Salerno, rima d'inverno, o dolcissimo inverno.
Salerno, rima d'eterno.
(Salerno, rhyme in winter, or sweet winter.
Salerno, rhyme of eternity).
- A. Gatto
Salerno is a community increasingly welcoming tourists and visitors from all around the world. In the historic center, traces of the ancient history of the city can be seen and feel the fervor of artisan shops.
Today, walking through the narrow streets, the little squares, the churches and the palaces, you can read the past of a city that once was the capital of the rich Longobards Kingdom.
You’ll perceive a picture of the events that have been taken place over time, witness the economic prosperity, as well as the social and cultural splendor of past centuries.
The city has preserved a historical center of medieval times, the true heart of the city, able to enchant visitors. You can admire some splendid examples of religious architecture, including the famous medieval cathedral (XI century) dedicated to St. Matthew, patron saint of the city.
Salerno is today a modern city with many fashion boutiques and many typical restaurants and is equipped with one of the most beautiful promenades in Italy. From November to January, the famous “Luci d’Artista” event takes place during which the city is illuminated by Christmas-themed art installations and more.
THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED ACCORDING TO YOUR NEEDS AND REQUESTS.
- Meeting with the Guide at Central Station of Salerno.
- Have a walk through the fashion boutiques and typical restaurants on the main street called “Corso Vittorio Emanuele”.
- Walk in the medieval quarter. The narrow city streets, today rich of shops, follow the form of medieval urban plan and conserve beautiful historical buildings and much of its religious architecture.
- Visit the cathedral of St.Matteo from XI century. It's the most important monument of the city, a masterpiece of Norman architecture. The vast porticoes have above its ancient columns an elegant loggia decorated with inlaid wood. An imposing Romanesque bell tower dominates the atrium. On the inside two magnificent ambos are richly decorated with mosaics from the XVII and the XVIII century. There is also a baroque crypt from the 1600’s covered in polychromatic marbles. There are numerous tombs, the most important of which are the one of the Queen Margherita of Durazzo, and of the Pope Gregory the VII.
- Visit the "Giardini della Minerva", typical English gardens full of exotic plants and water features, from which you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city.
- Visit the Monumental Complex of San Pietro a Corte (closed on Monday). The ruins here represent the main architectural emergencies of the medieval Salerno .
- Nicely walk along the famous "Lungomare”, one of the most beautiful seafronts in Italy.
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