Italian city, capital of the Apulia region
city in Campania, Italy
Italian city in the province of Campania
Island near Naples
stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples, Italy
Herculaneum and Paestum
Southern Italy is one of the least visited regions in Italy, but in a worldwide context, it is still a significant draw for tourists. In particular, the Campania region, including the city of Naples, the Amalfi Coast, the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida and the archeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum, is a world-class destination.
Southern Italy is proud of its role in the history of the arts. It is perhaps particularly noted in the field of music, in which traditional Neapolitan songs are beloved worldwide. Naples is also important in the history of opera, as many important operas were premiered at Teatro di San Carlo, which was completed in 1737 and is the oldest opera house still standing in Italy.