolithic time. I immediately imagined a vast art gallery of cave paintings in Lascaux style, and as the cave is only a “short drive” from Papasidero, it seemed a reasonable outing.

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The drive became slightly less reasonable, the moment we left the main road for a dirt track to the cave. Roads in this area are generally full of holes, because landslides regularly undermine half the road, and while the main road was wide enough for two oncoming cars to pass each other, the single track to the cave had no room to spare. Instead, you had to navigate an inclination of 45 degrees and several sharp turns, hiding whatever might be found around the corner. Still, there was no place to turn around, so once you have started, you have to continue down the gorge.

Visiting Reggio Di Calabria

Italy Travel Notes – Denise Weiss

Located on the toe of Italy’s boot, Reggio di Calabria is a laid-back Italian coastal city with a 2009 population of 185,000. As a seaside city, Reggio has a thriving fishing industry, but the beaches are the true attraction that brings in the tourists. The city and its slow easy pace stands as a contrast to the more commonly regarded fast-paced energetic Italian cities such as Milan, as there is a rural feel to Reggio even though it has a substantial population.

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Reggio dates back to the 8th century BC, and the traditional way of life is still prevalent in many of the villages. There is a 3 hour siesta in the middle of the day, every day, and you may find it hard to find any action while the city sleeps.

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