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Salerne

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  • Stretching along the coastline and rising gently up the mountainside, Salerno enjoys a location that looks out over the bay below. It is a lively city with a wealth of cultural attractions. Its golden age was in the 8th century, when it was conquered by the Normans, who made it one of the most thriving centres in southern Italy. It is here that the 'Schola Medica Salernitana' (Salerno school of medicine), ...
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  • The city is located in the gulf of Salerno, bordered on the west by the Amalfi Coast and the east coast of Cilento.
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  • Salerno is the capital of the province of Campania.
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  • The church of Positano, Province of Salerno, is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta.
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  • Salerno has received several awards for its quality of life and respect for the environment.
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  • The territory of Salerno is very diverse, ranging from sea level to 953 meters in the Monte Stella.
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  • The port of Salerno is one of the most functional of the Tyrrhenian Sea, confirmed by its numerous awards.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Italy

Stretching along the coastline and rising gently up the mountainside, Salerno enjoys a location that looks out over the bay below. It is a lively city with a wealth of cultural attractions. Its golden age was in the 8th century, when it was conquered by the Normans, who made it one of the most thriving centres in southern Italy. It is here that the 'Schola Medica Salernitana' (Salerno school of medicine), the oldest medical school in Europe, was born. The city continued to grow throughout the Middle Ages, changing various hands along the way, and traces of its ancient glory can still be seen in the medieval quarters that make up the city centre. Lose yourself in the narrow lanes, take a look at the historical palaces lining them, and, most importantly, make sure you visit the cathedral. It was built in the 11th century and visitors enter through an open patio surrounded by richly decorated arcades topped with a Roman bell; stepping inside, your breath will be taken away by the collection of Renaissance paintings and the Baroque crypt. Finally, enjoy a peaceful walk on the seafront at Trieste.

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Salerne: the key figures

Surface area : 13595.0 km2

Population : 5813542 inhabitants

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