Located in the southwest of Italy, Campania is an incredibly popular region. It encompasses the stunning Amalfi Coast, the beautiful towns of Sorrento, Capri and regional capital, Naples, imposing Mount Vesuvius and historic town of Pompeii. Campania is certainly one of our favourite regions of Italy which seems to have it all.

Reasons to visit: Beautiful scenery, great food and relaxation

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Places to visit in Campania

Things to do in Campania

Campania is an incredible region of Italy that offers visitors a little bit of everything whether it be history, beautiful coastlines or fantastic tasting Italian cuisine.

Beautiful coastal towns

One of the most popular areas of Campania is Sorrento which juts out from the western coast. It is a cliffside resort with a historic centre that offers exceptional restaurants and views along the Amalfi coast.

To the west of Sorrento is the beautiful island of Capri which is well known for its stunning beaches, the Blue Grotto and its upmarket atmosphere.

The regional capital of Campania is Naples which is a vibrant city on the western coast just north of Sorrento. Overlooked by the imposing Mount Vesuvius it also offers a beautiful coastal setting where you can spend time relaxing and enjoying great tasting pizza and limoncello which is produced in the region.


One of the biggest excursions in the region is to visit the historic towns and archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The Roman towns were completely destroyed, buried in ash and earth due to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and now offer tourists a view of nature at its most destructive.

Outdoors activities

Being a rugged and volcanic region, there are plenty of hiking trails to be explored around the mountains and particularly in the Parco Regionale del Matese.

Campania travel guides

When heading to a new country, region or city the internet can often feel like an overwhelming amount of information is being presented to you. Here at Ambition Earth we believe that nothing beats a good book or pocket travel guide which you can take with you and refer back to during your holiday.

Take a look at some of the best selling titles available for Campania on Amazon here.

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