Salerno in recent years has enjoyed an urban revitalization that has enhanced and reinforced its identity. The city has very ancient origins and its golden moment in history was during the Middle Age, when it was the Capital City of the dukedom of Roberto il Guiscardo and home of the renowned Medical School of Salerno. The beautiful medieval historic area near the city center, is a witness of its ancient history. The area is divided into a path that goes from the Roman aqueduct to Castle Arechi, wrapped in streets and lanes that cover the entire old town to the Piazza del Campo where the Fountain of the Dolphins is. The complex of Santa Sofia, Palazzo Pinto, the Villa Comunale, the Teatro Verdi, the City Palace, are some of the major historical architectures that have contributed to the harmonious development of the city. The seafront along the pedestrian walk across the city, offers a full view of the coastline. Great artistic and cultural events are part of the city life.
From Positano to Vietri sul Mare there are 36 km of paradise. Fourteen locations each with its traditions and its peculiarities for which it is worth a visit at least once in a lifetime. Immersed in an enchanting scenery, they share a crystalline sea, bright colors, wild nature, churches majolica domes and old stone houses. The coast is named after the town of AmalfiPositano, with its narrow streets, the boutiques and pristine beaches, through the fjord of Furore, the Emerald Grotta of Conca dei Marini, the small villages of Atrani and Raito, the marvellous Ravello and the other pearls of the coast, are a succession of emotions. Ravello, Minori, Maiori and Vietri are some of the towns that must be visited in the Amalfi coast. The town of Ravello, with its amazing panoramic views from the Belvedere of Infinity at Villa Cimbrone, the garden of Villa Rufolo, the cathedral of San Pantaleone. Ravello is the destination for tourism cultural elite, frequented by artists and intellectuals since the nineteen century, comes alive during the years of great cultural events such as the Ravello Festival. Minori, with its seaside resort of ancient memory. Villa Maritime, full of mosaics and frescoes, testifies the presence of Roman elite who chose Minori as one of their favorite destinations.
Maiori with its long beach, marina and the waterfront offers visitors all the comfort hotel and restaurant. Erchie, and Cetara, fishing village, less known but highly suggestive, are an interesting first stop until reaching Vietri sul Mare. Perched on the sea, Vietri is known worldwide for its pottery, a tradition that began back in medieval age. for its central location and the historical role that it held. In the ninth century, the town of Amalfi marked the fate of the Mediterranean sea together with other maritime republics of Venezia, Pisa and Genova. The Duomo, the Basilica of the Crucifix and the valuable paper of Amalfi are some of the major attractions.
The island is a natural extension of the Sorrento peninsula, with the famous rocks named Faraglioni that are detached from the island. Capri has inspired writers, poets and filmmakers who have chosen the island as the location of their films. A combination of nature, culture and social life around a sea that goes from blue to turquoise, Capri is a must see. The Via Krupp, the Natural Arch, the Lighthouse, Gradola and the Blue Grotto, and Villa Jovis is hard not to fall in love with this enchanted place. Capri is a chic island of animated square and the surrounding area, but also the island of peace and quiet of Anacapri, walking on Monte Solaro and the paths of the Philosophical Park. the Phoenician Steps
Ischia and Procida
Two very different islands united by volcanic and rich waters that surround them. Procida, rustic and mysterious, is frequented by a niche tourism seasonally adjusted. Ischia, versatile and lively with its six community responds to the needs of tourism more diverse: from walking to trekking to scuba diving. From the farmhouse in the numerous churches and historic buildings. Procida has inspired writers and movie sets as the last film by Massimo Troisi, il Postino. Terra Murata, the highest point is the original urban core of Procida. Corricella Marina, Punta Solchiaro, the beach Chiaiolella, the Nature Reserve Vivara, some of the most beautiful places to discover. Ischia, the green island, famous for its spa heritage, is rich in history, culture and traditions. The Aragonese Castle, the Church of the Soccorso in Forio, the village of Sant’Angelo, the architecture of Serrara Fountain just some of the many beautiful places to visit.
Naples has a thousand faces, is the result of a secular history we read from its streets, churches, palaces and castles. The Naples greek-roman city center structured decumani and hinges, where every era has left a trace, is able to astonish even those who live there. Naples has alot to offer to those who want to explore: the royal Plebiscite Square and the Royal Palace. The Mount Echia and the mysterious Castel Ovo. Theseafront and the cozy Mergellina, through the chic district of Chiaia. The enchanting hill of Posillipo, the island of Nisida former industrial area of Bagnoli. A stroll through the shops of the Vomero and the quaint village of Petraio perched on a splendid stone staircase. A stop at the Reggia di Capodimonte and hiking in the forest. Only some of the many routes that this city can offer. Naples is a reality out of the ordinary, to live with all the senses: art, music, entertainment, meals, secret places, an ideal destination for those who are looking for new ideas and emotions.
Vesuvius and Sorrento Peninsula
Vesuvius from Sorrento to an itinerary that covers places of great value, archaeological sites, natural areas, beaches and charming towns of international fame. Torre Annunziata, which preserves the excavations in Oplonti its ancient ruins.Castellammare di Stabia, known for its spa and the beautiful beaches, Vico Equense, with its breathtaking scenery, unforgettable culinary surprises. Turning to Sant’Agnelloyou get to Sorrento one of the favorite destinations of international tourism. A few steps from the archeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum and from the Park of Vesuvius and Mount Faito, reachable by cableway.
On a rocky plateau formed by an eruption is placed the ancient city of Pompeii which was covered by a layer of rain of ash and lapilli, 6 meters thick in the ‘eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD Thanks to this disaster and the consequent state conservation of the buildings it is now possible to visit a real city of Rome. Between the end of the seventh and the first half of the sixth century BC, it was built the first wall, that enclosed an area of about 63 hectares. Towards the end of the fifth century BC, Pompeii receives a strong impetus to urbanization and urban development continues in the following centuries, in ’80 became a Roman colony under the name Cornelia Veneria Pompeianorum. The city has found numerous examples of public buildings (the forum with the Capitol, the Basilica, administrative buildings, buildings dedicated to the imperial cult, the macellum, the baths, the theater district and the amphitheater) and private (House of Faun, House of the Tragic Poet, House of Menander, the House of the Chaste Lovers, the Villa dei Misteri) that contribute to well define the character of the ancient city.
The legendary founding of Herculaneum is attributed to Dionysius of Halicarnassus Heracles when he returned from Spain. Its surface area was about 20 hectares with a population of about 4000 inhabitants. From the first half of the fourth century BC, the city was divided into three urban and five decumani hinges, yet not all completely excavated. During the age of Augustus, many public buildings were built or substantially renovated, such as the Theatre, the Basilica of M. Nonius Balbus, the aqueduct, the network of public fountains and aquarum castles, temples of the sacred, the Suburban Baths, the Central Baths, Gym. After the earthquake of AD 62, Vespasian financed the restoration of the so-called Basilica and the Temple of Magna Mater. Unlike Pompeii in 79 AD, the city was covered by a torrent of mud pyroclastic 20 meters thich, which allowed a perfect preservation of organic materials (plants, fabrics, wood, etc.).