Salerno Travel Guide

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Salerno Highlights

  • Pro
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     Freindly and hospitable people 

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     bit damp in the winter 

  • In a nutshell
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     Magnifico ! (Like most of Italy and it's people!!!) 

Salerno Things to Do

  • VILLA COMUNALE

    The oasis of greenin the centre of the town.One of the favourite places for the young couples to take photos for their wedding albums.In the summer you can sit and relax in the shadow of the plants and in the winter time, for the third time in a row, there's beautiful fairy tale of lights.

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  • Castellabate

    Collocato tra Paestum e Velia, il Comune di Castellabate e' uno dei piu importanti centri balneari della Costiera Cilentana, nonche' di notevole interesse storico culturale del PARCO NAZIONALE DEL CILENTO E VALLO DI DIANO. Castellabate e' facilmente raggiungibile, essendo collegata da un comodo sistema viario (AutoSole SA/RC uscita Battipaglia,...

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  • LUNGOMARE

    It's one of the most beautifull lungomare I have ever seen with just astonishing look on the sea and the whole city. You have take long walks and really enjoy yourself.

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  • The malecon of Salerno

    Take a walk along the pedestrian pathway along the sea wall. It's a long walk, cool in the summer from the trees and the breeze (ha), plenty of benches to rest on and plenty of people to watch going by. Depending on the exact location you can just look out at the ocean or the boats that drift in and out of the harbor.

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  • 2006 Shadowline Salerno Film Festival

    Why not visit the Salerno Film Festival.The international film festival is a real "secret tip" for movie buffs.Categories: Feature, short, video, video dance, music video, digital and experimental There are all together 3 international film festivals in Salerno!!!Salerno (April): Shadowline Salerno Film FestivalSalerno (July): Giffoni International...

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  • SALERNO FILM FESTIVAL - Sept 2006

    SALERNO FILM FESTIVAL SEPT 2006 Shadowline Salerno Film FestivalDates:Jan. 4-Sep. 4, 2006Location:Salerno, ItalyAddress:Piazza S. Agostino, 16 84121 Salerno ItalyPhone:+39 08 92753673Fax:+39 08 92571125FILM FESTIVAL WEBSITEMail:int.manager@shadowline.it

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Salerno Restaurants

  • Little bit of everything

    Traditional south Italian plates in street version together with baguettes in many versions. I'll leave it up to you to experiment and find your own favourite dish.

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  • Taverna Santa Maria

    The interior of the restaurant is basically an old church. The atmosphere is relaxing and the great taste of the food will make you feel good. Try whatever you want from the menu and you won't miss. They offer fixed price manù for lunch for 20 euros and two types of menu to choose. THey are also jazz nights. For the exact dates call them for more...

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  • Kikko (kaiten sushi)

    Friendly atmosphere, good food, it's worth trying something different for dinnerDuring the lunch hours there's a fixed price menu. It costs 15 euro drinks excluded. There's variety of food from sushi, french fries, Japanese rolls, rice, fruit and desert.Closed on Monday morning. Yaki udon and sushi uramaki California

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Salerno Nightlife

  • Pirat empire

    In Salerno you can find numberous places for hanging out almost every night in a week.The hardest thing is to choose.One of the places is Galleon. In the moment you feel like you're in a pirat empire. You can order fried stuff, which are excellent for starters and then pizza or specific type of sandwiches. Actually quite fun. Excellent for a night...

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  • Discoteque an disco-pub

    If you're looking for discoteque or disco-pub for live music or dancing... Salerno is the best place of Campania... (I say so 'cause I live not far from there and with my friends we prefer to go in Salerno more than in Neaples...) There are many places to meet people, listen to good music and you'd have a right choice indipendently by your age. I...

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Salerno Transportation

  • Ferry to Costiera Amalfitana

    There are two main docks from which you can take ferries to Costiera Amalfitana, Capri and even Ischia. There are Molo Manfredi and the other one is Piazza della Concordia.For example one way trip from Salerno(Piazza della Concordia) to Amalfi takes around 35 minutes and one way ticket costs 6 euros

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  • Amalfi-Coast by boat

    More than Salerno the best to view there is the Amalfi Coast. So you can take a boat in Salerno harbour (not far by walk from train station about 1Km) and then go towards Positano, Amalfi, Furore Fiord, etc...

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  • bus to salerno

    There are SITA buses along the coast with one end at Salerno. So, one can easily reach Positano and Sorrento with a change at Amalfi. It is absolutely one of the most spectacular bus rides in the world. Local buses also reach Pompeii and Pastrum.

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Salerno Shopping

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    by palmesian Written Dec 19, 2005

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    If you are looking for a place to buy leather goods such as bags, wallets, shoes, jackets, etc.. this is the place to visit. The owner's workshop is inside the store and you'll be amazed of the uniqueness and elegance of his design which cannot be found in other shops.

    What to buy: Leather goods.

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Salerno Local Customs

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    mum & friends on the daily passegiata, 1950

    by loudjazz Written May 17, 2007

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    Put on your gladrags and head for the lungomare on a sunny sunday or the top end of of the via dei mercanti and the corso in the evening for a great people watching experience.

    La Passegiata has always been an integral part of Italian social life, whether in the small rural villages in the mountains, the seaside cities and towns of the coastline or the industrial metropolises of the North, young ‘innamorati’, (couples in love), excited teens, whole families with immaculately turned out kids, and slow moving elders would slip on their gladrags to congregate and meet at a predetermined point and time to chat, flirt, preen and generally have fun in the carnival atmosphere that is the Passgiata.


    In Salerno La Passegiata took place on the Lungomare Trieste, stretching along the seafront from Piazza della Concordia which boasted a ship converted into a Seafood restaurant up to the public gardens 2 miles north. The promenade offered many opportunities to stop, mingle, chat and meet ,with lots of beautiful mosaic benches under the palm trees and by the water fountains where you could stop and perfect the pastime of people watching or the art of flirting.

    Teenagers tended to congregate outside their favourite bars and the seafront area surrounding it, listening to the jukeboxes blasting out the hits of the moment and groups of them would take a walk up the promenade to buy the best lemon gelati on the coast , made daily and served from cast iron booth not far from the Municipio or Town Hall.

    In later years the area for La Passegiata seemed to have moved away from the seafront to Corso Garibaldi with its designer shops and along the newly gentrified ancient area ‘Via dei Mercanti’ boasting quaint little shops and cools bars. Times and fashions may move on, places and streets may change but I hope the wonderful tradition that is La Passegiata goes on forever.
    The full story on my weblink below

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Salerno Warnings and Dangers

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    by lichinga Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    In Cava dei Tirreni and in Vietri you will find gorgeous pieces of pottery, terracotta, porcelains... Unfortunately, the prices are as high as the number of tourists!
    I'm not able to advise a cheap shop: all of them use - more or less - the same prices, but you can always bargain, especially if you buy more pieces.

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Salerno Tourist Traps

  • Restaurants and bars

    Usually restaurants can be element of surprise...think well before ordering wine...if want to pay less, try ordering the house wine. In case you order the whole bottle, make sure to check the menu first, in order to avoid unpleasant surprise.As for the water...check the price in the menu, otherwise in stead of the usual 1,5 or 2 euro (bottles are...

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  • Don't buy souvenirs...

    It seems an obvious tip for a tourist... in every part of the world.... but expecially in Campania (Neaples most) it's important to stay far from the little baracks you find near the touristic place... not for the expensive prices, but for thefts... (I hope it spells so...) I mean you have to look behind you while buying... there are...

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Salerno What to Pack

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    by shiran_d Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Just a bag pack,

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: During summer, temp can go up to 35C.
    Winter months temp can drop down to 0 C
    So please take correct clthing.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: All the supplies are avilable in toilets and there are enough pharmacies. And they are normally open till 8 or 9 pm Monday to Saturday

    Photo Equipment: All the camera and photo items are availabe in and town.

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Salerno Off The Beaten Path

  • Persano WWF area

    River Sele is one of the longest in Southern Italy. In the medium part of its stream a dam created a small lake once used to provide water for the nearby farnmers. This wet area has been populated by thousands of birds of 150 different species and is now a protected area under the surveillance of the World Wildlife Fund.You can spend some happy...

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  • Grotte dell' Angelo in Pertosa

    The Grotte dell'Angelo (Angel Caves), approx. 70 km from Salerno, are located at thenorthern end of the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano. Fascinating from a naturalistic viewpoint, their historical and archaeological features are equally important.Dating back 35 million years, they were first mentioned by Pliny the Elder and later by...

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  • Cetara - La torretta

    It's a village close to Salerno, about 3Km far, you can go there and find nice beaches...In this pic a classic Italian life moment in the beach... Italian guys try to have a contact with stranger girls!!who'll win?

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Salerno Favorites

  • Amalfi coast

    The Norman castle in Maiori, the nearest town of Amalfi, on the coast has many towers and castles, forces of middle age, and this castle is one of good condition that we can get a permit to acssecs inside. To get Amalfi by car you can find a small villege like Cetarra, this villege has good beach to swim in summer, you can eat fresh tuna by...

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  • Explore Salerno and it's surroundings...

    Great link of THINGS TO DO in the Amalfi area>http://www.slowtrav.com/italy/notes/southern/pk_amalfi.htm

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  • Corso Vittorio

    This is the main avenue of the city, where most of shops are to be found. It connects the older part of the city, the historical Salerno, built on the steep hill raising from the sea shores and the modern area.

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