A Tyrrhenian Coastal City in the Campania Region
Located in the southwestern part of the country, Salerno Italy sits on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea and happens to be a very popular tourist spot. It is also conveniently located between Pompeii, Paestum and Positano, making it a busy crossroads between these three sought after destinations. With a beautiful waterfront and a historic, medieval sector of town, there is always something to see and do here.
Weather in Salerno
Salerno weather draws tourists from all across Europe and the rest of the world due to its generally tropical, Mediterranean climate. From mid June to September the climate here is quite hot & humid and the summers seem short. Winters are long, cold, wet and mostly cloudy. Over the duration of the year, temperature varies from 6°C to 32°C and usually not below 2°C or above 36°C. Best time to visit the city, weather-wise is from May-July, however during these months Salerno Campania is also the busies, making accommodations more pricey than other months.
Things to Do in Salerno Italy
- Trieste Seafront Promenade - This beachside walk is one of the most popular destinations for tourists when visiting Salerno. It is an approximately 2 km long walkway that spans the waterfront and provides visitors with amazing views of the sea and the harbour. Merchants and performers line this promenade during warmer weather and there is a bike path beside the pedestrian walkway that is perfect for those looking to take a scenic ride.
- Merchant Street - If spending an entire day shopping is on your to-do list then a visit to Merchant Street in Salerno is a must. This street is filled with vendors selling wares of all types, from souvenirs to leather goods to fine foods and wines.
- Minerva’s Garden - The Il Giardino della Minerva was first created in the 12th century and later on, revised and redeveloped by Matteo Silvatico in the 14th century. This garden was originally used to teach medical students about the healing properties of herbs and plants and can be visited today, restored to its original form, where rare species of plants can be seen.
- Castello di Arechi - This medieval castle sits high on a cliffside, overlooking the city of Salerno and the surrounding Tyrrhenian Sea. For centuries this castle was used as an important military lookout and defense system. Now it can be toured and explored by visitors and also contains a museum with interesting artifacts and a wealth of information.
- The Cathedral of Salerno - One of the most popular tourist destinations of the Salerno regions is the Cathedral of Salerno. This church is dedicated to Saint Mark and construction on this beautiful building began in 1076. The bell tower of the church is one of its most impressive features. It was added to the church in the 13th century and contains eight very large bells. There is also a museum within, which contains different artwork and also documents from the first university of Europe, the Schola Medica Salernitana.
Salerno Italy is a wonderful place to visit and it is a city that is filled with a rich history and many different historic sites to see. It is a popular destination for many, for so many different reasons and no trip to Italy, especially the Tyrrhenian coast, is complete without a stop in Salerno.
Salerno Map & Train Tips
Getting to Salerno Campania is easy, whatever type of transportation you choose. As a central point between the three major destinations of Pompeii, Paestum and Positano - Salerno is conveniently located just off of the area’s major motorways and is a stop on all of the major bus transit lines. Train travel in and out of Salerno is very convenient. The Salerno railway station offers all types of train service including High-Speed, Intercity, and Regional trains. Below is a Salerno map to help you with trip planning. Refer to the Italy train map for an overall glimpse of the country's railway system.
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