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Province of Salerno

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Salerno is a city and comune in Campania (south-western Italy) and is the capital of the province of the same name. It is located on the Gulf of Salerno on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city is divided into three distinct zones: the medieval sector, the 19th century sector and the more densely populated post-war area, with its several apartment blocks.Salerno was an independent Lombard principality, Principality of Salerno, in the early Middle Ages. During this time, the Schola Medica Salernitana, the first medical school in the world, was founded. In the 16th century, under the Sanseverino family, among the most powerful feudal lords in southern Italy, the city became a great centre of learning, culture and the arts, and the family hired several of the greatest intellectuals of the time. Later, in 1694, the city was struck by several catastrophic earthquakes and plagues. After a period of Spanish rule which would last until the 18th century, Salerno became part of the Parthenopean Republic.In recent history the city hosted Victor Emmanuel III, the King of Italy, who moved from Rome in 1943 after Italy negotiated a peace with the Allies in World War II, making Salerno the home of the "government of the South" (Regno del Sud) and therefore capital of Italy for some months. Some of the Allied landings during Operation Avalanche (the invasion of Italy) occurred near Salerno. Today Salerno is an important cultural centre in Campania and Italy.
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Places to visit in Province of Salerno

Salerno Trip planner BEST FOR: Landmark, Church, Garden Amalfi Trip planner BEST FOR: Religious Site, Specialty Museum, Waterfall Ravello Trip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Architectural Building, Religious Site Positano Trip planner BEST FOR: Lookout, Beach, Gift & Specialty Shop Paestum Trip planner BEST FOR: Ruin, Beach, Landmark

Popular things to do in Province of Salerno

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Landmark
Promenade Trieste Salerno
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Garden
Villa Comunale Salerno
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Duomo di Salerno Salerno
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Landmark
Centro Storico Salerno Salerno
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Province of Salerno

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Ruin
Castello di Arechi Salerno
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Ruin
Paestum Ruins Paestum
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Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Duomo di Sant'Andrea Amalfi
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Duomo di Ravello Ravello
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Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Province of Salerno

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Art Gallery
Sol’Art Ceramiche Vietri sul Mare
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Waterfall
Valle delle Ferriere Amalfi
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Duration: 4 hours
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Spa
Spas Minori
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Province of Salerno

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Cave
Cave of Smeraldo Positano
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Duration: 1 hour
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Beach
Fornillo Positano
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Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Spiaggia Grande Positano
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach
Marina Di Vietri Salerno
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Province of Salerno

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano Salerno
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bossa Salerno
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bazar Cerere Paestum
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Gift & Specialty Shop
TABULA Amalfi
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Duration: 4 hours

Beaches in Province of Salerno

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Beach
Lido Eureka Salerno
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Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Spiaggia di castiglione Castiglione
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Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Lido di Ravello Castiglione
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach
Spiaggia Lannio Cetara
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Amalfi Coast Sea Kayak Tours Amalfi
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Duration: 3 hours
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Boat Rental
Plaghia Charter Praiano
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Duration: 8 hours
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Taxi / Shuttle
Amalfi Coast Tour Amalfi
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Duration: 8 hours
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Garden
Giardino della Minerva Salerno
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Duration: 1h 30 min