Salerno The Essential
Interesting
In 1077, Salerno became the capital of the Norman Robert Guiscard. This prosperous town became famous for its university and School of Medicine which was also open to women, almost unheard of at the time (11C-13C). With the arrival of the House of Anjou, the city declined, while its rival, Naples, flourished. However, Salerno played an important role in 1943, when the 5th US Army landed here and the town was the provisional headquarters of the government of Free Italy.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Salerno
Duomo S. Matteo (St Matthew's Cathedral)
Duomo S. Matteo (St Matthew's Cathedral)
Built at the behest of Robert Guiscard,
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Via Mercanti (Merchants Street)
Via Mercanti (Merchants Street)
With shops, old houses, oratories, this
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Lungomare Trieste
Lungomare Trieste
This attractive promenade is shaded by
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Salerno's Archaeological Museum
Salerno's Archaeological Museum
Housed in the S. Benedetto complex, it
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