Of Italy's southern regions, Campania is the most visited. It has much to offe. There are plenty of spectacular coastal and interior areas. Cities and towns with an intense history. Places that range from quaint towns, exciting cities as Naples or grand palaces as Caserta - the largest 18th Century palace built in Europe!
The Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans have all at one time occupied this region and the architecture across the region illustrates the richness of its history.
The Region is located along the west side of Italy, with the Tyrrhenian Sea along its coast. The region stretches from just north of Naples to south of the town of Sapri.
Over the many years of traveling throughout Italy we have spend a fair amount of time in Campania. The Amalfi Coast is a draw for us and we have been to Amalfi too many times to count. We just love it there. Atrani is the ultimate Italian town on the coast. In 2018 I took a boat to enjoy lunch with friends in the small town of Cetara. Nice to say the least. The town had a great feel and although it was busy, it did not have that out-of-control feel when tourists take over and wreck the ambiance of a place. So now I have another location I recommend.
Some of our trips have been with groups of our friends and that offers alternatives. With a group you can rent a boat and take a private cruize alone the coast and around the Island of Capri. In 2018 we did that and itincluded a very good lunch at Maria Grazia in the small town of Nerano.
In 2015 we stayed just outside of Naples and explored that end of the coastal area. Our destinations included Pozzuoli, Procida, as well as Caserta.
Don't be afraid of Naples. I was. For many years I would do everything I could to make sure I was not even driving near the city. But we have stayed in the city three times and each time I like it more and more. Yes you have to watch for pick pockets. But the only place I have had my wallet stolen was in Paris, not in Naples! We have stayed at hotels as well a apartments and the more time you spend in Naples, the more you will enjoy it.