International tourism is only starting to come to this area of Campania, which is little-known even among Italians and yet there is so much to discover: simple authentic villages, such as the hill towns of Irpinia near Avellino, a handful of very choice artistic treasures such as the Royal Palace in Caserta (known as the Reggia), the Cathedral of Capua, the Roman amphitheater in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, and Benevento's Roman arch and some remote and unexplored countryside.

These attractions probably owe their semiforgotten state to their distance from the main train lines and highways. In spite of being within easy distance of the major tourist meccas of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, they are often sidestepped. But for anyone interested in genuine, off-the-beaten-track destinations, the quiet, little-visited towns and villages in this area are well worth a detour.