SEPTEMBER CAMPANIA ATTRACTIONS, PARKS & GARDENS
Visit Campania in September, this is the best time.
Naples - Back in the 18th and 19th Centuries, no self-respecting North European aristocrat would dream of leaving Italy, without spending a month in Naples. After 1870, the city fell into ruin and it was considered dangerous and depressing. Once the third largest city on the Continent, it was extensively restored in the 1990's and it is one of the most interesting locations in Italy. The city offers Baroque churches, a world-class Royal palace, two massive fortresses, superb museums, but its number one attraction, is the streets, shops, breathtaking bay and the great people.
Isle of Capri - Visit the world-famous Blue Grotto, one of the great natural wonders of the world.Visit the town of Capri and the famous square of La Piazzetta, almost completely surrounded by white-washed houses. Enjoy walking along the narrow streets leading off from the square, filled with flowering terraces and elegant little shops. Enjoy the view of the Bay of Naples and witness the view that has made Capri a legend: the Faraglioni, two large free-standing cliffs, jutting straight out of the water.
Pompeii - This whole area was buried under ash in 79AD from Mount Vesuvius, which is still considered one of the world's most active volcanoes. Visit the world's most fascinating ruins of Pompeii and see the slopes of the volcano, now a lush garden of Eden with citrus groves and vast vineyards. Climb to the summit of Vesuvius and enjoy the best views of the Bay of Naples.
The Botanical Gardens - Founded by order of Joseph Bonaparte in 1807, it is today one of the most important botanical gardens in Italy, both for its size and abdundance and quality of species. The collection of plants, from all over the world are displayed in a reproduction of the plants habitat, making the gardens one of the most advanced in Europe. Visitors can stroll through the gardens and view the plants in pots, outdoors and in greenhouses.
The Astroni Park - Situated in the crater of an extinct volcano, which is a beautiful specimen of the elliptical crater and is covered with holm-oaks, chestnuts, oaks, elms and poplars, while the luxuriant vegetation makes a walk through the park, both pleasant and interesting.