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 I - 84100 Salerno
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)..
Lungomare Trieste I - 84100 Salerno
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.
v. Mercanti I - 84100 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 breakfast buffet is included in your room rate. Each guest room comes with satellite TV and air con..
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 Alfonso Gatto 3 I - 84125 Salerno
Next to Salerno Harbour, Villa Poseidon features a large sun terrace with swimming pool and views of the Gulf of Salerno. Surrounded by greenery, it offers air-conditioned rooms with Mediterranean décor. Wi-Fi is free throughout. Breakfast is buffet..
via de Marinis 2 I - 84121 Salerno
via Generale Clark 49 I - 84131 Salerno
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.
via Canali 35/39 I - 84121 Salerno
This restaurant is situated in a small alleyway not far from the seafront in the heart of the old centre. It specialises in fish dishes inspired by local traditional recipes.