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Campania, Italy

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(English version) Category:Maps of Campania Campania Campania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Campania, Italy is a beautiful area including Naples, Pompeii, Capri, Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi. It also includes so much more. You know how much we love this area of Italy. We bought a house there.

The Province of Campania includes the regions of:

  1. Caserta
  2. Benevento
  3. Naples
  4. Avellino
  5. Salerno

Cilento is in the Salerno region.

It has some of the most beautiful mountains and some of the best beaches in all of Europe. Cilento is one of the largest national parks in Italy. It has a building code to prevent new building of condos, hotels, etc that will ruin the sea views and beaches. If this type of living interests you, visit Campania.

You can visit ancient Greek ruins in Paestum, large cities like Salerno and Agropoli and visit the famous Amalfi Coast. All of southern Italy is within a several hour drive. Sicily is just a ferry ride across the boot from mainland Italy.


There is a rainy season in November and December that can have rain almost every day or mild sunny days. The rain can be heavy and have strong thunder storms. This too is a beautiful side of nature but can ruin a trip if you are unaware. Choose your season and enjoy Italy. I would also avoid August as all of Europe is in vacation and beaches and towns are very crowded.

George & Jo Anne

Categories: Agropoli, Amalfi Coast, Campania, Cilento, Europe, Ferries, Greek Ruins, Italy, Paestum, Salerno, Sicily, Southern Italy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Our Home in Velina Italy

Velina is a very small hamlet that is part of Castelnuovo Cilento. It is close to the highway (SP430) that goes north toward Salerno to the A3 Autostrada). It has many shops for pasta, chocolate, pastry, bread, wine, Bufala Mozzarella, Vegetables and clothes. It even has a supermarket (Supermarcato). From our condo we have wonderful views of Stella mountain.

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We also have views of the sea.

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The food here is the best with emphasis on fruits, vegetables, pasta and of course fish.

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The local church is small but old and beautiful. It has very special doors.

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It is perfectly situated near two beaches (Ascea & Casal Velino Marina), many mountain towns and the larger towns of Agropoli and Salerno. Life here is slower. Go to a bar for breakfast and enjoy the local people, After lunch take a walk at the beach or in town. Remember the locals are doing the same so shops close up tight between 2 pm and 4 pm. Dinner is late. Most restaurants don’t open until 7:30 pm. Go to a bar for happy hour.

Tomorrow we talk about the trip north to Rome to catch our flight home to the USA.

George & Jo Anne


Categories: Agropoli, Ascea, Autostrada, Bars, Beaches, Bread, Buffalo Mozzarella, Campania, Casal Velino Marina, Castelnuovo Cilento, Cilento, Eating Italian, Europe, General Travel, Italy, Marina Casal Velino, Mountain Towns, Romance, Salerno, Small Towns, Velina, Wine | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Cilento Better than the Amalfi Coast!

We love the Cilento National Park area of Italy so much we bought a place there. It is South east of the more famous Amalfi Coast. The beaches are just as beautiful (Blue Flag rated) and the crowds less. Europeans know about this area and vacation here often but Americans really don’t know about this great area. This BLOG talks about another persons great experience with Cilento. If you have seen the big cities and tourist areas and want for a quitter Italy. A more beautiful Italy, you must go to Cilento area in Campania. The beaches are great, the food & wine is great and the views are spectacular. There are so many small cities that you can explore and be the first Americans to visit them. Don’t miss this area. If you are looking for the perfect romantic place to take your special someone, This is it!

English: Coast near Marina di Camerota, Cilent...

English: Coast near Marina di Camerota, Cilento, Italy Deutsch: Küste bei Marina di Camerota im Cilento, Italien (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

George & Jo Anne

Categories: Amalfi Coast, Campania, Cilento, Eating Italian, Europe, General Travel, Italy, Wine | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cilento National Park, Italy

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Nationalpark Cilento (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We bought a small condo in Cilento National Park, Campania Italy. The park is huge and  well-preserved. The Italian government stopped most new construction. This stops big resort type hotels from building on the sea. It preserves the beauty of this area for a long time. Here is a BLOG on this park as well as near by Diano National Park. If you like hiking, camping, horseback riding or just a day at a perfect beach, this is the area for you.

George & Jo Anne


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Campania Cooking

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(English version) Category:Maps of Campania Campania Campania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We love the Campania region of Italy so much so we bought an apartment there in a small town of Velina in the Cilento National Forest. The food of Campania is very traditional, great vegetables, fresh seafood, organic beef and great wines. Campania includes Naples with its great foods and of course it’s world-famous pizzas, Capri the golden island, The Amalfi Coast with its breathtaking views (including Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Salerno). There are many great small towns along the Amalfi coast drive. From Salerno you go south past Agropoli and then you are in the Cilento National Park. It has some of the best beaches in Europe. The water is crystal clear and the sand is soft. Enjoy and try new foods and wines.

Categories: Amalfi Coast, Campania, Capri, Cilento, Cooking, Eating Italian, Italy, Positano, Regions of Italy, Velina | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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