Salerno is a fascinating example of what the Mediterranean has to offer all those who wish to have a closer knowledge of it.
Today one can read the town’s history merely by looking at the alleys and squares, the churches and buildings.
One can perceive the course of events which have followed, a testimony of the flourishing economic, social and cultural splendour of the past centuries.
Salerno is mostly known for its Schola Medica Salernitana, the first University of Medicine in the world.
- the Cathedral: is the main tourist attraction of the city. It dominates with the characteristic Bell-Tower. In the Cripta there it is the tomb of Saint Matthew the Evangelist;
- Church of San Giorgio: it is the most beautiful Baroque church of Salerno;
- the "Historical Downtown Salerno" is believed to be one of the best maintained in the Italian peninsula. Its "Via dei mercanti" (merchant street) is even today the main bulk of the shopping in the city;
- the Educational Museum School of Medicine has noteworthy documents from the Schola Medica Salernitana.
Amalfi is a small city of white houses burdened to a steep slope in the valley carved by the river Chiarito (or Canneto).
Waterfront overlooking the Piazza Flavio Gioia, with the monument dedicated to the alleged inventor of the compass, from here starts the seafront, close to open the glass ogival arches of ancient Arsenali of the Republic, for shelters vessels Amalfi and places dedicated to the activities Merchant, now used for art exhibitions and expositions.
On the right of the Arsenale opens a narrow passage, the port of Marina, a medieval access to the city side of the long sea.
On the back, triangular square with the Baroque fountain of St. Andrew, dominates a staircase above the high facade of the Cathedral rebuilt in '800.
Probably founded by a Roman colony in the sixth century, the first news Ravello on certain dates back to the ninth century when all the centres on the coast returned in the State amalfitano.
The village still retains its medieval appearance: contorte streets, houses, churches by the beautiful mosaics testify yet decided influence on Arab and Byzantine Romanesque south.
Among its treasures of art are of particular importance the Cathedral, founded in the twelfth century, Villa Rufolo, whose origins date back to the eleventh century, with its indescribable flowered terraces and Villa Cimbrone famous for its exciting Belvedere where you can enjoy the most beautiful landscape in the world.
Located in the nothern part of the Sorrento's peninsula, it's for sure, one of the italian sites, that entered the club of the international good tourism.
Its special charme makes the difference among it and all the other cities around, above all because of its shape.
It's built on a ridge up to the sea; the water action changed its shape during the time.
It's the must see for all who want to enjoy the sweet pleasure of an intense sea,a delicate gastronomy, a luxury and elegant movida.
Sorrento is the scent of citrus unique in the world, the charme of a strong nature, the atmosphere of narrow streets full of vitality Mediterranean.
The historical center, still shows the shape of the ancient roman streets. Land of colors, misteries, traditions and legends... Sorrento, has always enchanted, it amazes you and it induces you to return... fascinating places, rich in history, art, breathtaking landscapes known all over the world.
Vietri sul Mare
Last country in the Amalfi coast facing the Gulf of Salerno, we find Vietri sul Mare, located behind the valley Bonea, characteristic town that seems to be confused with the rocky landscape from which is composed, groups of houses cling to bastions of limestone to the precipice sea Vietri make a country unique.
Vietri sul Mare is famous mainly for the art of manufacture of ceramic, art that dates back to ancient times and that was perfected over time up to produce garments that are genuine masterpieces appreciated worldwide, while several fabbrichette items every corner of the town of colors enrich a landscape already wonderful.
Cava de' Tirreni
Surrounded by mountains and close to the sea, Cava de 'Tirreni is situated in a broad and green valley.
The history of the city is interwoven with that of Benedictine Abbey founded here around the year 1000.
This "green gateway to the Amalfi Coast," Cava de 'Tirreni retains many historical and artistic as the Borgo Scacciaventi, the Cathedral, the Church of St. Francis and the Basilica of Madonna dell'Olmo. Significant opportunities for hiking, as the one on Lattari Mountains.
Mercato S. Severino
Mercato San Severino, town of ancient origins, was inhabited by the Romans and later by Byzantines and the Lombards.
The place buys notoriety with the advent of the Normans, namely with Troisio, giving life to the noble and powerful family of Sanseverino, whose presence in the territory of the commune is related to the conquest of Salerno on the part of Robert Guiscard. Important place to visit is the Castle of San Severino that overlooks the entire city.