Salerno and Amalfi Coast

Salerno is one of the most beautiful cities in Campania and is located in a strategic position right at the top of the gulf of the same name. In recent years it has grown a lot from a tourist point of view, attracting vacationers who already go to the region to visit the many attractions present.

The city has a long history that offers visitors very fascinating monuments and places from a cultural point of view.

What attracts tourists is the location, very close to the fascinating Amalfi Coast and to all the main monuments of the region, but not only: in the last period very interesting and tempting is also the Luci d’Artista event that takes place here every year. in the Christmas period.

An enchanting moment of lights and colors that enrich the festive atmosphere in a city closely linked to tradition.

In addition to these characteristics, however, Salerno offers several historical places, monuments, churches, culture and particular customs, which cannot be overlooked.

Tourist itinerary

The historic center of the city is described as an illustrious example of medieval urban planning where, among the monuments, the Cathedral stands out.

Here are the remains of San Matteo. For this reason it is also known as the Church of San Matteo.

If you want to have a beautiful view of the city and its Gulf, you have to go to the Castello di Arechi.

It is a medieval castle located 300 meters above sea level.

Very particular is also the medieval Aqueduct, which supplied water to the convent of San Benedetto. The characteristic that makes it known is the use of the pointed arch, a true innovation at the time of its construction in the 9th century.

The most famous and characteristic street of the city is the Via dei Mercanti which runs from the arch of Arechi parallel to the coast.

Today this place is the heart of shopping, accompanied by churches and ancient buildings. In the heart of the historic center there is also the provincial archaeological museum, while just along Via dei Mercanti there is the educational museum of the Salernitana Medical School.

Salerno is undoubtedly a seaside city, one of the reasons why many tourists decide to spend their holidays here.

Lungomare Trieste is a 2-kilometer promenade that connects the tourist port Masuccio with the commercial port, next to the beach of Santa Teresa. A pleasant walk, much used by the inhabitants and especially by tourists, to move around the city.

Of particular interest for tourists is undoubtedly the Salerno Maritime Station, located on the Manfredi pier of the commercial port, included among the high quality architectural projects in 2013.

Today it is an ideal landing place for tourists thanks to its strategic position between the Amalfi Coast, the Cilento coast and the islands of Capri and Ischia.

Given the proximity to the two Amalfi and Sorrento coasts, Salerno can be a very interesting place to explore this incredible corner of our country.