The Campania is a region in the southern part of Italy with so much beauty and richness in historical buildings, churches, castles, beaches in the midst of amazing scenery. There are cliffs over looking the clear blue and calm waters of the Mediterrarean seas. The aromas of coffee and sweetness of the home made desserts tingle your palette as you walk down the little alleys of the historical towns.
When staying in the Sorrentine Peninsula, you may choose to stay in a Boutique Hotel with pool and park in Sorrento, so you can enjoy the nearby towns that are rich in history and culture. The main town of Sorrento is so rich in architectural buildings and cultural heritage. There are very dramatic cliffs that can be seen all along the coast line and also from the center town. As you stroll through the historical center, you will be walking on Byzantine alleyways, going through the many little local markets, passing by Baroque churches.
There are piazza’s in the center of the towns where you can view the locals and there lives and other piazza’s that over-look the spectacular cliffs dropping into the sea. There are also some roads that can still be found with brick walls built on each side of the small roads, specially built for horses with carriages to go through. The small but most important museum of Sorrento is the ‘Correale Museum’, where you will see a great collection of arts from the Correale brothers. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy Sorrento, staying there you can enjoy the artistic culture of the area.
There is a very important Catacombe di San Gennaro, in a town North of Sorrento in Giugliano, which is situated seven miles from the center of town. It is a landmark of the church; Madre del Buon Consiglio. The historical art museum that displays some of the most famous pieces of the Neapolitan, Ancient Rome and Italian Renaissances is located in The Palazzo Capodimonte. The museums vast collection can be dated back to the early 1700′s with elaborate paintings, sculptures and decorative arts.
The region of Campania has many charming towns with history and traditions. The city of Naples is charming with colorful buildings and famous around the world for its passion of music. Sorrento beauty also lays in the vegetation filled with lemon, orange and olive trees. The ruins of Pompei are 30 minutes away.
Caserta is another province in the Campania that has parks, reserves and protected areas. There is the Volturno River, with the Matese mountain that borders the Roccamorfina volcano that all border the other region of Lazio. Caserta has olive groves, vineyards, orchards, giving the landscape so much beauty. The beaches are protected by green pine forests and are lapped by the Tyyhenian Sea.
Benevento is another province in the region. This is the ancient land where the Samnites were the first to be colonized by the Romans. Also a place of History and archeological visions, with amazing landscapes of mountains, woods, pastures where farming and culture are still tied to the old traditions, of cultivations, old crafts and beliefs that have been passed down from generation to generation.
All the provinces in Campania have there special artistic and cultural aspects that can be enjoyed and appreciated; from Art, historical buildings, food and traditions.