Campania is one of the regions located in Southern Italy and stretches along the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the mouth of the Garigliano River to the Gulf of Policastro. Its population being approximately 5.8 million making this beautiful region the second most populous region in Italy. It oversees the isle of Capri, as well as five provinces – Avellino, Benevento, Caserta, Naples and Salerno.
This beautiful place mothers some of the most spectacular views in Italy, embracing the splendid colours of the sea as well as World Heritage Sites. Famous for its gulfs (Naples, Salerno and Policastro) as well as its three islands (Capri, Ischia and Procida).Campania captures remarkable views of bays, coves and picturesque small towns, which astonishingly cling to the mountain from the Amalfi Coast. The light blue nature of the sea, the emerald of the Mediterranean trees and the group of the small houses; all come together to perfectly portray one of the most beautiful routes on the Italian coast.
A combination of history, culture, folklore and genuine flavours Campania is enriched with endless things to do and see. There are places where one can spend their holiday filled with knowledge, sport, and fun and enjoy food! Whether it be going back in time to Caserta Vecchia which is at the foot of Mount Virgo – a splendid medieval town founded by the Longobards in the 8th Century or visiting the Colosseum of Santa Maria Capua Vetere; the second largest amphitheatre in Italy after the famous Colosseum located in Roma. There is something to be enjoyed by everyone in this beautiful region.
Campanian cuisine varies within each of its regions. The sun along with the rich volcanic soil is a blessing supplying Italians with the juiciest and tastiest tomatoes in the world. It is thought that the Neapolitans were among the first Europeans to use tomatoes not only as an ornamental plant, but also for food and garnish. Campania is the proud mother of three of Italy’s well known food options: buffalo mozzarella cheese, pizza and tomato sauce!
Naples is also the home of the much loved pizza. The pizza maker who invented Margherita (tomato, mozzarella cheese and basil) became a legend from his creation in Honour of Queen Margherita of Savoy. It is from this where this type of pizza got its name. Neapolitan dishes are centred around seafood which involve fish, crustaceans and mollusks. Caseertan and Aversan provinces rely more on fresh vegetables and cheeses. Pasta is most defiantly a prominent dish in the region and is made with Durum wheat. The most common shapes which are used are largely tubular – Great for holding all the delicious sauces! The cuisine from Sorrento combines the culinary traditions of both Naples and Salerno. All dishes are cooked and with love and passion and simple ingredients which makes them full of flavour and a favourite.
Visiting Campania is something to tick off the bucket list. Giving you a lifelong memory of only a small part of Italy, which is visited by thousands of people around the world. The longer you spend in this breathtaking region the more you will fall in love with it.