There's a lot to experience in Campania, more than you can possibly imagine. You have to go to the Amalfi coast of course, but consult our travel articles below for more trip suggestions.
According to tradition, Valva in the Campania's Alta Valle Del Sele, province of Salerno, was founded by the ancient 'Ursenti'. In the 9th century it became the chosen base of Orso, the Conte di Conza, following repeated Saracen raids in the area.
The area of the "Alta Valle del Sele" lies in the foothills of the Appennine mountain range in the province of Salerno. In antiquity the area was inhabited by small, distinct tribes such as the Volcentani, Ursentini and Numestrani who united together for administrative purposes.
The mountains of the Monti Picentini form part of the Campania Apennines and are also part of a protected regional park of the same name. Between the sea and the Mountains it is
What makes them especially interesting is that, thanks to the above average heavy local rainfall, the zone is rich with springs and water streams.
A reader recently wrote to us for specific information about the churches of the city of Avellino in order to source records relating to her family's origins.
Our references mention the main Cathedral and the 18th century church of S. Maria di Costantinopoli.
This ruggedly mountainous part of the Campania today borders the provinces and Caserta and Benevento. The whole zone has also been declared 'Il Parco de Matese' and comprises 20 comune such as Ailano, Capriati al Volturno, Gioia Sannitica and Valle Agricola.