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Salerno, one of the most beautiful cities in the south of Italy, is situated along the inlet of the Tyrrenian Sea on the Gulf of Salerno. It is bordered by Punta Campanella, the extreme point of the Peninsula of Sorrento, and Punta Licosa, the most western point of Cilento. Cultured and refined, the old city is a web of alleyways and grand palaces. Easily explored on foot, however the surrounding scenery is so spectacular it is worth seeing. With car hire in Salerno available, tourists will be able to drive around freely, avoiding excursions and large tour groups and enjoying the sights in peace. Book today!
The Duomo (Cathedral) is the pride of the city, built in 1085, and is dedicated to the patron saint St Matthew. On the right side of Duomo atrium you can see the 12th century bell-tower. Also of interest is the medieval aqueduct, built in the 9th century and later reinforced by the Normans around 1000.
A delightful way to spend time is with a walk along the pleasant streets to see the elegant shops and quiet cafes. Via Dei Mercanti, the old artery of commerce, is crossed by Via Del Duomo where, situated on the right side, is the magnificent Church of St George and adjacent is the cathedral.
There is an abundance of restaurants in town, but an ideal place for a snack and a drink is down on the promenade Lungomare Trieste. Adorned with palms, it is a beautiful spot to admire the Gulf of Salerno and the Amalfi Coast.
The Amalfitan Coast, one of the most famous tourist attractions in the south of Italy, is easily accessible from Salerno by car or public transport services. The town is fortunately located centrally to a host of resort towns and some of Europe’s finest beaches, Ravello being the most laudable.
The best way to get to Salerno is to come from Naples. The south’s main airport is Naples International Airport, also referred to as Capodichino Airport, located about 8kms (5mi) northeast of Naples city centre. From there you can drive south down the A40 directly to Salerno. Book cheap car hire at Naples Airport if this is your preferred arrival destination. Suppliers located in the arrivals hall of the airport include; Avis, Budget, Europcar, Dollar, Hertz, Locauto, Maggiore, Sicily by car, Sixt and Targarent.
The Metropolitan railway services Salerno and other major resorts in the area, including Naples.
SITA buses service the Amalfi coast with buses running every 30 and 60 minutes from Salerno and stopping off at Minori, Atrani, Maiori, Cetara, Erchie and Vietri sul Mare.