What to see in Campania?
Updated: 2020-03-06
  • The fountain of giant
  • Excavations of Pompei
  • Caves of Pertosa
  • The cathedral of St. Andrea in Campania
  • The Royal Palace of Caserta
  • The Royal Palace in Caserta
  • Arch of Trajan in Campania
  • Paestum
  • Restaurant The faun
  • Restaurant Cicirinella
  •  Restaurant The Tower of Saracino
  • Restaurant Renzo and Lucia
  • Restaurant The Cantinella in Campania
  • Neapolitan pizza in Naples
  • Risotto in Campania
  • Caprese salad
  • carzy_water_fish

The best monuments in Campania

The Fountain of Giants in Naples

The realization is by Bernini and Michelangelo Naccherino at the request of Don Antonio Alvarez of Toledo. It was placed in the street that took the name of Salita del Gigante, near the fountain that can still be seen in Via Partenope. The fountain has three round arches supported by 4 pillars. Under the central arch there is a basin supported by two marine animals. The side arches have two gods that hold sea monsters in their hands. At the end there are two caryatids that support the cornucopia. Above each arch there are the city's coats of arms.


Excavations of Pompei

In 62 AD a violent earthquake struck the entire Vesuvian area. In Pompeii the reconstruction began immediately, but 17 years after the sudden eruption of Vesuvius buried it with ashes. There has always been an exploration of the territory up to the most recent interventions of excavation, restoration and enhancement of the ancient city and its exceptional heritage of architecture, sculptures, paintings, mosaics. The Temple of Apollo and the Basilica overlook the square, the seat of the court and center of economic life. The Temple of Vespasian overlooks the Forum, the Granaries where cereals were collected for sale, the covered market for fresh foodstuffs, such as meat and fish. On the most important artery of the city, there were craft shops, inns, dry cleaners, houses and the Stabian Baths, the oldest Pompeian plant.


Caves of Pertosa

It is an underground world along the left bank of the Tanagro river. Numerous finds show that the caves were inhabited since the Stone Age, the cave was used by the Greeks and Romans as a place of worship. The Caves, thanks to the natural scenery, for about eight years have offered many theatrical interpretations such as "The Inferno of Dante in the Caves" and "Ulisse: the Journey in Hades". 


The cathedral of St. Andrea

It is the main place of Catholic worship in Amalfi, dedicated to Saint Andrew the Apostle, and is located in the center of the city. The interior has a basilical plan with a transept and apse; it is covered with marble and also includes ancient columns. The aisles have a coffered ceiling. On the main altar there is a large canvas depicting the crucifixion of Saint Andrew the Apostle. While the crypt was built on the tomb of the patron saint. 


The Royal Palace of Caserta

The Royal Palace of Caserta is one of the most magnificent and splendid buildings that a sovereign has ever built. It was built by Luigi Vanvitelli at the request of Charles of Bourbon who was ready to ascend the throne. The Royal Palace includes 1,200 rooms with 1,742 windows, but in Vanvitelli's project there was also the chapel, the lodgings for military troops, the theater as well as those rooms that were intended for the royal family. As soon as you enter we find 4 courtyards, one of these called Golden staircase because it includes 116 steps and leads to the vestibule. To visit this great piece of history, there are about 30 rooms available. We also find the Palatine Chapel which was the place destined for the celebration of the sacred rites of the royal family, strongly desired by the king. The library includes 5 rooms, two for reading and three for reading volumes. 



The Arch of Trajan

It was built to celebrate the figure of Emperor Trajan for the inauguration of the Via Appia, a road that connected Rome to Brindisi. And Trajan is remembered as "excellent", an enlightened prince whose fame has survived intact to this day. At the center of every story told on the arch of the Trajan to exalt the true imperial Rome. 


Archaeological Area of Paestum

Paestum is a city wall and even today, despite time, remains of that time survive. The temples arrived in excellent condition, so much so as to be considered unique examples of the Magno-Greek architecture, are the three temples of Doric order and dedicated to the goddess Hera and Athena. The Roman square (agora) is flanked by various public and religious buildings and shops and surrounded on three sides. The area of the Forum, of rectangular shape, was placed after the settlement of the Latin colony. 



Restaurant "TheTrinlinio del Faun"

It is a farm that rises on the hills surrounding the city center of Benevento. The semi-divided room is composed of a larger space and inside the ceiling takes the form of the ancient Roman cross vaults. The triclinium has been a refined meeting place since the age of the ancient Romans. The Romans used to gather in this "dining room" from early afternoon until late at night. Here they spent their time lying down eating, drinking wine. The faun in the first Greek and then Roman mythology is the divinity that represents the spirit of the woods. The restaurant is therefore the temple of refreshment and sacredness.


Restaurant " Cicirinella"

It us located in the old town of Salerno. The interior is all in stone, accurate in every detail. The food is equally full of quality and the menu very accurate.


Restaurant " The Tower of Saracino"

Located in a house overlooking the sea of Seiano, it is an elegant environment, with one of the rooms carved out of the ancient Norman sighting tower. The cuisine is creative, regional, specializing in fish dishes. 


Restaurant " Renzo and Lucia"

This restaurant allows you to enjoy a beautiful view of the entire city of Naples, the gulf and Mount Vesuvius. It is a sophisticated venue, with large rooms and very nice furnishings, to accommodate a demanding and classy clientele. The same dishes are fresh and cared for. 


Restaurant " The cantinella"

It offers a beautiful view over the surrounding Gulf. The dishes are inspired by the Neapolitan tradition, always looking for new, fresh and creative ingredients. The wine cellar of local wines is also important, and also offers a selection of the best Italian wines, to be best combined with ordered dishes.


Local food

Neapolitan pizza

Known for being the home of pizza, Naples boasts a number of pizza makers who have refined their art over the centuries. The first news about Neapolitan pizza dates back to Vincenzo Corrado
  when in the mid-eighteenth century he wrote a treatise on the eating habits of the city of Naples, in which he observed how it was customary for the people to season pizza and macaroni with tomato. Those same observations constitute the date of birth of the Neapolitan pizza, a thin disc of pasta seasoned with tomato. To enjoy the more traditional pizza, try the Margherita Pizza with tomatoes, mozzarella, a drizzle of olive oil and basil leaves.


Risotto with fisherman

Seafood risotto is a classic fish risotto widespread in Naples, along the Amalfi coast and in other sea areas. The freshness of the sea pleasantly combined with the delicate base of rice, makes this risotto a fresh summer dish. 


Caprese salad 

The Caprese salad prepared with ripe tomatoes, delicately chopped fresh basil leaves and a drizzle of olive oil on the excellent buffalo mozzarella from Campania. The plains around Paestum, Salerno and Caserta, outside Naples, are renowned for the production of buffalo mozzarella. Although today this salad is now widespread throughout Italy, its name derives from the island of Capri from which it comes.


Crazy water fish

Although the name sounds rather strange, this dish is one of the simplest and tastiest ways to prepare fish. On the Amalfi coast, freshly caught fish is immersed in water with garlic, tomatoes and parsley.














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