Campania places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Campania region. See also our Campania travel guide.

photo of Amalfi


Amalfi is one of the principal scenic villages in the heart of the Amalfi Coast
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photo of Amalfi coast

Amalfi coast

The Amalfi Coast has one of the most lovely coasts in Europe
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photo of Atrani


Atrani is a pretty village next to Amalfi in the heart of the Amalfi coast
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photo of Benevento


The Roman theatre and Trajan's Arch are the principal sights in the ancient Roman town near Naples
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photo of Capri


Capri is a spectacular island in the Bay of Naples with beautiful cliffs and coastal scenery
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photo of Capua


In Capua you can visit the Museum of the Palazzo Antignano with its many ancient artefacts as well as the local cathedral
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photo of Caserta


At Caserta it is the vast Royal Palace and its extensive parks and gardens that attracts the crowds
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photo of Cuma


Cuma is the ancient town that was the original source of Naples
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photo of Elea


Elea is an ancient 2600 year old city, now an archaeological site
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photo of Herculaneum


Herculaneum near Naples was a town buried by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD
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photo of Ischia


Ischia is a lovely scenic island in the Bay of Naples
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photo of Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius is the volcano responsible for the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 AD.
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photo of Naples


A large and busy city, Naples also has many important historic monuments
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photo of Paestum


In Paestum you can see three of the most impressive temples of Ancient Italy
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photo of Policastro Bussentino

Policastro Bussentino

At Policastro Bussentino you can explore the historic old town, castle and cathedral
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photo of Pompeii


Pompeii was a bustling Ancient Roman trade town, completely submerged when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD
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photo of Positano


Positano is a very scenic (and very steep!) village at the west of the Amalfi coast
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photo of Praiano


Praiano is a beautiful little town on the Amalfi coast next to its more famous neighbour Positano.
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photo of Procida


The small island of Procida, in the Gulf of Naples, has some pretty marinas and spectacular sea views to enjoy
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photo of Ravello


Ravello is best known for its villas and gardens with stunning coastal views
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photo of Roccagloriosa


Roccagloriosa is a small medieval town with very ancient origins
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photo of Salerno


Salerno is a busy town with a cathedral near the Amalfi coast in southern Campania
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photo of Santa Maria Capua Vetere

Santa Maria Capua Vetere

At Policastro Bussentino you can see the large amphitheatre and a frescoed 2nd century temple of the Mithraeum cult
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photo of Sorrento


Sorrento is a popular resort and base for exploring the Amalfi coast
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photo of Villa Poppaea

Villa Poppaea

The Villa Poppaea is a sumptuous Roman Villa that was buried in the volcanic eruption that covered Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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