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.
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