Naples

Naples

Napoli … a’ Pizze! Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Bronze Age Greek settlements were established in the Naples area in the second millennium BC. A larger colony – initially known as Parthenope, Παρθενόπη – developed on...
Herculaneum, Mount Vesuvius & Oplontis

Herculaneum, Mount Vesuvius & Oplontis

Herculaneum, After the Hero Hercules Herculaneum, Mount Vesuvius and Oplonti — Herculaneum Herculaneum, named after the hero Hercules, was a small town in Campania on the west coast of central Italy, located some 8km south-east of present-day Naples. Boasting only a...
Campi Flegrei & Pozzuoli

Campi Flegrei & Pozzuoli

Discovering the wonders through the Campi Flegrei. — The Cave At Cumae (Antro Della Sibilla) The Cumaean Sibyl was the priestess presiding over the Apollonian oracle at Cumae, a Greek colony located near Naples, Italy. The word sibyl comes (via Latin) from the ancient...
Caserta

Caserta

Caserta, the Palace. Caserta is the capital of the province of Caserta in the Campania region of Italy. It is an important agricultural, commercial and industrial comune and city. Caserta is located on the edge of the Campanian plain at the foot of the Campanian...
Atrani

Atrani

Atrani, the smallest town on the Amalfi Coast. Atrani is a small village built in the valley formed by the river Dragone’s delta. The top of Mount Aureo, with the beautiful Tower of Zirro, used to survey the coastline from the Saracens’s attacks in the Middle Ages, is...