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Campania

napoli golfo capri costa amalfitana
 
Position:
Located south of Italy, Campania is surrounded by Lazio and Molise at North, Puglia and Basilicata on East, and tyrrhenian sea on West.

Places to see - Things to do:
- Royal Palace in Caserta, city of Naples, Ravello, Sorrento...
- the archeological areas: submarine park in Baia, park of Cuma, Ercolano and Pompei excavations, Paestum temple and museum...
- Beautiful Capri : San Michele Villa in Anacapri, 'Faraglioni' rocks, August gardens...
- Volcanoes : Solfatare, Vesuvius.
- "minor" islands: Ischia and its Aragonese castle, Procida and its fragrant and juicy lemons...
- the wonderful landscapes and beaches of the Sorrento and Amalfi Coasts: Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, Positano, Praiano...

Gastronomy: -non exhaustive list-
Sartu' (rice, meat, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, peas, ecc -hard to find in restaurants-) ; Pizzas ; cheese (Caciocavallo, Mozarella di Buffala -au lait de buflonne-...) ; traditional sweets (Baba', Pastiera, Sfogliatelle...), nougat ; Amalfi and Sorrento coasts lemons, white figs ; San Marzano tomatoes ; olive oils ; wines (Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo, Lacryma Christi -Vesuvio wine produced on Vesuvius slopes- Taurasi...), Limoncello (lemon liquor)...

Folklore & Events: -non exhaustive list-
March/April
¤ processions and rites for Holy Week in many places...
May
¤ 1° saturday, San Gennaro Miracle in Naples, blood liquefaction of the Saint, this miracle happens also on september 19...
May/June
¤ every 4 year, sailing-race of the Maritime Republics in Amalfi : historic sailing-race between the 4 Italian Maritime republice (Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa, Venice)...
July
¤ 26, "Festa del Mare" -sea feast- in Ischia : procession of allegoric floats on the sea at dusk...
September
¤ 07/08, Madonna feast in Piedigrotta (Naples) : sea procession, musical shows, tarantella dance, banquets in open air, fireworks...
 
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