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Welcome to Naples! The city, located in the homonymous gulf dominated by Vesuvius, with about 1 million inhabitants, is the third Italian city by population. Capital of the Campania region, it is famous all over the world for its artistic and naturalistic beauties, for its historical past and for the liveliness of its inhabitants. its […]

Situated at the mouth of “Valle Dei Mulini”, the historical soul of the Amalfi Coast overlooks the sea. The city was founded by a group of Roman noblemen who,being on their way to Constantinople, were shipwrecked on the Apulian coasts; first the castaways founded Melphi (hence called “melphitani”), and later on they went as far […]

The city rises on a basin, situated between the promontory of Baia Castle, Punta del Poggio, and Lake Miseno,on the place of an ancient Roman city called Bauli. To the left of the beach there is Agrippina’s Tomb, the ruin in which historians wanted to recognize the sepulcher of Nero’s mother. In truth, it is […]

According to a legend, the city took its name from Baios, one of the companions of Ulysses, buried there and honored by his fellowmen. In truth, the city had always been known for its thermal springs, which sprang from the coast and the surrounding hills. According to Livio, the Roman consul Gneo Cornelio Scipione went […]

Capital of the Sannio, land of history and deeply rooted traditions, indomitable and proud as its ancient inhabitants, Benevento is a fascinating city that arouses wonder and admiration for the richness of its archaeological heritage, for the nobility of its buildings, for the beauty of the its churches. SITE: The best preserved temples of Magna […]

The island was inhabited since Paleolithic. At that time, it was probably only an extension of the Sorrento Peninsula. The origins of the name, which could derive from Caprea (island of sour stones), or from Caprae, are uncertain, since in ancient times the island hosted many goats, or, more likely, from Capros, which means a […]

This itinerary will lead the visitor to the rediscovery of one of the most significant works left by the Borbone Family in Campania. The Royal Palace of Caserta, one of the largest and most majestic residences ever built, costing 22 years of work, was designed and built by Luigi Vanvitelli, and completed by his son […]

The Phlegraean Fields are a vast area of ​​volcanic origin where myth, history and nature blend together. At about 10 kmfrom Naples there is the Solfatara, 33 hectares of extension, an area showing significant phenomena of quiescent volcanic activity, including sulfur, arsenide, sources of carbon dioxide (mofete), mineral waters, mud volcanoes. The crater has an […]

Cuma was probably founded in 1050 BC. from Kyme wind power. The Greeks, the Calcidesi from the island of Euboea, after having colonized the island of Ischia, moved on to the coast, meeting there a group of indigenous people of the Iron Age with whom they already had commercial relations. Between the seventh and sixth […]

According to legend, the city was founded by Hercules on his return from Iberia. It was of Greek origin and name. Its urban layout, in fact, recalls that of Neapolis for its “Decumani” and “Cardi”. Since the VI century BC, Herculaneum had been under the dominion of the cities of Cumae and Naples, later under […]

For almost nine centuries, the abbey of Montevergine has been the best known and venerated Marian shrine of Campania, a place of pilgrimage; it is located on the mountain massif of the Partenio at 1270 meters, and it dominates the city of Avellino and the wide valley of River Sabato. SITE: The green Irpinia … […]

Ischia is the largest of the Flegrean islands, located on the western side of the Gulf of Naples. The island is made up of volcanic rocks and its main nucleus is Mount Epomeo (788 mt s.l.m.). It was colonized in antiquity by the Greeks of the island of Euboea, who called it Pithecusa, the island […]

The “Certosa di San Lorenzo” in Padula is one of the most magnificent monuments in Southern Italy. It covers an area of 51,500 square meters, and it was built at the bequest of Tommaso Sanseverino, Count of Marsico, in 1306. In various documents of the time, we may find reference about the generous hospitality that […]

It is a fraction of the municipality of Bacoli. it was born out of a military colony implanted by Augustus in 31 B.C. Mostly a military settlement, the Roman fleet was installed there. It was one of the first Christian dioceses being annexed to Cuma. It was destroyed in the ninth century by the Saracens.

SITE: Daily travel in Roman history DURATION: 2/3/4 hours INPUTS: € 15.00 DISABLED ACCESSIBILITIES: Yes COMPATIBLE ITINERARIES: Vesuvius, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Naples, Boscoreale Have you ever wanted to go back in time to discover how the ancient Romans lived and be part of the customs and traditions of 2000 years ago? If so, dive with us […]

SITE: The best preserved temples of the whole Magna Graecia DURATION: 2 hours DISABLED ACCESSIBILITY: Yes ENTRANCE: € 9.00 COMPATIBLE ITINERARIES: Salerno, Velia, Padula Charterhouse The visit includes: the archaeological area with the temples of Ceres, Poseidon and the so-called Basilica. The archaeological museum with the famous Tomb of the Tombs and the metopes of […]

The numerous shops, set among the narrow streets, are an important attraction, sending to the world the style that is universally known as “Positano sea fashion”. SITE: Positano, pearl of the Amalfi Coast DURATION: Half day Church of the Assumption DISABLED ACCESSIBILITIES: Yes OTHER COMPATIBLE ITINERARIES: Amalfi, Ravello, Minori, Vietri sul Mare and Salerno Ancient […]

The city was founded under the name of Dikiarchia in 529 B.C. by exiles coming from Samos. It defended, together with Cuma, the fate of Hellenism in the west against the Etruscans, but fell under the sannites from 421 bC. Due to the abundance of thermal waters the Romans established there a colony, naming it […]

An integral part of the Campi Flegrei, together with Ischia and the Vivara islet. It has a yellow tuff structure covered with gray tuff. The island is rich in lava flows. Procida actually shared the same historical events of the island of Ischia until the 18th century. The island had as feudatories the Da Procida, […]

Standing on a marvelous panoramic position, lying on a rocky outcrop, there stands Ravello. Its wide sight on the gulf, its natural and artistic beauties, its so particular atmosphere made of discretion and silence, make it an oasis of infinite tranquility. SITE: Ravello, the balcony of the World DURATION: Half day ENTRANCE: Museo del Duomo […]

Salerno probably has Etruscan origins, as witnessed by an Etruscan-Campania necropolis found in the area of ​​Fratte. The word Salernum comes from the union of Salum (sea) and Irno, which is the river that crosses the city. Its name appears in the history of Campania from 197 b.C., as a camp colony, born to counter […]

The name “Surrentum” probably derives from the sirens, mythological figures that attracted and enchanted the sailors with their songs. Only Odysseus, warned by the sorceress Circe, managed to escape this fate: he had himself tied to the mast of the ship and imposed on his sailors some wax plugs to wear in their ears. The […]

With the fall of Focea (city of Asia Minor) in the hands of the Persians, entire families of exiles headed for Marseilles, formerly a Focean colony, and towards Corsica (Alalia). The presence of these valuable merchants and sailors in that strategic point of the Mediterranean, was a threat to Etruscans and Carthaginians, who allied themselves […]

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