Things to see and do - Salerno
Unmissable tourist sites
Salerno Travel guide
Salerno : Michelin's recommendations
In 1077, Salerno became the capital of the Norman Robert Guiscard. This prosperous town became famous for its university and School of Medicine which was also open to women, almost unheard of at the time (11C-13C). With the arrival of the House of Anjou, the city declined, while its rival, Naples, flourished. However, Salerno played an important role in 1943, when the 5th US Army landed here and the town was the provisional headquarters of the government of Free Italy.
Tourist attractions Salerno : Things to see and do
Piazza Alfano I
Built at the behest of Robert Guiscard, the cathedral houses the body of St Matthew and was consecrated by Pope Gregory VII in 1085. It is in the Norman style and was seriously damaged by the earthquake in 1980. The bronze doors (from Constantinople)..
This attractive promenade is shaded by palm trees and tamarinds and runs along the foot of the hill crowned by the castle. There is a broad view over the superb gulf of Salerno.
With shops, old houses, oratories, this street of old Salerno is typical of the medieval city. It ends at the Arechi Arch that the Lombards built in the 8C.
Piazza Vittorio Veneto (P.zza Ferrovia), 42 I - 84123 Salerno
Hotel Plaza is set in the heart of Salerno, directly opposite the railway station, and close to the bus terminal and the pretty seafront promenade. A buffet breakfast is provided daily. Featuring free WiFi, rooms here also come with satellite TV and..
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 14 I - 84123 Salerno
Prix Prices from : 40 €
Albergo Santa Rosa is located in Salerno, 300 metres from the seafront and a 2-minute walk from Salerno Train Station. It features free Wi-Fi throughout. The classic rooms will provide you with air conditioning and a refrigerator. The private bathro..
Lungomare Clemente Tafuri, 1 I - 84127 Salerno
Prix Prices from : 60 €
Set on the Amalfi coast, this large hotel and wellness centre enjoys panoramic sea views. Its contemporary rooms are 8 minutes' walk from Salerno Train Station, and 3 km from the port. Flat-screen satellite TV and air conditioning are standard in al..
via Salvador Allende 29/35 I - 84131 SALERNO
You will find entertainment and quick service in this increasingly popular restaurant, where you can enjoy fresh seafood that you choose from display tanks in the dining hall.
Corso Garibaldi 214 I - 84121 Salerno
At lunchtime, this restaurant serves bistro-style hams and salamis, simple recipes and a few grilled dishes. In the evening, the menu is more structured with a focus on Mediterranean flavours and gourmet cuisine. The decor also has an original feel w..
via de Marinis 2 I - 84121 SALERNO
via de Marinis 2 I - 84100 SALERNO
Although he's never quite lost his passion for making pastries, and after many years working in some of the most respected restaurants in Italy, the chef at Re Maurì is now very much at home creating imaginative Mediterranean cuisine, choosing his in..
via Generale Clark 49 I - 84131 Salerno