In the land of grappa and pizza

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Campania is a south-west region of Italy, the capital of which is Naples, a city loved by some and underestimated by others. The panorama of this part of Italy is completed by the Tyrrhenian Sea, the majestic volcano Vesuvius and the Apennines. The campaign is eagerly visited by tourists hungry for sun, lovers of unusual monuments and gourmets looking for real pizza, mozzarella and grappa. The most interesting places in the region are Naples, Salerno and the beautiful islands.

The campaign is famous for its unique flavors of regional cuisine . This is where we will find the unique aroma of real Neapolitan pizza and spaghetti, exquisite buffalo milk cheeses, ice cream with coffee and citrus, wine and grappa. To such delicacies it is worth adding a wonderful climate , beautiful landscapes with Mediterranean vegetation and steep slopes flowing straight into the sea, as well as music, culture and monuments.

Salerno - the cradle of grappa

Salerno is a city located in the province of the same name. The town has a very long and turbulent history, its origins date back to the 6th century BC. In the Middle Ages, Salerno was famous for the best medical school in Europe . At the end of World War II, the city was largely demolished. After the medieval history, the atmospheric old town and the huge cathedral of St. Matthew , built in 1076. Near the main square is the Museo del Duomo , where we can admire a large altar decorated with ivory quarters from the end of the 11th century. Salerno also has the Museo Provinciale , located in a Romanesque monastery. We can see fossils and fragments of antique sculptures there.


Salerno and the surrounding area are famous for the invention of the grappa . It was there, in the medieval school for medics, that a set of distillation rules was developed, according to which high-percentage preparations were prepared, initially used for medicinal purposes. The first mentions of grappa (still under the name acquavite, or brandy) can be found in books from the 15th century, but the first documented research on this subject was carried out by Jesuits in the 17th century. Grappa was not treated as a separate product until the 18th century. the drink is a high-class Italian product , protected by Italian and EU law.


The province of Salerno is also a good place to rest . For example, the historic town of Castellabate is perfect for this. There, in the very center of the UNESCO-listed Cilento National Park and near the Ogliastro Marina Bay, we will find the wonderful and family- run Camping Village Soleado .


The resort offers many entertainment for children and adults , sports activities as well as games and fun, organized by animators. In addition, the campsite has a swimming pool where you can relax perfectly. We offer comfortable holiday homes , equipped with a kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom. Plots with sanitary and electricity connections are also available. The campsite has a restaurant , bar and pizzeria where you can taste the best Italian specialties, washed down, of course, with the unique Salerno grappa.

Neapolitan specialties

Naples is the capital of Campania, a controversial city that evokes both positive and negative emotions. However, the positives are definitely more than the shortcomings (eg problem with garbage disposal). Naples is a metropolis full of monuments , situated in a bay at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, which makes the picturesque panorama of the city effectively attracts tourists.


However, it should not be forgotten that Naples is also famous for its delicious flavors , the source of which is hidden in the surrounding olive groves, vineyards and orchards full of citrus trees. Naples is the capital of Italian pizza . The city is famous for the various varieties of this world-famous cake. It is dominated by napoletana pizza in the marinara version (with tomatoes, garlic and olive oil) and margherita (with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil).


Neapolitans also love pasta - maccheroni, spaghetti, vermicelli, fusilli, perciatelli and ziti, which are eaten with pummarola sauce prepared with plum-shaped san marzano tomatoes. The cuisine of Naples is also rich in seafood and vegetables , while meat is rarely eaten there.


Naples prides itself on its unique pastries and sweets . They include, among others sfogliatelle ricce, pastiera, struffoli and zeppole. The vicinity of the capital of Campania is also famous for Falernum wine , which is one of the region's 20 DOC appellations. This drink is widely appreciated in both red and white versions.

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Piotr Strugała
Piotr Strugała

Italy, Croatia, Spain ... are the countries I would like to come back to every summer. I like to discover new places, whether it is a bustling capital city or a quiet town on a mountain slope.

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