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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 form.

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