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3 Best Cities in Which to Explore the Food of Campania

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Amalfi Coast, Italy

Amalfi Coast, Italy

The characteristics of Campania’s terrain provide sensational ingredients you can discover in the region’s top three culinary cities during your trip to Italy.

The region’s gastronomic history acts as a crossroads of civilizations along the Mediterranean Sea, its diverse landscape bringing life to vibrant produce found in nutrient-rich volcanic soil. The greater region of Campania has a variety of provinces that enjoy different types of cuisine.

You can celebrate the cucina povera as you uncover how the cuisine provides ultimate flavor with minimal ingredients.

Overview
  1. 1. Naples
  2. 2. Amalfi Coast
  3. 3. Caserta
  4. Explore the Best Cities in Campania for Food

1. Naples

Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita

Naples is the capital of the Campania region and the birthplace of Margherita pizza, one of the region’s best dishes to try on vacation.

The cuisine of Naples is based on the ancient gastronomic traditions of Greek settlers and the Roman Empire, as well as Spanish and French kingdoms. The heritage of Naples embodies the era when the city stood as the capital of the Kingdom of Naples and the Two Sicilies.

The cuisine combined peasant cuisine with the techniques of the aristocratic court, resulting in robust flavors in every dish.

Famous dishes of Naples: Pasta a Fagioli • Neapolitan ragú • Pizza Margherita • Mozzarella in Carrozza • Babá

2. Amalfi Coast

Sfogliatella

Sfogliatella

The cuisine of the Amalfi Coast derives from a number of towns with traditions that reflect the coastline and seafaring heritage along the famous cliffs.

The quality of food from the Amalfi stems from fresh local ingredients cultivated on the rugged mountainous terrain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea or caught daily in its sparkling waters.

Lemons have grown exceptionally well along the coastline since the Roman Empire and the rugged slopes provide spectacular caves in which to produce cheese like ricotta, each new ingredient offering a dynamic flavor.

Typical dishes of Viterbo: Scialatielli • ‘Ndunderi • Pignatiello all'amalfitana • Colatura di Alici • Sfogliatella

3. Caserta

Mozzarella Bufala

Mozzarella Bufala

The culinary creations of Caserta are simple but mouthwatering, with flavors shaped by fresh ingredients informed by deep-rooted tradition.

The province highlights the earthenware heritage of Campania’s inland countryside. The extinct Roccamonfina Volcano continues to shape the quality of the ingredients, having left rich minerals in the soil, providing grasses, herbs, and crops with fantastic nutrients.

The residents of Caserta showcase how simple provincial cuisine represents flavors built on deliberate intent, highlighted in the best dishes to try in Campania.

Popular dishes of Catania: Mozzarella Bufala • Melanzane alla Parmigiana • Linguine con Colature di Alici e Erbe di Campo • Limoncello Granita • Baccalá alla Pizzaiola

Explore the Best Cities in Campania for Food

Vineyards and farmlands with Mt Vesuvius in the Campania region of Italy

Vineyards and farmlands in the Campania region of Italy

From stunning plains to a celebrated coastline, Campania displays its history on the table, where you can indulge in the culinary wonder of traditional recipes or find more inspiration for your next trip with our Italy food and wine travel guide.

The towns and cities of Campania unveil a combination of natural beauty and flavorful heritage, all of which you can experience on Italy food tours.

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