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.

  • How to Visit Pompeii and Herculaneum

    Published in Campania Itineraries
    Pompeii and Herculaneum must be on your travel itineraries for south Italy. It's not a question of whether to visit the two famous ancient Roman buried cities or not, its all about how to visit them. In our experience the options are: go with an organised group (too frustrating) do it alone (too much to see and what guidebook to buy) hire a professional guide and travel by Mercedes (absolutely) For Pompeii, make the choice between basing yourself near the entrance to the archaeological site or nearer the Sanctuary and new Pompeii. The two are not so close after you've…
    Last modified on 04 August 2012

Discover Pompeii

Published in Campania Itineraries
Notwithstanding years of institutional neglect which have done little to protect the priceless ruins, the archaeological site of Pompeii is still very impressive. Just wandering along the paved roads, past the ruined temples and into the ampitheaters and doorways is a tremendous thrill. But it is a close attention to the smaller details which transports us back to the Roman city's daily life before it all went black on that tremendous late August day in 79 AD when Vesuvius blew its top. There's no getting away from the shadow of the volcano even today. It seems too close for comfort.…
Last modified on 04 August 2012

Pliny the Younger and Pompeii

Published in Campania Itineraries
Extracts from a letter by Pliny the Younger who witnessed the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on the 24th August AD 79 which destroyed the Roman town of Pompeii. "A black and terrible cloud, rent by snaking bursts of fire, gaped open in huge flashes of flames; it was like lightning, but far more extensive Soon afterwards, the cloud lowered towards the earth and covered the sea. Ashes were already falling, but not yet thickly. When night fell, not one such as when there is no moon or the sky is cloudy, but a night like being in a closed place…
Last modified on 04 August 2012

Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese

Published in Campania Food
Campania isn't the only region of Italy which produces fine buffalo mozzarella cheese, but it probably produces the best. The origins of this most distinctive white cheese are lost in time, but for sure the monks at Capua where producing versions in medieval times. What is well documented is the origin of the name mozzarella. 'Mozza' comes from the verb 'mozzare' meaning to cut off or remove and refers to the process of pulling small portions of the cheese from the main curd.
Last modified on 18 June 2012

Baba al Rum

Published in Campania Recipes
The sugar level content of this famous Naples dessert clearly betrays its Arabic origins and the lemons of the Amalfi coast give it a flavour all of its own. Making it at home could be a huge disappointment, but there's no excuse for not giving it a go. The image of the rum babas was taken by Delicious Italy at a delightful pasticceria in the town of Marina di Camerota, province of Salerno. The owners explained to us how they had moved from Naples some years ago to live in this resort town along the Cilento coast. ingredients 350gr white flour,…
Last modified on 22 May 2012

Amalfi Coast lemons in the United States

Published in Campania Food
We have received many emails asking where to get hold of Sorrento lemons in the United States of America. It seems it is a lot easier getting hold of byproducts such as limoncello. But we are still referring only to products made from Amalfi Coast lemons and not the actual thing. For the definitive answer as to the availability of Amalfi Coast lemons in the United States we received this email from Tracy L. Kahn.
Last modified on 17 May 2012

Lemon marinated anchovies recipe from Amalfi coast

Published in Campania Recipes
This anchovies with lemon recipe has been supplied by CO.VA.L. the consortium for the promotion of the Amalfi Coast lemon which was formed in 1991.
Last modified on 17 May 2012