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Tour of Campania

Have you decided to organize a trip to Southern Italy? Keep reading our proposal if you’re interested in a Tour of Campania. What does our tour include? Our journey includes a tour by car or Minivan (which has a maximum capacity of eight people) including a guide. The Barbirotti Viaggi tour lasts 7 nights and 8 days and consists of a tour full of adventures and the discovery of the most beautiful places in the Campania region. Are you interested in discovering the full itinerary? Keep reading.

Tour of Campania: Complete Itinerary in Campania

Which are the places you will visit on the Campania Tour? Find out with us at Barbirotti Viaggi.

1° day : Salerno

Arrival in Salerno, transfer to the hotel.

1°/8° day : Salerno

You might be wondering in which hotel you will be staying. The stay includes 7 nights and 8 days at the Grand Hotel Salerno. It is worth noting that breakfast is also included

What to see in Salerno? Salerno is a charming city located in the Italian region of Campania, famous for its rich history, the beauty of its landscapes, and the vibrant atmosphere it offers. If you’re planning a visit to Salerno, here are some things to see and do during your stay.

The Salerno Cathedral

This majestic cathedral dates back to the 9th century and is an icon of the city. Admire its imposing facade and discover the beautiful mosaics inside. Don’t miss the crypt, which houses the remains of Saint Matthew, the patron saint of Salerno.

The Arechi Castle

Located on a panoramic hill, the Arechi Castle offers a breathtaking view of the city and the Gulf of Salerno. Explore its ancient walls, towers, and gardens, and immerse yourself in medieval history

Lungomare Trieste

Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the Salerno waterfront, which stretches for several kilometers along the coast. Admire the beauty of the sea and beaches, and make a stop at one of the many bars and restaurants along the way

Giardino della Minerva

This charming medieval garden is an oasis of tranquility in the heart of the city. Stroll among aromatic herbs, flowers, and medicinal plants, and enjoy the peace and beauty of the place.

Museum Archeologico Provinciale

If you are interested in ancient history, visit this museum which houses a vast collection of archaeological artifacts from the region. Admire Roman treasures, ceramics, statues, and much more

Old Town

Get lost in the narrow streets of Salerno’s historic center, where you’ll find an authentic atmosphere and a fascinating mix of medieval, baroque, and Renaissance architecture. Explore boutiques, cafes, and charming alleyways, and admire the beauty of the historic buildings.

Salerno Market

Savor local flavors by visiting the bustling city market. Here, you will find stalls of fresh produce, cheeses, cold cuts, and much more. It’s a great opportunity to try the culinary specialties of the region

These are just some of the places to visit in Salerno. The city also offers a lively nightlife scene, with bars, pubs, and venues that bring evenings to life for its residents and visitors. Experience the warm hospitality of the place and be enchanted by its historical and natural beauty

What to do in the afternoon in Salerno?

In the afternoon: Urban trekking of the city with a guide, you will cross the city center to get to the historic center, along the road stop at the Medieval Aqueduct (Arco dei Diavoli), continue to Piazza Flavio Gioia and visit the Church of Santa Maria dei Lama, the Duomo , the beautiful Church of San Giorgio, walk in the Villa Comunale and arrive at the restaurant. At the end, return to the hotel and overnight.

2° day : Salerno, Paestum, Castellabate, Salerno

After breakfast, meeting with the guide at the hotel and departure for Paestum. Guided tour of the Temples and the Museum. Visit and lunch in an estate with production of buffalo mozzarella.

What to see in Paestum and Castellabate?

In this Campania Tour, a stop in the city of Paestum is a must. Paestum, a beautiful destination located in the Italian region of Campania, is famous for its incredible archaeological ruins and its wonderful beaches

The Temples of Paestum

The main attraction of Paestum is its archaeological site, which includes some of the best-preserved temples from the ancient world. These temples date back to the Greek period and are dedicated to deities like Neptune, Ceres, and Athena. The grandeur and elegance of these temples will leave you speechless, offering a fascinating glimpse into the past.

National Archaeological Museum of Paestum

To learn more about the history and culture of Paestum, I recommend visiting the National Archaeological Museum. Here, you will find a vast collection of artifacts, including statues, ceramics, and everyday objects from the excavations in Paestum. The museum will provide you with further information about ancient life and the religious rituals that took place in the city.

La Cittadella Medievale

After exploring the ancient temples, you can take a stroll through the Medieval Citadel of Paestum. This part of the city features narrow streets, stone houses, and a watchtower. You can immerse yourself in the medieval history of Paestum and admire the architecture that has developed over the centuries.

In the afternoon departure for Castellabate, guided orientation walk and at 5.45 pm transfer to a winery with tasting of wines and typical products and visit of the cellars.

Free time. At the end, return to Salerno, dinner in a restaurant and overnight at the hotel.

3° day : Valva, Padula, Roscigno Vecchia, Salerno

After breakfast, meeting with the guide at the hotel and departure for Valva. Located on the eastern slopes of Mount Marzano, near the Serra delle Rose, Valva dominates the areas of the Sele valley bordered by the Picentini mountains. The largely mountainous area is rich in flora and fauna. Guided tour of Villa d’Ayala and its gardens, located in a setting of unusual beauty, wrapped in magical silence, it looks like an almost unreal environment, isolated from the outside world. With its wooded heritage, the park represents an authentic green lung. Treated with masterful art, the Villa expresses all the refinement of its creator: the Marquis D. Giuseppe Maria Valva in its fantastic sculptural creatures, in the caves, in the fountains, in the box hedges expertly trimmed.

Following departure for Padula. Guided tour of the Charterhouse. At the end, lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon, departure for Roscigno Vecchia, one of the most fascinating villages in Cilento, known by all as the ghost town since it has been uninhabited since 1908, but has kept the layout of the town intact and therefore declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. At the end, return to the hotel and overnight.

4° day : Salerno, Benevento, Sepino, Salerno

After breakfast, departure for Benevento where we will arrive around 10.00 am. The day will be dedicated to a guided tour of the historic center of the city of Benevento, an important Roman city on the Calore river, dating back to approx. 570. capital of the southern Lombard Duchy and between 758 and 760 considerably enlarged by the will of the Duke-Prince Arechi II. We will go to the characteristic Church of Santa Sofia and the nearby Museo del Sannio. We will then continue to visit the Roman Theater and the famous Arch of Trajan. At the end, lunch in a restaurant. Following visit to the small Roman city of Sepino, a miniature Pompeii, to see the Church of Santa Cristina, a structure dating back to the 12th century, the archaeological ruins of an ancient Roman city. At the end, return to the hotel and free dinner.

What to see in Sepino?

The Campania tour also includes a visit to Sepino, a charming destination located in the Italian region of Molise, rich in history and fascinating archaeological sites.

The Roman Amphitheatre of Sepino

One of the main attractions of Sepino is the Roman Amphitheatre, an ancient structure dating back to Roman times. This amphitheatre was used for public performances and gladiator battles. Today, you can visit the site and admire the well-preserved Roman architecture, which will make you feel immersed in history.

The City Walls of Sepino

Sepino is surrounded by a majestic medieval city wall. Walking along the ancient walls will immerse you in a medieval atmosphere and provide you with a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding countryside. The walls are dotted with towers and gateways, adding a touch of charm and authenticity to the place.

The Civic Archaeological Museum of Sepino

To delve deeper into the history of Sepino, I recommend visiting the Civic Archaeological Museum. Here, you will find a vast collection of artifacts from archaeological excavations in the area, including coins, pottery, and Roman everyday objects. The museum provides an interesting overview of ancient life in Sepino.

5° day : Salerno, Caserta, Sant’Agata dei Goti, Salerno

After breakfast, departure for Caserta which houses its art jewels, as well as in its historic center, also in the beautiful land that surrounds it. The ancient village of Casertavecchia, with a typical medieval layout, narrow alleys and stone houses are arranged around the Cathedral, is perched on a hill from which it dominates the surrounding area. Visit of the Royal Palace and after lunch in a restaurant visit of the San Leucio Complex, both of which are Unesco World Heritage sites. Continuation to Sant’Agata dei Goti, the medieval village is a tuff terrace suspended in time and surrounded by nature. Free time available. At the end, return to the hotel and free dinner.

What to see in Sant’Agata dei Goti?

Sant’Agata dei Goti is a picturesque town located in the Italian region of Campania, famous for its charming medieval historic center. Here is a brief guide on what to see in Sant’Agata dei Goti:

The historic center of Sant’Agata dei Goti.

The heart of Sant’Agata dei Goti is its charming historic center, a labyrinth of cobblestone streets, ancient buildings, and medieval churches. Getting lost in the narrow alleys will make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time. Admire the medieval architecture, ancient doorways, and small squares that characterize this enchanting town.

The Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The Cathedral of Sant’Agata is a majestic Romanesque church that dominates the center of Sant’Agata dei Goti. Built in the 10th century, the cathedral features a facade adorned with sculptures and a richly decorated interior. Admire the medieval frescoes and sacred artworks found inside this significant church.

The Ducal Castle of Sant’Agata dei Goti

The Ducal Castle is an imposing medieval fortress that stands on the highest point of the town. This castle was built in the 9th century and offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Explore its towers, walls, and inner courtyards to immerse yourself in the history and architecture of Sant’Agata dei Goti.

The Gates of Sant’Agata

Sant’Agata dei Goti is surrounded by ancient defensive walls, which include several gateways. Among the most famous are the Porta di Basso and the Porta di Sopra, which are well-preserved and offer a true travel back in time experience. Take a stroll along the walls and pass through these ancient gates to immerse yourself in the medieval atmosphere of the city.

The Civic Archaeological Museum of Sant’Agata dei Goti

If you’re interested in ancient history, I recommend visiting the Civic Archaeological Museum of Sant’Agata dei Goti. Here, you will find a collection of archaeological artifacts that span various periods, from prehistoric times to the Roman era. The museum provides an interesting overview of the region’s history and its evolution over the centuries.

Sant’Agata dei Goti is a charming destination, rich in history and medieval charm. Exploring its historic center, churches, and fortifications will allow you to immerse yourself in the history and atmosphere of this fascinating Campanian town.

6° day: Salerno, Costiera Amalfitana, Salerno

Departure for Maiori, guided tour of the complex of the Abbey of Santa Maria Olearia, built in the 10th century, inside a cave, by a monk from the East. Continue to Amalfi, visit the Duomo and free time. Continue to Scala where we will visit the church of SS. Annunziata di Minuta, which preserves a splendid cycle of medieval frescoes dedicated to San Nicola. This beautiful and elegant church is the most complete example of Romanesque style existing on the Amalfi Coast to be ascribed to the 9th century. at the time of Scala’s greatest prosperity. Located in the center of a characteristic and panoramic square, its entrance is preceded by a portico with three arches. Lunch in a restaurant. And to follow a visit to the splendid cathedral of Ravello, which has a basilica-like structure, divided into three naves, each supported by eight granite columns and a transept in which three apses open. At the end, departure for Positano, the pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Free time available. Return to Salerno and overnight.

7° day: Salerno , Napoli, Salerno

After breakfast, departure by minivan to Naples. We will start with a visit to the complex of San Gregorio Armeno (visit to the cloister and the church), the seat of the Order of the Adorers of the Eucharist, squeezed between the street that bears its name and the interconnected alleys, overlooking the slope of Via Duomo. The church stands with its massive façade and a worked piperno staircase and portico, among other monumental churches. Next, we will take a stroll through the Botteghe di San Gregorio Armeno, the famous street of nativity scene artisans, known for its characteristic workshops dedicated to the art of nativity scenes. We will continue with a visit to the complex of Santa Chiara (visit to the cloister and the church), founded by King Robert and his wife Sancia in 1310. Following that, we will visit the church of Sant’Angelo a Nilo, located in the historic center of Naples, near Piazza San Domenico, which has a façade facing Via Mezzocannone. This church is also known as the Brancaccio Chapel because it houses some of the most famous sculptures in the city, such as Donatello’s Tomb of Cardinal Rainaldo Brancacci, created in collaboration with Michelozzo. We will then visit the Chapel of San Severo. At the end, there will be a pizza break. We will continue with a visit to the complex of San Lorenzo (churches from the 6th and 13th centuries and Greek-Roman excavations) and the Church of S. Domenico, a basilica in Naples, one of the most interesting from a historical and artistic perspective. It was commissioned by King Charles II of Anjou and built between 1283 and 1324. It became the mother church of the Dominicans in the Kingdom of Naples and the church where the Aragonese royal family prayed. It is part of a convent complex located in the homonymous square in the city center. Free time for a stroll and shopping. Meeting point in Piazza San Domenico at 9:00 PM and return to Salerno. Overnight stay at the hotel.

1° day: Salerno

Transfer by minivan for departure by plane/train.