More information on Campania

Located in the southwest of Italy, Campania is surely one of the richest Italian regions when it comes to archeological sites, natural landscapes and gastronomic excellences. During your time in Campania, you will not only be able to enjoy various wine tastings while visiting its wineries, but you will also have the chance to visit Mount Vesuvius, one of the few active volcanoes in Europe, and admire the beauty of the famous Amalfi coast.

Your wine tastings in Campania will include a few different types of local wines, usually paired with some delicacies from the area. While visiting its wineries, you will also learn more about Campania’s winemaking history. In fact, the hilly territory that characterizes this region favored the cultivation of vines, which were introduced by the Greeks. During the Roman empire, wines produced in Campania started being exported even outside of Italy. Nowadays, the region boasts 10 IGT, 14 DOC and 4 DOCG appellations.

Which food to taste in Campania?

Undoubtedly, some of Italy’s most iconic food originated in this region too. In between your wine tastings in Campania, make sure to try at least a few of its traditional dishes, such as Neapolitan pizza, mussels impepata, eggplant parmigiana, scialatielli, babà and pastiera. Campania is also home to many products symbols of Italy’s food excellence, such as its buffalo mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes and Amalfi lemons to name a few.

Which wines to taste in Campania?

The majority of the grapes that you will come across while visiting the wineries of Campania are present in the territory since ancient times. Example of this are Aglianico, Piedirosso and Sciascinoso for the red grape varieties, and Asprinio, Falanghina, Fiano, Greco and Coda di Volpe for the white grape varieties. Some non-local grape varieties are also cultivated in Campania nowadays, such as Barbera and Sangiovese.

Which is the best season to visit Campania?

The best periods to book your wine tastings and winery visits in Campania are either between April and June or between September and October. Summers tend to be quite hot in the south of Italy, while temperatures during winter remain quite mild.

What things to do in Campania?

Visiting a winery for a wine tasting is only one of the various activities one can do while in Campania. A trip to this region wouldn’t be complete without seeing some of its highlights, like Mount Vesuvius, the ruins of Pompeii and Paestum, Naples and its historic neighborhoods, the islands of Capri and Ischia, the Amalfi Coast and its stunning Positano, the royal palace of Caserta.