The Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast in Campania, have had
a long and eventful history, abound with archaeological, historical and
cultural treasures, some of the richest to be found in southern Italy.
The Amalfi Coast remained relatively isolated until recent
times, and could only be reached by sea. It was made more accessible to
visitors from the construction of the Amalfi Coast Road, also known as the
Amalfi Drive, which was started in 1815 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon. It is the
only road that runs along the coast, and connects all the main resorts, from
Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east. Today, a trip along the
coastal road, now known as Highway 163, and referred to as the "Nastro
Azzuro," or Blue Ribbon, because of the color of the sea, which is always
in sight, is a highlight of any visit to the Amalfi Coast. The road clings to
the cliff-face, climbing past headlands and dipping down to the sea to reach
tiny fishing villages.
The History of Pizza.
First-made in Naples for Queen
Margherita, a recipe for Margarita pizza, which is still popular today - over
100 years later.
It is said that the pizza that made Naples world famous is
the Margherita pizza. It
was first baked in 1889 by a local man and a town baker, who went by the last name, Esposito. He
created the pizza in honour of a visit to Naples by the Queen of Italy, Queen
He designed the pizza to follow the colors of the Italian
flag, so he chose tomatoes for the red, basil for the green and Mozzarella for
the white, to create the famous and patriotic pizza we still eat today.