Travel guide Campania
Arrival to Campania
You can reach your holiday apartment or holiday home in Campania via Switzerland and the Gotthard Pass or from Austria via the Brenner Pass. Coming from the north, the motorways meet in Bologna. Then continue on the A1 to Naples
and then to your respective accommodation. Naples is directly served by some foreign airports. Alternatively, you can fly to Rome and then take the high-speed train to Campania.
Mild climate in Campania
The climate in Campania is pleasantly mild, except for the hot months of July and August. The sun shines on about 250 days a year, making the region a popular destination for a beach holiday
. In spring, the warm air smells of oranges and lemons and invites you to take long walks. From the end of April, you can look forward to a swim in the sea. The water gets really warm in July and August. The average water temperatures are then 24 degrees to 25 degrees. Although it is hot in summer, it is almost never humid. A breeze from the sea makes the temperatures bearable. If you arrive in summer, you should rent a private holiday home or a cheap holiday apartment with air conditioning. Between December and February, it sometimes rains, but the temperatures are still pleasantly mild. Snow falls very rarely.
Campania is the pearl of Italy
Campania is one of the most beautiful and diverse regions of Italy and is therefore ideal for a holiday in a private holiday apartment or holiday home. The Amalfi Coast offers a breathtaking panorama. Naples, the capital of Campania, is the third-largest city in Italy. Its enchanting old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located on the Gulf of Naples, it offers a wealth of sights. The narrow, winding alleys in the old town lead to mysterious catacombs, underground caves, and churches. Between fluttering laundry, fish sellers, and artisans, you can expect an old Neapolitan folk culture. In the enchanting nativity street, you can watch the artisans at work. One of the most interesting sights is underground Naples.
One sight you should not miss is Pompeii. The flourishing city on the Gulf of Naples is the most visited archaeological site in the world. Well-preserved ruins, which disappeared under the ashes of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, are extraordinary and impressive witnesses of life in antiquity. In 1997, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Also worth seeing and a secret tip among Italy travelers is the National Park Cilento.
Picturesque coastal paths, medieval mountain villages, and forests invite you to hike and linger. The Cilento National Park is characterized by a more than one hundred kilometers long coastline with dreamy bays and white sandy beaches. The diverse landscape delights with a large variety of species, lovely olive hills, and clean sea. Marina di Camerota is a pearl of Cilento. If you want to spend a holiday in a holiday apartment or holiday home directly by the sea, you are in the right place. Mysterious caves and impressive rock formations make the region a popular destination for nature lovers. The green of the Mediterranean vegetation and the colors of the sea will captivate you immediately. If you want to rent a villa or a house in spring or autumn, you can take extensive hikes here. Many accommodations have a magnificent view of the sea or the village.
Santa Maria di Castellabate is the center of the municipality Castellabate
. Away from tourism, you will be welcomed by Mediterranean warmth and an unadulterated charm. Particularly picturesque are the beautiful beach and the historic town center with its ancient squares. The pedestrian zone of Santa Maria invites you to stroll with its many street cafes and pretty shops.
Discover the culture of Campania
As the Italians like to claim, Campania is a piece of heaven on earth. Since Goethe, the Gulf of Naples has been one of the highlights of a trip to Italy. The scenery of the Sorrento Peninsula, Capri, Vesuvius, and lively Naples is legendary. The Cappella Sansevero Museum is a must for culture lovers. The chapel dates back to the 16th century and features Italian religious art, such as marble sculptures and two eerie anatomical creations. Take enough time to visit the chapel and the exhibited works. The Sorrento Peninsula, with its steep cliffs, terraced gardens, and mountains, has already inspired the Romans and is the ideal starting point for a hike.
Castel Nuovo, also called the "new castle," is a massive fortress of the city of Naples. It is located directly on the water and has been towering over the streets for almost 800 years. When kings still lived here, wars were fought directly in front of the gates. The Palazzo Reale is located on Piazza del Plebiscito and houses a museum where you can visit royal halls and chambers.
The Ravello Festival takes place every year and is one of the oldest European open-air festivals. Located 340 meters above the Bay of Salerno, in the village of Ravello, you can expect not only an unforgettable event but also a breathtaking view of the sea. A highlight is the concert at sunrise. The sights of Salerno include the cathedral and the Castello Arechi.
Culinary delights in Campania
If you spend your holiday in a private holiday apartment or holiday home in southern Italy, you can look forward to culinary delights. The cuisine of Campania is known for its many specialties. The mild climate and many hours of sunshine provide delicious tomatoes, which are used in numerous dishes. These include, for example, the Calzone and the Pizza Napoletana. Another specialty is buffalo mozzarella, which triggers true culinary delights. Campanian wines are the ideal accompaniment to a fine dinner. Whether in your villa or holiday apartment, in a five-star restaurant or a simple pizza around the corner, in Italy
you can expect a lot of homemade and fresh ingredients. If you want to surprise your family or friends in your accommodation with a dish from the region, you should visit one of the many markets. Here you can get numerous products from the region. On the fertile soils at the foot of Vesuvius, tomatoes, peppers, spring onions, potatoes, artichokes, fennel, lemons, and oranges ripen, which are so good that they hardly need to be refined.
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