Campania, a southern region of Italy, is an incredible region. Here are world renowned destinations of all varieties, from the stunning Amalfi coast, the romantic islands of Capri and Ischia, the tragic city of Pompeii, and the historic yet cosmopolitan city of Naples, Campania’s capital, and the wild mountains of the hinterland. This is not to mention that Campania is the birthplace of the pizza, spaghetti and mozzarella, so it clearly has enough gastronomic delights to make taking a self-catering holiday villa in Campania a real treat!
Naples’ cobbled streets are alive with colour and flavour. Vibrant little cafes and restaurants nestle in between Baroque churches, massive fortresses and Royal Palaces whilst looking out over the magnificent bay. Just outside Naples, but still within Naples Province, is the Royal Palace of Caserta, a 1200 room treasure which is considered better than Versailles.
The Amalfi Coast and Salerno, the largest city on this part of the Coast, is a stunning mountainous stretch of Italian coastline just south of Naples. It is adorned with idyllic villages hanging to staggering cliffs, above blissful cove beaches. A holiday rental on the Almalfi coast provides a beautiful, cultured beach break, but also allows you to truly discover a little of Italy, and explore the magical heritage of this part of the world.
The Islands of Capri and Ischia have been holiday favourites since Roman times, when Emperor Tiberius built his holiday villa in Capri, the Villa Jovis which is still a hugely popular tourist site today. The Blue Grotto in Capri is a beautiful cave on the waters edge, where the crystal clear waters and warm sun combine to make this spot a haven to relax. The islands of Capri and Ischia offer hiking with breathtaking views, and breathtaking climbs on occasion!
Pompeii is one of the world’s most celebrated archaeological sites. Even if you usually have no interest in archaeology and history, you will be fascinated and intrigued by Pompeii, and Mt Vesuvius, which hides its vicious past.
A Campania holiday is often an excellent mix of beaches, water sports, and day trips to historic centres, magical islands and charming towns. With so much on offer, you will keep coming back to this magnificent part of Italy, and to the accommodation in Campania, weather you choose a luxury apartment, home or self catering rental villa in Campania.
The weather in Campania, Italy is steady, with warm long summers with temperatures averaging around 30°C from July to September, and dipping to around 10°C in the winter months.
Naples Capodichino (RRO) is Campania’s International airport, with easyJet, Ryanair, BMI and British Airways all offering cheap flights to Campania from many UK airports.