Campania holidays journey between natural beauty and archeology
Guide Campania wing discover the area, made of beautiful landscapes, sea and cities to visit in a land of ancient origins.
Campania in brief
Campania is a region of southern Italy, washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea and bordering Lazio, Molise, Puglia and Basilicata. Its provinces are Avellino, Benevento, Caserta, Naples and Salerno. The territory of Campania is covered mostly by hills whose altitude varies from 300 to 500 meters above sea level, while just over a third of the area is mountainous, among the main findings stand out the Matese mountains, the Monti Picentini, Monti’s Cilento.
The plains overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, as the plains of the Garigliano and Lower Volturno, Sarno and Sele, and those that extend inside, covering the rest of the Campania region, which is also characterized by zones of volcanic, represented the vast area of the Campi Flegrei and reliefs of volcanic origin, the most famous of which is the Vesuvius, overlooking the Gulf of Naples and is still active.
The territory of Campania has extraordinary natural beauty, combined with the numerous testimonies of ancient civilizations, such as the ruins of Paestum, Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the monuments bequeathed by the peoples along the course of the centuries have been the protagonists of his history, make this region, whose main center is the capital of Naples, a land of great artistic and cultural value.
The coasts of Campania grow for a long stretch of the Tyrrhenian Sea, partly with sandy beaches and some with high rocky walls, forming the Gulf of Gaeta, between Lazio and Campania, the Gulf of Naples, the Gulf of Salerno and the Gulf of Policastro which also marks a coastline of Basilicata and Calabria.
Between the Gulf of Naples and Sorrento stretches the Sorrento peninsula with the coast of the same name on the side that faces the Gulf of Naples and the Amalfi Coast on the side facing the Gulf of Salerno, famous places in the world for the extraordinary beauty of the landscape. Facing the Gulf of Naples there are the famous islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida.