Travel in Campania, Tourism, Travel Guides, Vacations, Resorts, accomodations in November
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Visit Calitri in the region of Campania:
Once a thriving commercial hub of the Roman Empire, Calitri is Italy unspoiled, a historical village with all the trappings of modern life set amidst the enchanting Italian countryside. Situated an hour away east from the city of Naples, halfway between the ruins of Pompeii and the Amalfi coast. Locals refer to it as the ďPositano,Ē a glorious village on the Amalfi Coast thatís revered for its vibrant pastel colors and year-round sun-filled days. When visiting the region of Campania, you canít miss Calitri.
Irpinia is the area in which Calitri is located, and the adjacent Vulture is beautiful lands virtually unknown to mass tourism. They boast an ancient history and uncontaminated nature, and visitors plunge straight into the green countryside, discovering ancient villages perched among the hills and mountains and ruins of castles and cathedrals from times gone by. The river Ofanto flows along the valleys, breaking up into tiny tributaries, beautiful streams and brooks that breathe life into the fertile landscape. Enchanting little waterfalls are formed in many gorges, refreshing the visitor's eyes. Calitri is surrounded by idyllic countryside interspersed with rivers, lakes, fields, woods and archeological ruins.
The origins of Calitri are lost in the mists of time, and the town and its surroundings are dotted with archeological remains dating back from ancient Rome. With the passing of the centuries the area became an important route of communication and transport connecting the Tyrrhenian to the Adriatic coast. It fell under the reign of Fedric II of Svevia during the 12th century and was subjected to Spanish dominion, and later became difficult to visit when many locals became makeshift highwayman in a bid to combat Napoleonic dominion in the 800s. This turned the region into an isolated, insecure and poor area, which in turn encouraged workers and families in the early 1900s to emigrate to the richer north of Italy in search of a better future, abandoning many villages and towns. The local economy also suffered from an earthquake in the 1980s similar to one in that took place in the region of Umbria in 1997.
The locals have witnessed many wars and invasions in centuries gone by. There are many visible signs of the presence of the Romans, the Longobards, the Aragoneses and the Bourbons. Medieval historical hamlets and old castles are a must for the discerning visitor, who can also look to the visit for tranquility, hospitality and a high quality of life. The Antico Borgo Calitri, a stunning residential medieval hamlet is the oldest section of the Calitri, and is dominated by the castle in which predates the 12th century.
One of the most prominent buildings in the Antico Borgo Calitri is the Palazzo Zampaglione. It is a three-story building of historical importance. The ground floor of the palazzo dates back as far as the end of the 15th century and is characterized by vaulted-ceiling cellars. Many internal sections of the palazzo are strengthened in wood, on which carved and painted heraldic decorations can be seen on display. The palazzo has been completely restructured with a view to maintaining all the characteristics and flavors of its history.