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Calitri

 
Calitri Calitri is located in the region of Campania, about an hour drive from the city of Naples, a region very well known both in Italy and abroad as the homeland of pizza, mozzarella, and of romantic melodies. Calitri offers infinite activities centered around its many local traditions . Thanks to the relaxing atmosphere that Calitri has to offer, long relaxing walks can be enjoyed along the countryside and enjoy the unique and beautiful scenery. Visitors can wander round the medieval village to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the local artisan's shops and the exceptional regional cuisine among other activities. Courses in traditional ceramics (Calitri is world-known for its artistic ceramics) needle point and arts are av...
 

Capri

 
Capri Capri is an island off the coast from Naples. It is a popular place for daytrips. Villages on the island include Marina Grande - the place where you arrive by boat, and Anacapri, up in the mountains, and Marina Piccola which has a smaller port. Other sights include the Blue Grotto, the Natural Arch and the Faraglioni....
 

Caserta

 
Caserta Caserta is a small city 27 km away from Naples. The origins of this town are still uncertain: someone says it was founded by the Samnites, others says by the Romans. However, the most common opinion is that it was the Longobards from Capua that settled first in the 13th century. During the Middle Ages, the town was under the rule of the Capuas family. More importance Caserta gains during the 18th century, when Caserta's most famous sight, the Baroque Reggia (Royal Palace) was achieved and the city of Caserta was the country seat of the Kings of Naples. As the Italian challenge to the magnificence of Versailles, the Royal Palace of Naples at Caserta is one of the most extraordinary accomplishments of 18th-century art a...
 

Herculaneum

 
Herculaneum Like Pompeii, the coastal town of Herculaneum was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. The town was covered by mud slides following the eruption and is somewhat better preserved than Pompeii. It was thought that the citizens of Herculaneum had managed to escape in time before being overcome by the boiling, noxious gases (pyroclastic flow), but excavations of the marina arches in recent years has revealed hundreds of skeletons - men, women, children, freeborn and slaves - huddled together in a futile attempt to shelter from the volcanic flow....
 

Casamicciola

 
Casamicciola Casamicciola Terme is the oldest thermal town in Europe. It is located between the sea and Mt. Epomeo (789 mt.) in the north of the island. The town is surrounded by the Epomeo forest with beautiful chestnut woods and pathways to climb up. Casamicciola Terme was famous and renowned in past times as a thermal area for its specially pure and beneficent waters. During 1800 Casamicciola's thermal baths were frequented by a lot of very important people. This town is famous also because it was struck by many disasters like a terrible earthquake in 1883, in which there were enormous damages and almost a third of the inhabitants of the island died. Nowadays Casamicciola is still the island's place with the highest seismic ...
 

Paestum

 
Paestum Paestum was founded as a colony by the Greek city of Sybaris around 600 B.C. and was first named Posidonia. It flourished with the rest of Magna Graecia through the 6th cent. B.C. The Romans took the city in 273 B.C. and called it Paestum. The ruins, near the present Pesto, include some of the finest and best-preserved Doric temples in existence. The three Paestum temples are all in the Archaic Doric style with heavy columns and capitals, or as Goethe termed them, 'oppressive.' Paestum's now crudely exposed shell stone shafts were originally covered with lime stucco. The southernmost of the temples, the Basilica, was built about 530 B.C., with the Temple of Poseidon dating from about 460 B.C. The third, farther ...
 

Perugia

 
Perugia he capital of Umbria was founded by the Etruscans in the VII century b.C. Throughout the Middle Ages it was an important city-state. The historical centre is one of the largest and richest in interest of Italy. Half a day in this town is hardly sufficient, especially for those who like a more profound approach. The township also organizes lots of cultural events; the most famous one is the yearly jazz-festival in July. Even a brief visit should never skip the Rocca Paolina - the basement of an ancient papal fortress - , the main street called Corso Vannucci, the old town-hall and the IV November square with its magnificent fountain. A short but tough walk takes one to the monumental etruscan gate at the Univer...
 

Parco del Cilento

 
Parco del Cilento Venturing a little further south, to the Cilento Coast, you will discover the rocky coves, wild flowers and superlative seafood restaurants that the Italians have long kept to themselves. The Cilento is a largely uncharted territory for international tourism, but the pleasures of the area are to be found in the thrill of discovering tiny villages and the 7th-century Greek temples of Paestum. This stretch of coast reflects a genuine welcome that has been lost in the tourist shops of the Bay of Naples and has a surprising cluster of elegant hotels and charming self-catering accomodations. The Main Gate of this pristine area called National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano is Agropoli, The commercial heart of the re...
 

Assisi

 
Assisi The little home-town of Saint Francis on the slopes of the Subasio Mountain is famous all over the christian world. We feel like suggesting at least an entire day to enjoy the medieval village and its surroundings. The Basilica of Saint Francis * is one of Europe's most important sanctuaries and undoubtedly the cultural highlight of the entire region....
 

Pompeii

 
Pompeii Pompeii was one of the most important commercial centers in the Campania with a population estimated at 20.000, of which 10% died by intoxication or suffocation during the outbreak. Because the whole town was frozen in time it gives a very detailed image of life in the first century of the imperial Roman Empire. Not only that, it also gives an image of the people living there. An impressive, if somewhat grisly, site in Pompeii is a small museum where they keep the casts of dead citizens. These people were killed by the gases erupting from the volcano and then buried by the ashes. These ashes then hardened, and left a perfect mold of the bodies, which in time decomposed. These were filled with plaster by modern day arc...
 

 

 

 

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