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Location of Salerno
Salerno, a city and the capital of the province in the Campania region, lies on the gulf of the same name. On its borders there are Baronissi, Castiglione del Genovesi, Cava de’ Tirreni, Giffoni Valle Piana, Pellezzano, Pontecagnano Faiano, San Cipriano Picentino, San Mango Piemonte, and Vietri sul Mare. It has into two parts: the modern port and the typical Medieval Old Town.
History of Salerno
Salerno was likely to be populated in the prehistoric times. The first human signs appeared between the 6th and 9th centuries. In 646 Salerno was the centre of a dukedom. Nowadays it is an important tourism and trade centre.
Climate of Salerno
If you want to travel by yacht, Salerno with its Mediterranean climate is an excellent destination. There are calm waters and perfect wind conditions. Summers are relatively hot and dry; autumns and winters are rainy. Are you ready to explore other towns of the Amalfi Coast? Then choose the period between April and June. The weather is not just warm at this time, but the sea is also good for making your first dive. By the way, the average temperature is between 26-29 degrees.
Main sights in Salerno
Lungomare Trieste, Salerno’s well-maintained promenade is about 1 km long. It commences at Piazza della Liberta toward the direction of Porto Turistico. Rare palm trees surround this wonderful promenade. The colourful flowers, trees with shade and nice benches can enhance your mood. Also, the statues and fountains make it more beautiful.
Villa Comunale di Salerno is located in the heart of the Old Town, next to the port. It is a tranquil place for a bit of relaxation with interesting statues and monuments. Its beauty may be enhanced by its exotic trees and its small lake with fish. It used to be the garden of the Town Hall, though; today it is the venue of several events.
Besides, Salerno is also famous for its film festival which is actually one of the oldest film festivals in Italy. It started in 1947. Its venue is the Augusto Film Theatre, the former Teatro Verdi.
Gastronomy of Salerno
Regarding cheese, the most well-known is mozzarella di bufala around Salerno. At the Tenuta Vannulo farm, you can get an insight into the cheese production process, and watch buffaloes. Try their dairy products ranging from yoghurt, chocolate to gelato.
The gastronomy of Salerno is also well-known. During your stay, reserve a table at one of the best restaurants in the city called Cicirinella. As you would expect, it is of premium quality and provides an excellent atmosphere. You can choose from a wide variety of Italian meals. Forte La Carnale, another great restaurant is also famous for its tasty meals.
Beaches of Salerno
Numerous cosy beaches lie along Salerno. However, the towns of the Amalfi Coast also offer unique places to see.
La Baia Beach
It is one of the few sandy beaches of the Amalfi Coast which has enormous size. This nearly 400 m longshore awaits also families with small children. The beach is fairly well-equipped; in addition, due to its perfect location, there is lots of sunshine all day long.
La Crespella Beach
This gorgeous beach is 120 m long. Its shore has sandy and pebbly parts too. If you want to avoid the crowd, it is a great choice. Generally, it is calmer than other beaches in the vicinity; therefore, you can enjoy peaceful moments here. At the end, there is a 16th-century old tower which is responsible for the safety on the shore.
Rent a boat in Salerno
Salerno is listed as one of the busiest ports of the Tyrrhenian Sea. It has enormous size, about 1.7 million square meters. The port’s entrance is 280 wide, and the water here is 13 m deep.
Marina d’Arechi is one of the newest and most modern marinas. It’s well-protected with excellent staff and full service. Of course, there are great restaurants and bars at your disposal. The marina’s basin is 340,000 square meters; its depth is 8 m. It can accept 1000 yachts and yachts at the same time. The latter’s size could be even 123 m.
If you want to travel by yacht, the fabulous towns of the Amalfi Coast, which are in fact UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are worth visiting once. Just some of them, for instance: Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Minori or Conca dei Marini Of course, do not forget about Amalfi, one of the tourists’ beloved destinations.” tag_name=”h4″ color=”rgb(204, 171, 37)” width=”100%” class=”related-about-text”]
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Salerno. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Salerno shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Salerno shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
Rent a boat in Salerno, and cruise around Salerno
Day 1. Salerno – Vietri sul Mare 4.11 km (2.55 mi), Day 2. Vietri sul Mare – Maiori – Minori 10.79 km (6.70 mi) Day 3. Minori – Amalfi – Conca dei Marini 5.74 km (3.56 mi) Day 4. Conca dei Marini – Sorrento 33.38 km (20.74 mi) Day 5. Sorrento – Naples 32.65 km (20.29 mi) Day 6. Naples – Casamicciola Terme 34.62 km (21.51 mi) Day 7. Casamicciola Terme – Cetara – Salerno 80.55 km (50.05 mi).
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Day 1. Salerno – Cetara 5.12 km (3.18 mi), Day 2. Cetara – Agropoli 43.98 km (27.33 mi),Day 3. Agropoli – Acciaroli 28.46 km (17.69 mi), Day 4. Acciaroli – Marina di Casalvelino 8.77 km (5.45 mi), Day 5. Marina di Casalvelino – Palinuro 21.51 km (13.36 mi), Day 6. Palinuro – Marina di Camerota 12.13 km (7.54 mi), Day 7. Marina di Camerota – San Marco – Salerno 102.38 km (63.62 mi)
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