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Around Naples (Italy), tips and photos

Around Naples, the travel advice website with many images of castles, royal residences, archaeological sites and much more. Short tales of history.

Campania-Italy, the town of Parthenope (900 BC / BCE)

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Vesuvius seen from the Egg castle

In Campania (in the south of Italy) is the city of Naples, and it's history began almost 3000 years ago, in 900 BC., when the Greeks decided to settle there.
In this area, each place tells the story of the peoples who have conquered and ruled these territories for thousands of years.
Now it's possible to visit remains of these ancient civilizations, that include impressive architectural works such as castles, Royal palaces, Churches and much more...
In Campania region you can visit the city of Naples, the wonderful Phlegraean Fields (with their many archaeological sites),  the Royal Palace of Caserta,  the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum,  Sorrento, the Amalfi coast, the Vesuvius, the volcano that destroyed Pompeii and so on.
Would you like to know more about this wonderful region? please see the web-page "history of Naples".

Around Naples and the history of Royal palace of Caserta

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The garden and the fountains at the Royal palace of Caserta

Around Naples there is Caserta city where you can find the Royal Palace, the residence of the Bourbon family, situated in the heart of the town that also bears the same name. 
In Capua city, there is the Campano amphitheatre, the second largest in Italy. It was here that the gladiator Spartacus fought for his life. In the same city you can also visit the Campano archaeological museum that preserves all the artifacts found in this area.
At Santa Maria Capua Vetere city, it's possible to visit the Mithraeum, the temple of the god Mithras.
Behind the city of Caserta, on the the Tifani mountains, about 10 km (eight miles) from the city, there's a small but exquisite medieval village: Casertavecchia (old Caserta)...and much more...

Campania (Italy) and the wonderful Phlegraean fields

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One of the archaeological sites of the Phlegraean fields, the Roman baths of Baia

Campania (Italy), also called the region of Naples, is the land where we can finds the wonderful Phlegraean fields, a country very rich in history and culture. While you are on these lands it's possible to visit the archaeological excavations of Cumae with all that remains of the first ancient Greek civilization in Italy (8th century BC / BCE).
In Pozzuoli city there is the Flavian amphitheater of Pozzuoli, he third largest in Italy after the Colosseum in Rome and that of the amphitheater in Capua.
In the city of Baiae (Italy): the aragonese castle  a fortress Built at the end of 15th century with his Archaeological Museum of the Phlegraean Fields, the Ancient roman baths of Baie, the archaeologial excavations of a popular holidays destination of the Roman aristocracy at that time...and more alike...

Around Naples and Vesuvius's Eruption in 79 BC / BCE

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The excavations of Herculaneum, one of the cities destroyed by Vesuvius in 79 BC / AD.

Around Naples, it’s a lifetime experience visit the Vesuvius and the remains of Roman cities which the volcano destroyed.
The page dedicated to Mont Vesuvius gives you a brief history of the eruption in 79 Anno Domini.
So in this area it's also possible to visit the archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis (in Torre Annunziata), Stabia (in the city of Castellammare di Stabia) ...and so on...

The Vesuvius of Naples seen from the Egg Castle
The Egg Castle
The New Castle
The Basilic of Saint Francis of Paola
in Piazza del Plebiscito
Handmade nativity scenes of Naples
in via San Gregorio Armeno
The souvenirs crafted of Naples
The fountain of Venus and Adonis
The aragonese castle in Baia
The archaeological excavation of Cumae
The archaeological of roman natural baths of Baia
The Flavian amphitheater in Pozzuoli
The local food
Mozzarella, Casatiello, Pastiera, coffee, sfogliatella, baba' etc.
The archaeological excavation of Herculaneum
The aragonese castle of Ischia

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Around Naples: the youtube video

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 island, 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 Ischia 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.
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The Aragonese castle of Ischia

Around Naples' s webmaster 

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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 also tell you 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...

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The neapolitan food

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.

I have always worked in the IT sector: computer repair technician and web designer.
I've become a fan of the tourism lately, especially the areas Around Naples. So I decided to offer a free service by making my computer skills available to create a simple and intuitive site that describes in detail the beauty and history of these lands.
Perfects travel tips to help tourists have an unforgettable vacation.

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