A Guide to Irpinia
A territory in the province of Avellino, Irpinia is blossoming into one of the most beautiful and comprehensive touristic offers in the Campania region thanks to its fast-growing great potentials deriving from overwhelming attractions to be found in culture, history, nature, archeology, art, food and wine traditions.
When choosing to visit Irpinia, you can be sure you will be travelling one of the most beautiful areas of Italy, an area that embraces and treasures some of the finest characteristics of our country such as monuments, churches, natural parks, food and wine traditions. Less than thirty-minutes away from Naplesʼ International Airport of Capodichino, the Irpinia region represents the heart of Campania with its wide range of accommodation facilities, its rich local gastronomy and worldwide-known excellence in the production of three DOCG wines (Taurasi, Greco di Tufo, and Fiano di Avellino). Thanks to its efficient road network, in just about half an hour you can reach all the other Campanian provinces: Benevento, Caserta, Naples and Salerno.
Since ancient times, Irpinia has represented a transit land between the Tyrrhenian and the Adriatic Seas. As a matter of fact, the upper Irpinia has the advantage of sitting between the two Roman roads of the Appia Traiana and the Regina Viarum. To this day we can still find traces of ancient influences deriving both from the prehistoric times and the Samnite times, besides the Roman and the medieval times. The provincial capital of Irpinia is the city of Avellino, situated in the middle of a system of Naturalistic Parks of great importance from an environmental and landscape point of view thanks to their high level of biodiversity. Irpiniaʼs touristic offer will satisfy even the most demanding tourists who are always conscious and knowledgeable about quality of life, excellence and local traditions. Discover Irpinia! A beautiful land in the South of Italy where you will find quietness, serenity, excellent food and wine enhanced by the warm welcome of friendly local people.