Homes for sale in Campania
Campania - Naples, Vesuvius and 2,000 years of history
Campania is a southern Italian region that stretches along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. In the north, the Garigliano River forms the border with the Lazio region, while in the south the Gulf of Policastro borders Campania.
The scenic highlights of the region include the Amalfi Coast and Mount Vesuvius. The almost perfectly formed volcanic cone towers over the metropolis of Naples. Almost 2,000 years ago, a devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius caused Roman cities such as Pompeii and Herculaneum to be buried under a metre-thick layer of ash.
Between the Amalfi Coast and Apeninn
In the northwest of Campania, flat plains stretch out, where wheat fields sway in the wind and juicy tomatoes ripen. In the east, the mountains of the Apeninn rise up to 2,000 m high, reaching as far as the sea further south. There, nature has formed a picture-book landscape of fascinating beauty: The Amalfi Coast. The coastline with its steep cliffs, columnar cypresses, umbrella pines and gnarled olive trees has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The coast is named after the coastal town of Amalfi, which was a maritime republic and important trading power in the Middle Ages. Amalfi once had the same importance as the maritime republics of Venice, Pisa and Genoa. The towns on the Amalfi Coast are connected by the 50 km long and extremely spectacular Amalfitana coastal road. Against this background, it is not surprising that real estate in Italy on the Amalfi Coast is one of the most expensive properties in the country.
Naples - metropolis of millions and UNESCO World Heritage Site
In the shadow of Mount Vesuvius lies the metropolis of Naples on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city only reveals its true beauty at second glance. Between the ruins of the Castell dell'Ovo, the Spacca Napoli and the Cathedral of San Gennaro, life pulsates in the summer months. The "Centro storico", the historic old town, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995.
In the city centre you will come across stone witnesses from eight centuries. Medieval monasteries, Baroque churches and magnificent Renaissance palaces line the city centre. Ferries to the Mediterranean dream islands of Capri and Ischia leave from the port of Naples.
Pompeii: Roman history at your fingertips
In 79 AD, the earth shook at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. The dormant volcano had come to life and erupted with a tremendous explosion. A short time later, boiling hot pyroclastic flows chased down the slopes of the mountain and destroyed everything in their path. The Roman city of Pompeii was also buried under a metre-thick layer of ash, pumice and rubble.
As it turned out centuries later, the city was perfectly preserved in this way. Archaeologists unearthed streets, mosaics, residential buildings, temples and, in 2020, even an ancient fast food restaurant including food remains. Today, the ancient ruins of Pompeii are a magnet for visitors in Campania.