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.
Via Roma 210 (Check in at Bar del Centro Storico, Via Roma 202) I - 84100 Salerno
Albergo Del Centro Storico is in front of Salerno's Town Hall and near the Verdi Theatre. The functional rooms offer LED TV, free Wi-Fi, and a balcony. You will be 100 metres from the port, and 900 metres from the train station. Croissants and coffe..
Piazza Vittorio Veneto 30 I - 84100 Salerno
Prix Prices from : 49 €
Located in Salerno, Hotel Bruman offers free WiFi throughout and rooms with air conditioning and a satellite flat-screen TV. Vietri sul Mare can be reached in 10 minutes by car. Each room here will provide you with a minibar. Featuring a shower, the..
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 156 I - 84122 Salerno
Prix Prices from : 72 €
Hotel Montestella is on the main street, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, in Salerno's pedestrian area. Only 400 metres from the train station, this family-run hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Rooms have a modern design, carpeted floors a..
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 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..
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 Generale Clark 49 I - 84131 Salerno
via de Marinis 2 I - 84121 SALERNO