Campania-Italy: the islands of Naples bay
In the enchanting gulf of Naples there are 3 wonderful islands that, for sure, you cannot miss:
- Capri, a jewel of an island wich is well known all over the world,
- Procida island, wich is small but very inviting,
- Ischia island with its aragonese castle, built in 474 BC by the tyrant of Syracuse Girone I, who, at that time, he had the whole island given as a prize for helping the Cumaeans to repel the Etruscan invaders.
The Aragonese castle of Ischia
View from Ischia Caslte
Around Naples' s webmaster
Antonio Barattiero, the web master
My name is Antonio Barattiero, Im from a Town of province of Caserta (in Campania region) and I admit...I adore my homeland, so that’s why I decided to create this Around Naples website because I'd like the whole region, especially the surroundings of Naples, to be more known and appreciated with the natives and also become more and more seeked and know all over the world.
I will never get tired of demostrating these wonderful lands to my friends and family alike. Every time I retrace a fantastic tour that is into the art, myth, history and culture side. I always feel exactly the same emotions that kindled in me in the first time.
It's impossible for me to describe the love and the passion inside my heart for these fantastic places. My goal is to make the visitors feel the same emotions.
There is so much work in this project that you will not find all that there is to visit in this region, surely. But bit by bit, every time I revisit a place, I will take new photos and create new pages of the site, in order to continue sharing with you the beauty of the Campania region of Italy.
Around Naples on a virtual journey
I will be there by your side to accompany you all the way, to give you a real and unforgettable experience, and also a pleasant walk through of breathtaking photos and videos.
We would imagine how men lived in the ancient world, by discovering the charm of the archaeological sites, the ruins of natural spa, the ancient castles, Naples underground, churches and museums, where we can admire the exposition of archaeological finds brought to light in the historical sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Cumas, Baia etc. which witness the passage of ancient peoples that have now disappeared vanished in time.
We will discover together these wonderful and elaborate views of the surrounding landscape and sea.
I will tell you also what you can taste as local sweet and salty delicacies: for instance the pastiera napoletana, the babà, the sfogliatella riccia, the sfogliatella frolla, the casatiello of Napoli, the tortano di Caserta, the tarallo napoletano and many more mouthwatering local Patisseries...
Photo Gallery of Campiana-Itlay, the region of Naples
Around Naples with its guides to print.
In the download section you can find some PDF files soon. They are guides and travel tips. You can print them or you can download the digital version with hyperlinks to photos, videos and virtual tours.