Although more modern in appearance, the beautiful port city of Salerno in the Campania region kept its Italian authenticity. Like the narrow streets with buildings that date back plenty of centuries ago. Besides the usual restaurants, shops, and museums, it also features a bustling nightlife from around 21h00.
The 11th-century Romanesque cathedral is dedicated to the apostle St Matthew (the city’s patron saint) whose relics are kept inside the church. When it comes to Salerno, this experience was my personal highlight.
The 56m high mid-12th century bell tower with Arabic/Norman artwork can be seen towards the rear of the cathedral.
There are no less than 56 panels that illustrate stories from Jesus’ life, figures, and crosses.
You most probably have heard of Vietri Ceramics, and this is where it originates from. The ceramic tradition is big in Vietri Sul Mare, and recognized across the world for its excellence in ceramic art.
If you have the time and interest, a private ceramic workshop an awesome way to make personal gifts or souvenirs.
Put on your walking shoes, because there are plenty of beautiful paths and spectacular mosaics on some of the buildings.
Sapri is a town and commune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy.
Here are a few recommendations of things to do and places to see:
Travel Tip: Book Albergo Riviera Spineta if you want beachfront accommodation.
A visit to the Campania region must include a visit to Agropoli. Situated at the start of the Cilentan Coast, on the Tyrrhenian Sea and really beautiful:
Photos Above: Agropli