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10 reasons to visit Campania

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Jan 15202110 reasons to visit Campania While Rome boasts the Colosseum and Venice the Doge's Palace, the Campania region is home to an incredible series of architectural wonders dating back to the period between ancient Greece and the era of imposing cathedrals and Christian monasteries. Historic sites, such as Pompeii, attract visitors from all over the world. But this is only the beginning of what can be discovered in Campania! Here are ten architectural pearls, the ten reasons to visit Campania.
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While Rome boasts the Colosseum and Venice the Doge's Palace, the Campania region is home to an incredible series of architectural wonders dating back to the period between ancient Greece and the era of imposing cathedrals and Christian monasteries. Historic sites, such as Pompeii, attract visitors from all over the world. But this is only the beginning of what can be discovered in Campania! Here are ten architectural pearls, the ten reasons to visit Campania.

1. Pompeii
Ancient Roman city, Pompeii was destroyed in 79 BC from one of the most impressive eruptions of Vesuvius which looms over the ruins. Strolling along the cobbled streets, observing the palaces, houses and temples allow you to get a unique glimpse into the life of ancient Rome.




2. Cathedral of Sant’Andrea in Amalfi
Known as the Cathedral of Amalfi, this church is dedicated to Sant’Andrea and is one of the most enchanting churches in southern Italy. Enjoy a visit to the fourteenth-century Cloister of Paradise, the Cathedral Museum, the crypt of Sant’Andrea and the extraordinary, perfectly preserved Baroque-style interiors.




3. Certosa of San Lorenzo di Padula
The second Carthusian monastery in Italy, after that of Parma is the one dedicated to San Lorenzo di Padula, which boasts the largest cloister in the world and an imposing marble spiral staircase.




4. Paestum
One of the most evocative places in Campania: the ruins of the ancient Greek temple of Paestum, which represent a truly breathtaking view. Take a walk in the historic center and enjoy one of the best-preserved Greek temples in the world, before dedicating yourself to visiting the extraordinary archaeological museum.




5. Church of San Michele in Anacapri
Anacapri, on the Island of Capri, thanks to the church of San Michele built in the early 18th century, has a very special feature: enter this sacred place and discover the ancient ceramic floor from 1761 depicting the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden.




6. Royal Palace and Gardens of Caserta
Built to rival the Palace of Versailles in France, a visit to the Royal Palace and Caserta Gardens outside Naples will make you feel noble for a day!




7. Naples Cathedral
From its early Christian baptistery to the Roman archaeological ruins, located under the marvelous chapel dedicated to the patron saint San Gennaro, the Cathedral of Naples offers a fascinating glimpse into the many layers of history that make up the city.




8. Certosa and Museum of San Martino in Naples
Enjoy the spectacular view of Naples from the wonderful Certosa di San Martino founded in the 14th century. It is currently the seat of an extraordinary museum; give yourself a stroll through the collections and inside the Great Cloister designed by Cosimo Fanzago in the 17th century.




9. Arch of Trajan in Benevento
Many tourists who come to Italy on vacation do not know that the best-preserved Roman triumphal arch is that of Benevento, a town in eastern Campania. Here you will find the fantastic Arch of Trajan built between 114 and 117 BC in honor of Emperor Trajan.




10. Cathedral of Salerno
The Cathedral of Salerno dedicated to San Matteo, as well as a place where his relics are kept in a splendid crypt under the church, is just one of the many reasons to visit this seaside town located south of the Amalfi Coast.




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