Herculaneum - Photo: Xtreambar
Province of Napoli, Campania

Napoli Province

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Napoli is the smallest of the provinces of Campania although it contains the capital city of the entire region. Including the islands, which are part of it, the province only covers an area of 1,171km. This represents less than 10% of the entire area of the region of Campania but more than 50% of the people living in the region live in this province.
Napoli Province
Province of Napoli, Campania
Napoli borders the provinces of Caserta and Benevento to the north, Avellino and Salerno to the east with the rest of the border running along the coast. The whole province is completely dominated by the dormant volcano of Mount Vesuvius which looms above the whole landscape. This densly populated province is a peculiar mixture of beauty, unsightliness, nature, industry, noise and peace. It is perhaps one of the most fascinating areas of Italy with some of the most important historical sites and some of the most stunning scenery, villages and islands.

Naples
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Amalfi
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Sapri
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Napoli Province
Il miglio d'oro - Photo: Dommaria
Ercolano
Just south of Naples, at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, lies the town of Ercolano which was built on top of the volcanic residue around the ancient city of Herculaneum after it was destroyed by the eruption of vesuvius in 79 AD. Evidence of the remains of Herculaneum first came to light in 1709 and digging began to uncover it. Work was slow but due to the materials used at the time it is very well preserved. Ercolana is the starting point to visit Herculaneum and also the place to catch the bus to the summit of Vesuvius.

    As well as the famous Archeological site of Herculaneum, Ercolana has some other points of interest:

  • The Basilica of Santa Maria a Pugliano which is in Piazza Pugliano and is the main church of the town and the oldest in the province. It has a belfry which is 36 metres high and some remarkable art treasures inside.
  • Il Miglio d’Oro (The Golden Mile), a stretch of road leading from Herculaneum to Torre del Greco which is completely lined by lavish villas.
Accera
This town is one of the oldest in the region of Campania and can be traced back as far as the year 332 BC. It was totally destroyed by Hannibal in 216 BC but rebuilt in 210 BC.

The main sights are:
  • Acerra Cathedral which was originally built over an ancient temple of Hercules but was rebuilt in the 19th century. It is annexed to the Bishop's Palace.
  • A Baronial Castle.
  • The Archaeological site of Suessula.

Three interesting churches, Church of Corpus Domini (16th century), Church of San Pietro (16th century) and the Church of Annunziata (15th century) which houses a 12th century crucifix.

Afragola
One of the larger towns in Italy, Afragola has some historical buildings that are worth visiting.
  • The Basilica of St Anthony where building work started in 1633 but the bell tower was built earlier in 1590.
  • The castle which was built in the early 15th century. It is now a school.
  • Palazzo Migliore which built in the 17th century.
  • Church of Santa Maria d'Ajello (1190).
  • Church of San Marco in Sylvis (1179).
  • Church of San Marco all'Olmo (1615).


Nola
Nola is an important town in the province of Naples which is situated on the plain between Mount Vesuvius and the Apennines and is close to the city of Naples.

Napoli Province
Nola Cathedral - Photo: Bocachete
    The main sites in Nola are:

  • The Gothic cathedral which was restored first in 1866 and then again in 1870 after the interior was destroyed by fire.
  • Basilica di San Tommaso which was originally built in the 3rd century but it has been renovated since then. Inside it has some frescoes dating back from the 9th century. The frescoes all depict different stories of Christ.
  • Basilica of SS. Apostoli which was originally built in the year 95 AD and then rebuilt in 1190 it was the city's cathedral until 1593. It was redecorated in the Baroque style in the 1740.
  • Palazzo Orsini whichwas built in 1470 but it has been modified a few times since then.
  • The church of San Biagio is a late Renaissance church which is decorated with polychrome marbles and paintings from some of the most renowned 17th century Neapolitan painters.
Close by to Nola is the Castle of Cicala.

Ottavania
During the 1944 eruption of Vesuvius, Ottaviano suffered significant destruction but is now home to the head office of The Vesuvius National Park.

Pompei
Pompei is situated on the southern outskirts of Naples. Today, a modern and attractive town surrounds the famous archaeological site which is one of the most popular... read more

Napoli Province
Serapeum, Pozzuoli - Photo: Ferdinando Marfella
Pozzuoli
Since 1946 the town of Pozzuoli has been the home of the Accademia Aeronautica, the Italian Air Force Academy, on a purpose-built hilltop campus overlooking the bay. From August 1982 through to December 1984 this seaside town suffered from hundreds of tremors and bradyseismic activity which, at its peak in October 1983, damaged 8,000 buildings in the city centre and left nearly 36,000 people homeless. These series of tremors also raised the sea bottom by almost 2 metres which meant that the bay became too shallow to accommodate large vessels.

The main sites in the town are:
  • The Macellum of Pozzuoli which is also known as the 'Temple of Serapis' and is considered to be the city's symbol. It was one actually a marketplace and has three magnificent columns made from cipolin marble.
  • The Flavian Amphitheater was the third largest amphitheatre in Italy after the Colosseum and the Capuan Amphitheatres.
  • The Minor Amphitheater is close to the Flavian Amphitheatre and is somewhat obscured by other buildings. Much of it, including the arena, is still buried.
  • The Puteoli's Baths are also known as the Temple of Neptune and were once a large thermal complex.
  • Villa Avellino is an urban park with several Roman ruins, water tanks and a Roman 'face' fountain which is still in working order.
  • The Necropolis of Via Celle is a complex of tombs and mausoleums near to the old Roman Road Via Cupa Cigliano.
Napoli Province
Sorrento - Photo: Ivan J Grimm
Sorrento
Not far from Naples and overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento is a pretty seaside town which is now a popular tourist destination. It is connected to the town of Amalfi by the famous 'Amalfi Drive' which is a hair raising, narrow, twisting road high above the Tyrrhenian Sea. It has two ports, Marina Grande and Marina Piccola and wonderful views across to the island of Capri, along the Amalfi coast and of Mount Vesuvius. The town is not large but has a pleasant, lively atmosphere and is a perfect holiday destination. There is an abundance of bars and restaurants, good shops and many local craft shops with excellent produce. Ferries run from here to Capri, Positano and along the Amalfi coast. Sorrento is famous for the invention of and the production of limoncello which is a digestivo made from lemon rinds and alcohol.

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  • Regional Information

    • Area: 13,595 km²
      Population: 5.8m
      Density: 426/km²
      Capital: Naples

      National Parks:
      The Cilento National Park
      The Vesuvio National Park
Location of Campania
Provinces of Campania
  • Comunes of Campania
    • Avelino

      • Aiello del Sabato
        Altavilla Irpina
        Andretta
        Aquilonia
        Ariano Irpino
        Atripalda
        Avella
        Avellino
        Bagnoli Irpino
        Baiano
        Bisaccia
        Bonito
        Cairano
        Calabritto
        Calitri
        Candida
        Caposele
        Capriglia Irpina
        Carife
        Casalbore
        Cassano Irpino
        Castel Baronia
        Castelfranci
        Castelvetere sul Calore
        Cervinara
        Cesinali
        Chianche
        Chiusano di San Domenico
        Contrada
        Conza della Campania
        Domicella
        Flumeri
        Fontanarosa
        Forino
        Frigento
        Gesualdo
        Greci
        Grottaminarda
        Grottolella
        Guardia Lombardi
        Lacedonia
        Lapio
        Lauro
        Lioni
        Luogosano
        Manocalzati
        Marzano di Nola
        Melito Irpino
        Mercogliano
        Mirabella Eclano
        Montaguto
        Montecalvo Irpino
        Montefalcione
        Monteforte Irpino
        Montefredane
        Montefusco
        Montella
        Montemarano
        Montemiletto
        Monteverde
        Montoro Inferiore
        Montoro Superiore
        Morra De Sanctis
        Moschiano
        Mugnano del Cardinale
        Nusco
        Ospedaletto d’Alpinolo
        Pago del Vallo di Lauro
        Parolise
        Paternopoli
        Petruro Irpino
        Pietradefusi
        Pietrastornina
        Prata di Principato Ultra
        Pratola Serra
        Quadrelle
        Quindici
        Rocca San Felice
        Roccabascerana
        Rotondi
        Salza Irpina
        San Mango sul Calore
        San Martino Valle Caudina
        San Michele di Serino
        San Nicola Baronia
        San Potito Ultra
        San Sossio Baronia
        Santa Lucia di Serino
        Santa Paolina
        Sant’Andrea di Conza
        Sant’Angelo a Scala
        Sant’Angelo all’Esca
        Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi
        Santo Stefano del Sole
        Savignano Irpino
        Scampitella
        Senerchia
        Serino
        Sirignano
        Solofra
        Sorbo Serpico
        Sperone
        Sturno
        Summonte
        Taurano
        Taurasi
        Teora
        Torella dei Lombardi
        Torre Le Nocelle
        Torrioni
        Trevico
        Tufo
        Vallata
        Vallesaccarda
        Venticano
        Villamaina
        Villanova del Battista
        Volturara Irpina
        Zungoli
    • Benevento

      • Airola
        Amorosi
        Apice
        Apollosa
        Arpaia
        Arpaise
        Baselice
        Benevento
        Bonea
        Bucciano
        Buonalbergo
        Calvi
        Campolattaro
        Campoli del Monte Taburno
        Casalduni
        Castelfranco in Miscano
        Castelpagano
        Castelpoto
        Castelvenere
        Castelvetere in Val Fortore
        Cautano
        Ceppaloni
        Cerreto Sannita
        Circello
        Colle Sannita
        Cusano Mutri
        Dugenta
        Durazzano
        Faicchio
        Foglianise
        Foiano di Val Fortore
        Forchia
        Fragneto L’Abate
        Fragneto Monforte
        Frasso Telesino
        Ginestra degli Schiavoni
        Guardia Sanframondi
        Limatola
        Melizzano
        Moiano
        Molinara
        Montefalcone di Val Fortore
        Montesarchio
        Morcone
        Paduli
        Pago Veiano
        Pannarano
        Paolisi
        Paupisi
        Pesco Sannita
        Pietraroja
        Pietrelcina
        Ponte
        Pontelandolfo
        Puglianello
        Reino
        San Bartolomeo in Galdo
        San Giorgio del Sannio
        San Giorgio La Molara
        San Leucio del Sannio
        San Lorenzello
        San Lorenzo Maggiore
        San Lupo
        San Marco dei Cavoti
        San Martino Sannita
        San Nazzaro
        San Nicola Manfredi
        San Salvatore Telesino
        Santa Croce del Sannio
        Sant’Agata De’ Goti
        Sant’Angelo a Cupolo
        Sant’Arcangelo Trimonte
        Sassinoro
        Solopaca
        Telese Terme
        Tocco Caudio
        Torrecuso
        Vitulano
    • Caserta

      • Ailano
        Alife
        Alvignano
        Arienzo
        Aversa
        Baia e Latina
        Bellona
        Caianello
        Caiazzo
        Calvi Risorta
        Camigliano
        Cancello ed Arnone
        Capodrise
        Capriati a Volturno
        Capua
        Carinaro
        Carinola
        Casagiove
        Casal di Principe
        Casaluce
        Casapesenna
        Casapulla
        Caserta
        Castel Campagnano
        Castel di Sasso
        Castel Morrone
        Castel Volturno
        Castello del Matese
        Cellole
        Cervino
        Cesa
        Ciorlano
        Conca della Campania
        Curti
        Dragoni
        Falciano del Massico
        Fontegreca
        Formicola
        Francolise
        Frignano
        Gallo Matese
        Galluccio
        Giano Vetusto
        Gioia Sannitica
        Grazzanise
        Gricignano di Aversa
        Letino
        Liberi
        Lusciano
        Macerata Campania
        Maddaloni
        Marcianise
        Marzano Appio
        Mignano Monte Lungo
        Mondragone
        Orta di Atella
        Parete
        Pastorano
        Piana di Monte Verna
        Piedimonte Matese
        Pietramelara
        Pietravairano
        Pignataro Maggiore
        Pontelatone
        Portico di Caserta
        Prata Sannita
        Pratella
        Presenzano
        Raviscanina
        Recale
        Riardo
        Rocca D’Evandro
        Roccamonfina
        Roccaromana
        Rocchetta e Croce
        Ruviano
        San Cipriano d’Aversa
        San Felice a Cancello
        San Gregorio Matese
        San Marcellino
        San Marco Evangelista
        San Nicola la Strada
        San Pietro Infine
        San Potito Sannitico
        San Prisco
        San Tammaro
        Santa Maria a Vico
        Santa Maria Capua Vetere
        Santa Maria La Fossa
        Sant’Angelo d’Alife
        Sant’Arpino
        Sessa Aurunca
        Sparanise
        Succivo
        Teano
        Teverola
        Tora e Piccilli
        Trentola-Ducenta
        Vairano Patenora
        Valle Agricola
        Valle di Maddaloni
        Villa di Briano
        Villa Literno
        Vitulazio
    • Napoli

      • Acerra
        Afragola
        Agerola
        Anacapri
        Arzano
        Bacoli
        Barano d’Ischia
        Boscoreale
        Boscotrecase
        Brusciano
        Caivano
        Calvizzano
        Camposano
        Capri
        Carbonara di Nola
        Cardito
        Casalnuovo di Napoli
        Casamarciano
        Casamicciola Terme
        Casandrino
        Casavatore
        Casola di Napoli
        Casoria
        Castellammare di Stabia
        Castello di Cisterna
        Cercola
        Cicciano
        Cimitile
        Comiziano
        Crispano
        Ercolano
        Forio
        Frattamaggiore
        Frattaminore
        Giugliano in Campania
        Gragnano
        Grumo Nevano
        Ischia
        Lacco Ameno
        Lettere
        Liveri
        Marano di Napoli
        Mariglianella
        Marigliano
        Massa di Somma
        Massa Lubrense
        Melito di Napoli
        Meta
        Monte di Procida
        Mugnano di Napoli
        Napoli
        Nola
        Ottaviano
        Palma Campania
        Piano di Sorrento
        Pimonte
        Poggiomarino
        Pollena Trocchia
        Pomigliano d’Arco
        Pompei
        Portici
        Pozzuoli
        Procida
        Qualiano
        Quarto
        Roccarainola
        San Gennaro Vesuviano
        San Giorgio a Cremano
        San Giuseppe Vesuviano
        San Paolo Bel Sito
        San Sebastiano al Vesuvio
        San Vitaliano
        Santa Maria la Carità
        Sant’Agnello
        Sant’Anastasia
        Sant’Antimo
        Sant’Antonio Abate
        Saviano
        Scisciano
        Serrara Fontana
        Somma Vesuviana
        Sorrento
        Striano
        Terzigno
        Torre Annunziata
        Torre del Greco
        Trecase
        Tufino
        Vico Equense
        Villaricca
        Visciano
        Volla
    • Salerno

      • Acerno
        Agropoli
        Albanella
        Alfano
        Altavilla Silentina
        Amalfi
        Angri
        Aquara
        Ascea
        Atena Lucana
        Atrani
        Auletta
        Baronissi
        Battipaglia
        Bellizzi
        Bellosguardo
        Bracigliano
        Buccino
        Buonabitacolo
        Caggiano
        Calvanico
        Camerota
        Campagna
        Campora
        Cannalonga
        Capaccio
        Casal Velino
        Casalbuono
        Casaletto Spartano
        Caselle in Pittari
        Castel San Giorgio
        Castel San Lorenzo
        Castelcivita
        Castellabate
        Castelnuovo Cilento
        Castelnuovo di Conza
        Castiglione del Genovesi
        Cava de’ Tirreni
        Celle di Bulgheria
        Centola
        Ceraso
        Cetara
        Cicerale
        Colliano
        Conca dei Marini
        Controne
        Contursi Terme
        Corbara
        Corleto Monforte
        Cuccaro Vetere
        Eboli
        Felitto
        Fisciano
        Furore
        Futani
        Giffoni Sei Casali
        Giffoni Valle Piana
        Gioi
        Giungano
        Ispani
        Laureana Cilento
        Laurino
        Laurito
        Laviano
        Lustra
        Magliano Vetere
        Maiori
        Mercato San Severino
        Minori
        Moio della Civitella
        Montano Antilia
        Monte San Giacomo
        Montecorice
        Montecorvino Pugliano
        Montecorvino Rovella
        Monteforte Cilento
        Montesano sulla Marcellana
        Morigerati
        Nocera Inferiore
        Nocera Superiore
        Novi Velia
        Ogliastro Cilento
        Olevano sul Tusciano
        Oliveto Citra
        Omignano
        Orria
        Ottati
        Padula
        Pagani
        Palomonte
        Pellezzano
        Perdifumo
        Perito
        Pertosa
        Petina
        Piaggine
        Pisciotta
        Polla
        Pollica
        Pontecagnano Faiano
        Positano
        Postiglione
        Praiano
        Prignano Cilento
        Ravello
        Ricigliano
        Roccadaspide
        Roccagloriosa
        Roccapiemonte
        Rofrano
        Romagnano al Monte
        Roscigno
        Rutino
        Sacco
        Sala Consilina
        Salento
        Salerno
        Salvitelle
        San Cipriano Picentino
        San Giovanni a Piro
        San Gregorio Magno
        San Mango Piemonte
        San Marzano sul Sarno
        San Mauro Cilento
        San Mauro La Bruca
        San Pietro al Tanagro
        San Rufo
        San Valentino Torio
        Santa Marina
        Sant’Angelo a Fasanella
        Sant’Arsenio
        Sant’Egidio del Monte Albino
        Santomenna
        Sanza
        Sapri
        Sarno
        Sassano
        Scafati
        Scala
        Serramezzana
        Serre
        Sessa Cilento
        Siano
        Sicignano degli Alburni
        Stella Cilento
        Stio
        Teggiano
        Torchiara
        Torraca
        Torre Orsaia
        Tortorella
        Tramonti
        Trentinara
        Valle dell’Angelo
        Vallo della Lucania
        Valva
        Vibonati
        Vietri sul Mare
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CampaniaWEATHER
Campania Climate (Naples)
  High Low Sun Rain
Jan 15 8 4 63
Feb 15 8 4 52
Mar 17 9 5 43
Apr 19 11 6 31
May 24 15 7 17
Jun 28 18 9 9
Jul 31 22 10 6
Aug 31 22 9 9
Sep 28 19 7 29
Oct 24 16 6 53
Nov 20 12 4 63
Dec 17 10 4 59
Table Key:
High - Average monthly high temperatures
Low - Average monthly low temperatures
Sun - Average hours of sunshine per day
Rain - Average monthly rainfall in mm
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