Aerial view of a large town by the sea with a spacious harbour built into the sea. A mountain range can be seen in the background.
Aerial view of a large town by the sea with a spacious harbour built into the sea. A mountain range can be seen in the background.

Salerno – A Hidden Gem and Gateway to the Amalfi Coast

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Published: 04 July 2024, 14:30

Enchanting Salerno is one of Italy’s hidden gems. The pretty harbour town in the south of Italy boasts a wonderful location amidst the lush green of the surrounding hills and the deep blue Tyrrhenian Sea, as well as an authentic Italian way of life. The beautiful, medieval old town invites visitors to take a stroll and explore. There is something to discover on every corner: enchanting streets and courtyards, old wooden doors and wonderful little shops. The magnificent San Matteo Cathedral and Castello di Arechi fortress high above the city are relics of its rich historical past. The Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful coasts in the world, is also just a stone’s throw away from Salerno. 

Numbers, data, facts

  • Time difference: none
  • Population: 128.000
  • Official language: Italian
  • Currency: EUR (Euro)

Ten Salerno highlights

Highlights on the Amalfi Coast

The unrivalled beauty of the Amalfi Coast cannot simply be reduced to just a few highlights. It stretches for around 50 kilometres along the Gulf of Salerno and is known for its breathtaking scenery: steep cliffs rise out of the turquoise sea, picturesque villages are nestled into the slopes along the coast. The region is also historically important and culturally significant as a former powerful maritime republic. Last but not least, the Amalfi Coast boasts outstanding cuisine and is particularly famous for its lemon groves and the limoncello made from them.

Those wanting to explore the Amalfi Coast at their leisure and with numerous stops, for example, by hire car, can include Naples in their plans (a little further north) and take off or land there.

 

Picturesque villages and a spectacular coastline

Salerno from BER

Flugzeug kurz vor dem Aufsetzen auf die Start- und Landebahn

easyJet  (from July 2024)

Five travel tips for …

1. Located right in the centre: Spiaggia di Santa Teresa

2. Fine sand and clear water: Marina di Vietri

3. Beach at the picturesque fishing village of the same name: Spiaggia di Cetara

4. Small bay with crystal-clear water: Spiaggia di Erchie

5. Largest beach on the Amalfi Coast: Spiaggia di Maiorie

1. Enjoy spectacular views from Villa Rufolo in Ravello

2. Look out over the colourful town and the glittering sea from Piazza Tasso in Positano

3. Experience fabulous views from the Sentiero degli Dei hiking trail

4. Look out over the coastal landscape from the ancient Torre dello Ziro tower in Scala

5. Enjoy the marvellous panoramic view from the higher cathedral in Amalfi

1. Experience the Amalfi Coast from the water on a boat trip

2. Explore the legendary ancient ruins of Pompeii

3. Experience spectacular sunsets along the Amalfi Coast

4. Discover the rich wine tradition in the vineyards of Tramonti

5. Visit the famous grottos of Capri on a boat tour from Salerno

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