Salerno Tourism

Salerno is finally embracing change and stepping out from the shadows of its past and its more glamorous cousins on the Amalfi coast. This city has a definite Mediterranean charm to it; medieval buildings are interspersed with quaint pubs and cafes. It stands at the north end of the Gulf of Salerno and witnesses the Sorrento peninsula tumble into the gorgeous Tyrrhenian Sea.

Waterfront promenades overlook jaw dropping vistas and the Old Town of Salerno still retains its old glory, making Salerno a great city for romantic strolls. Even though you might just be back from your vanity-laden Amalfi coast drive, don’t give the magnificence of Salerno a miss. There’s a lot to leave you awestruck at this unassuming town. Whether it’s the religiously important cathedral of San Matteo or the spell binding views from Castello di Arechi or even the very first medical school of the world Scuola Medica, Salerno will not disappoint curious travellers.

Experience the relaxed pace of Italian life and the charisma of a lively port town at Salerno. If you visit during summer, carry your swim suit and experience the beautiful beaches around Salerno that boast of warm white sands and turquoise blue waters.

Essential travel information and Salerno tips for your visit

  • Do try and walk around Salerno. This town is meant for strolling around and rewards you with amazing views of the harbor and coastline.
  • There are a number of things to do around Salerno; from small beaches to little charming villages. You can use this city as a base to explore the surrounding areas.
  • Corso Vittorio Emanuele is in the heart of Salerno is great for shopping and is the main commercial street of the city.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Salerno

  • Know the pollution level of Salerno before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 62.5 (High)
  • How safe is Salerno for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Salerno.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.5 (High)
    • Car Stealing 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Salerno is 153.64 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 67.79 (High)
    • Climate Index 97.76 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 60.92 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 66.32 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.78 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 81.28 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Salerno

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.92 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.93 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 88 USD

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