Discover the main attractions of the town that was the seat of the first western world medical university!
Visit of the Medieval district, that with its main street "Via dei Mercanti" is the heart of the town. Full of narrow lanes, full of shops, while the Medieval plan preserves churches and period buildings.
The most important monument is the Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Matthew. It's in the Norman style with a Romanic bell tower and the interior is richly decorated in Baroque style, with three naves containing mosaics of XII-XIII century.
On the top of the hills that overlook the Golfo of Salerno, the Castle Arechi II rises. It was used by the Norman Duchy Arechi II as a defensive fortress. Today it hosts a small Medieval Museum. A park with paths surrounded it with stunning views of the Amalfi Coast.
THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED.
Our plan for the day:
- The historical centre of Salerno
- Mercanti Street
- The Monumental Complex of San Pietro a Corte
- The Cathedral
- Possibility to visit the ancient Castle of Arechi II, with amazing views of the Amalfi Coast.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: In front of Sant'Agostino Palace, in Salerno. I'll bring a sign with your name displayed.
End location: In front of Sant'Agostino Palace.
Duration: 2 hours
Start time dependent on your arrival schedule.
Comprehensive tour and local language assistance for food, tickets and emergencies.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euros - For refreshment/lunch.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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I highly recommend this tour of historic Salerno, including St Matthew's Cathedral. The crypt in that cathedral should not be missed. Its baroque style is used to decorate every square inch of the crypt including the ceiling and the burial tomb. We also visited "Minerva's Garden" which besides providing views of many plants and herbs, allowed a scenic view below of the sea, the harbor and the city. Another site to visit on this tour is Arechi's castle, originally built in the 6th century.