Campania is a region in Southern Italy. The region at the end of 2014 had a population of 5,869,000 people, making it the third-most-populous region of Italy; its total area of 13,590 square km makes it the most densely populated region in the country. Located on the Italian Peninsula, with the Mediterranean Sea to the west, it includes the small Phlegraean Islands and Capri for administration as part of the region. Campania was colonised by Ancient Greeks and was part of Magna Græcia. During the Roman era, the area maintained a Greco-Roman culture. The capital city of Campania is Naples. Campania is rich in culture, especially in regard to gastronomy, music, architecture, archeological and ancient sites such as Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum and Velia. The name of Campania itself is derived from Latin, as the Romans knew the region as Campania felix, which translates into English as "fertile countryside". The rich natural sights of Campania make it highly important in the tourism industry, especially along the Amalfi Coast, Mount Vesuvius and the island of Capri.

The great waves of emigration from Naples and southern Italy to the Americas, especially the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina—was part of the pattern of large-scale emigration from Italy, in general, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Between 1876 and 1913, 11.1 million Italians left. Depending on just how one defines the area under scrutiny - the city of Naples, the province of Naples, the region of Campania, or all of southern Italy (including Sicily and Sardinia) - most reliable estimates claim that at least 4 million of those who left were from Naples or near Naples. 

Like so many other impoverished regions of southern Italy, the area sent thousands of its inhabitants out to seek opportunity in The New World. The South American continent attracted the peasant people of Il Cilento. Farm land was readily available in Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina. Many of those emigrants found their way to the Mohawk Valley. And, as also was frequently the case, the Italian immigrants to the Mohawk Valley have many connection to other Italian-American communities in which the Cilentani have settled. For example, many families in Amsterdam, New York, have relatives in the community of Hazleton, Pennsylvania; where many other Cilentani had made their homes.

Our travel packages including stay in Campania in a charming affiliated Accommodation (example):

Stay will include traditional "colazione napoletana". Special dates and requests are subject to availability of accommodation at time of reservation.

Ancestry tour (half day or full day) includes :
  • Walk through your family’s ancestral village
  • Visit churches, cemeteries and ancient palazzi from your grandparents’ past
  • Cultural mediation, logistic support and assistance
  • Pick up service with private driver
  • Engage in helpful-and often colorful-conversations with the locals
Extra Activities :
  • Cooking Classes of "Cucina Campana"
  • Arts & Crafts Tours
  • Culinary & Wine Tours
  • Wedding Planning

The price of Ancestry Tour (including stay of 3 nights) starts from € 600 per person in a double occupancy.