Informations for your holidays in Campania
Campania is a region in southern Italy famous for its gulfs (Naples, Salerno and Policastro) as well as for three islands (Capri, Ischia and Procida). Close to the coast there are volcanic massifs: Vesuvio (1,277 m) and Campi Flegrei.
The agro-food industry is one of the main pillars of the region industry. Campania mainly produces fruit, vegetables, olives, but has also expanded its production of flowers, becoming one of the leading regions of the sector in Italy. Animal breeding is widespread and the milk produced is used to process typical products, such as mozzarella.
Campanian cuisine varies within the region. While Neapolitan dishes center on seafood, Casertan and Aversan ones rely more on fresh vegetables and cheeses. Pizza was conceived in Naples and Spaghetti is also a well-known dish from southern Italy and Campania.
Several different cakes and pies are made in Campania. Pastiera pie is made during Easter. Babà cake is a well known Neapolitan delicacy, best served with Rum or limoncello (a liqueur invented in the Sorrento peninsula). It is an old Austrian cake, which arrived in Campania during the Austrian domination and was modified there to became a "walking cake" for citizens always in a hurry.
The cheeses of Campania consist of Mozzarella di Bufala, ricotta from sheep or buffalo milk, provolone and caciotta.
Most important cities in region are:
Province of Naples | Province of Avellino | Province of Benevento | Province of Salerno |Province of Caserta |
Wine in this region:
Lacryma Christi | Fiano | Aglianico | Greco di Tufo | Pere 'e palomma | Ischitano | Taburno |