Campania Things to Do

  • Lararium, Thermopolium of Asellina, Pompeii
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    Forum: Basilica and Tribunal, Pompeii
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Campania Things to Do

  • Day Trip to 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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  • 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 the goal - to remember the human dimension of the...

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  • Archaelogical Museum

    Naples Things to Do

    This is one of the world's greatest museums, so if you visit Rome, but feel afraid about visiting dirty and dangerous Naples, forget all that and visit Naples anyway. This museum rivals the best of Rome itself, having the best and largest collection of mosaics and frescoes from Pompeii. This is reason enough to visit.

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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

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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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  • Lupanar

    Pompeii Things to Do

    Pompeii was famous for its brothels and a "phallic symbol" on the street walls points to where these establishments were. The Lupanar of Pompeii is the most famous brothel in the ruined Roman city of Pompeii. It is of particular interest for the erotic paintings on its walls. Tired and stressed Romans who needed to relax went to these places, and...

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  • Galleria Umberto - Shopping District

    4 out of 5 stars

    Naples Things to Do

    This gallery opposite the Teatro di San Carlo, built in 1891, as part of the Risanamento, the renewal of the city. The building was destroyed during World War II, but restored back later. The gallery, with its impressive glass and iron roof, the dome of the shopping gallery of glass and metal is nearly 60 meters high. In total there are 4...

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  • Santa Maria Assunta

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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

    5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Marina Grande

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Sorrento Things to Do

    A short walk from Corso Italia, there is a path of viewing the marina. We have an excellent views over here. Standing on top you'll see everything down there, the fishermen colorful houses overlooking on the beach. Marina Grande, a fishing village that has retained all its charm fishing. We didn't bother of going down, as we haven't much time. It...

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  • Temple of Apollo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pompeii Things to Do

    The central stairs of the Temple of Apollo rise between the middle front pillars (no longer here). Before this stands an altar .Onliy two pillars are standing as are parts of the body of the building. Two statues (copes) are next to the temple.

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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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  • 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

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sorrento Things to Do

    First thing we've done after we parked our car, a walked to Piazza Tasso where everyone's to be. It was Christmas during our trip to Sorrento and there was a big Christmas tree standing in the middle of the square. During your wander in Piazza Tasso you can admire the statue of St. Anthony, the patron saint of Sorrento Piazza Tasso is the main...

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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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  • Duomo - Cathedral

    Naples Things to Do

    You access the basilica of Santa Maria Restituta via the Duomo itself. Although once a separate church, the two buildings are now one. SM Restituta is the oldest structure in modern Naples, a church which was first erected under Emperor Constantine in the 3rd century (200s). As soon as you enter you can feel its age: the columns supporting the...

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  • Villa Jovis

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Day Trip to Amalfi

    Sorrento Things to Do

    Take a bus trip along the Amalfi Drive to the seaside resort of Amalfi. Amalfi has rocky cliffs and beautiful beaches. The town itself offers plenty of shopping possibilities around the Cathedral Square. The famous Cathedral rises at the end of steep steps and dominates the square.

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  • Streets

    Pompeii Things to Do

    There are lots of interesting details to see in Pompeii; One of them is the ingenious solution used to cross the road, in rainy days. Looking at the sizes of those rocks, we have to ask: Did the Italian drivers change their behaviour later, or crashes happened at all times in those roads?

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  • Teatro San Carlo

    Naples Things to Do

    The Teatro di San Carlo is an opera house in Naples, Italy, the oldest still active in Europe and it is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The theatre designed by the architects Giovanni Antonio Medrano and Angelo Carasale for the Bourbon monarch Charles III of Naples (Carlo III in Italian). Charles wanted to endow Naples with a new and...

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  • Giardini Augusto - Gardens of Augustus

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Day Trip to 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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  • Forum - Foro

    Pompeii Things to Do

    The main open space in Pompeii is the Forum located near the southwest edge of town. The area is 142 m long by 38m wide At the north end there was the Temple of Jupiter with six pillars on the face. Laterally there was an arch on each side In ots last days it was called a Capitolium..

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  • Piazza del Plebiscito

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Day Trip to 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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  • Casa del Fauno

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pompeii Things to Do

    The largest house in Pompeii in the history, and derives its name from the statue of a Faun, the watershed provides Tuscan atrium The House of the Faun covers an area of 3,000 square meters, and is located in the area of Pompeii, where you will find the peristyle atrium, largest number of homes Was built in the second century C. demolition of an...

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  • Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Faraglioni

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Day Trip to 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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  • Villa dei Misteri

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pompeii Things to Do

    The first major room of the house is the Atrium, which has in its floor a large impluvium. Looking beyond the atrium is the large peristyle. Nearby is a garden and to the right are the cooking rooms. Just to the right of the atrium on the walls of the cubiculum are smaller paintings of satyrs.

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  • Spaccanapoli

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Naples Things to Do

    Built in the early 16th century by the Carmelites, Chiesa della Croce di Lucca was dedicated to the venerated crucifix in the Duomo of the city of Lucca. It underwent several renovations in the 17th and 18th centuries, during which some of the interior frescoes were painted. Sadly in 1903, the adjacent 17th century Convent was destroyed (now an...

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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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  • Day Trip to Mount Vesuvius

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Basilica

    Pompeii Things to Do

    The Basilica is situated in the square practically in front of the railway station in Pompeii. The secondary entrance in the area of the excavation is on the left, about 500 meters far from here. The church stands in Piazza Bartolo Longo in Pompeii. The Sanctuary was designed by the architect Antonio Cua who directed the work without recompense,...

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  • Day Trip to Pompeii

    Naples Things to Do

    There are clusters of rectangular narrow streets around the Capuan Gate filled with tenements with laundry hanging across the narrow streets and at the ground level markets and open stalls in every open space not covered by parked cars and the noise of a busy world.

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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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  • Limoncello

    Sorrento Things to Do

    We had a wonderful limoncello tasting tour booked with Unique Costiera and we really enjoyed it..We tasted besides limoncello, fennel, strawberry, small rhum baba', small lemon ice-cream, liquorish and so on...We recommend this tour if you are staying in Sorrento or Positano!

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  • Bakery

    Pompeii Things to Do

    Among the many excellently preserved findings of Pompeii, the thick blanket of ash produced by the volcanic eruption conserved for centuries a BAKERY COMPLETE WITH ITS EQUIPMENT: the MILLSTONES consisting of two parts in volcanic lava made to fit one inside the other; BENCHES for preparing the dough; & the OVEN. One of the millstones has been...

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  • Day trip to Herculaneum - Ercolano

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Piazza Umberto I

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Street Scene

    Sorrento Things to Do

    Visiting Sorrento during holiday season is very nice. Less touristy and nicely decorated with Christmas Lights. As I observe around most of the visitors in the winter time are mostly Italian The shops are open, it's a nice time to buy gifts. Besides, the classic souvenir limoncello Sorrento is also known for its ceramics and inland woodwork which...

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  • Grand Theater

    Pompeii Things to Do

    I was somewhat disappointed with the visit of the great theatre: All Pompeii references 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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