NaplesNaples unique and exuberant, captivates the visitor with popular local traditions such as the 'Tarantella' – Naples' famous folk dance – and 'smorfia', the Neapolitan's superstitious use of numerology to interpret dreams. Walking through the picturesque narrow streets of the Spanish quarter gives snapshots of Naples' life: the melodious accent of passers-by and shop owners, the mouth-watering smells emerging from the numerous trattorias. Wood-burning pizzerias at every street corner should come as no surprise – the pizza was of course born here. Naples is also a city rich in art and architecture, with numerous churches, palaces and museums to visit. Not to miss in the surroundings: Royal castle of Caserta
Pompeii and HerculaneumPompeii was founded in the 6th Century, but completely buried, along with Herculaneum and Stabiae, during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79AD. Forgotten for nearly sixteen hundred years, Pompeii was re-discovered by chance in 1748. Today, it is a prized archaeological gem, providing stunning evidence of the grandeur of the Roman Empire.
Cuma and PozzuoliCreated in 720 BC, Cuma is the oldest greek colony of Occident. It's located in the Phlegreans fields near Pozzuoli. The archeological site of Cuma is famous for the "Antro della Sibilla". With its mineral waters, its fishing villages along the coast and its numerous archeological sites, the Phlegreans fields area is a must-see.
Not to miss: The seaside villages of Bacoli and Miseno, Pozzuoli, the view from Monte di Procida on the islands of Procida and Ischia, the lake of Averno and the Solfatara volcano.