Guide to Naples and Campania

Guide to Naples and Campania (84)

Our recommendations if you are planning a vacation or visit to Naples, the Amalfi Coast and the rest of Campania.

  •  Restaurant Poggiolo del Principe near Palinuro, Cilento
    Restaurant 'Poggiolo del Principe' near Palinuro in Cilento welcomes visitors and guests in a homely atmosphere putting all diners at ease just like travellers once upon a time during the Grand Tour. Just like then, English is not widely spoken in Cilento but everyone in the territory, from child...
  • Hotel Borgo Antico, Palinuro, Cliento National Park
    Hotel Borgo Antico is a relaxing family resort accommodation near Palinuro in the Cilento National Park in the province of Salerno. This is the zone of Italy which gave us the Mediterrean Diet made famous by Ancel Keys and the in-house Poggiolo del Principe Restaurant serves guests some of the ...
  • Classic Cars for your Italian Wedding
    Looking for the ideal historical car for your wedding or special occasion in Italy? Then contact Spider Life Style who specialises in classic convertible car hire along the Amalfi Coast and own a fleet of prestigious brands such as Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Maserati, Ferrari, Lancia, BMW, Volkswagen, Mini ...
  • Classic Sports Car Hire for Corporate Incentives
    Spider Life Style is based in Sorrento and the company are specialists in classic convertible and sports car hire along the Amalfi Coast and the territory of Naples and the rest of Campania. The large range of vehicles can, of course, be hired for private vacations, but also for corporate events an...
  • Amalfi Coast and Classic Car Weekend Break
    The following package is offered by Spider Life Style who specializes in classic Italian sports car hire along the Amalfi Coast and the Sorrento Peninsular. The short break proposal is for two people to enjoy a wonderful long weekend or 5 Day vacation driving a classic 1960's FIAT 500 with your bas...
  • Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Shore Excursions
    Sorrento Star Cars are specilaists in private and tailor made tours along the Amalfi Coast and have developed a series of proposals for anyone arriving by cruise ship in the ports of Naples, Salerno, Sorrento or Amalfi. Based on your interests or preferred destination to discover, individuals, coup...
  • Sorrento Cooking Art
    Sorrento Cooking Art is a new Italian Cooking School located in one of the most stunning locations you could possibly wish to experience. It is called Villa il Pizzo sitting in the largest privately owned lemon grove in Italy whose 14 hectares stretch to the cliffs of Piano di Sorrento; themselves ...
  • Dreaming Sorrento Guest House
    Dreaming Sorrento Guest House is made up of 4 chic apartments just a pebble's throw from the beach and small harbour of Meta along the Sorrento coast. It offers a cozy holiday base for anyone seeking a vacation in this beautiful part of Italy, as well as to explore such locations as Naples, Pompei,...
  • Cooking Lessons in Positano
    If you are seeking to enjoy a cooking lesson or class in Positano, then look no further than Restaurant Donna Rosa. In the center of Positano, in a enchanting spot overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and above the colorful scenario which is Positano, Donna Rosa has opened the doors of her villa to gu...
  • Sorrento Star Cars, private car hire
    Sorrento Star Cars is run by Vittorio Starace who has lived and worked in the area for 30 years specializing in tailor made and private excursions & transfers as far afield as Rome and Florence and much of southern Italy. His clients include major international tour operators such as Kuoni, Thomson...
  • Sorrento Sail Charter
    Sorrento Sail Charter offers the possibility of a wonderful vacation along the Amalfi Coast whether you have never handled a yacht before or are an experienced hand. Your vessel is Called "M2" and was bult in 2008 and is 12.85 meters in length. The boat has 3 rooms and can sleep a maximum of 8 peo...
  • Spider Life Style, Classic Italian Sports Car Hire
    Spider Life Style specialises in classic sports and convertible car along the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento to Positano, Minori, Pompei, Vesuvius and as far as Caserta and Paestum. The overall aim of the company is to combine a passion for classic cars with a great vacation, but not only. Accommodati...
  • Walks of Italy, Naples and Pompeii Tours
    Find out more from Walks of Italy about these excursions to Pompeii, Naples and Mt. Vesuvius. Book them online by following the links below. Here we indicate when the tours run and if they can be enjoyed as part of a group or privately. The basic price indicated includes all tickets and reservati...
  • Notturno Intarsio inlaid wood furniture, Sorrento
    Notturno Intarsio manufactures inlaid wood items and furniture in Sorrento along the Amalfi coast. The company is continuing a 500-year-old tradition for an unprecedented standard of craftmanship and beauty by skilled artisans that has become the finest in the world. The raw material used is a var...
  • Ristorante Donna Rosa, Positano
    The delightful Donna Rosa restaurant is just over 4km from the heart of beautiful Positano. Since 1997 the family owners have have created a romantic, refined place to dine and eat well. The restaurant is divided into two rooms. One caters for non smokers while the other is a small but sunny te...


There's a lot to experience in Campania, more than you can possibly imagine and the past is ever present.

You have to go to Amalfi along the Amalfi coast of course. Anyone who arrives as the shadows lengthen on the sun baked walls needs little imagination to visualise the period of pirates and Mediterranean traders.

It was thanks to them that the lemons and other citrus fruit flourish along the coast, cultivated for vitamin C for long sea voyages.

Sorrento may have sold its soul to mass tourism long ago, but the wider Sorrento peninsular has to be explored.

Don't miss out on Naples and especially the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte before setting out on an excursion to the volcanic zone of the Phlegrean fields, favored by the Romans as a port and Dante for his inspirational Inferno.

The inland provinces of Benevento, Caserta and Avellino are green and hilly and the local gastronomy could not be more of a contrast to the coast. Expect to find truffles and chestnuts and to follow in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi like much of the central Appenines.

The province of Salerno is notable for the Temples of Paestum, the Cilento National Park and Italy's best buffalo mozzarella cheese and perhaps olive oil.

As for the islands of Capri and Ischia, just hop on to the boat from Mergellina. Have we mentioned pizza?

Consult our Campania travel articles below, or access them from the links above right divided by recipes, food, wine, itineraries, tours and trip suggestions.

  • Agropoli, National Park of Cilento, Salerno

    Published in Campania Itineraries
    Agropoli is a coastal agricultural center some 53km from Salerno in the zone of Cilento. Its name derives from the Greek for 'high city', although it seems to have been founded by the Byzantines. In 882 AD it was occupied by the Saracens. Like Sorrento and much of the Amalfi coast. the main town overlooks the sea and is perched on high cliffs. A great place to keep a look out, as the Byzantine castle suggests, although it didn't stop the Saracens' eventual conquest. Entrance to old Agropoli is via a medieval gate which no doubt saw the invaders pour…
    Last modified on 02 February 2013

Colatura di Alici or Garum

Published in Campania Food
The fishing village of Cetara in the province of Salerno is famous for its 'colatara di alici' or fishy, sardine sauce. Once upon a time called garum by the ancient Romans. Colatara di alici is getting better known all the time, not just as one of Italy's typical regional products to be rediscovered, but also by global food firms looking to it as a condiment for the future. in fact, our visit to one of the small factories in the town was to accompany a food researcher form Japan looking to discover the secret properties of this ancient product. Today's…
Last modified on 14 January 2013

Authentic Italian Coffee

Published in Campania Food
Italians are serious about their coffee, in a quality over quantity approach that still adheres to traditional rules and which is why you won’t find international coffee chains anywhere in the country, at least for the moent ... To begin with, if you don’t surprise the average Italian by ordering a cappuccino after 11am, then you would at the very least be letting on that you are a tourist, as anything with that much milk is seen as a meal in itself and is considered to be the classic Italian breakfast, along with the occasional indulgence of a croissant (Italy’s…
Last modified on 04 January 2013

Nutty Walnut Digestive Liqueur

Published in Campania Food
'Nucillo 'é curti' by the owners of the Restaurant E' Curti is a rich liqueur made from the walnuts growing in the heart of the National Park of Vesuvius, and is something of a find.
Last modified on 19 December 2012

Neapolitan Christmas menu

Published in Campania Food
So what is a classic Christmas Eve menu in Naples? Well, its all about fish, not surprisingly. A typical menu is made of pasta with anchovies or clams, followed by fried or roasted 'capitone' (eel), roasted fish, boiled lobster and insalata di rinforzo (such as a cauliflower salad). For dessert, the typical cakes or sweets are the mustacciuoli or mostaccioli and fresh fruit. The meal of the 'Vigilia' is accompanied by Lacrima Christi white wine and ended with Lacrima Christi passito. Well that's the day before, what about the day after?
Last modified on 19 December 2012

The Perfect Pizza - official

Published in Campania Recipes
Anyone who enjoys cooking Italian food knows about that indeterminate measurement of 'q.b.' or quanto bisogno or 'as much as is necessary'. It is part of the soul of Italian regional cuisine, but it can no longer be applied to the perfect Italian pizza. Why? Because in 2008 the European Commission in Brussels presented precise rules for making pizza. For most of us the perfect pizza is made by a genuine Neapolitan in a classic Naples pizzeria. The recipe cannot be written on a piece of paper. It is innate, spiritual, comes from the heart. But for the record here is…
Last modified on 27 November 2012

Do Fish Cooking Techniques Really Matter?

Published in Campania Food
Eating fish full of omega-3 essential fatty acids may be related to a reduced risk of stroke. New information suggests it’s not merely how much fish you consume that matters, but exactly how it’s prepared.
Last modified on 08 November 2012