Pleasure-seekers have flocked to the Bay of Naples since Roman times, reveling in the voluptuous isle of Capri, the dizzy heights of the Amalfi Drive, and the vertical towns of Positano and Ravello. At the heart of the region is crazy, colorful Naples herself. Visit the bay's most celebrated sights, from the island flesh-pots to the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Hidden deep in the furthest crooks of Italy's boot are Greek temples and Albanian villages; white-washed villages dot the long Puglian shore, and mirages shimmer in the Straits of Messina. This guide offers practical travel advice, over 200 hand-picked places to stay, over 250 restaurants, bars and cafes, the best pizza in Naples and the best beaches in Puglia. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 324 pages, color photos, maps)
About the Author
Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls are the authors of Cadogan's Italy series, including Italy, Rome, Venice, Lombardy & the Italian Lakes, Tuscany and Umbria. They have over 40 Cadogan titles to their name, including country, regional and city guides to Spain, France, Greece and Turkey.
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For most of us today, the biggest attraction of all in the Mezzogiorno, (Italy's 'Noonday') is obvious enough. Even in Roman times, the land around the Bay of Naples was Campania Felix'fortunate Campania, the richest and most beautiful province of Italy, its seaside villas the chosen abodes of the Roman élite. History, (not to mention the earthquakes and volcanoes) has given it plenty of hard knocks in all the centuries since, but the hints and fragments of paradise are still present...'