From captivating coastal cities to postcard-perfect hilltop towns, the Province of Salerno has it all. Get to know the historic city of Salerno, visit a UNESCO-listed national park and explore a network of ancient caves. Wherever you go, you can enjoy farm-fresh produce and tasty local cuisine.
Things to do in Salerno
The enchanting city of Salerno is a gateway to the province. Step back in time in the “centro storico” historic district, a labyrinth of cobbled streets and winding lanes connected by stone staircases. Admire medieval churches decorated with centuries-old frescoes and dine at traditional trattorias serving wood-fired pizza and fresh pasta. Stroll along the tree-lined promenade at sunset for magical views over the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Use the storybook village of Teggiano as a base to explore Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Teggiano is one of dozens of villages set in the park and will charm you with its tangle of cobblestone streets and medieval buildings. Peer into centuries-old churches and brush up on history at local museums.
Descend into the Grotte di Castelcivita caves and discover more than 40,000 years of history. The grottoes have been inhabited since prehistoric times and are one of the oldest settlements on the continent. Don a hard hat and navigate your way along slippery paths framed by enormous stalagmites and stalactites.
From roasted chestnuts and spicy Italian rocket to violet-hued artichokes and “barilotto” water buffalo cheese, the Province of Salerno grows a bounty of farm-fresh produce. Bite into juicy, sun-dried figs and snack on chocolate-coated hazelnuts. “Colline Salernitane” extra virgin olive oil produced in the hills of Salerno is famous across Italy.
Getting around Salerno
Trains connect major towns and cities across the Province of Salerno, including Salerno, Cava de' Tirreni, Battipaglia and Nocera Inferiore. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore the Province of Salerno at your own pace. Salerno is a one-hour drive from Naples and Naples International Airport.