La Dolce Vita

Campania

From the tragedies of Pompeii to the beauty of the Amalfi coast, the birth place of the modern pizza to the famous Mozzarella di Bufala, Campania is a feast for taste and sight.

In the city of Naples you will experience traffic chaos like no other in Italy.  The city has many amazing buildings and museums including the National Museum and the Castel Nuovo.  High above you city you will find Mount Vesuvius, an active volcano, who's eruption is 79AD covered the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii.  Across the Gulf of Naples you will find the Isle of Capri where you can visit the Imperial Villa.  A drive along the coast from Naples to Sorrento, around to Positano and on to Salerno offers breathtaking vistas.

With an amazing coast line and rich volcanic fertile soil, Campania produces some amazing food.  The world's first pizzeria was in Naples, and in fact can still be found on the streets of Naples - still in business!!  So if you are looking to have a real Italian pizza - this is the place for you. The classic Pizza Margherita  was named when it was served to Queen Margherita when she visited the city.

The Mozzarella di Bufala is a taste experience that must not be missed.  The cheese is made from the milk of the local water buffalos. It is soft and extremely moist and it has a unique and full flavoured taste.  It is best eaten within a couple of day of being made.

Due to such an inviting coastline you can well imagine why seafood plays a big part of the local diet.  Fresh fish, octopus, squid, clams and mussels are all part of the diet, so make certain you find a great restaurant overlooking the bay and enjoy a seafood platter and a bottle of wine as you watch the sun set over Campania.

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