Things to Do in Campania
Escape the bustle of Naples with a visit to Terme Stufe di Nerone (The Baths of Nero Stoves). These hot springs are located just outside the city in the volcanic area of the Phlegraean Fields, which offer waters as hot as 165°F (74°C) and have been a popular natural thermal spa since ancient Roman times.
The Amphitheater of Capua is one of the most important ancient Roman sites in Campania. Probably built in the first century BC, and second in size only to the Colosseum, the massive stadium was where Spartacus led the legendary uprising in 73 BC.
This UNESCO-listed Carthusian monastery, or charterhouse, just outside the town of Padula is a massive complex of more than 300 rooms and halls. Built in the early 1400s, the charterhouse is a highlight of the Cilento National Park, and a tour of its sweeping central courtyard, frescoed chapels, and wood-paneled library is a must.
This ancient Roman resort town is one of the most captivating archaeological sites in Campania. Founded by the Greeks in the sixth century BC, the center is a mix of architectural styles. Admire original Greek streets and an intact arch, as well as Roman temples, thermal baths, and a theater.