Top 10 Things to do in Campania, Italy

February 22, 2018 Merry Kessler

Campania (Italian pronunciation: [kamˈpaːnja]) is a region in Southern Italy. As of 2014, the region had a population of around 5,869,000 people, making it the third-most-populous region of Italy; its total area of 13,590 km (5,247 sq mi) makes it the most densely populated region in the country. Located on the Italian Peninsula, with the Mediterranean Sea to the west, it includes the small Phlegraean Islands and Capri for administration as part of the region.

1. St. Peter's Basilica

Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy +39 06 6988 3731
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5 based on 32 reviews

St. Peter's Basilica

Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy's great Renaissance's architects, among them Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo.

Reviewed By desinerg - Sydney, Australia

Join a tour to avoid ridiculous queues and hours of waiting and get to hear and appreciate the history. The basilica is extraordinary and in some ways grotesque in the grandeur.

2. Museo Cappella San Severo

Via F. De Sanctis 19 / 21, 80134, Naples, Italy +39 081 551 8470
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Museo Cappella San Severo

Built in the late 1500s, this gem of Italian artistic heritage was greatly influenced by the famous Raimondo de Sangro VII, Prince of San Severo, a genius of science and invention.

Reviewed By LostALot22 - Lombard, Illinois

This place was like a mason's hall or something similar. The commissioned a bunch of artwork. it is some of the best that I have seen. The Jesus statue in marble is actually amazing. And the one on the wall with the fisherman is possibly more amazing. No pictures are allowed but it is awesome. And it's small so it won't talk you long.

3. Scavi di Pompei

Porta Marina Superiore (Via Villa dei Misteri) | Piazza Immacolata, Piazza Porta Marina inf., 80045 Pompeii, Italy +39 081 536 9869
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Scavi di Pompei

Home of the world's most famous volcanic disaster when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., Pompeii is now a significant archeological site that provides an amazing glimpse into the daily life of an average Roman town over two thousand years ago.

Reviewed By Viorel M

The site as a whole is fantastic considering its history however it was incredibly tourist unfriendly. Access is terribly poor if you go with a buggy or wheelchair and make sure that you book a guide as there is no information whatsoever on what you are looking at. We managed to cover quite a lot of ground with the buggy however but we were knackered by the end of the day.

Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome, Italy (+39) 06 39967700
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4.5 based on 117 reviews

Colosseum

Perhaps the best-preserved of the monuments of ancient Rome, this huge marble structure was built to hold more than 50,000 spectators to witness bloody contests of might and the slaughter of wild beasts.

Reviewed By HeidiElizabeth7 - Leeds, United Kingdom

We were lucky enough to be staying in a hotel that was a 5 mins walk from the Colosseum.. because of this we never bothered to prebook tickets or pay for skip-the-line. We walked down to the ticket office at 8am, had a little wonder around and took some photos and then joined the ticket office queue around 8.20. There were probably 50 people in front of us at this time and by 8.30 (the Colosseum opening time) a further 70-80 people now queuing behind us so I would recommend getting there for 8am to avoid the long wait.
The queue for security check moved pretty quickly and we were inside in no time!
This was our second visit, the first being on a guided tour so we had a leisurely walk around this time.
The Colosseum is wonderful, the hoards of tourists can be annoying but you have to expect this. The girls in the ticket office were very friendly and provided any information needed. The staff inside at security were a little more stern but given their job and the hundreds of often rude tourists pushing their way through id be stern too!
The book shop inside is small but reasonably priced. I paid 5e for a Colosseum guide book, 10e for a Forum book and 12.90e for a book on the archaeological sites of Rome. The staff inside were friendly and worked down the queue at the tills fast.
The Colosseum is magnificent. Go and enjoy. Pre book if you cant get there early but if you are able to then arrive for 8am and this should help you avoid the long wait for tickets.

5. Discovery Tours Limousine Service Day Tours

Via della Vaccheria 21, 00069 Trevignano Romano, Italy
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5 based on 147 reviews

Discovery Tours Limousine Service Day Tours

Founded by Gilberto Stanzioni in 1995, is a company of licensed professional chauffeurs operating in Rome & all over Italy. Our priority is to provide you with the highest quality of private tours, shore excursions and limousine service, ensuring that you always have a lasting memory of your special days in Italy.

Reviewed By Maria G

We would like to thank Giliberto Stanzioni for perfectly organising our private shore excursion from Civitavecchia to visit Civita di Bagnoreggio and Orvieto. He is very polite , punctual and knowledgable and his car was spacious, clean and fully air-conditioned. Tour was very well organised so well worth money we spent . Definitely recommend Discovery Touring & Limousie service for anyone having Civitavecchia as a port of call or whilst visiting Rome. Thank you Gilberto...... alla prossima.

6. Le Vigne di Raito

Via San Vito 9 | Raito, 84019, Vietri sul Mare, Italy +39 328 865 1452
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Le Vigne di Raito

Treat yourself to a special day or evening inside a boutique organic vineyard along the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Tour the vineyards with the sommelier, wine taste with the winemaker, and feast on a seasonal meal made from fresh local ingredients all while overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a truly unique Italian experience.

Reviewed By Michelle M

Le Vigne di Raito is amazing! The three of us agree that this was the best experience of our trip. Our guide Alfonso was so charming and incredibly knowledgeable about wine and about the history of the winery and the area in general. Patrizia is simply beautiful inside and out. Her food is to die for! We highly recommend a trip to this winery for anyone visiting the Amalfi coast. It's a must see (and eat and drink) experience!

Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Rome, Italy +39 06 6830 0230
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

Pantheon

Dedicated to the seven planetary divinities and featuring an interior of gorgeous marble, the Pantheon is one of the most impressive monuments of Augustan Rome.

Reviewed By Concierge3725 - Manila, Philippines

Pantheon falls under the category of must see in Rome. The architecture is superb and the the dome inside the temple must be one of the most photographed items. The arts displayed here are exquisite and elaborate and this attraction can be very crowded since the entrance fee is free. It is such a beautiful building structure to behold.

8. Sistine Chapel

Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City, Italy +39 06 6988 4676
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Sistine Chapel

Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible artwork, notably "The Last Judgment," Michelangelo's stunning fresco covering 10,000 square feet of the ceiling and wall.

Reviewed By Grant I

Beautiful ceiling and awesome paintings. You are constantly pushing next to people while the Vatican security guards are yelling silence and stand up. It is funny to see all the f-yous that Michelangelo put into his works, towards people that made him mad.

9. Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy +39 06 6988 6800
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

One of seven pilgrimage basilicas in the world, this church was founded in 432 AD and is where the famous architect Bernini is buried.

Reviewed By randomtravler2016 - Los Angeles, California

I titled this Jesus Crib because the relics of his baby Crib are in a wonderful receiver under the main altar. What can't be beat for this visit are the incredible frescos and gold ceiling.
This church is a few short blocks from the Termini station for the metro and easy to get to and is free. You will have your bag searched so allow 15 minutes to get through security.
This is a must-see.

10. Vatican Museums

Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy +39 06 6988 4676
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Vatican Museums

With more than five miles of corridors, this vast complex of museums chronicles the history and accomplishments of mankind over the last 2000 years, featuring classic masterpieces such as Rodin's "Thinker" and the Sistine Chapel.

Reviewed By FionaTidd - Rochester, United Kingdom

Lots of museum galleries with various collections of sculpture, art and artefacts. Ticket includes entry to Sistine chapel, which is at the far end of the buildings, so if that’s your main interest you may want to move through the museums fairly quickly. Many of the galleries are beautifully decorated, especially ceilings, so remember to look up as well as at the objects on display. Rafael rooms and Borgia apartments near the Sistine chapel have stunning frescos.
Cafe in the courtyard of the pine cone is a good place for a coffee and cake stop.

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