A Journey Through Campania, in the Footsteps of the Grand Tour

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:15

“A Journey in Campania. In the Footsteps of the Grand Tour” is a new tourist initiative launched by the region of Campania to promote the cultural heritage of the region.

The idea is to retrace the traditional leisure and educational trips undertaken in the 17th and 18th century by young men of European aristocratic families. They came to Italy from northern European nations and later from the U.S. too; the trips were considered a sort of educational rite of passage thanks to the exposure to the cultural legacy of the classical era and the Renaissance.

Itineraries on the Campania Grand Tour will include: “Naples is a paradise! Museums, churches and collections”; “Campi Flegrei, the land of volcanoes”; “Sorrento, the artists’ haven”; “Perfumes and colors of the Peninsula: Capri, Ischia and Procida”; “Vesuvius and the buried cities: Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Golden Mile; “From Amalfi to Paestum along the Cilento routes”; “The glories of the Bourbons: the Palaces of Naples, Caserta and Carditello”.

Through 100 routes and nine itineraries, the project will involve more than 200 institutions, including museums, churches, archaeological sites and other places of interest, from the most popular to the less-known.

The itineraries take place until December.

It is a great way to discover Campania, its cultural heritage, its beautiful natural landscapes and excellent food.

For more information, visit the Grand Tour website.