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History & Itineraries of Campania

Campania, the Emperors' favorite:
If the word Campania does not tell you much, just be aware that words like "Сamp", "Campaign" "Champagne", "Champion" derives from the name of the city of Capua, from which "capuano" and "campano". So, our region was called The Campania Felix  “the fertile camps”, by the rich ancient Roman families who spent their holidays here where their favorite ‘spas’ and wines were. This was the most important region of the empire under the emperor Augustus: the Campania together with the Latium (Rome) formed the Regio I, the first Region of the Empire. Since the fall of the Roman Empire  the word ‘Campania’ was no longer used until the 70s of the twentieth century.
It 's time to restore it internationally because...
Campania, Italy. Pre-roman populations.
Ancient Greek colonies and dialects in south Italy.
Parmenides, greek philosopher, founder of the...
Zenone, famous for his paradox, was a philosopher...
Ancient Roman roads and cities in Campania...
Italy, Campania. 1st century B.C.
For the Emperor Ottaviano Augusto Capri...
The Emperor Tiberius (I A.D.) left Rome...
The Emperor Nero and his ambiguous mother

Campanian melting pot:
In Campania was born the first Greek colony (Pithecuse-Ischia, Cumae, Parthenope-Naples, Dicaearchia-Pozzuoli, Poseidonia-Paestum, Elea-Velia ..), being this region, and all of Southern Italy the ‘America’, the new world for the ancient Greeks.
Here was born the first Maritime Republic of Italy, Amalfi, the first Medical School (Salerno - X century).
Campania cultural meltin' pot, from pre-roman...
Campania and south Italy in XII century.
Arechis, Longobard King (German people)...
Republic/duchy of Amalfi (IX-XI centuries).
The Norman King Roberto il Guiscardo...
King Frederick II House of Hohenstaufen...
Here  inhabited also the mysterious Etruscans, (From Capua to Pompeii), the fierce Samnites, (between Benevento and Avellino, two areas now famous for their wines and other food products) and then the Nordic Lombards, Normans and Swabians, the French dynasty of Anjou, the Spanish Aragonese, and the Habsburg from Spain and the Habsburg from Austria, the Napoleonic reign, and our last Kings, the Bourbons, under whose rule our Kingdom (“Kingdom of Naples and two Sicilies”) has known primacies as like: the first Italian State to the wealth,  the first merchant fleet in Italy (2nd  in Europe after England), the first railway station in Italy, the oldest opera house in the world (Teatro San Carlo, Napoli) , the first seismological observatory in the world, and much more...
Carlo I House of Anjoux, King of Naples...
Alfonso the Magnanimous. Aragonese King of Naples...
Carlo VI House of Hapsburg: an austrian king...
Ferdinando IV House of Borbone, called the king...
Carlo di Borbone from Spanish dinasty...
Joachim Murat, brother-in-law of Napoleon...
The last change of the ruling dynasty occurred in 1860, a real war of annexation that put an end to the independent Kingdom of Naples, in favor of a “United Italy”. The kingdom of Naples that was the richest in Italy became ‘the south’, the biggest and best industries of the kingdom were moved to the north. The diaspora started: the big emigration to Americas of the so called ‘Southern Italians’. Just like Greek culture, art, gastronomy, mythology were absorbed by the stronger Romans now the stereotype of ‘Neapolitan’ become ‘Italian’, and south Italy became the holiday house of Italy.
The Bourbon Flag contained all the arms...
Before unification of Italy (1860), the "Kingdom of..."
Neapolitan pizza STG quality label.
Buffalo Mozzarella from Campania PDO quality label.
Folk dance Tarantella-Tammorriata from south Italy.
Hand gestures. Typical Neapolitan.
In fact all that pushed all those people to war to get this land, and generations of voyagers coming here since ancient times, its climate,  fertility, landscapes, archaeological sites, mineral  and thermal waters,  museums, wines, unique vegetables, olive oil, sun, sea… all this is still here, ready to give themselves again and inexhaustible to new generations of tourists.
History in music:
A famous song in Neapolitan language contemporary to  the Restoration of the Bourbon kingdom and expulsion of the French (1799).
The end of the Independent Kingdom of Naples. A Neapolitan song from 1868, 7 years after the delusion from the ‘Unification of Italy’.
A famous contemporary song (1980’s) about people who kept on fighting against the new order of united Italy , for about  10 years:

Each one of these people who lived in Campania has left architectural traces, gastronomic, cultural.
Some of them have become tourist attractions among the most important in Italy.

Here are the top things to see and do in Campania:
  • The Unesco World Heritage Sites: see here
  • The main Ancient Roman attractions in Campania: Pompeii, Herculaneum, Naples, Capri.
  • The main Ancient Greek attraction: Paestum, Naples, Cumae
  • The most important Medieval sites: Amalfi, Salerno, Naples, Benevento
  • The best city tour and museums: Naples
  • The best sea experience: Amalfi Coast, Cilento Coast, Capri, Ischia
  • The best site for health: Ischia Thermal Sources
  • The best walking tours: the Amalfi Coast ancient paths, Mount Vesuvius
  • The gastronomic itineraries: see here
  • The most important religious sites: Avellino, Amalfi, Naples, Pompeii

Themed Itineraries in Region Campania
(send a request for an individual Itinerary):

  • LANDSCAPE: coasts and beaches, caves, mountains, valleys, volcanoes. Many sports activities and about twenty nature museums.
  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL: Stone Age, Bronze Age, Copper Age, Iron Age,  Etruscan, Greek and Roman, Italic (Lucanians, Samnites, Oscans ) and about 70 archaeological/paleontological museums.
  • ART and architecture: Greek-Roman, Medieval (Byzantine, early Christian, Lombard, Gothic, Arab-Norman), Baroque, Modern art. About 100 Art Museums in Campania.
  • FOOD Holiday: the healthful properties of the Mediterranean diet: extra virgin olive oils, vineyards and wineries, dairies, cured meat, handicraft production of preserves, jams, preserves, pickles. Hundreds of wine and food producers of high Italian quality. Best restaurants and cooking classes in Campania.
  • SPORTS: Active sports and facilities in Campania or  Events that you can watch in Campania
  • RELIGION: Pilgrimage sites in Campania. More than 30 shrines in 5 provinces
  • FOLKLORE: Dozens of Food festivals, folk festivals, religious, music, fairs and pageants.
  • WELLNESS:  Places of the Mediterranean diet, the thermal baths, services for the well-being of body and mind.Holidays for health and "Change your look" programs
  • SHOPPING: The shopping  centers,  the Made in Italy factories, historical handicraft factories of Campania, guide to the best souvenirs
  • BUSINESS: Food /Crafts/ Real estate investments in Campania
  • TRAINING COURSES in Campania.  Language and Culture, fashion, Italian cuisine, Team Building

Historical routes (send a request for an individual Itinerary):

  • Paleolithic and Neolithic sites
  • Greek-Roman sites
  • Byzantine and early Christian sites
  • Lombard and 'amalfitain' medieval sites
  • Norman and Arab-Norman sites
  • Angevin Sites
  • Aragonese sites
  • Renaissance in Campania
  • Modern and contemporary art, theater and Cinema
  • The Grand Tour of the artists (from the seventeenth century to the present)
  • Art of the XX-XXI century

Houses in Amalfi Coast

Accommodations for holidays
Breathtaking views
Transfers from
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Relax & enjoy the view with a professional car/boat transfer
Minicruises from
30 € p.p.

Boat trip along Amalfi Coast & Capri. Private or shared boat
Pompeii guided excursions

A must voyage in the past.
With private or shared guide

Cookery Classes
at home!

Join a local family for lunch
or a special birthday.
Pick, Cook, Eat!
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