Campania has played an important role since the time of the Greeks, a fact that is reflected in the many distinct forms of architecture. Many of these buildings have long been or have been converted into historic hotels. Campania, located in southern Italy, has long been a vibrant cultural center; many artists and writers worked and lived here, including Caravaggio, Rossini and Dumas. Historic hotels in Campania let you step back in time and see southern Italy from a unique perspective. Many of these hotels are located in Naples, a thriving metropolis and the regional capital. Here, tourists can breathe in the fresh sea air and explore the city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site or take a day trip to historic Pompeii, a city captured in volcanic dust.