Campania is one of the most populated regions of Italy but also one of the region of Italy with the largest number of sites recognized by UNESCO as world heritage: the Royal Castle of Caserta, the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the historic center of Naples, the Amalfi Coast, the temples of Paestum and Velia and the Certosa di Padula. Campania is not just about art and culture, but also about nature, food and wine. Indeed, it is known worldwide for its buffalo mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes and the liquor of limoncello. The whole region offers a variety of landscapes with the national parks of Cilento or Vallo di Diano and its beautiful sandy beaches bordered by crystal clear waters, the rugged coastline of the Amalfi Coast with its fishing villages clinging to cliffs and the islands of Ischia, Capri or Procida famous for their natural beauty.
A few words about gastronomy
The gastronomic symbol of
Campania is of course pizza margherita, prepared with tomato, mozzarella and basil. This pizza was created as a tribute for Queen Margherita of Savoy on the occasion of her first visit to Naples. Ferdinand IV, King of Naples, used to serve in his royal banquets pizza baked in the famous Capodimonte ovens. Campania has many fish and seafood specialties but also pastries such as sfogliatella, rum babà or pastiera. Find more information in our gastronomic guide
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In a region where art is all around, an 'Arte Card' comes in handy. Arte Card is a pass, valid for 3 or 7 days, giving access to museums, archaeological and tourist sites at discounted rates. It also entitles the holder to free travel to these places. They can be purchased at railway stations, newsagents and airports.
The best way to explore this region is by car. Cars can be hired at Naples airport or in the cities themselves. Parking tickets can often be purchased from newsagents and tobacconists. If you only plan to stay in Naples, however, there will be no need as the city and its suburbs have an excellent public transport network. There are underground, tram, train and bus services as well as ferries to the nearby islands. Incidentally, Naples underground has recently received a much praised artistic overhaul of its stations. If you plan to stay on the Amalfi coast, SITA buses provide a reliable and comfortable alternative means of discovering the area. The coast can be congested, especially in summer. In season, a frequent boat service known as "Metro del Mare" serves the coast, linking Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Salerno and Capri.
By plane: Naples airport By train: Naples Central Station or Salerno