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  Campania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Campania is a region of Southern Italy, bordering on Lazio to the north-west, Molise to the north, Puglia to the north-east, Basilicata to the east, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west.
Campania was part of Magna Graecia, the Greek colonies of southern Italy; the first Greek colony was founded at Cumae, north of present day Naples, in the 8th century BC.
Campania was the breadbasket of Rome, until the acquisition of Egypt brought greater supplies of grain, resulting in the conversion of smallholdings in Campania to the characteristic latifundia that lasted from the Empire to modern times.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Campania   (603 words)

 Encyclopedia: Campania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Apulia is a region of Italy (called Puglia in Italian), bordering on Molise to the north-west, Campania to the south-west, Basilicata to the south, the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Ionian Sea to the south-east.
Basilicata is a region in the south of Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Puglia to the east, Calabria to the south, it has one short coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea and another of the Gulf of Taranto in the Ionian Sea to the south-east.
Campania was the breadbasket for Rome, until the inclusion of Egypt brought greater supplies of grain, resulting in the conversion of smallholdings in Campania to the characteristic latifundia that lasted from the Empire to modern times.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Campania   (965 words)

The mountain part of the region are not much populated and conserved their original look; but the plain and the seaside zones were transformed a lot because of very dense population of this territory with great number of country-sides and towns.
Campania is the most industrialized region of the southern Italy, but it cannot offer enough places of work.
According to the level of welfare Campania is on the 19th place in Italy.
www.italycyberguide.com /Geography/regions/campania.htm   (1086 words)

 AllRefer.com - Campania, Italy (Italian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Naples is the capital of Campania, which is divided into Benevento, Caserta, Naples, and Salerno provs.
The central coast of the region is mostly high and rocky, with volcanic ridges and the crater of Vesuvius.
For the later history of Campania, see Naples, kingdom of and Two Sicilies, kingdom of the.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/Campania.html   (412 words)

 Campania: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The region covers 13,595 km²; (additional info and facts about km²;) and has a population of 5.7 million.
The name directly comes from Latin (Any dialect of the language of ancient Rome), as it was called by Roman (An inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire) s Campania felix (lucky countryland).
The regional capital is Naples (A port and tourist center in southwestern Italy; capital of the Campania region) (Napoli).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/campania.htm   (69 words)

 History and background information on Campania, Italy
The first recorded peoples to have lived in the region of Campania were the Aurunci and the Opici.
The fall of the Roman Empire saw the are fought over by the Goths and the Byzantines during the 5th and 6th centuries, with it eventually becoming part of the Lombard duchy of Benevento, excepting Amalfi and Naples, both of which were established as independent republics.
Tourism is of paramount importance, and the coastal strip has been a 'holiday' destination all through history; there is industry centred around the bay of Naples, and the northern and southern coastal plains have been noted for agricultural excellence for centuries.
www.knowital.com /history/campania/campania-history.html   (614 words)

 Regione Campania
It's always been a sought-after region, first named by the Romans, who tagged it the campania felix, or "happy land" (to distinguish it from the rather dull campagna further north), and settled down here in villas and palatial estates that stretched right around the bay.
Inland Campania is, by contrast, a poor, unknown region for the most part, but the nearby towns of Capua and Caserta repay visits and are easily seen on day-trips.
In Naples at Table, Arthur Schwartz reveals the unexpected breadth and depth of dishes to be enjoyed in Naples and throughout Campania, the rich region where this culinarily underappreciated city is located.
www.italiamia.com /region_campania.html   (553 words)

 ItalianMade.com - REGIONS: Campania
The ancient Romans, who dubbed it Campania Felix, marveled at the fertility of its volcanic soils, as did the Greeks who founded Neapolis on the gulf bounded by Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, Sorrento and the islands of Capri and Ischia.
Ingredients are rigorously selected by pizzaioli, who work the dough with a master touch so that when baked in a matter of moments in a searing hot wood-fired oven the crust puffs to a bread-like softness with a delectable hint of crunch.
Yet, until recently, it seemed that wine producers of Campania, with a few conspicuous exceptions, had forgotten about the glories of the past, as growers left the land and winemakers largely ignored DOC.
www.italianmade.com /regions/region15.cfm   (289 words)

 Campania on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Various Italic tribes, Greek colonists, Etruscans, and Samnites lived in the region before it was conquered (4th-2d cent.
Campania International.(recognizes top sales representatives at annual sales meeting)(Brief Article)
Campania, Naples: The hands of a magician.(c) Ferdinando Scianna/Magnum Photos (SCF9101)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Campania.asp   (627 words)

 Roman Painting
Of the paintings which survive from the Roman classical world, many are frescoes from the area of Campania around Naples.
Campania includes Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other towns whose buildings, paintings, and sculptures were preserved by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79.
While there is evidence that the Romans also painted on portable panels, the surviving paintings that we can see today were painted directly on the walls of their rooms.
www.art-and-archaeology.com /roman/painting.html   (1012 words)

 Campania --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Campania is mountainous and hilly, the Neapolitan Apennines in the extreme east giving way to the slightly lower uplands of the Matese and Picentini...
town, in Napoli provincia, Campania regione, southern Italy, at the northern foot of Vesuvius.
It is an agricultural centre with a castle dating from the 15th century.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9019840   (570 words)

 Campania Felix English Version
In the land of a famous wine known as Falerno - a wine whose qualities were celebrated by Orazio, Plinio and Virgilio - between the river Volturno and mount Massico, there is the ancient hamlet of Ventaroli, once the seat of Roman administration and then the seat of the local prestigious episcopate.
Visible signs and traces of a wealthy history can be seen in one of the most fascinating places of south Campania: the Basilica of Santa Maria in Foro Claudio.
This church has early-Christians origins: in fact, it was built on the ancient Forum Claudii, some remains of which were reused to reconstruct the basilica.
www.campania-felix.it /english.htm   (2155 words)

 In Italy Online - Campania
Click here to find one, along with hundreds of other flags from Italy and around the world.
year-round calendar of the colorful festivals and pageants held throughout the region of Campania.
Keep this calendar of outdoor markets in Campania for your files.
www.initaly.com /regions/campania/campania.htm   (862 words)

 Holiday homes in Southern Italy - travel to Campania, Cilento, Basilicata, Apulia, Calabria, Sicily
Whether you need a holiday house for the whole family, look for a beautiful vacation flat directly at the beach or prefer a hotel.
All our lodgings are close of the sea in Campania / Cilento, in the Basilicata, in Calabria, in Apulia or in Sicily and were selected by us personally directly from the landlords.
Certainly Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was one of the best-known visitors and lovers of Campania.
www.nonsolocasa-italy-travel.com   (727 words)

 Cilento National Park - National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano
LANDSCAPES OF CILENTO: the Cilento shows the unknown side of Campania; pristine beaches, sheer rock cliffs puckered with caves, series of mountains cut by live water streams.
The mountains give to this area a good protection from the strong winds and the heavy rains; and the sea mitigates the already soft winter...
VILLAGES OF CILENTO: the villages of the Cilento show the history and the tradition of this nice region of Campania in Southern Italy.
www.discovercilento.com   (357 words)

 Holiday apartments, villas, castles, cottages in Salerno area & Amalfi Coast, Campania, Italy, Europe.
Holiday apartments, villas, castles, cottages in Salerno area & Amalfi Coast, Campania, Italy, Europe.
Italy > Campania > Salerno area & Amalfi Coast > Santa Maria di Castellabate.
Italy > Campania > Salerno area & Amalfi Coast > San Marco/Santa Maria di Castellabate
www.holiday-rentals.com /index.cfm/fa/find.regions/reg_refno/1231   (461 words)

 Velia Elea versus Pompeii Hercolaneum: Velia Elea, an undisclosed greek city in Cilento National Park Campania Italy
Many have been on holiday to Pompeii, Herculaneum, Cuma, Pozzuoli, the internationally renowned archaeological sites of Campania, and, without a doubt, many have been to the Amalfi coast, and savoured the delights of the beauty spots of Amalfi, Sorrento, Positano; but few have visited Paestum.
Hardly anyone has heard of Velia Elea Yele, a great, ancient Greek town in the National Park of Cilento.
Greek colonization took place along the coasts of Sicily and Southern Italy, up as far as the Gulf of Taranto on the Ionian side, and as far as the Campania coastline on the Tyrrhenian side.
www.villaprato.com /velia_eng.htm   (3157 words)

 Delicious Italy food and independent travel guide to Campania, Naples and Amalfi Coast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Delicious Italy ®; is compiled for anyone who enjoys eating and traveling well.
Use our links in the left hand column to help you plan your visit to Naples and Campania, and those below to get to know the region better, its history, local culture, seasonal festivals and much more.
The Romans took a while to calm this zone.
www.deliciousitaly.com /Campania.htm   (233 words)

 Buonanotte & Buongiorno bed and breakfast - Naples, Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Buonanotte & Buongiorno bed and breakfast - Naples, Italy
Home > Italy > Campania > Naples > Buonanotte & Buongiorno
My house is in a quiet place right in the middle of the city; Both upper and lower side of Naples are easy to reach by feet or by funicolare (just 2 steps from b&b).
www.bedandbreakfast.com /campania/buonanotte-buongiorno.html   (285 words)

 limo service and car hire in Amalfi Italy - excursion in Amalfi Positano Sorrento Naples Rome Florence
Our main goal is to guarantee all tourists an entirely relaxing holiday able to offer all kinds of comfort.
Our seat is in Sorrento, quiet little town situated in the gulf of Naples which thanks to its geographical position has the privilege to be the starting point for excursions all around Campania.
The facilities which we are able to offer through qualified English-speaking drivers, are the following:
www.amalfilimo.com   (184 words)

 Campania Hotels - Hotel in Campania - ITWG.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Campania Hotels - Hotel in Campania - ITWG.COM
you are here: Home » Italy »; Campania
Naples is a point of departure for visiting the Campania region.
www.itwg.com /rg_campa.asp   (168 words)

 Villa Giulia bed and breakfast - Naples, Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Villa Giulia bed and breakfast - Naples, Italy
Home > Italy > Campania > Naples > Villa Giulia
It is a Beautifull old stone farm house of 600 squared meters sorrounded by a garden of 4000.
www.bedandbreakfast.com /campania/villa-giulia.html   (321 words)

 Campania, galleria fotografica - Campania Photo Gallery - Kampanien Fotogalerie
Campania, galleria fotografica - Campania Photo Gallery - Kampanien Fotogalerie
Galleria fotografica con immagini di Napoli, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano ed altre località.
Here you can find wonderful photos from Naples, gulf of Naples, Amalfi Coast and Campania.
www.foto.portanapoli.com   (153 words)

 Amalfi Coast Accommodation and Travel Guide: Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Positano and Ravello Holiday Tips
This web travel guide in a nutshell: this travel guide of Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Positano and Capri features
General information about the coastal towns of Campania such as Positano, Sorrento, Ravello, Amalfi and others.
This web guide provides Amalfi Coast towns history and monuments information - Bus and ferries timetables
www.amalficoastweb.com   (280 words)

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