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This is a place study for the various people in the towns of the Italian region of Campania; which is the third most populated region in Italy.

Campania is comprised of the following four Provinces, plus the metropolitan city of Napoli:

  • Avellino
  • Benevento
  • Caserta
  • Salerno

It also has four volcanoes:

  • Vesuvius
  • Campi Flegrei
  • Epomeo
  • Roccamonfina

Three inhabited islands:

  • Capri
  • Ischia
  • Procida

And six UNESCO World Heritage sites:

  • Historic Centre of Naples
  • 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex
  • Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
  • Costiera Amalfitana
  • Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula
  • Santa Sofia (Longobard Church) in Benevento

This area has a very tumultuous history:

  • 1000BC - this area was populated by the Samnite populations (Oscan and Volsche)
  • 700 BC - Greeks conquered and developed many of the islands and coastline (Campania was one of the most important cultural centers of Magna Graecia). The first Greek Colony in Campania was the island of Ischia (former seat of the Punic-Carthaginian settlements from 1000 BC). The Samnites continued to occupy the inland territories of Campania
  • 326 BC - was placed under Roman rule
  • 570 AD - Longobards conquered most of the area, while the Byzantines ruled the remainder
  • 1139 AD - the region enjoyed political unity under the crown of the Kingdom of Sicily
  • 1302 AD - this area became part of the Kingdom of Naples
  • 1816 AD - part of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies with Naples as the capital. Campania had the largest industrial metalworking complex in Italy ( Pietrarsa - now a museum). Naples was the third capital in Europe (after London and Paris] to have streets lit with 350 gas lamps,
  • 1861 AD - was conquered and annexed into the Kingdom of Italy
  • 1946 AD - the Republic of Italy was formed

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Many of Campania's towns and cities are represented on Wikitree. Some of them are:

Metropolitan city of Napoli

  • Acerra
  • Barano d'Ischia
  • Capri
  • Castellammare di Stabia
  • Forio d'Ischia
  • Lettere
  • Napoli
  • Procida
  • Serrara Fontana


  • Avellino
  • Calitri
  • Castelfranci
  • Frigento
  • Gesualdo
  • Greci
  • Grottaminarda
  • Solofra
  • Quindici


  • Facchio
  • San Lupo
  • San Salvatore Telesino


  • Alife
  • Limatola


  • Acquavella
  • Amalfi
  • Bracigliano
  • Celso
  • Minori
  • Montesano sulla Marcellana
  • Oliveto Citra
  • Omignano
  • Pagani
  • Petina
  • Polla
  • Salerno
  • San Marzano sul Sarno
  • San Mauro Cilento
  • Scafati

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