Gulf of Naples with Vesuvius, Campania

The fascination of contrasts

Campania is a region full of treasures that are waiting to be discovered. The region is bursting with surprises and zest for life. The coffee in Naples is incomparable, and nowhere else is it enjoyed so well.

Italy > Campania

The Campania region is the most densely populated region in southern Italy. An area of 13,670 km² is home to 5,567,642 inhabitants (as of August 31, 2022). The population density is 407.26 inhabitants/km², with the majority of inhabitants living in the metropolitan area of Naples. In the north, the region is characterized by plains. Inland, these reach as far as the Apennines. Naples was the capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies for many years until the unification of Italy. The region has a well-developed food sector. Naples, Ischia, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Cilento are important for tourism. The southern Italian region of Campania is also home to the world-famous excavations of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum. The volcanic soil in the area around Mount Vesuvius is predestined for viticulture as it is very fertile.

The unemployment rate in the Campania region is among the highest in Europe at 20.9% (as of 2017). The standard of living is very low, especially in some parts of the city of Naples. In the south of the region, there is well-developed agriculture, particularly in the area around Battipaglia.

Campania consists of four provinces and a metropolitan city, which we would like to introduce to you here.

  • Avellino – Brief info with map available here: AVELLINO
  • Benevento – Brief info with map available here: BENEVENTO
  • Caserta – Brief info with map available here: CASERTA
  • Naples – Brief info with map available here: NAPLES
  • Salerno – Brief info with map available here: SALERNO

Amalfi Coast in Campania
Greek temple in Paestum, Campania
Royal residence Reggia of Caserta, Campania

Campania is the region with the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy.