From a little north of Salerno and for about three quarters of the southern Sorrentine Peninsula you will find cliff side houses and many beautiful Italian beach resorts overlooking lagoon beaches which includes the famous Amalfi area. However most of the northern portion of the peninsula and most of the coast has little in the way of beaches until you get to the town of Baia Azzurra Levagnole and from there to the Campania border is a hit and miss of long stretches of sandy beaches followed by rocky or cliff covered shoreline.

There are plenty of things to do outdoors depending on what time of year you are vacationing besides going to the beach with a little over 75 ski resorts in the region there are plenty of places to ski or snowboard.


There are many other things to do outdoors in the region as there are at least 10 areas with Roman ruins the most famous being of course Pompeii. There is also a fantastic Greek ruin considered by many to be the best outside of Greece which is the Temples of Paestum which is in the town of Paestum which is a little north of the town of Agopoli both of which are about 30 miles south of Salerno.

If you haven't gotten your fill of ancient things there is plenty more to see in the more than 65 museums in the region where you can see more Greek and Roman artifacts as well as paintings and sculptures from the medieval days as well.

You don't have to be in a museum or at an ancient ruin to sightsee in Campania because of the many cities having great architecture to compare as you stroll around. You might as well do some shopping while you are roaming from street to street and find a nice place for dinner.

If you need any information about a museum in Campania you would like to visit just do a search but you need to enter the name of the town as well as the museum name as so many towns call a museum the municipal museum so adding the town name in a search is important. Most often you will end up on wikipedia as they have thousands of people all over the world writing about their town or people who have been to a town.

Also don't forget to come back to do your hotel search and booking once you have picked out the city you want to visit or just bookmark the links page.

Hopefully the information in this section will help you to decide where in Italy you may want to spend all or some of your vacation and will be used in conjunction with the Planning your Italian vacation page to make planning your vacation much easier.