Campania, just south of Rome, encapsulates Italian passion at it’s finest.
Discover – Natural Beauty
The region and its capital, Naples, provide an insight into the beauty that has come to define the South of Italy. A drive along the Amalfi coast will leave travelers in awe at the jaw dropping beauty and nerve inducing heights, as buses careen along its narrow roads, narrowly missing cliffside limoncello vendors. This same sense of wonder extends to its capital city, Naples. Regarded as a bit more frenetic than the rest of the country, the city has become a beacon for those wishing to see an unfiltered Italy, where traffic signs are a mere suggestion and local seafood dishes are served to the backdrop of Mount Vesuvius.
Visit – Coastal Vineyards
Heading south from Naples, travelers are offered a wealth of opportunities from which to explore Campania’s Amalfi coast. A visit to Sorrento provides a perfect launch point from which to do day trips within the region. Visiting Capri, only 25 minutes by boat from Sorrento, provides a window into the history and beauty that has shaped this tiny historic island. Those looking for a more grounded day trip, a drive to Positano provides in equal measure thrilling bus ride and breathtaking scenery.
Outside of Naples, a calmer pace of life takes reign. Escaping the city gives way to the areas incredibly diverse set of wineries, with many straddling the cliffs edge, overlooking the Mediterranean.
Taste - Food for thought
For centuries, Naples has been a city shaped by the political powers that have resided within its walls. From the Aragonese to the Bourbon dynasty, the city’s tumultuous past has given way to a rich food history, with many dishes now considered Italian staples getting their beginnings within Campania’s capital. None of these are more emblematic than that of the Pizza Napoletana. Pizzeria Brandi, one of the oldest in the Naples, gives visitor’s the quintessential pizza experience, whilst refraining from becoming a tourist trope. Those looking for a more seafood inspired Neapolitan dish can also try Spaghetti alle vongole. Popular in Campania, it incorporates clams from the region within the pasta.
Flagship wine grapes
- Greco Bianco
Flagship wine appellations
- Aglianico del Taburno DOCG
- Falerno del Massico DOC
- Fiano di Avellino DOCG
- Greco di Tufo DOCG
- IGT Benevento / Beneventano
Wine-related activities in the region
- Vineyard visit
- Discovery ride
- Cellar visit
- Wine Spa
Foglianise: Wheat Harvest Festival (August).
Marina di Puolo: Festa dell’Addolorata (September).
Fragneto Monforte: International Hot Air Balloon Pageant (October).
Pontelandolfo: Carnival Parade and Cheese Festival (February).
Amalfi: Historical Regatta (June every four years).