Situated more or less in the centre of the gulf of the same name, Salerno is a fascinating city that is increasingly proposed as a welcoming community for tourists and visitors from all over the world.
Its charming old town, good food and proximity to the Amalfi coast, but also to the archaeological site of Paestum and Cilento, are the strengths of a city that is a pleasant starting point for those who want to discover the southern Campania. The city has very ancient origins and bears the signs of numerous dominations to which it has been subjected over the centuries.
The oldest evidence of the first settlement dates back to 194 BC, when at the foot of Castrum Salerni arose a Roman colony gathered around a road axis that corresponds to today’s Via Tasso. The ideal place to discover its extraordinary artistic and historical heritage is to stay in a bed and breakfast Salerno.
Of particular interest is its charming and extraordinary old town, where you can see the traces of the ancient history of the city, as well as the ferment of craft shops and local artistic-cultural and musical gathering lived by thousands of people.
A few meters from the old town is the promenade, where there are attractions such as discos and nightclubs. The city has its centre of gravity in the Romanesque Cathedral, also known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santa Maria degli Angeli and San Matteo Apostolo. The building, which represents a splendid example of Arab-Norman architecture, is a destination for pilgrimages and itineraries.
Other monuments and places of interest in the city include: the Church of Sant’Andrea de Lavina, one of the oldest churches in Salerno; the Church of Santa Maria de Lama, where you can find the only evidence of Lombard painting in the city; the Archaeological Complex of San Pietro a Corte, where you can see the archaeological evidence of various historical changes from the first century AD.C.; Palazzo San Massimo, an imposing aristocratic palace of Prince Guaiferio; the Arechi Castle, immersed in an enchanting setting, rich in vegetation and history; and the Etruscan-Sannitic Archaeological Area of the Fratte district.