Top 74 attractions to explore in Campania
Campania is one of the regions of Southern Italy and stretches along the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the mouth of the Garigliano River to the Gulf of Policastro. The mild climate, the beauty of the coasts, the richness of its art and history, and the love for food make Campania the fascinating territory that it is.
Amalfi Cathedral is a 9th-century Roman Catholic structure in the Piazza del Duomo, Amalfi, Italy. It is dedicated to the Apostle Saint Andrew. It is the religious, historic, and cultural heart of Amalfi. Its role in the daily life of the Amalfitans is just as important now as it has been for centuries. Begun in the 9th and 10th centuries, it has been added to and redecorated several times, overlaying Arab-Norman, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque elements, and finally a new 19th-century Norman-Arab
Pompeii’s amphitheatre was built by C. Quintius Valgus and M Procius, two of Sulla’s commanders who became the city’s magistrates after its subjugation by the Romans. This dates the amphitheatre to 70AD, making it one of the earliest constructed Roman amphitheatres and the oldest one left standing. It is located in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii and was buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, that also buried Pompeii itself and the neighbouring town of Herculaneum.
The Aragonese Castle is a fortification that stands on a tidal island of trachytic rock on the eastern side of the island of Ischia, connected by a 220 m long brick bridge to the ancient Borgo di Celsa , known as Ischia Ponte. The islet on which the castle was built derives from a syntactic eruption that occurred over 300,000 years ago. It reaches a height of 113 meters above sea level and covers an area of approx56 000 m².
The Baia di Ieranto Natural Area is the name of an Italian nature reserve, established in 1997, and located in the municipality of Massa Lubrense in the province of Naples in Campania. Covering an area of 49.50 ha, the bay of Ieranto is located at the extreme tip of the Sorrentine peninsula, on a notch in the coast between Capri and the Amalfi coast.
The royal papal basilica of San Francesco di Paola is a minor basilica in Naples, located in Piazza del Plebiscito, in the historic center; it is considered one of the most important examples of neoclassical architecture in Italy. The church is reminiscent of the Pantheon in Rome. The façade is fronted by a portico resting on six columns and two Ionic pillars. Inside, the church is circular with two side chapels. The dome is 53 meters high.
The Bay of Sorgeto is located in Panza, a hamlet of the Municipality of Forio on the Island of Ischia. It is a natural inlet that forms a free open-air thermal park open to the public all year round. Due to the thermal nature of its boiling waters, it is possible to immerse yourself in it all year round. The bay is characterized by the presence of hot and mineral springs, saunas, and therapeutic vapors.
The Blue Grotto is a karst cavity that opens on the north-western side of the island of Capri. Administratively it belongs to the municipality of Anacapri, in the metropolitan city of Naples. Prestigious nymphaeum of the Roman age, after a long decline the cave became known starting from 1826 when it was visited by the German artist August Kopisch.
Capo Palinuro is a rocky promontory on the coast of Southern Campania, between the Gulf of Velia and that of Policastro, in Cilento in the Province of Salerno. It goes for about 2 km into the Tyrrhenian Sea, west of the mouth of the Lambro and Mingardo rivers. The Capo Palinuro weather station is located there. Its territory falls within the Palinuro fraction of the municipality of Centola. It is an important tourist resort, famous for its landscape beauties linked to the sea.
Casa Malaparte on the Italian island of Capri was a house conceived in lockdown. Built-in the late 1930s, its first occupant, Curzio Malaparte — an Italian-German poet. The house was conceived around 1937 by the well-known Italian architect Adalberto Libera for Curzio Malaparte. Malaparte actually rejected Libera's design and built the home himself with the help of Adolfo Amitrano, a local stonemason.
Castel Nuovo, also called Maschio Angioino or Mastio Angioino, is a historic medieval and Renaissance castle, as well as one of the symbols of the city of Naples. The castle dominates the scenic Piazza Municipio and is the seat of the Neapolitan Society of Homeland History and of the Naples Committee of the Institute for the history of the Italian Risorgimento, housed in the premises of the SNSP. The civic museum is also located in the complex.
Castel Sant'Elmo is a medieval castle, used as a museum, located on the Vomero hill near San Martino in Naples. It was once called Paturcium and stands in the place where there was, starting from the 10th century, a church dedicated to Sant'Erasmo. This imposing building, partly derived from the rock, originates from a tower observation Normancalled Belforte .
The Castello di Arechi is a medieval castle, located at a height of about 300 meters above sea level, overlooking the city and the Gulf of Salerno. It is said of Arechi because the construction of this fortification is traditionally associated with the Lombard duke Arechi II. The castle rises on top of Mount Bonadies dominating the city of Salerno from above. Even if monetary discoveries attest the frequentation of the hill already in the III-II century. BC, the first construction system dates
The Catacombs of San Gennaro are ancient underground cemetery areas dating back to the II-III century and represent the most important monument of Christianity in Naples. The catacombs lie under the Rione Sanità neighborhood of Naples, sometimes called the "Valley of the Dead".The site is now easily identified by the large church of Madre del Buon Consiglio.
The cathedral dedicated to the Madonna Assunta in Cielo and to the Saints Modestino, Fiorentino, and Flaviano is an architectural work of great importance, located in the heart of the historic center of the Irpinia capital, in the oldest area of the city, called the hill of the main place of Catholic worship in the city of Avellino, as well as the mother church of the diocese of Avellino. The facade of the cathedral, made of highly decorated marble, is of neoclassical style.
The Charterhouse of Padula , or San Lorenzo, is a charterhouse located in Padula, in the Vallo di Diano, in the province of Salerno. It is the first charterhouse to be built in Campania, anticipating that of San Martino in Naples and San Giacomo in Capri. Extending over an area of 51,500 m², arranged over three cloisters, a garden, a courtyard, and a church, it is one of the most sumptuous Baroque monumental complexes in southern Italy, as well as the largest charter nationwide and among the l
The church of Gesù Nuovo, or of the Trinity Major, is a basilica church in Naples, located in piazza del Gesù Nuovo in front of the obelisk of the Immaculate Conception and the basilica of Santa Chiara. It is one of the most important and largest churches in the city, among the highest concentrations of Baroque painting and sculpture, on which some of the most influential artists of the Neapolitan school worked. Inside is the body of St. Giuseppe Moscati, canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1987
The national park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni is a national park established in 1991, while in 1995 the body for its management was established. The protected natural area of about 36 000 hectares, entirely included in the province of Salerno, was subsequently extended to bring its surface to 181 048 hectares, corresponding today to the southern part of the province, between the Sele plain to the north, the Basilicatato the east and south and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west.
The Fontanelle cemetery is an ancient cemetery in the city of Naples, located in via Fontanelle. Named in this way due to the presence of water sources in ancient times, the cemetery houses about 40,000 remains of people, victims of the great plague of 1656 and cholera of 1836. The cemetery is also known because a particular rite took place there, called the rite of the "pezzentelle souls", which involved the adoption and arrangement in exchange for protection of a skull, to which it correspond
The basilica of Santa Chiara, or the monastery of Santa Chiara , is a monumental building of worship in Naples , one of the most important and largest monastic complexes in the city. It is the largest Gothic- Angevin basilica in the city, characterized by a monastery that includes four monumental cloisters, archaeological excavations in the surrounding area, and several other rooms in which the homonymous Opera Museum is housed.
The Correale Museum of Terranova is an archaeological museum, art gallery, and art gallery in Sorrento: in its interior furniture of the XVII century, paintings ranging from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century, archaeological and porcelain, especially of the Capodimonte school. The museum exhibits collections of Neapolitan painters dating from the 17th and 18th century. It contains valuable Capodimonte and Sèvres ceramics, Murano glassware, Bohemia crystals, and a collection of watches.
Map of attractions in Campania