Amalfi Coast: Visiting Salerno and its Sea

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If you plan to head to the Amalfi Coast this summer, you can’t miss visiting Salerno and its magnificent historic center! This is a mini-guide on what to see in Salerno in the summer. You will find many ideas for your experience- the perfect mix of art, culture and nature!

The Historic Center

Salerno is a town in the region of Campania where the residents are always enthusiastic and happy to welcome tourists from all over the world. With unparalleled charm, everyone who visits this city will fall in love. Walking through the streets and squares of Salerno, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back into the past. As you stroll about the alleys, churches, palaces, and artisan shops, you’ll breathe in the splendor of this city’s remarkable history.

The historic center is testimony to the medieval period when Salerno was at the height of its glory. Don’t miss Castello di Arechi, a practically intact fortress that has maintained its original appearance. From the castle, you can enjoy excellent views of the city and the Gulf of Salerno.

Another must-visit is the Duomo which was built during the Norman period and dedicated to the city’s patron, Saint Matthew. There are also many characteristic museums throughout Salerno.

Nightlife is centered mainly on the Lungomare Trieste, where a large number of bars and restaurants offer a vast choice for the more outgoing visitors.


Fiordo Furore and Conca dei Marini

After visiting the historic center of Salerno, let yourself be enchanted by two of Mother Nature’s most amazing sights in the area: the Furore Fjord and the Conca dei Marini.

Along the Amalfi Coast, there is a truly magical place, characterized by houses that rise in the middle of the rock. Furore is called “the town that is not there” for this reason. The small town has just 1,000 residents and its colorful houses add to the fairy tale atmosphere. Furore is like an open-air art gallery: walking through its streets you can admire fantastic murals and works by street artists and others. Even its beaches have a touch of magic. The rock and the sheer mountain plunge into the sea, creating evocative little bays and fjords.

Conca dei Marini, nestled in the arms of the cliff, is the main feature of this wonderful beach. The village is inhabited by just a few people, who live in characteristic houses that overlook the beach. Just a few steps from Fiordo Furore, what once was just a fishing village, today, is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations. The flagship of Conca dei Marini is without a doubt the Emerald Grotto. This karst cavity was discovered in 1932 by a local fisherman and can be reached by boats coming from Amalfi or via the steps or elevators that have been constructed.


Campania is a region that has much to offer in terms of tourism, but its sea is what has made it so famous. If this guide on what to see in Salerno has you wanting more- stay tuned for what’s to come!