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The link "southern civilization" is linked to the United States This must be incorrect? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:58, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

The links at "What links here" give an idea of the range this entry should cover. Anyone ready to make a start? --Wetman 07:44, 26 Jan 2005 (UTC)

What, no mention of the rampant organized crime and camorra that overruns this region? It might not be pretty, but it's a part of everyday life for many locals and for their sake it deserves a mention, instead of being brushed under the rug. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Homerkp (talkcontribs) 23:08, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Clean up required[edit]

As being neapolitan i found this article close to atrocious. What relevance has in a geographic article the football teams of the region? What are m'gliatiegghij' and sammuchij'? The guy who wrote it has a very relative knowledge of neapolitan terms.--Raffaele Megabyte 19:39, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

This article needs a major overhaul! It rambles, is sometimes poorly translated, and many statements are unsourced, PoV or simply not important. I've started to clean up- so far only the intro and demographics. Any assistance would be appreciated. Mariokempes 00:19, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

I agree with this, after having worked on Sicily's article for a while (still not fully done), this is an article I'd really like to help improve. - Animagentile (talk) 06:41, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

No mention of the Camorra?[edit]

O.K. maybe we'd all sooner pretend they don't exist, but I'm afraid we can't deny that they've had and continue to have a massive impact on their region of origin - Campania. It's strange that they don't even get a single mention. This article isn't supposed to be a rose-tinted public relations exercise... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:24, 25 September 2011 (UTC)


I wonder whether friarielli is the same as broccoli di rape. Some websites indicate that the term "friarielli" is just a regional term for broccoli di rape. On google images, though, it looks a little different. Any one know? (talk) 13:06, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Moved from main article[edit]

I'm planning to fully overhaul the history section and fully develop it, the current history section devotes 80% to a particularly non notable part of its history and its more of a hindrence than a help in me trying to write this. So I'm moving it here. - Gennarous (talk) 17:45, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

I'll delete the redundant parts of the old history from the talk when that part is covered. Noted, I know currently "The Kingdom" section is directly lifted from the Naples article; this will be adapted to fit Campania as a wider base soon, as especially Caserta was important to the Bourbons. - Gennarous (talk) 23:29, 21 April 2008 (UT
Goths and the Byzantine Empire struggled for control during the 5th and 6th centuries, followed by the Lombards, who established the Duchy of Benevento. The Normans (Robert Guiscard) conquered and re-unified Campania during the 11th and 12th centuries, seizing southern Italy from the Byzantines, forming the Kingdom of Sicily. After the Hohenstaufen confrontation with the Papacy, the kingdom passed to Charles of Anjou who retained his mainland territories after he lost Sicily (1282) as the Kingdom of Naples, reunited with Sicily by Alfonso V of Aragon (1442) who styled himself the 'King of Two Sicilies', a title that was subsequently revived during the Spanish domination (15041713) of both kingdoms. The Bourbons succeeded in 1713: prior to the unification of Italy, Campania formed part of the Bourbon Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.


The demographics of section is completely Point of View especially in terms of relations with Greeks. I was the one that earlier added that Greek admixture averaged 15 percent in Campania which is verified by the study that goes with it.

This statement is false "the ethnicities outside of Italy itself some of the people associate with the Greeks, especially due to the Magna Græcia and Greco-Roman cultures; this is exemplified in the saying "una faccia, una razza" which means "one face, one race." Um how do you know this. The article that this was taken from (see here) [[1]] was someones point of view and does not reflect scientific study, not to mention it is very inaccurate. Here is a quote: "Southerly Italia was settled by Greek 2500 months ago." This is horrible grammar and does not represent a credible source for the above statments.

According to a study on northern Campanian populations done by Professor M Kayser shows (see here: [[2]] that they showed a strong relatedness to the Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanians, and near to the French. Greeks were close not as pronounced as this article states it. Campania and Sicily's demographics section should be rewritten. (talk) 22:23, 24 March 2009 (UTC)Galati