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Salerno is a bustling port city in southern Campania. Although damaged in World War II, it retains an attractive medieval center of atmospheric narrow streets and alleys. The sightseeing highlight is the impressive 11th-century cathedral, regarded as one of Italy's most beautiful religious buildings. The vibrant seafront promenade is the social hub of Salerno, with lively nightlife and restaurants, and the city is a popular choice for travelers exploring the Amalfi coast and the ancient monuments of Campania. Whether you are looking for high-end Salerno hotels or budget options, online accommodation specialist can offer the best value rooms in the city. Use our quick and easy booking system to secure your Salerno accommodation in advance and look forward to a stress-free arrival in this part of southern Italy.

What's Salerno Like?

Salerno's historic significance came first in the Middle Ages when its medical school was the foremost in Europe. Later in World War II, it was the landing point for the Allied invasion of Italy. That battle caused lasting damage to the city, but its cathedral survived and remains Salerno's greatest treasure. Built in the 11th century, the building features bronze doors from Constantinople, a graceful courtyard, baroque interior, ornate mosaic pulpits, and the tomb of St. Matthew with its marble crypt. Salerno's fascinating warren of medieval streets in the old quarter contain the Museo Pinacoteca Provinciale, with an art collection covering the Renaissance through to the 20th-century. Looming above the city, the Castello di Arechi is an ancient fortress originally constructed by the Byzantines and later strengthened by Lombards, Normans, and the Aragonese. Salerno hotels provide an ideal base for exploring the region of Campania.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Salerno

English is not widely spoken in Salerno, so the Italian phrasebook may be called into action on a regular basis. Basic etiquette requires that shop staff or waiters are greeted with a "buon giorno" or "buona sera" before you place your order. Don't be surprised when locals ignore a line at the market or in a store; they aren't being deliberately rude. Tipping is not mandatory, but rounding up a check in a cafe or adding 10% in a restaurant are normal practice. For detailed information on Salerno hotels, use the search facility. Our site provides candid and accurate assessments from past guests, along with multiple photos, sample room layouts, and maps indicating the major tourist sights, giving you a clear impression of the amenities offered by places to stay in Salerno.