“How to describe the Campanian coast and its happy, indeed blessed delightfulness, plainly the handiwork of Nature in her favourite spot.” Pliny the Elder, Natural History, Book 3.40.
The Romans referred to this region of Italy as felix Campania, “happy” or “fertile Campania” and several Roman Emperors, like Tiberius (14 to 37 CE), spent their holidays here. With its stunning coastline and rugged mountain scenery, you will quickly understand why the Romans were so captivated by Campania.
It's an area steeped in history and natural beauty, with 10 of Italy’s 55 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the picturesque Amalfi Coast and breath-taking ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Scattered across the countryside there are lots of medieval castles, such as the Aragonese Castle of Ischia and Montesarchio Castle.
The region is also famous for its cuisine which ranges from the Neapolitan pizza to excellent seafood dishes found along the coast.
A hilltop castle overlooking the village of Gesualdo.
A castle dating back to the 9th-century and in use up to the 18th-century.
A medieval castle overlooking the Italian village of Limatola.
A castle on a small islet in the Tyrrhenian Sea with over 2,000 years of...
A 13th-century castle in the small town of Lauro.
The former home of Axel Munthe with spectacular gardens.
A former defensive castle turned luxurious stately home.
A villa, castle, and gardens in Valva.
A hilltop castle that today holds the National Archaeological Museum of...
A castle dating back to the Lombards that overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea and...
A medieval castle overlooking the city of Battipaglia.
A 5-star hotel with beautiful gardens on the Amalfi Coast.