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Salerno Travel Guide: 64 reviews and 147 photos


Salerno is a very beautiful city situated in the middle of two enchanting coasts, the Amalfi and Cilento coasts.
In 194 b.C. it was a Roman colony and was named Salernum.
The city made progress and also enriched its culture and its traditions during the occupation of Goths, Byzantines, Longobards and Normans.
The Goths were defeated by the Greeks whose domination lastes 15 years (from 53 to 568), up to Longobards invaded almost the whole peninsula.
In 786 Arechi II, a Longobard prince, transferred the seat of the Dukedom of Benevento to Salerno, in order to elude Charlemagne's offensive and to secure himself the control of a strategic area, the centre of coastal and internal communications in Campania.

The rewal of the historical centre has been directed towards the rediscovery of the artistic and cultural treasures of an exceptional land.
Salerno appears more and more as a welcoming community for tourists from all over the world with its enchanting historical centre where it is possible to admire both the traces of its ancient history and the fervour of artisan shops and places for cultural and musical aggregation attended by thousands of people.
Salerno is a charming synthesis of what the Mediterranean can offer to anyone who wants to know it more closely.



Shadowline Salerno Film Festival
Dates:Jan. 4-Sep. 4, 2006
Location:Salerno, Italy
Address:Piazza S. Agostino, 16 84121 Salerno Italy
Phone:+39 08 92753673
Fax:+39 08 92571125

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:want to live there and write my memoires
  • Cons:bit damp in the winter
  • In a nutshell:Magnifico ! (Like most of Italy and it's people!!!)
  • Last visit to Salerno: Dec 1893
  • Intro Updated Apr 18, 2006
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  • brandonmarlo's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2009 at 7:50 PM

    Thanks, great to know about this!

  • shintarojon's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2006 at 6:58 PM

    wow...great place!! nice page..greetings from manila

  • chancay's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2006 at 10:31 AM

    leckeres Süppchen ;-)) ...so ein großes Filmfestival täte Hannvoer auch mal gut!!

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2006 at 10:58 AM

    The Amalfi coast is really beautiful. I have been to Amalfi, but never to Salerno, it looks like a lovely place.

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2006 at 5:02 PM

    what a gorgeous place! would love to get there one day.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2005 at 3:58 PM

    The food sounds great. How 'bout a VT meeting at the film festival someday? Sounds wonderful.

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2004 at 4:53 AM

    Castellabate is a perfect sight, and I just adore the seafood, Yum yum calmar MMMMMM ;-D

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2004 at 5:05 PM

    Iris we have the same taste in wines. We had it sent back to USA ( Brunello di Montalcino 1995) and have it at special times. Great job on Salerno.

  • CliffClaven's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2004 at 1:57 AM

    Naples without the attitude

  • VincentJJ's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2004 at 1:48 AM

    Write your memoires........?? Do you have enough for a book?


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