Salerno is a lively port town located in Campania, Italy. While the port area itself is not particularly attractive, the promenade offers elegant shops and trendy cafés. Also worth a visit is the Historical Old Town, which is one of the best preserved historical town centers, full of tiny little passageways and hidden corners.
The most prominent feature of the city is the cathedral, known as the Duomo, dating from 1085 and dedicated to the patron saint of the city, St Matthew. Nearby is the 12th century bell-tower, and also worth seeing is the medieval aqueduct, built in the 9th century. The hub of commerce revolves around via Dei Mercanti, which is crossed by Via Del Duomo, home to the stunning Church of St George.
Things to See & Do
* Arechi Castle
* Salerno Cathedral
* Palazzo D’Avossa
* Old town area
* Salerno Promenade
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 58 km
Population – 150,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +39
Port Location – The port is located in downtown Salerno.
Travel Links – The Nearest International Airport to Salerno is Capodichino, from where you can get a bus or train to Salerno. The main station is Piazza Garibaldi Station. Bus services are available from Naples and the Amalfi coast. There is a ferry that runs in the summer months from Positano, Amalfi and sometimes Minori.