With 145,000 inhabitants, Salerno is the main city on the Amalfi coast. Perched at the top of cliffs and overhanging the emerald sea, Salerno is a jewel on one of Italy’s most storied stretches of coast.
Despite enjoying easy access to various tourist sites in the area such as Pompeii and Paestum, and to the cities of Sorrento, Capri and Positano, this authentic city has managed to preserve itself from mass tourism and has conserved its typically Italian charm. In the historical centre, the Arechi Castle, the Romanesque cathedral, various museums and churches will delight all lovers of culture. The city was also home to the most important centre of medical knowledge in the Middle Ages, the Schola Medica Salernitana.
With its mild climate and small streets, Salerno is a superb city to stroll on foot. Fall for the captivating scents of lemon trees, the unparalleled sea views and the exquisite flavour of San Marzano tomatoes – simply heavenly!