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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...

NAPLES AND CAMAPANIA TRAVEL INFORMATION AND TOURISM SUGGESTIONS

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.

  • Tagliolini ai Ricci di Mare

    Published in Campania Recipes
    A 'riccio' is a hedgehog in Italian. A 'riccio al mare' is a sea hedgehog or in other words a sea urchin. You'll need 50 of them to prepare the tagliolini pasta with sea urchin dish to satisfy 4 people. It is a dish which can be prepared very quickly and one with a rich, natural sauce. A word of warning, however. It is important to distinguish between the masculine and feminine sea urchins. The former are black and flat while the latter are a rounded with a reddy brown color. As we are eating the eggs of the sea…
    Last modified on 14 May 2012

Healthiest Place in Italy

Published in Campania Food
It was above all thanks to US nutritionist Ancel Keys, that the classic Mediterranean diet of cereals and olive oil became so well known. Keys was stationed in Salerno in 1945 and noticed that cardiovascular diseases amongst the local population were notably less than at home. A comparative study confirmed his claim.So what did he believe we should all be eating?
Last modified on 11 May 2012

Greek Temples of Paestum

Published in Campania Itineraries
The Greek colonisers were not the first to realise the potential of the vast plain overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. They were, however, the first to establish a colony of any size. It was in the 7th century BC and they called it Poseidonia, ancient name of Paestum.
Last modified on 09 May 2012

Pesce Azzurro, Sardines, Anchovies & Tuna

Published in Campania Food
Pesce azzurro is the collective name referring to the whole range of red meat fish which typically gleam silver and blue in the open waters of the Mediterranean. By this we mean anchovies, sardines, tuna etc. These type of fish swim nearer to the surface than the so called "pesce bianco" or white meat fish. Pesci azzurri have fine qualities. They typically cost less in the market place than other fish, are best eaten fresh, as opposed to being frozen for future consumption, and require little cooking or preparation.
Last modified on 25 April 2012

Campania Artecard

Published in Campania Itineraries
'Campania>artecard' is the official Naples city pass offering an integrated ticket for a range of services and entrance discounts for visitors wishing to discover Naples, Pompei and other famous locations. Promoted by the Regione Campania these include access to museums, free use of the public transport and many other opportunities which we highlight here. The costs depends on the amount of sites and sights you want to see and we outline them below but the combinations are typically:   3 days - Naples and Campi Flegrei with free admittance to 2 sites of choice & 50% off admission to all…
Last modified on 15 April 2012

The First Pizza

Published in Campania Food
Did anyone consider registering the name 'pizza' and patenting the technique back in 1889? Certainly not cook Esposito who first made the original and definitive version of mozzarella, tomato and basil at the Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte. The very first pizza in Italy and the world. He he served his 'Margherita' to the queen of the same name. The day was the 15 June. Although extremely good pizzas or 'pizze' can be found outside of Naples, you should keep this to yourself when you visit the city.
Last modified on 08 March 2012

Royal Palace Caserta

Published in Campania Itineraries
During the summer of 2001 visitors to the provincial capital of Caserta may have been surprised to bump into George Lucas and assorted androids. How come?
Last modified on 02 March 2012