Campania Things to Do

  • Lararium, Thermopolium of Asellina, Pompeii
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Campania Things to Do

  • Marina Grande

    Sorrento Things to Do

    Beaches are a rarity near Sorrento because of the cliffs But there are a few, the best by far is at Marina Grande, a small fishing village that has now become a part of Sorrento. There are some nice Shops, bars and Restaraunts there and it's a lovely place to take a stroll or relax in a bar and take in the Lovely views or watch the local fishermen.

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  • Human Remains

    Pompeii Things to Do

    One of the most impressive sights were the petrified bodies in exhibiting. Reading the guide, Horacio claimed that they were original. It would be too much violent so I told him they were scaled reproductions. He didn't insist and I relaxed. But not very sure. True or imitation, the figures hit they goal - to remember the human dimension of the...

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  • Archaelogical Museum

    Naples Things to Do

    The Farnese Bull is the tallest and largest work in the museum. The Doryphorus is also a fine statue. Another full length statue is the Dancing Faun which stood in Pompeii at the house of the same name. The last two statues are from Roman times, first a Roman matron and finally a River God.

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  • Walking and Hiking

    Positano Things to Do

    No matter how you choose to get to Positano, all roads end and start at the top of Positano. To see the rest of the town and to get to the beach you must climb down through the its windy corridors, or if you have a car there is a single road that goes through part of the town. However as alluring as the beach may seem, take some time to walk around...

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  • Grotto Azzurra - Blue Grotto

    Capri Things to Do

    There are several caves in the island, but Grotto Esmeralda is the top attraction in the harbor, everybody "forgetting" to tell you that you can only enter with good sea and low tide. So you may pay your trip, start the ride, stop at the entrance and discover that, unfortunately, you arrived exactly when it will be impossible to enter. It...

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  • Capri

    Sorrento Things to Do

    Capri is a lovely, small resort island with an interesting town that has a lowr marina part and an upper part on the hills above. It has beaches for swimming, etc., and has been a resort destination since Roman times, when Emperor Tiberius, in particular, built pleasure villas on the island, the most significant of which was the Villa Jovis, the...

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  • Theaters

    Pompeii Things to Do

    I was somewhat disappointed with the visit of the great theatre: Pompeii references all mention the good condition of the remains found during the site's recuperation. Having seen many Roman and Greek theatres, I was expecting something closer to its original. It is not. Original damaging, pieces collecting for museums, time erosion and...

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  • Galleria Umberto

    Naples Things to Do

    Galleria Umberto I is a public shopping gallery. It is located directly across from the San Carlo opera house. It was built between 1887–1891, and was the cornerstone in the decades-long rebuilding of Naples — called the risanamento (lit. "making healthy again") — that lasted until World War I. It was designed by Emanuele Rocco. The Galleria was...

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  • Santa Maria Assunta

    Positano Things to Do

    When you're at the business end of Positano (read down the bottom) there is one building that stands out due mainly to the colourful Moorish style dome. The church of Santa Maria Assunta is located right in the center of Positano, in the small Flavio Gioia square. With its decorative, colourful, dome of Vietri maiolica (tiles), the church is a...

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  • Mount Solaro

    Capri Things to Do

    Mount Solaro is the highest point of the island, and obviously the widest sightseeing point. The transport up and down by the funicular is interesting, however, unfortunately, we are always facing some of the most discreet areas of the island, but the summit compensates us.

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  • Beaches

    Sorrento Things to Do

    Sorrento is not noted for its beaches. It sits on a clifftop, above the shore. The nearest sandy beach to the harbour is the small Marina Piccola, which is reached by steps or a lift. The other sandy beach is Marina Grande, around 15 minutes' walk from the town centre. The most attractive beach is Punto del Capo further south. It is reached from...

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  • Temple of Apollo

    Pompeii Things to Do

    This temple is dedicated to Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome and was built by town official Marcus Tullius. Up the first set of steps was the altar, where offerings would have been made to the Emperor, while access up the next set of steps was blocked by a gate.

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  • Herculaneum - Ercolano

    Naples Things to Do

    If you like Pompeii you will love Herculaneum, in fact if time is restricted it could be a very good alternative. This site could be well covered in a morning, and from the same station Vesuvius can be visited after lunch in one of the many local restaurants. The site is much smaller than Pompeii and in many respects better preserved. Rather than...

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  • Sunsets

    Positano Things to Do

    All over the beachfront areas of Positano are artists lined up with their canvases and colorful palattes trying to perfectly capture the Positano scenery. Some paint it abstractly and some paint the realistic beauty of this area. Falling in love WITH Positano and falling in love IN Positano is not a difficult task.....you have the perfect backdrop...

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  • Villa San Michele

    Capri Things to Do

    Axel Munthe is a name to remember. This man's incredible life story is a must-read. Hailing from Sweden he became the youngest doctor to ever graduate from a Paris university, spent time in the wild with the Laps; went into the middle of Naples worst ever cholera epidemic at great risk to his own life; had a passion for animals and attracted some...

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  • Piazza Tasso

    Sorrento Things to Do

    Walking around delightful Sorrento I began to wonder if the town had a square or central area. Alas Tasso Square opened up and it is quite charming. Named after the 16th century native poet, Tasso Square is the central piazza in Sorrento. It is sometimes referred to also as Lago of the Cate. Crisp pastel colors and landscaping make the square a...

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  • Forum - Foro

    Pompeii Things to Do

    As in Rome, the Forum was the main hub for the temples, courts of law, municipal offices, markets and other structures related to the economic, religious and political life of the city. This is a very large area with many points of interest - too many to cover in a paragraph - so for more information, I'm enclosing a website with some short,...

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  • Duomo

    Naples Things to Do

    Naples' Duomo dates from the 1200s, although to be perfectlky honest you have to look hard to see evidence of that nowadays. The facade dates from the 1800s and there interior dates from...well, almost any time in between those dates. No photos are allowed on the interior, which is a great pity as the chapel of San Gennaro, Naples' patron saint...

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  • Villa Jovis

    Capri Things to Do

    It's a 45 minute, largely uphill, walk to get to this Roman villa, but worth it if you have the time and energy. You'll walk along some fascinating little lanes on the way, have fabulous views .... and the opportunity to peer into numerous villa gardens! The Roman Emperor Tiberius had this place built for his retirement. In fact, he ruled the...

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  • Amalfi

    Sorrento Things to Do

    Amalfi served as a transfer point on our day trip through the Amalfi Coast to Ravello. The town has a pretty church and, if you’re hungry, a restaurant that sells the biggest pizza slices I have ever seen. If you walk the main drag, you'll see it.

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  • Streets

    Pompeii Things to Do

    There are a lot to see in the Museum: The amphitheatre. The Great Palaestra (Gymnasium). House of the Vettii. House of the Faun. Forum. Temple of Apollo. Theatre. Via dei Sepolcri Lupanar House of the Ancient Hunt. The Basilica Forum Granary Baths. House of the Tragic Poet. The Ground surface Bars and Bakeries Streets. You can...

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  • Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino

    Naples Things to Do

    The Castejl Nuovo is surrounded by five round towers originally built by Charles I of Anjou between 1279-83.In the next centuries they were rebuilt until in 1453-67 Sagrera finally finished them along with the triumphal arch and the castle rooms. Across the road are two equestrian sets of statues in bronze.

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  • Anacapri

    Capri Things to Do

    Anacapri is a Community on the island of Capri. He is located high on the hills to the west. It has a separate status from the city of Capri. The most important sight in the village is the Villa San Michele. As opposed to the City of Capri, Anacapri is much cheaper to visit and stay at. French composer Claude Debussy was a regular visitor to...

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  • Herculaneum

    Sorrento Things to Do

    Pompeii was the most fantastic thing i had seen untill i went to herculanium. It is simply amazing (and thankfully a lot smaller than Pompeii). It is very easy to get to from sorrento. Just get the Circumvesuviana train and get off at Eculano. when you come out of the station it is just a short walk (less than 10 minutes) to the bottom of the road...

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  • Lupanar

    Pompeii Things to Do

    It may not be listed on visitor guide but our tour guide took us there. Wow! Was amazing! Took several pictures. Not allowed to use flash but wasn't needed. Pompeii itself was amazing. Sin City for sure!

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  • Spaccanapoli

    Naples Things to Do

    The historic centre of Naples, referred to locally as Spaccanapoli, lies in the relatively flat section of the city east of the hill of Sant'Elmo and north of the bay of Naples. The name translates to "Split Naples", which directly refers to the straight street, Via dei Tribunali, that splits the district in two. This street was once the decumanus...

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  • Faraglioni

    Capri Things to Do

    Of course, with the Faraglioni, what they don't tell you is how many different angles there are to shoot this famous attraction. Some of the key places are Via Matromania (pic 3), Garden of Augustus (pic 2), Punta Cannone, Via Krupp (pic 5), Piccola Marina (pic 4) and Monte Solare. For Via Matromania see my tip on that walk and the same for Via...

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  • Mount Vesuvius

    Sorrento Things to Do

    In the bay of Naples Vesuvius dominates. We HAD to go to the top. We got the train from sorrento (approx 3 euro return).- To ercolo station. Outside the station we paid out (16 ?Euro each) to share a people carrier (Vesuvis Express) which took us directly to the entrance (included). From where we were dropped it was a stiff 20 minute hike to the...

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  • Forum Baths

    Pompeii Things to Do

    Pompeians were squeaky clean, no doubt about it. There were multiple public baths in Pompeii and a good ol' soak was part of the daily routine. It was a bit of a ritual involving exercise, warm soak, a sauna, oiling and scrape-down, massage and more soakings in both warm and cold pools. They must have been one relaxed and happy bunch of folks with...

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  • Piazza del Plebiscito

    Naples Things to Do

    Piazza Plebiscito is one of the largest squares in the city. It is named for the plebiscite taken on October 2 in 1860 that brought Naples into the unified Kingdom of Italy under the House of Savoy. It is bounded on the east by the Royal Palace and on the west by the church of San Francesco di Paola with colonnades extending to both sides. The...

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  • Marina Grande

    Capri Things to Do

    The charming seaside Port of Marina Grande, encompassed by two narrow quays, borders the picturesque town of Capri. Lying to the north of the island, and facing the Gulf of Naples, the port welcomes every kind of wanderer, on every kind of journey. Commercial travelers and tourists arriving from the continent on hydrofoils, arrive west of the port,...

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  • Pompei

    Sorrento Things to Do

    Sorrento's proximity to this amazing piece of history is reason alone to add it to your itinerary. It's a very easy, inexpensive 30-40 minute trip by Circumvesuviana train to the ruins and if you purchase a good guide book at the entrance, you really don't need to book a tour. It'll be crowded, hot in the summer, and require a solid pair of walking...

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  • Amphitheater

    Pompeii Things to Do

    Pompeii's amphitheater was built about 70-80 BC and is the oldest yet discovered. Smaller than the more famous version in Rome, this oval-shaped arena had no underground facilities but did have a similar canopy system for shielding spectators from the elements. Close by is a huge square (palaestra) with three-sided portico that was used for...

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  • Castel dell'Ovo

    Naples Things to Do

    Naples is rich in art, culture, historic buildings the beautiful location an absolute must is the thirteenth century Castel Nuovo This castle is located in the old city of Naples, Santa Lucia. Naples magnificent main symbol of the city since it began in 1279 with the construction have been various modifications and alterations occurred Several...

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  • Giardini Augusto - Gardens of Augustus

    Capri Things to Do

    The Gardens of Augustus, towards the top of the island, are a retreat into a natural paradise, complete with unforgettable panoramas. From the vantage point of the gardens, apart from the splendid views of the sea, are fantastic photographic vistas. To one side the undulating roofs and picturesque bell tower of the St. James' Certosa...

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  • Limoncello

    Sorrento Things to Do

    Sorrento and the Amalfi coast are well known for its splendid big lemons. Typical products from Sorrento are produced with these "Limoni": Limoncello, a very tasty lemon liqueur, lemon chocolate, colorful ceramic articles with lemon motives or lemon soap.

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  • Frescoes

    Pompeii Things to Do

    The people of Pompeii decorated the interior walls of their homes with colorful frescos much like we do with paint, wallpaper and artwork, In the late 19th century, German archeologist August Mau identified four distinct styles of wall painting that help identify the time periods in which they were created. From earliest to latest, they are: First...

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  • Vesuvius - Il Vesuvio

    Naples Things to Do

    Dominating Naples and its large bay, Monte Vesuvio (Mount Vesuvius) is a paradox. For a city built in its shadows, the humpbacked volcano is part of its culture and a source of fascination, no less than the Pyramids are to Cairo and the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. A testament to its importance in the psyche of Neapolitans are the cou

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  • Piazza Umberto I

    Capri Things to Do

    The Piazza Umberto I has four cafes in the main square and is constantly full of people especially at the tables under the umbrellas. This is more for "being seen" than anything else because the Piazzetta is famous for the social scene. I wouldn't call the food spectacular either ~ I had a ham & cheese sandwich and a macchiato for 10 euros!! This...

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  • Positano

    Sorrento Things to Do

    Sorrento's varied transportation options to the beautiful islands and towns in the Amalfi Coast region are another reason tourists flock here. Ferry and hydrofoil service to Capri, Positano, Amalfi and other locations that can be reached via water is frequent and easy to do - just pick your favorite and buy a ticket. You'll be catching your cruise...

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  • Casa del Fauno

    Pompeii Things to Do

    This residence is from the Sannitic age, dating to the 2nd century BC. The original of the bronze depicting a FAUN gave the house its name. A mosaic depicting the battle between Alexander and Darius (one of the most important of antiquity) was moved to the National Archaeological Museum in Napoli. *The faun (also phaunos or faunus) is a rustic...

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  • Palazzo Reale

    Naples Things to Do

    I should say i was glad i took a sightseeing bus (which by the way departs from Largo Castello, Piazza Municipio), as it takes you to the places you can't reach by walking... like the route B, that takes you all along the seacoast, the Gulf of Naples, with panoramic views and volcano Vesuvius on horizon, or the route A, that takes you to the upper...

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  • Marina Piccola

    Capri Things to Do

    This is a picture of the Marina Piccola in Capri.... This page is under construction. Until now I've only uploaded the pictures, but I hope to add more info to this tip as soon as possible.

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  • Villa Comunale

    Sorrento Things to Do

    This public (comunale) park (villa) is right next to Chiesa di San Francesco and provides a drop-dead gorgeous panorama of the Bay of Naples. From your vantage point high above the sea, you can see Marinas Piccola and San Francisco below and Mt. Vesuvius across the bay. In the evening, the lights of Naples and small towns around the mountain...

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  • Villa dei Misteri

    Pompeii Things to Do

    The Villa of Mysteries was home to a secret religious cult, and as such is located outside the walls of Pompeii. It is the one of the largest villa's here covering 2895sq/m and has over 30 rooms, including a private bath area and rooms devoted to wine production. The highlight of the Villa is the huge fresco, considered one of the finest example of...

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