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10 Fast Facts About Campania, Italy

Raksha Kulkarni Jul 25, 2020
Campania is an administrative region of Italy, located in the south-western part on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The beautiful coasts, mild climate, Mediterranean vegetation, the delicious food cuisines, and the rich history make it one of the best travel destinations.
Facts About Campania
Mount Vesuvius is one of the only few active volcanoes in Europe. It is on the Gulf of Naples. The volcano had erupted in 79 A.D for 24 hours and had destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum. 3 million people now live around the area and may get in danger if it erupts again!
Islands like Capri, Sorrento, and Amalfi are known to be an area where many mythological creatures lived. It was identified as the haunts of the Sirens and the islands were marked as Le Sirenuse.
A legend says Benevento was the gathering place for witches in the 13th century. It is a folklore that depicts that these witches met under a walnut tree and planned horrible things like abortions.
King Ferdinando IV of Bourbon converted San Leucio into a utopian city named Ferdinando Poli. It was a colony that revolved around the silk industry with numerous skilled weavers. It still boasts of a silk museum with stunning antique looms and restored machinery.
Paestum is an archeological site with ancient ruins of a 600 B.C Greek settlement.
The site also boasts of three of the well-preserved Greek temples in the world; Hera’s Temple, Ceres’ Temples, and Neptune’s Temple.
The capital and bustling city – Naples holds a few secrets underground. There are a few passageways: the Greek Aqueducts and chambers like pagan burial chambers underground.
Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba in Naples, is the very first pizzeria in Italy and in the world. It opened in 1830 and is up and running.
Campania is home to some of the largest and most beautiful castles in Italy. The three such castles: Castel Sant’Elmo, Castel dell’Ovo, and Castel Nuovo are in the capital city.
The largest royal residence by volume in the world is the Royal Palace of Caserta (over 1 million cubic metre). This UNESCO World Heritage Site covers an area of 47,000 square metre.
The Ravello Festival is a renowned open-air music festival happening in the Amalfi town. The great music is most enjoyed with the a backdrop of the Amalfi Coast.