Capri, Naples, Pompeii, the Vesuvius

Capri and the “Grotta Azzurra„

A rare beauty in close to Sorrento, the island of Capri,  nearby Ischia and Procida. Initially, where today is the Strait of Bocca Piccola, the island had joined the Sorrento Peninsula: unless subsequently be partly submerged by the sea and then separated from the mainland.

Capri has a complex morphological structure, with peaks of medium height as Monte Solaro (589 m) and Monte Tiberio (334 m), and has interior highlands, including the main one  called “Anacapri”.
The coast has steep cliffs, alternated with numerous coves and bays, which were used in Roman times as nymphs of the sumptuous villas that were built here during the Empire. The caves are hidden beneath the cliffs and  give a suggestive panorama. The most famous cave is the Blue Grotto where you can see magical lighting effects, described by many writers and poets during the past.
The famous Faraglioni of Capri are really typical of this panorama: three small rocky islets just off the shore, creating a unique visual effect and landscape.

People have also attributed names to distinguish them: Stella  which is attached to the mainland, Faraglione Out (or Scopolo)  the farthest island and Middle Faraglione  interposed between the two others.
In the beautiful nature of Capri  you can discover many plants and animal species, some rare like the blue lizard, who lives on one of the three Faraglioni, inside the typically Mediterranean vegetation (gaves, gorse and prickly pears). A curiosity is that in Capri there are no longer sources of drinking water, all the water supply is secured from the Sorrento peninsula by underwater pipelines.
Capri, Anacapri, Marina Grande are the main populated centers of the island, meanwhile the other marine side of Capri, Marina Piccola, is less populated, with houses and villas.

Naples and “The Pizza Margherita„

The surroundings of Naples offer  you a atmosphere of mixing cultures, history, unique flavors and aromas,  to form an incredible cocktail of fun, joy and curiosity about Neaples beauties.
Vesuvius volcano overlooking the city and its surroundings, the beautiful Bay of Naples with his fascinating landscapes, the islands scattered in the Mediterranean waters sprouting like rare pearls. A source of inspiration for artists and delight visitors.

The vitality of a city
The lively atmosphere makes people always friendly and animated, able to convey the joy of living from their traditions, songs and Neapolitan cuisine, a true deliciousness.
The places that surround Naples excite every type of visitor, from tourists who are fond of nature,the ones that enjoy the sea, the gourmet, the lover of art and history, adoring  Mediterranean and Neapolitan traditions.
The Gulf of Naples embraces a spectacular panorama, from the Sorrento Peninsula to the south and the Campi Flegrei north, a picturesque volcanic area, considered uncomparable and fantastic for centuries.
The imposing Vesuvius protects Naples and its province: a territory that offers many opportunities to discover a different world, a unique opportunity for an unforgettable holiday.

The Neapolitan pizza
Neapolitan cuisine in the world? Pizza Margherita, first of all .The culinary genius of this simple but exquisite dish, went through the history and the continents to become famous and imitated in all countries. Invented in honor of Queen Margherita of Savoy, the recipe is made from basic ingredients, stirred with great imagination to create the real Neapolitan pizza: thin in the middle, high edges, topped with tomato, basil and mozzarella di bufala. The real one, it’s to be  eaten only in Naples!

Pompeii and Ercolano

The ancient Roman Empire, the daily life of men in that time: everything can be  relived only in one place in the world, which is Pompei. The city remained buried witness and keeper of an entire era, following the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD; a place where time stands still and that untill today continues to recall every visitor  a journey into the past.
Located near Naples, Pompeii holds the record of the most visited site in the world: it expresses the charm of that period, telling the daily  life of that past time.

An exceptional witness to history of an empire, inserted in the 50 Italian sites protected by UNESCO. Pompeii and Herculaneum are under the protection of the World Heritage List. Every detail has a picture of the society of the Roman era, of everyday life in ancient times and an unparalleled testimony – stopped from the lava of Vesuvius.

The most important buildings were visible are the forum, public buildings such as the Basilica or the Tribunal, the Capitol, the public baths, theaters (one of Greek origin) and the triangular forum.

A visit to the Capitolium brings us back to the ancient worship of the divine triad of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva: triad auspicious  of great religious importance. Among other buildings, the Baths Stabiane are well preserved.


Founded by Hercules, according to tradition, was buried at a greater depth and therefore, less known than Pompeii but with well preserved buildings: the College of Priests of Augustus, the Baths, the House of the Bicentennial and the House of the Deer, a theater.

The houses are still rich decorations and large courtyards, suitable for magnificence of a city rich, commercially active, with warehouses full of jars for foodstuffs. Magical places to travel in time, discovering the vitality of this ancient city, now buried but still alive in our memories.

The Vesuvius

Under a grand and majestic volcano, this is how it is today the landscape of Vesuvius – the result of geological upheavals that have raged in the Campanian Plain, for a few million years.
About 400,000 years ago was born this volcano that, given its geographical location, it was a blessing for the people to come to the fertile lands, enriched by minerals in the lava of Vesuvius. The colonization of these lands took place already at the time of the Greeks and Romans, who established their colonies on the slopes of the volcano, following the various stages of activity or quiescence of Vesuvius.

Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae and Oplontis were the most celebrated cities, forced to be abandoned following the eruption of 79 AD – admirably described in his catastrophic effects by Plinius the Elder.
In 472 A.D. follow another eruption and, only after centuries people start over to build homes on the slopes of the volcano, always at a safe distance from the crater, given the continuous activity from the middle of the XVII Century to 1944.

The population growth of the postwar period led to the expansion of Naples to his “protector”, with the overbuilding in the Vesuvius area and the creation in 1995 of the Vesuvius National Park – created to protect the management of an area of high volcanic risk but heavily populated.
Even today the grandeur of this volcano looms over the town and the province, with an enchanting and memorable view.