Dreamy beaches, clear waters, volcanoes on the horizon and breathtaking views. No, it’s not a tropical island in the middle of the ocean, but Campania and now Epicwander wants to suggest some ways to really experience the atmosphere of this place.
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A Leap In The Past

When you enter in Paestum, the first of your thoughts will be “I arrived in Greece”. It is not entirely wrong. In ancient times Paestum was a city of Greece, or rather of the Magna Greece (Extended Greece in Latin). Now there are only ruins of the greatness of that time.
Paestum Photo credit: Martin D Stitchener PiccAddo Photography via Foter.com / CC BY

Magnificent Views

Villa Cimbrone is precisely what can be called a fabulous view. With its balcony overlooking the Gulf of Salerno, it is definitely a place to visit. Of course, being a hotel, the costs might be slightly high but worth it.
Cimbrone Photo credit: dalbera via Remodel Blog / CC BY

Gardens “La Mortella”

The gardens “La Mortella” represents the Heaven for botany enthusiasts. The inside contains a huge variety of plants and flowers of all shapes and colours (for example the orchid in the picture). For those who don’t care about the plants, the Park also features an aviary where you can see parrots of all sizes and colours.
La Mortella Photo credit: hortulus via Foter.com / CC BY
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Aragon’s Castle

The mere fact that it is a castle which occupies an entire island should make it an interesting place? Well, yes. The immense fortified Citadel was originally built to defend the population from pirates and then became the permanent residence of the Princes of Aragón. It remained just as it was then.
Castle Photo credit: feo90 via Interior Design / CC BY

As Above So Below

Naples is definitely a labyrinthine city with its winding streets full of life, but who would have thought that the meaning was literal, too? An extensive network of underground tunnels stretching under the city. Many are unusable, flooded or collapsed, but in many others, you can pass safely, recalling that during the war people took refuge here to escape the bombardments.
Tunnels Photo credit: Marco Giometti via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

The Catacombs

A place not suitable for those easily impressionable, the necropolis “Le Fontanelle” is an immense underground ossuary, converted into a place of Christian worship in the early century. By the way, the locals believe that stroking the “wet” skulls brings a lot of luck. All that remains is to try.
Le Fontanelle Photo credit: Marco Giometti via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA


Posillipo is a district of Naples, which still presents some Roman ruins. But that’s not the most interesting thing here: in Posillipo there is a marine protected area, the “Sunken Garden”, known so not by chance. Take a dip and you’ll understand why.
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Walking With Dinosaurs (Almost)

Have you ever desired to walk where dinosaurs walked? now you have the possibility. This is one of the very few places where you can still see the Woodwardia radicans, ancient arboreal plant of 65 million years.

The Heaven On The Earth

Is there a heaven? No idea, but certainly this place is pretty close to be that. White beach, clear water, in addition to very remote location make it a place still not contaminated by man. Visit it as well, because your eyes will enjoy its beauty. But remember, the “Cala Bianca” must remain untouched.
Cala Bianca Photo credit: gianfranco.vitolo via StoolsFair / CC BY

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