Region Campania Italy
The Provinces of Campania
Other Italian Regions
- Area: 13,670 km²
- Population: about 5.8 million inhabitants in 2018
- Communes: 550 communes
- Official website of the Campania region
Each view is an enchanting postcard picture, and such a great experience for the senses, with the feel of the air, the odours of the pine trees, lemons and oranges, which is why the ancients called this region "felix ager", a happy land.
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History - Antiquity
Between 343 and 290 BC three wars were fought between Samnites and Romans, who finally occupied the region. Rich Roman families built villas and gardens in the beautiful Neapolitan Gulf, until the ominous Vesuvius eruption in 89 AD covered in lava the Roman cities of Pompei and Ercolanus.
History - The Middle Ages and Modern Times
After the unity to Italy in 1860 there arose serious economic problems, among them a tragical cholera epidemic in 1884, events which started a massive exodus of the population to the North of Italy and abroad. During WW2 the Allied Anglo-American forces landed in the region on 9 September 1943 and the bombings that followed, as well as the destruction caused by the retreating German army, caused innumerable victims among the population.