The Campania region is located in the south of Italy and is world-famous for its many attractions, including the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Positano, Ravello, Ischia, Capri, Naples, Vesuvius, as well as the two archaeological sites of Pompeii and the Greek temples at Paestum. Being close to the sea, Campania experiences a Mediterranean climate. It has hot dry summers and cool wet winters, with afternoon sea breezes to keep grape acid levels high and grape skins thick. The soil is a mixture of clay and volcanic rock, with some areas having the famous “tufo” stone, which is similar to a chalky white ash. Many Campanian wines, both white and red, are described as having mineral flavors, which is due in large parts to the local soils, many of which have been altered by deposits of lava from Mount Vesuvius over the centuries.