Salerno is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Salerno one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Salerno is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Salerno or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Salerno. Explore the historical monuments of Salerno with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Salerno guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Salerno page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Salerno landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Salerno.
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Piazza Alfano I, Salerno SA, Italy
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
Dedicated to Saint Matteo whose remains are held here, Duomo di Salerno is an imposing sight in Salerno. It has been built on a layer of remains; a roman church and an early Christian church. The cathedral dates back to the 11th Century and is the main church of Salerno. The church was begun by Robert Guiscard and has been restored many times since...
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Via Duomo, Salerno, Italy
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Oodles of charm and a bucketful of history await you at Salerno’s old town. Medieval buildings built on roman ruins and a maze of cobbled streets adds a certain character to the whole place. Surrounded by restaurants and quaint old bars, the Old Town makes for a perfect walking area. Traditionally a trading area, you can still see the remnant...
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12:01 am - 12:00 am
Castellabate is a medieval town lying close to Salerno that is famous for its turquoise waters and beautiful historic architecture. It is divided into three areas; Castellabate medieval center, Santa Maria and Santa Marco. Whether it's swimming in the warm inviting waters or exploring the narrow cobblestone alleyways, this town is perfect for a day long getaway.
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Localita' Croce, Salerno SA, Italy
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
This medieval castle was built in the seventh century on command of the Lombard Prince Arechi II who moved the capital of the Dukedom from Benevento to Salerno. The castle still holds its Roman and Byzantine charm and perhaps the most bewitching feature of the castle is the views it affords. There is an in-house permanent exhibition of ceramics, co...
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Largo Plebiscito 12, Salerno, Italy
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
The Salerno Dicosean Museum was founded in 1935 and holds an interesting collection of artworks and ivories. It depicts artistic productions from southern Italy from the Middle Ages to the XVII century. The ancient ivories are engraved with stories from the bible. The museum also hosts some spectacular artworks that are a delight to the eye.
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Via S. Benedetto, 28, 84122 Salerno SA, Italy
09:00 am - 07:30 pm
Inaugurated in 1927 and housed inside the complex of San Benedetto, the provincial archaeological museum of Salerno collects and exhibits ancient findings that testify the historical evolution and the cultural changes of the city and its territory, from prehistory to the Middle Ages. Spread over many floors, the museum details the settlement histor...
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Via Generale Mark Wayne Clark, 5, 84131 Salerno SA, Italy
10:00 am - 07:30 pm
A tribute to the role of Salerno during the democratic rebirth of Italy when the Allied forces landed on Italian soil in 1944, this museum holds a number of objects and documents from that throw light on the events of the world war. Built primarily to showcase the events of 1943-44, namely the Allied Landings in Salerno, Salerno as the temporary ca...
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Via Arce, Salerno SA, Italy
This aqueduct was constructed to supply water to the city of Salerno. It dates back to the 9th century and was considered to be cutting edge technology in that time period. Two aqueducts culminated in the street Via Arce; one from the east of the city and the other from the hills. According to legend, this aqueduct that has also been called ’...
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Via G. Leopardi, 1, Montecorvino, Salerno
Pay homage to the soldiers of World War II at the beautifully maintained Salerno War Cemetery. Commonwealth and American forces landed near Salerno on 8-9 September 1943 and there was fierce fighting for some days in the bridgehead that they established. The site for the cemetery was chosen in November 1943 and it contains many burials resulting fr...
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Via Roma, Via Lungomare Trieste, Traversa D'Agostino
08:00 am - 11:59 pm
This park is the official garden of Salerno. It is a historic garden that was built in the 1870. It was designed by the architect Casalbore. It has a beautiful fountain that was built to act as a refreshing welcome for travelers and sailors. There are a number of historical statues in the garden. The garden has become a popular meeting place for locals and sees a lot of visitors in summer months.
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Piazza Alfano I, 1, Salerno SA, Italy
09:00 am - 01:30 pm
A fascinating virtual show about Salerno, its history and the evolution of its medical school, this museum is truly one of its kind. Situated in the former church of Saint Gregory, this museum depicts the glorious medical history of Salerno. The medical school was the first ever institution teaching medicine in the world. Through interactive displa...
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Cava de Tirreni, Salerno, Italy
12:01 am - 12:00 am
A popular tourist resort, only 10 kilometers from Salerno, Cava de Tirreni is a beautiful town surrounded by lush green hills and is home to the important abbey La Badia. It is a small town that is typically Italian; with cobbled streets and beautiful pathways. The town is steeped in history and has a number interesting monuments as testimony.