The region of Campania lives up to its Latin name of Campania Felix
("fortunate countryside"), which was given by the Romans
and shared with the French province of Champagne. Gifted with a vast
lineup of natural and man-made landmarks that are all must-sees for
any tourist or local, this region in Southern Italy is a complete
package especially with its rich history and social culture.
Having an active social scene and nightlife in
certain parts of the region, Campania houses quite a number of locals
in its 13,595-square-kilometer surface area, approximately 5.7 million.
Five provinces make up Campania, namely Avellino, Benevento, Caserta,
Naples, and Salerno.
Being the regional capital, Naples is the most
popular area around Campania. Aside from indulging Naples famous
Italian dishes (like pasta, pizza and mozzarella), you can also
witness Baroque churches, museums, fortresses, the Royal Palace
of Caserta, the well-known Amalfi Coast, the Isle of Capri, and
the ancient city of Pompeii and the volcano that made it a tragic
city, Mount Vesuvius. But the city is most regarded for its busy
streets, best-buy shops and restaurants, and the hospitality from
its fun-loving locals.
If you are looking to treat yourself by soaking
under the sun at the cleanest beaches and clearest waters along
the Amalfi coast, you should travel to the south of Salerno and
you will find out that it is not that crowded when compared to other
beaches in Italy.
Lastly, you should never leave Campania without
taking a sip of the home-made wines and conversing with the locals,
especially in the villages of Avellino and Benevento. Only then
can you say that you have truly experienced Italy in its most authentic