Web Serie: “Campania Divina”
Tour about the feminine divine from Naples to Caserta and Salerno
- Naples: The Cumaean Sibyl
- Capua: Mater Matuta Museum
- Royal Palace of Caserta and Naples the woman
- From Italy to the world: Neapolitan Pizza, the One
- Pagani, the Madonna of the hens
A Slow Tour through Caserta, Naples and Salerno following the theme of feminine divine. The itinerary starts in the area of Phlegraean Fields, looking for the Cumaean Sibyl cave, one of the most interesting places dealing with predictions. It is Virgil who places the Sybil here, in the sixth book of Aeneid: She was both Apollo’s priestess and Aeneas’ guide deep in the Underworld. Next stop Capua, where is the Mater Matuta Museum, a unique collection devoted to this ancient Morning Goddess. Then Caserta – with its majestic Royal Palace and the huge fountain to Queen Margareth’s memory – and Naples. The tour ends in Pagani (Salerno) where takes place a traditional Easter celebration: the so called “Madonna of the hens”. Not to be missed!
Places on the map
With the contribution of: Regione Campania, Unione Europea – POC Campania 2014-2020 & Fondazione Film Commission Regione Campania
Visit Naples: helpful hints
Italian name: Napoli
Naples has its own international airport, connected to the city centre by a bus (it takes 15 minutes and it costs 5€). For transcontinental flights you have to stop in other airports, Rome is the closest one.
In Naples you find both buses, subways and funicular. The ticket is the same for all the transports and it costs 1,5€. For more information check the ANM website. If you prefer to visit the city on foot, here you can find an idea for you tour.
What to do
Naples is the capital city of Campania region, in Southern Italy. Naples is on a beautiful Gulf, extended from the Sorrento Peninsula to the volcaninc area called Phlegrean Fields, on the background the huge Vesuvius, one of the two active volcanoes in Italy. In the Gulf, three famous islands – Capri, Ischia and Procida. The historical centre of Naples is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, the most important monuments are the Dome, Palazzo Reale and the Maschio Angioino.
Speaking of food, Naples is the city where Pizza is born!
Where to sleep
The best place to sleep in Naples is of course the city centre. Other very good alternatives are Posilippo and Vomero area, the harbor and the University area, the boardwalk and the more expensive Chiaia area.