Campania is a region in southern Italy with around 6 million people. It is the second most-populous region in Italy and the most densely populated one, with a surface of about 13,500 square kilometres.
Naples is the largest city in southern Italy and a popular travel destination. Known as the home of pizza, it sits cradled in the shadow of Europe's most famous volcano, Mount Vesuvius. With a sunny climate and the Bay of Naples - one of the world's best views - on its doorstep, it's no wonder that the city also contains some great beaches. Due to strict construction laws, Naples has also been able to avoid the seaside condo clustering that is so common in popular seaside locations. The historic centre of Naples has earned itself a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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Pompeii is a Roman city, near current day Naples, that was buried in ash by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The ash from this eruption blanketed the city and killing everyone that lived there. A nice side affect of the ash was that is preserved the city in perfect shape, like a snap shot taken in time. Although not the biggest or most important city in the Roman Empire it was large city and gives people a chance to see hoe regular and wealthy Romans lived their lives. This is a great sight and one of the best ruins in the world.
Mount Vesuvius is a volcano that earned its place in the history books in 79 AD, when an eruption covered the town of Pompeii under a layer of lava. It also caused huge destruction to the town of Hercalaneum. The stratovolcano, considered one of the most dangerous in its class, could do a lot of harm to the city of Naples. The last eruption of the mountain was in 1944. Today, the volcano and its slopes are a national park. There are a number of paths leading up the mountain, and there is even parking space at 200 metres below the summit. The rest of the climb has to be done by foot.
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Capri is a famous island in the Gulf of Napels, in the southern Campania region of Italy. It has bee a popular tourist spot litterally for ages! Roughly 130,000 people live on the island and the main town is called Capri as well.
Ischia is a popular island in the Gulf of Naples, just about 30 kilometres from Naples and easily reached by ferry or hydrofoil from Naples and a few other towns. It is mountainous, with some nice beaches, a beautiful castle and popular thermal spas and hot springs.
Naples International Airport (NAP) is the main airport for the Naples area and has 2 terminals. Terminal 1 is the main terminal for travellers and is operated by a British Airport Company. Almost all major cities in Italy are served while many major European cities also have direct service from Naples Airport.
It is very easy to get to and from the airport:
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