Salerno on the Amalfi coast

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seen from Canalone © Giaros/cc-by-sa-3.0

seen from Canalone © Giaros/cc-by-sa-3.0

Salerno is a city and comune in Campania (south-western Italy) and is the capital of the province of the same name. It is located on the Gulf of Salerno on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city is situated at the north-western end of the plain of the Sele river, at the exact beginning of the Amalfi coast. The small river Irno crosses through the central section of Salerno.

Salerno is the main town close to the Costiera Amalfitana (the “Amalfi Coast”) and is mostly known for its Schola Medica Salernitana (the first University of Medicine in the world). In the 16th century, under the Sanseverino family, among the most powerful feudal lords in Southern Italy, the city became a great centre of learning, culture and the arts, and the family hired several of the greatest intellectuals of the time. Later, in 1694, the city was struck by several catastrophic earthquakes and plagues, and afterwards a period of Spanish rule which would last until the 18th century. After that, Salerno became part of the Parthenopean Republic and saw a period of Napoleonic rule. In recent history the city hosted the King of Italy, who moved from Rome in 1943 after Italy negotiated a peace with the Allies in World War II. A brief so-called “government of the South” was then established in the town, that became the “capital” of Italy for some months.

Tourist Port © SOLOXSALERNO/cc-by-sa-3.0-it Seafront promenade © Giaros Arechi Castel and clock tower of the province building © Giaros/cc-by-sa-3.0 Ports of Salerno © Mattatoio5 Via Botteghelle in the old Longobard area © SOLOXSALERNO/cc-by-sa-3.0-it seen from Canalone © Giaros/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Arechi Castel and clock tower of the province building © Giaros/cc-by-sa-3.0
Today Salerno is an important cultural centre in Campania and Italy and has had a long and eventful history. The city has a rich and varied culture, and the city is divided into three distinct regions: the medieval sector with a modern state-of-the arts area, the planned 19th century district and the more densely-populated post-war area, with its several apartment blocks. Salerno is located at the geographical center of a triangle nicknamed Tourist Triangle of the 3 P (namely a triangle with the corners in Pompei, Paestum and Positano). This peculiarity gives Salerno special tourist characteristics that are increased by the many local points of tourist interest like the Lungomare Trieste, the Castello di Arechi, the Duomo and the Museo Didattico della Scuola Medica Salernitana.

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