Focus on Campania
Campania: cutting-edge conference services in extraordinary locations
With its five provinces located between the sea coast and the hinterland, and its traditional villages spread all over the region, Campania offers a wide range of places, landscapes, faces, stories, typical products to drink and eat, and artisan crafts to take home as souvenirs.
Campania offers unique experiences that capture new vistors and leave a great feeling of nostalgia for those who have already been there.
Campania extraordinary cultural heritage becomes the prestigious setting for meetings of international caliber. High quality services combine with extremely efficient facilities, starting from the main international airport in Southern Italy, Napoli Capodichino, together with highly equipped hotels ready to host business meetings, conferences and conventions.
Unique locations such as Paestum, with its Greek temples, the city of Naples with its UNESCO World Heritage historic centre, Capri the glamourous island, Sorrento, the pearl of the Sorrento Peninsula, and the area of the Phlegraean Fields, boast a solid tradition of high quality hotel hospitality, with a wide range of services: 24 hours reception, congress rooms of different capacities, equipped with the most innovative technology, the excellence of the food service, based on the typical products of the Mediterranean diet.
In Naples congress facilities range from the more institutional congress locations such as the Maritime Station, the Science Center, and Mostra d’Oltremare, to unique historical sites such as Castel dell’Ovo, overlooking the Gulf of Naples, Castel Sant’Elmo, Villa Floriana, the church of San Severo al Pendino, the Royal Palace, the Archaeological Museum, the National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa, the Donnaregina Complex, the Polytechnic and Artistic Society, the Made in Cloister Foundation.
The congress industry in Campania is also made up of the highly qualified agencies that offer support for a wide range of additional, fundamental services as transportation, translation and logistic assistance.
Campania: a true 'open-air' Destination
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Neapolitan, in the sense both of people born and living here but also as a spoken language, is widely claimed to be full of rich and spontaneous gestural expressiveness. Hands are the protagonists to show, accompany and enrich creative and artistic thought. Centuries of art expressed by the genius of painters, sculptors and court’s architects are preserved for the pleasure of the eyes in a rich itinerary of museums criss-crossing the city. From the MANN to the Reggia of Capodimonte, from the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius in the Cathedral to the Madre-Museum of Contemporary Art. In the heart of the historic centre, in San Gregorio Armeno, families of artisans have been setting up beautiful handmade nativity scenes for generations. Queen of the table is “la pizza”, an expression of the neapolitan art – designated as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by Unesco – of putting ‘your hands in the dough’.
Romantic panoramas with the white of the houses and the green of the Mediterranean maquis shrubland mirroring in the sea; a smiling attitude consolidated by decades of experience sign of ultimate hospitality of the local communities; a gastronomic tradition that is a palette of Mediterranean flavours. This is the Sorrento Peninsula, a necklace of 7 pearls: Vico Equense, Nerano, Massa Lubrense, Sant’Agata sui due Golfi, Sant’Agnello, Meta and Piano. Sorrento is the capital, the birthplace of the poet Torquato Tasso, and the “salon” of the Peninsula, with its historic centre full of artisan’s workshops; the protagonist of many classic songs, such as the celebrated “Torna a Surriento”, that strengthens beyond any doubt a tradition of international hospitality.
ISCHIA - PROCIDA - CAMPI FLEGREI
Ischia is rich with a flourishing vegetation that changes shades and fragrances according to the sea breezes and the seasons; it is called the Green Island because of its well-kept and welcoming gardens. The Aragonese Castle with its imposing silhouette, which is the first view from the ferry, is the historical symbol of Ischia and dominates the fishing village of Ischia Ponte.
Procida has been awarded “Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2022”, a recognition that tells the world that this island will always promote inclusive culture, protection and love for the marine and historical environment. Procida should preferably be discovered on foot, following its odours and flavours that welcome the visitor already at Marina Grande with its characteristic historic centre overlooking the harbour and, a little further on, with free or equipped beaches.
The Campi Flegrei are an area where history is intertwined with myth. The archaeological area open to the public is formed by the Acropolis, which encloses the Antro della Sibilla (Sybil’s Cave) on the slopes of the hill, then, climbing up the rock, by the Byzantine Tower – with the Belvedere, the Lower Terrace, traditionally called the Temple of Apollo, and the Upper Terrace on the summit of Monte di Cuma, called the Temple of Jupiter.
PAESTUM - SALERNO
The visitor feels the miraculous after being affected by the energy of the formidable colonnades that protect the sacred spaces of Paestum, not by chance one of the most narrated stops by intellectuals of the Grand Tour in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It is the gateway to the Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park, a unique archaeological area recognised by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. Archaeological finds of extraordinary interest are the painted tombstones, the most famous one being the Tomb of the Diver, created some time around 480 B.C.E. Discovered in 1968, it contains the only example of Greek wall painting from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical period to survive in its entirety.
Salerno, ancient yet contemporary, after a careful urban reconstruction in recent years, is increasingly becoming an attractive center full of cultural stimuli. Historically a center of trade, it retains this vocation, as witnessed by the famous Via dei Mercanti, an elegant shopping street that runs through the historic center. The image of contemporary Salerno is entrusted to the iconic Maritime Station designed by the world-renowned “archistar” Zaha Hadid that opens onto Piazza della Libertà, among the largest in Europe