In yesterday’s blog we introduced Naples although by itself that city is spectacular there are many more brilliant ways to spend a holiday in the Campania region.
The Amalfi Coast is often described as the most beautiful places in the world. From the narrow and winding roads that cut into the hillside between quaint villages or larger towns. The views across the ocean are breathtaking. As in all of Italy, there is a huge number of historical buildings to explore, but one can see them everywhere else, so this is the place to relax and enjoy this spectacular area of lemon groves and vineyards, wonderful restaurants, great shopping and vibrant nightlife. The main towns include Amalfi, Sorrento, Positano and Ravello, as well as the glorious islands of Capri and Ischia, which can be reached by ferry.
A visit to Pompeii, Paestum and/or Herculaneum is a must-see when touring Campania. These Roman cities were buried in the ash of the Vesuvius eruption of 79AD and are incredibly well preserved. The best way to see these marvelous examples of life two thousand years ago is to sign up for a day tour where the guide will take the group to the most important sites, including the Forum, the marketplace, the public baths, homes with glorious frescoes and shops, while explaining each of these archaeological ruins in detail. Herculaneum is smaller than Pompeii and is reputed for its better preservation, so if time is short, it should be chosen ahead of the two other sites.