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Naples is the third most-populated city in Italy and the biggest city in Southern Italy. Its name comes from the Greek Neapolis meaning new city. Its close proximity to many interesting sites, such as Pompeii and the Bay of Naples, makes it a good base for exploring the area. Naples is a lively and vibrant city, full of wonderful historical and artistic treasures and narrow, winding streets with small shops, making it worth at least a few days visit. Home to the pizza, invented in honour of queen Margherita, this city offers some of the most delicious dishes and locally produced wines and cheeses you can find in Italy.
Naples is the chief town of the Campania Region, an area with a wine and gastronomic heritage unique for variety and quality, acknowledged since the Greek and Roman times, the superiority of the wines and the pureness of the olive oil gave origin to the name "Campania Felix". Products from this region (like others from other Italian regions) are regulated, protected from plagiarism and certified for quality and traditional production methods by the European Union and the Italian law. The different types of certifications and the certified products:

The DOP Certification registered by the European Union (Denominazione di Origine Protetta  - “Protected Designation of Origin”) is a certification of quality that ensures products are locally grown and packaged. Guaranteeing  the food was made by local farmers and artisans, using traditional methods and following a strict set of guidelines. These are the DOP products
  • Caciocavallo Silano
  • Cipollotto Nocerino
  • Fico bianco del Cilento
  • Mozzarella di Bufala Campana
  • Olio extravergine di oliva Cilento
  • Olio extravergine di oliva Colline Salernitane
  • Olio extravergine di oliva Irpinia - Colline dell'Ufita
  • Olio extravergine di oliva Penisola Sorrentina
  • Olio extravergine di oliva Terre Aurunche
  • Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio
  • Pomodoro S. Marzano dell'Agro Sarnese-nocerino
  • Provolone del Monaco
  • Ricotta di Bufala Campana
The IGP Certification registered by the European Union (Indicazione Geografica Protetta “indication of geographical protection") traces food specialities back to their geographical origin and the production phases
  • Carciofo di Paestum
  • Castagna di Montella
  • Limone Costa d'Amalfi
  • Limone di Sorrento
  • Marrone di Roccadaspide
  • Melannurca Campana
  • Nocciola di Giffoni
  • Pasta di Gragnano
  • Vitellone Bianco dell'Appennino Centrale
The STG Certification registered by the European Union (Specialità Tradizionale Garantita - Traditional Speciality Guaranteed) aims at increasing in value a traditional component or a traditional method of production without making reference to a particular geographical area.
  • Mozzarella
  • Pizza napoletana
The DO, DOC and DOCG Certification ensures the protection and quality of Italian wines
  • DO - Denominazione di Origine (designation of origin, seldom used)
  • DOC - Denominazione di Origine Controllata (controlled designation of origin)
  • DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (controlled designation of origin guaranteed)
  • IGT - Indicazione Geografica Tipica (Tipical geografical Indication)    
The DOC wines of the Campania Region:

Solopaca DOC
D.M. 20/09/73 (G.U. n. 28 del 30/01/74)
Produced in vineyards from the Cerreto Sannita area all the way south, to Solopaca and past Milazzo (Province of Benevento). From the vinification of red and white grapes from different vineyards the result in the following wines: White, Red, Rosé, Aglianico, Falanghina and Spumante.

Falerno del Massico DOC
D.M. 03/01/89 (G.U. n. 203 del 31/08/89)
From grapes cultivated in well exposed hilly terrains of some towns in the province of Caserta that result in the following types of wine: White, Red, Primitivo. 

Fiano di Avellino DOC
D.M. 27/04/78 (G.U. n. 241 del 29/08/78)
Cultivated in well exposed hilly terrains of some towns in the province of Avellino, the grapes of the Fiano vineyards with the possible addition of grapes from Greco, Coda di Volpe and Trebbiano Toscano result in the pèroduction of a pale yellow wine with intence odor, with a specific pleasant and dry taste. (for fish dishes)

Galluccio DOC
D.M. 22/11/95 (G.U. n. 301 del 28/12/95) Dd 04/08/97 (G.U. n. 204 del 02/09/97)
From vineyards cultivated  in the province of Caserta, on the territory of the towns of Conca della Campania, Mignano Monte Lungo, Rocca d’Evandro, Tora, Piccilli e Galluccio (from where the name originates) result in the following types of wine: White, Red, Rosé.

Greco di Tufo DOC
D.M. 26/03/70 (G.U. n. 130 del 26/05/70)
From vineyards cultivated in the area north of Avellino with Greco and Code di Volpe Bianca grapes that produce a golden yellow wine with a distinct pleasant odor a soft, dry armonic taste. (for fish dishes)

Guardia Sanframondi or Guardiolo DOC
D.M. 02/08/93 (G.U. n. 193 del 18/08/93)
Grapes cultivated in the well exposed hilly terrains at an altitude of maximum 600 meters above sea level, on part of the province of Benevento result in the production of the following wines: White, Red, Rosé, Falanghina, Spumante, Aglianico.

Ischia DOC
D.M. 03/03/66 (G.U. n. 112 del 09/05/66)
The Island of Ischia (Napoli) has been known for its wines since the year 500, a time when the "Greco" excelled and to which were attributed hygenic and therapeutic virtues. With time theampelographic platform has changed significantly but the wine production has maintained its prestige. The wines produced are White, White Spumante, Red, Biancolella Forastera, Piedirosso (Pér `e Palummo),Piedirosso (Pér `e Palummo Passito).

Penisola Sorrentina DOC
D.M. 03/10/94 (G.U. n. 238 del 12/10/94)
Grapes cultivated in the well exposed hilly terrains at an altitude of maximum 600 meters above sea level, located entirely or partially on the territory of the Sorrentine Peninsula, in the province of Naples, produce the homonymous wine of the following types: White, Red, Natural Fizzy Red.

Sannio DOC
From grapes cultivated in the entire province of Benevento, part of the ancient Italic territory of Sannio, the following wines produced are clustered in a single denomination. The types are: White, red, Rosé, Spumante Classic Method.
Sannio Beneventano IGT D.M. 22/11/95 (G.U. n. 301 del 28/12/95)
Sant'Agata dei Goti DOC D.M. 03/08/93 (G.U. n. 196 del 21/08/93)On the entire territory of Sant’Agata de’ Goti, in the province of Benevento, the homonymous wine of the following types is produced: White, Red, Rosato, Aglianico, Greco, Falanghina, Falanghina Passito,Piedirosso.

Aglianico del Taburno DOC
D.M. 29/10/86 (G.U. n. 129 del 05/06/87)
From vineyards of a vast area that includes the city of Taburno and various others from the province of Benevento good quality wines are produced: Aglianico del Taburno Rosso,Aglianico del Taburno Rosato,Taburno Bianco, Taburno Rosso,Taburno Novello,Taburno Falanghina,Taburno Greco,Taburno Coda di Volpe,Taburno Piedirosso,Taburno Spumante.

Asprinio di Aversa DOC
D.M. 31/07/93 (G.U. n. 188 del 12/08/93)
The production area of this wine includes different cities of the provinces of Naples and Caserta. In order to preserve the traditional type of cultivation known as  "alberata aversana", considered an environmental and cultural good of the area, the plants are allowed to be grown in vertical form. The wines obtained with grapes from these vineyards are obliged to indicate this way of farming on the label with the word "alberata" or "vigneti ad alberata". Produced with the grapes of the Asprino quality and with those of other vineyards with white and non aromatic berries (max 15%),  it has a pale yellow color of different, intence odor, fruity, dry taste, fresh. (for fish dishes)
While with the grapes of the Asprino quality only, the "spumante" is produced. It has a fine and persistant foam, pale yellow color, fine odor, dry, fresh taste. (for apetizers)

Campi Flegrei DOC
D.M. 31/07/93 (G.U. n. 188 del 12/08/93)
On the entire territory of Procida, Pozzuoli, Basoli, Monte di Procida, Quarto and in part of those of  Marano and Naples, produces wines named "Campi Flegrei"  of the following types: White, Red, Piedirosso (Pér `e Palummo),Piedirosso (Pér `e Palummo Passito),Falanghina,Falanghina Spumante.

Capri DOC
D.M. 07/09/77 (G.U. n. 339 del 14/12/77)
On the terraced slopes that face the sea, on one of the most famous islands in the world, Capri, with its mild temperatures produces the homonymous wine in the following types: White, Red.

Castel San Lorenzo DOC
D.M. 06/11/91 (G.U. n. 224 del 23/09/92)Produced on the territory of various cities of the province of Salerno, these wines are: Barbera ,White, Red, Rosé, Moscato Spumante

Cilento DOC
D.M. 03/05/89 (G.U. n. 256 del 02/11/89)
Grapes cultivated in the well exposed hilly terrains in the province of Salerno mature to become one of the four wines of the area: White, Red, Rosé, Aglianico.

Costa d'Amalfi DOC
D.M. 10/08/95 (G.U. n. 208 del 06/09/95)
The controlled designation of origin "Costa d'Amalfi" is awarded only to wines produced on hilly terrains at an altitude inferior to 650m above sea level located in the area of the city of Amalfi and other 12 small cities in the province of Salerno, and come in these types: White, Red, Rosé. These wines may be labeled as a production of one of the three main areas of production: "Furore", "Ravello", "Tramonti".

Taurasi DOCG
D.M. 26/03/70 (G.U. n. 72 del 25/05/70)
This specific wine from the Campania region isn't very famous, but it is to be considered one of the best produced in the south of Italy because of its excellent characteristics. Produced on the entire territory of different cities of the province of Avellino (where the city of Taurasi is), with the Aglianico grapes  with the possible addition of red non aromatic grapes (max 15%) from close areas.It has an intense red color that tends grow orange reflections as it ages:  characteristic odor, ethereal, pleasant and more or less intense, dry taste, armonic with a persistent aftertaste. Mandatory 3 year aging, after 4 years it can be indicated as "riserva" (for meats)

Vesuvio DOC
D.M. 13/01/83 (G.U. n. 167 del 20/06/83)
On the slopes of the Vesuvius, the volcano that stands above the gulf of Naples, are located the vineyards from which the grapes for these wines to be produced: White, Red, Rosé.

The IGT of the Campania region

Dugenta IGT
D.M. 22/11/95 (G.U. n. 301 del 28/12/95)

Epomeo IGT
D.M. 22/11/95 (G.U. n. 301 del 28/12/95)

Irpinia IGT
D.M. 22/11/95 (G.U. n. 301 del 28/12/95)

Paestum IGT
D.M. 22/11/95 (G.U. n. 301 del 28/12/95)

Pompeiano IGT
D.M. 22/11/95 (G.U. n. 301 del 28/12/95)

Roccamonfina IGT
D.M. 22/11/95 (G.U. n. 301 del 28/12/95)

Colli di Salerno IGT
D.M. 22/11/95 (G.U. n. 301 del 28/12/95)

Terre del Volturno IGT
D.M. 22/11/95 (G.U. n. 301 del 28/12/95)
 
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