The region of Campania is one of the most beautiful in Italy with spectacular coastlines surrounding Naples on the gulf of Napoli. Here you will find including the beautiful area area of Campi Flegrei, the Islands of Procida, Ischia and the famous Capri lying out from the bay. Around from the Amalfi Coast you can find Acropoli – another area that is yet undiscovered with crystal clear waters and not many tourists. We am not telling anyone about this area as we do not want it to be discovered.
In this region, you will also find the spectacular Amalfi coast with the delightful villages of Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Minori and Maiori and on the way you will see the beautiful town of Sorrento – the home of lemons and lemoncello liqueur. There are so many things to see and do particularly in the summer if you can take yourself away from the beach parties!!
But on a clear sunny day one can see from the cliffs of Capri a view out over the gulf of Napoli to the islands of Procida and Ischia and the whole of the Amalfi Coast a spectacular feast for the eyes. The Costiera Amalfitana is a great experience in itself and one of the most exciting and beautiful drives in the world around the hair pin bends on the edge of the cliffs that drop straight down to the sea.
Napolitani are a passionate race, they know the true meaning of living for the moment. Napoli-Naples is a beautiful port set on the gulf of Napoli with the great volano Vesuvius & Pompei nearby. Naples is probably the most exciting city in the whole of Italy and one of the oldest. Once you discover Spaccanapoli , the ancient cuore – heart of Naples, it will be an experience that you will never forget.
The once beautiful buildings need a good clean but it is fascinating, challenging and so interesting!! The National Archaeological Museum in Naples is one of the best with all the treasures of Pompei displayed. Opera started here at San Carlo opera theatre and some of the most beautiful tenors in the world are Napolitanni!!
In fact it seems that this area breeds people with beautiful singing voices and musicians and poets with romantic hearts. The Napolitanni folk songs are very delightful and entertaining. Napolitanni people have a great sense of humour and are also very good as comedians with the famous Toto and his many movies are still played on Italian television every single day.
Archaeology reins supreme here with the ancient city of Pompei destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvious is a feast for ancient history lovers. As well there is the historical area of Campi Flegrei filled with Roman underground cities. Here you will find the ancient towns of Pozzuoli where St. Paul stopped and Cuma Archaeological Park where the ancient Greeks Etruscans and Romans had their settlements and built the Bocca di Sibilla. Ask us about the beautiful King’s palace at Caserta and the ancient greek temples at Paestum.
If you are foodie you have to go to Napoli. The home of the salsa di Pomodoro – tomato sauce, pizza, frutti di mare- magnificent seafood and mozzarella di bufala (buffalo). The buffalos graze just outside Naples so it is best eaten fresh that day and once you have tried this you can never eat it anywhere else!!
You will cry when you have to leave the Napolitanni tomatoes the sweetest and tastiest in the world and I consider their Cafe Machiato also the best in the world. Yes that is a strong statement but there you go!!
Campanians are obsessed with the state of their food and seem to talk about nothing else but maybe the gentle mist that sometimes obscures the ogre of Mt Vesuvius towering over them but protects them from the harsh heat of the sun giving them that beautiful bronze coloured skin in the summer.