Salerno Private Walking Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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Salerno is a community increasingly welcoming tourists and visitors from around the world. In the historic center can be seen traces of the ancient history of the city and feel the fervor of artisan shops.Today, by walking through the narrow streets, the little squares, the churches and the palaces, you can read the past of a city that once was the capital of the rich Longboards Kingdom. You’ll perceive a picture of the events that have taken place over time, witness the economic prosperity, as well as the social and cultural splendor of past centuries.
Itinerary:- Meeting with the Guide at Central Station of Salerno.- Have a walk through the fashion boutiques and typical restaurants on the main street called “Corso Vittorio Emanuele”.- Walk in the medieval quarter. The narrow city streets, today rich of shops, follow the form of medieval urban plan and conserve beautiful historical buildings and much of its religious architecture.- Visit the cathedral of St.Matteo from XI century. It's the most important monument of the city, a masterpiece of Norman architecture. The vast porticoes have above its ancient columns an elegant loggia decorated with inlaid wood. An imposing Romanesque bell tower dominates the atrium. On the inside two magnificent ambos are richly decorated with mosaics from the XVII and the XVIII century. There is also a baroque crypt from the 1600’s covered in polychromatic marbles. There are numerous tombs, the most important of which are the one of the Queen Margherita of Durazzo, and of the Pope Gregory the VII.- Visit the "Giardini della Minerva", typical English gardens full of exotic plants and water features, from which you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city.- Visit the Monumental Complex of San Pietro a Corte (closed on Monday). The ruins here represent the main architectural emergencies of the medieval Salerno .- Nicely walk along the famous "Lungomare”, one of the most beautiful seafronts in Italy.

What’s included

  • Guidance and assitance for the entire duration of the Tour

What’s not included

  • Meals
  • Entrance ticket of "Giardini di Minerva"