Food Tour CAMPANIA. Part 1
The ancient Romans called this region "felix," the happy land. This corner of Italy is celebrated for its mild climate and the beautiful landscapes—and, it goes without saying, for its incredible food.
ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING ITALIAN REGIONS
Divided into five provinces (Naples, Salerno, Avellino, Benevento and Caserta), the region is located in the south of Italy, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, here called Tyrrhenian, il Tirreno. Campania is one of the most fascinating Italian regions, thanks to its rich art and history, and of course the beauty of its coasts. With the volcano, Mount Vesuvius, providing a magnificent backdrop to the stunning vision of Golfo, Napoli is the charming principal city.
BLUE SEA AND HISTORY
The incredible blue waters sea – Campania’s uncontested king - is perhaps one of the most iconic landscapes. You will be literally enraptured by the beauty of the gulfs of Naples and Salerno, the legendary Amalfi Coast, the Sorrento Peninsula, the Isles of Ischia, Procida, Capri, and the wild and beautiful Cilento Coast. The archeological heritage in Campania is also enormous. This land still preserves the memory of extraordinary ancient populations, like the superb Greek temples in Paestum or the towns of Pompei and Ercolano, buried under the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Among the most iconic historic sites there is the Reggia di Caserta, a magnificent royal palace with one of the most breathtaking Italian gardens.
FOR SOME OF THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD, COME TO CAMPANIA
The region treasures some of Italy's most delicious culinary traditions. Do you think we are exaggerating? Well, just think about three queens of the Italian table, pizza (of course!), mozzarella di bufala (mozzarella cheese made by buffalo milk) and the yellow gold, the Limoncello liquor. All three of them are regional masterpieces! Another iconic Italian dish, spaghetti al pomodoro – spaghetti pasta with tomato sauce and basil – have their own reign in Campania. The seafood version – spaghetti with clams – is also a delicious national treasure born in Campania. Keeping with the sea theme, another great plate is Risotto alla Pescatora, a classic seafood risotto popular in all the seaside areas.
- Donatella Mulvoni