Welcome to Campania


History & Art

Few corners of Europe can match Campania's cultural conundrums. Should you spend the morning waltzing through chandeliered Bourbon bedrooms or the frescoed villa of a Roman emperor's wife? And which of Caravaggio's canvases should you see first: the multiscene masterpiece inside Naples' Pio Monte della Misericordia, the violent showstopper inside the hilltop Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte, or the artist's swansong inside the belle-époque Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano? Campania's blockbuster heritage will set your imagination alight with its chariot grooves, frescoes and heart-stirring sculptures.

Natural Highs

Mother Nature let loose in Italy's south, creating an adventure playground of rugged mountains, steaming fumaroles and ethereal coastal grottoes. Crank up the pulse rate cave-diving off the Capri coast or go mountain-bike riding and grotto roaming in the Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni. Need to bring it down a notch? Go horseback riding on the slopes of Mt Vesuvius, sail the Amalfi Coast or simply soak at a thermal beach on Ischia. The options may be many, but there's one constant: a landscape that is beautiful, diverse and undisputedly ethereal.

Culinary Riches

Campania is a never-ending feast; bubbling, wood-fired pizza in Naples, long lunches at Cilento agriturismi (farm-stay accommodation) and lavish pastries at celebrity-status Amalfi Coast pasticcerie (pastry shops). Should you tuck into coniglio all'Ischitana (Ischian-style rabbit) at an island trattoria? Pick up some famous colatura di alici (anchovy essence) in Cetara? Or just kick back with a crisp Falanghina and debate who has the creamier buffalo mozzarella – Caserta or Paestum?

Southern Lifestyle

Campanians have a way of making other Italians seem just a little uptight. Despite the demands of modern life, there is always time for an impromptu espresso at the local bar or a bite of juicy gossip on a sun-bleached piazza. One minute you're choosing produce at a street market, the next you're in the middle of a feverish discussion of the weather, the in-laws or Napoli's on-field performance. No one is a stranger for long, and a casual chiacchiera (chat) could easily land you at the bountiful table of your new best friend.


Top experiences in Campania

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Campania activities

$103.54 Cultural & Theme Tours

Naples to Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip with Admission

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Pompeii - Archaeological Area., Pompeii, Province of Naples, CampaniaAfter pickup from your hotel or the Naples train station, take a 30-minute drive to Pompeii, an ancient Roman city that was entirely destroyed by the sudden eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD. The largest archaeological site in Europe, today Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.When you arrive, your guide will pick up your group’s pre-ordered tickets and lead you on a 2-hour walking tour of the fascinating grounds. Witness the destruction first-hand as you visit Pompeii’s most famous sites, including the Forum, the Thermal Baths, Vetti's House and the Lupanare brothel, giving you a glimpse into daily life during the Pax Romana. Today you can see shapes of objects — even bodies — that were buried beneath the volcanic ash and pumice.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Vesuvio, Naples, Province of Naples, CampaniaAfter your tour, enjoy a pizza lunch with your group followed by some free time to browse the shops. Then board the coach and drive 40 minutes to legendary Mt Vesuvius. Embark on a moderate hike up the volcano with your guide. When you reach the summit at 3,900 feet (1,200 meters), you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the picturesque Bay of Naples from east to west. Peer down into the crater and see plumes of steam issuing from the sleeping, but still active, volcano!There is a rest point where you can choose to wait for your group if you do not wish to climb all the way to the top, but the hike is worth the effort. After your Mt Vesuvius hike, relax on the drive back to Naples in the early evening.Duration: 1 hour

$53.93 Day Trips & Excursions

Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello Private Tour from Naples

By taking a private tour, you have the option to spend as little or as much time as possible in the picturesque towns of Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, world-famous for their charm and colorful architecture.The villages scattered along the Amalfi Coast have always attracted visitors, bewitching all who visit. The charm lies not only in the towns themselves but also in their history and rich legacy of fine churches, villas and monasteries. See below for more information.

$97.96 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Rome Food Tour by Sunset around Prati District

Your evening begins in typical Italian style with a aperitivo at a water bufala specialty venue. Your appetite for the tour will be stimulated with fresh buffalo mozzarella from Campania to be eaten within 24 hours of being produced, ricotta, truffle cheese, pachino tomatoes, pesto, accompanied by a glass of fine wine (D.O.C.G falanghina) Following Aperitivo, you are taken to Pizzarium, the number one Pizzeria in Rome, recommended by Anthony Bourdain, CNN and international food bloggers. Sample a selection of the most creative and delicious pizza made by the ‘Michelangelo of pizza’ Gabriele Bonci. Gabriel is known throughout Italy as the king of pizza, as he creates his masterpieces with the highest quality in season ingredients. There are over 80 different topping daily, including prosciutto with fig, zucchini and ricotta, chicken with celery and scamorza with spinach. Next prepare yourself for an abundance of fun and laughter as the Paciotti family welcome you to their award winning gourmet food shop, where they offer hundreds of meats, cheeses, wines and delicious treats. Here you will taste a variety of the finest cheeses, hams, truffles, balsamic vinegar aged 30 years and D.O.C.G wine. Learn the importance of ‘what grows together, goes together’ and taste the real ‘retro gusto’. Continue your tour onto the family owned restaurant Al Giardino del Gatto e Volpe. Indulge in handmade fresh pasta accompanied with fine wine (D.O.C.G Vermentino), at this beautiful restaurant and mingle with the locals who frequent daily. We conclude our tour with an education in gelato, at the Fatamorgana artisanal gelateria. Become a gelato expert and learn how to spot real gelato from the touristy pretend version. Be sure to take our tour at the start of your trip to Rome, to take advantage of the knowledge you will learn, for the rest of your stay. Additional food and wine tastings at all venues are permitted for those who wish to have extra Please Note: substitutions offered for those with dietary restrictions including Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free and lactose-intolerant. Please advise in special requirements field at time of booking.

$69.03 Cultural & Theme Tours

Naples to Pompeii Half-Day Trip with Priority Admission Ticket

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Pompeii - Archaeological Area., Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania See Pompeii’s ancient piazza and Forum, where business dealings, elections, speeches and processions would have played out during Roman times. Wander the site, marvel at the ancient limestone columns still standing today and capture the centuries-old scenery on camera. Continue onward with your guide to the thermal baths, where many of the townsfolk would have bathed, chatted and lived out their daily lives before the eruption. Wander down Via degli Augustali and discover the Lupanare, Pompeii’s brothel. A 2-storey building with five rooms on each floor, the Lupanare is decorated with some of the city’s most lustful frescoes. Your exact route will depend on the crowds and weather conditions. Duration: 2 hours

$55.12 Shore Excursions

Private Naples Shore Excursion: Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Piazza Tasso, Sorrento, Province of Naples, CampaniaWith its cliff-top position overlooking the sea, bustling port, picturesque bays and panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast and surrounding hills, Sorrento has been a favorite resort since Roman times.Since this is a Private Tour, you can stay here as long as you like within the 8 hours of the service. If you are not interested in visiting Sorrento, you can decide to move on to the next village.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Garage Parking Di GennaroPositanoPositano sits in a splendid panoramic position on one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline. Its enchanting town center of delightful pastel-hued houses surrounds the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta, its laneways are lined with quaint, colorful shops and its numerous beaches are world famous.Since this is a Private Tour, you can stay here as long as you like within the 8 hours of the service. If you are not interested in visiting Positano, you can decide to move on to the next village.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Amalfi CoastAmalfiAmalfi's typically Mediterranean architecture, made up of lanes and characteristic white houses piled one upon the other, makes it one of Italy's most famous resorts.Since this is a Private Tour, you can stay here as long as you like within the 8 hours of the service. If you are not interested in visiting Amalfi, you can decide to move on to the next village.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Duomo di Ravello, Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Province of Salerno, CampaniaRavello is situated in a more elevated position than the other pearls of the Amalfi Coast, boasting exceptional views of the coast and its marvelous villas and gardens.Please note that you will get off the vehicle as close as possible to the heart of the village, which is located in a pedestrian area.Since this is a Private Tour, you can stay here as long as you like within the 8 hours of the service. If you are not interested in visiting Ravello, you can decide to skip it and spend more time in the previous villages.Duration: 1 hour

$172.87 Day Trips & Excursions

Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Molo Beverello, Naples, Province of Naples, CampaniaThe main port is where the tour starts, if you arrive in Naples by cruise ship or if you have an accomodation in Naples.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Marina Piccola, Sorrento, Province of Naples, CampaniaMarina Piccola is the main port of Sorrento, where the tour starts if you arrive in Sorrento by cruise ship or if you have an accomodation there.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Blue Grotto, Anacapri, Island of Capri, Province of Naples, CampaniaThe Blue grotto, is a small cave , open only if the sea is not rough, accessible by boat.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Villa San Michele, Anacapri, Island of Capri, Province of Naples, CampaniaVilla San Michele, known as Axel Munthe house, the name of a sweden doctor and writer, who bought a ruined building and built this house , which is today famous for its architectural interiors and its gardens.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mount Solaro, Anacapri, Island of Capri, Province of Naples, CampaniaAnacapri is the second largest center of the island and the second stop, where you can decide if spend the time walking by the village or catch the chairlift to Mount Solaro.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Piazza Umberto I, Capri, Island of Capri, Province of Naples, CampaniaCapri main square , La piazzetta, is the life center of the island.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Giardini di Augusto, Capri, Island of Capri, Province of Naples, CampaniaThe Augustus Gardens, botanical Gardens with various ornamental plants and flowers with a terrace which overlooking the sea.Duration: 20 minutes