For too long Salerno was forgotten and stayed off the main touristic route of Amalfi Coast that lays so close! Fortunately in the last 20 years it has had a growth as cultural and touristic place. Salerno is an ancient town, its roots sinking in the Roman times, but its real flourishing era was Middle Age. Today it has 140.000 inhabitants, an own University and an economy mostly based on commerce. Through a considerable urban and architectural renewal Salerno has opened itself to the future. Big names of the international Architecture designed for Salerno: Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Ricardo Bofill, Santiago Calatrava. So many reasons make Salerno a desirable stop for a visit!
Walking through Salerno’s ancient heart you will enjoy the typical South Italian lanes, baroque buildings and medieval evidences. But also its more recent urban developments. Up to you the choice about the focus. Otherwise we can make a balanced and interesting mix of the subjects, like Middle Age, Baroque and Contemporary.