10 Things to Do in Campania That You Shouldn't Miss

The region of Campania curves around the bays of Naples and Sorrento, with towering Vesuvius and mountain ranges and massifs looming above. Ancient classical ruins are scattered throughout the region, from the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum to the Greek temples in Paestum. Popular resort towns include charming Sorrento and Amalfi, upscale Positano and haven for the elite, Ravello. For even more memorable sights, catch a ferry from Sorrento or Naples to the isle of Capri, home of the magical Blue Grotto.

1. Galleria Borbonica

Vico del Grottone 4 | Zona Piazza Plebiscito, 80132, Naples, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Museums, Historic Sites, Military Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks, History Museums More
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Galleria Borbonica

Enchanting scenery that unfolds to the eyes of visitors, a secret place full of history and magic atmosphere.An emotional journey that conducts visitors in the new section of the underground of Naples. It is situated in Vico del Grottone 4, from to 150 mt. to Plebiscito Square. Until a few years ago it wasa veterinary laboratory, now is the entrance of the Bourbon Tunnel. A staircase with 8 ramps, 33 yards deep descending into the belly of Chiaia. The second entry is in Via Domenico Morelli,40, through the crosswalk of “Quick parking”.The Tunnel was built in 1853 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon, who, concerned about the outbreak of rebellion, he asked for an escape from the Royal Palace to the barrack in Via della Pace, now Via Morelli. The work was uncompleted and, during the second World War, was used by residents of the area as a military hospital, later becoming the Hall Judicial Deposit.The war left its mark even in the subsoil. That’s way there are handwrite, folding beds, messages of wish and desolation of those who lived it and still maintains its memory. Along the tunnel thereare also the evidences, 530 meters, where visitors can discover the history of real life. Through the spacious streets, it’s easy reachable the network of tunnels and cisterns of seventeenth-century,large buildings, where worked the "pozzari", the only connoisseur of Naples underground.The show is stunning, but that's not finished. On Via Morelli appear statues dating back to fascist period and many cars and motorcycles, abandoned for years, freed from piles of rubbish, arranged and illuminated ad hoc for the route.Nothing is left to chance, even lighting, perfectly integrated with the path of the visitors.Since today everything is possible to visit. Five years ago the scenery was completely different.Rubbish, degradation, wastes of all kinds covered the reliquaries.

Reviewed By Christiana M - αθήνααθήνα

Galleria Borbonica Guided Tour

An interesting underground guided tour which gives one information about the history of Naples over the years. The tour was in english, an group of 8 people and our guide was good and willing to answer all questions.

2. Bagni della Regina Giovanna

Via Capo, 80067, Sorrento, Italy Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Beaches
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Bagni della Regina Giovanna

Reviewed By Concetta P - Boynton Beach, FloridaBoynton Beach, Florida

Not worth the walk...sorry

We went here because of the reviews on TripAdvisor. I read many people walked. Not only is it a long walk from Sorrento, but it is a dangerous walk. More than half of the time, you're right on the road with traffic, including big tour buses rushing right

3. Piazza Tasso

80067, Sorrento, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Piazza Tasso

Reviewed By Chris C

Wonderful stay in Sorrento for a wedding

We had a delightful stay in charming rooms at this brilliantly located B and B! Staff were really helpful and the whole place was immaculate. Felt like I was staying in a piece of old Sorrento, but with all the comforts.

4. Underground Naples

Piazza San Gaetano 68, 80138, Naples, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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Underground Naples

In the underground of Naples lies a labyrinth of tunnels, tanks and cavities that form a real city which is the negative of the city on surface. The underground city spreads below the entire old town, its myths and legends are still alive in the imagination of all the Neapolitans. We are open every day The visit is composed of 3 different parts:1) greek and roman aqueductby taking 136 low and cozy steps, we will go 40 metres (120 feet) underground to visit some of the tufo caves excavated by the greeks (v sec. b.c.), also used as cisterns as water supply for our city for more than 23 centuries. the caves we are going to see are all very big and lit, but just one narrow yet optional part, which turns out to be the most suggestive section of the tour since it is only be lit by the candle light, moreover the floor is completely even. the visit lasts 1h30. of the overlaid of the roman theatre2) roman theatrevisit of a part of roman theatre in naples, overlaid in the xv century , by the modern buildings wich are now in via anticaglia, vico cinquesanti e via san paolo. you are going to enter a traditional neapolitan house, commonly called "basso" (low), because it is at the street level, already part of the roman theatre. by setting back a bed and opening a trapdoor you will be able to see the places where the emperor nero had his own private backstage, every time he came to perform in naples. the visit lasts 20 minutes.3) summa cavea (upper part of the roman theatre)the tour has been recently made bigger and complete with a new discovery. thus, in an ancient neapolitan carpentry workshop a new section of the theatre came out and right here a permanent nativity cribs exhibition was installed with more than thirty ancient "scarabattoli" (wooden shrines used for the nativity scenes to be shown) which show nativity scens and popular daily life. opus reticulatum and latericium construction all around the theatre walls. in the latest section brought to life of the roman theatre another discovery was made, thus, in the floor small channels of the aqueduct were used for the water to rush through, though they had been obstructed for a very long tme by the sawdust from the carpentry workshop. channels used as sewers during the bourbon period., released with bluish tiles, these very channels are now protected with grates to be seen by visitors.

Reviewed By Zuzka123 - Bratislava, SlovakiaBratislava, Slovakia

Interesting place shame about the guide

The place itself is interesting, especially the cistern with water and the narrow tunnels where you walk through with a light. However we had an english speaking guide who was absolutely terrible. She had all the charisma of a laundry basket and her dicti

5. Fornillo

84017, Positano, Italy Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Beaches, Beach & Pool Clubs More
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Fornillo

This stretch of coastline has often been described as the most beautiful in the entire Mediterranean. One after another, green and rocky mountains plunge dramatically into the Mediterranean blue sea. The famous Amalfi Coast road clings to the mountainsides revealing a succession of picture book views each seemingly more stunning than the one before. Not so many years ago much of this coast was only accessible by boat. Now it is a fashionable resort area which retains the charm of past times.

Reviewed By scottcrabb - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom

Awesome Rocky Beach in Positano

T family and I visited in mid-October and had great weather, so a beach outing was a must.. This beach is a quick walk from the main beach and piazza in Positano but gets you away from the bigger crowds. Nice bars where you can rent chairs and umbrellas a

6. Pompeii - Archaeological Area.

Porta Marina Superiore (Via Villa dei Misteri) | Piazza Immacolata, Piazza Porta Marina inf., 80045 Pompeii, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Points of Interest & Landmarks More
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Pompeii - Archaeological Area.

Home of the world's most famous volcanic disaster when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., Pompeii is now a significant archeological site that provides an amazing glimpse into the daily life of an average Roman town over two thousand years ago.

Reviewed By 40annm - Staten Island, New YorkStaten Island, New York

Awe struck

Visiting the ruins and seeing time frozen is something you'll never forget. From finding bread in the oven to seeing intact ceramics and naturally some casks of innocent victims it's truly amazing and highly recommend with a guide so you can understand wh

7. I Faraglioni

End of Via Tragara, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Geologic Formations, Points of Interest & Landmarks More
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I Faraglioni

The extraordinary and rugged beauty of Capri is signified by these timeless rock formations jutting from the sea.

Reviewed By TheRestlessTraveller - Northop Hall, United KingdomNorthop Hall, United Kingdom

A wonderful stop in a cruise around the island

Taken in, on our 70 minutes cruise of the coastline of Capri, the natural rock formations have a sculptured quality up close and really benefit from getting on the water. Previously we’d seen it from the island itself and were impressed but if you want a

8. Sentiero Degli Dei (Path of the Gods)

Italy Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Lookouts, Hiking Trails, Scenic Walking Areas More
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Sentiero Degli Dei (Path of the Gods)

Reviewed By babalu w - Boston, MassachusettsBoston, Massachusetts

Be selective when you go. View = Great; Crowds = Disney

Starting at Bomerano and ending in Nocelle, the views are just unsurpassed. The walk is easy, although for those less fit and agile, there is some scattering over rocks and relatively sizable scaling up and down on very uneven terrain. The views are great

9. Catacombe di San Gennaro

Via di Capodimonte 13, 80100, Naples, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Cemeteries, Ancient Ruins More
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Catacombe di San Gennaro

Around the origin of our Catacombs much has been discussed, they were simpleburial and never were quarries or underground ways; the first note of the monumentis repeated since the death of St. Agrippino our bishop in the II century, when hisbody was buried there in a noble tomb. Many miracles the saint operated by thetomb, so it became a place of reverence and neapolitan wished to be buried in thatplace.

Reviewed By merryweather29 - EnglandEngland

Fantastic tour guided by fantastic young people.

I really enjoyed this tour given by a young member of a social cooperative working hard to restore the good name of the neighbourhood, sponsor youth activities and help with unemployment.Taking aside the fantastic cooperative values, the tour was run very

10. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

Piazza Museo Nazionale 19, 80135, Naples, Italy Museums, Specialty Museums
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

This museum has all of the interesting finds from Pompeii and Herculaneum, both doomed cities after the violent eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.

Reviewed By jzbz - Poinciana, FloridaPoinciana, Florida

Great Museum to Complement a Trip to Pompeii

Spent almost three hours in one of the greatest archaeological museums in the world. It is a must visit whether before or after a visit to Pompeii. There are many ways to enjoy the museum and its exhibitions and displays. Many visitors use the museum audi

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