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“Look out for the secret garden!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Salerno

Salerno
Salerno 84100, Salerno, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 28 Attractions in Salerno
Type: Landmarks
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Perth, Western Australia
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“Look out for the secret garden!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The castle is well worth the bus trip up the hill for the stunning views. But the gem is the medical herb garden, which is sign posted but takes you up side alleys, up steps and through a small door. This was the birthplace of modern medicene in many respects.

Visited April 2013
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“Best place to stay on the Amalfi coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Not as big, dangerous and dirty as Naples, not as small and overpriced as the more touristic towns of the Amalfi coast, extremely well connected to everything (except Herculaneum and Sorrento, maybe). Great nightlife, excellent and cheap restaurants, many things to see in or around it. Within 2h you are in Rome, less then 1 h to Naples, 20 minutesto Pompei (with the faster trains). Ferries to Amalfi, Positano, Capri, Ischia. The SITA bus takes you all around the coast, it's a bit slow and often late though,but the views are amazing (it's not any better from Sorrento either, sometimes even fuller and slower). Added bonuses: from here you can much easoer visit the cities of Paestum (3 excellently conserved greek temples-20 -40 minutes on the train), and the seaaide towns of Vietri and Cetara. None of them are overrun by foreign tourists. Vietri is the easiest to get to. Famous for pottery and some of the largest beaches on the coast, about 5 different busses and the trains go to it, so you willnever wait longer then 10 minutes. The ride takes about 10 minutes, you could even walk there, but the road is next to the port-not very scenic and no shade.
Cetara is a bit more remote, you will need to take the SITA bus (goes once-twice every hour and takes20-30 min), but still costs only 1,3 euros each way ( same price for public transport within Salerno). It's an enchanting little fishing village with just about everything you need and nothing more. The only place on e coast whre I have seen more public then private beaches. Great seafood restaurants.
Salerno also has some beaches, but they seemed a bit dirty, so we prefered to go to Vietri or Cetara.

Visited August 2013
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“Perfect place to spend summer vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Perfect weather, nice people, super view... just perfect.
A lot of places to visit from this point and you don't need a very big budget.
Salerno is close to Napoli so you can visit that also, not to say about Capri and Amalfi Coast

Visited July 2013
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“Slums - All of Salerno”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I expected it to be beautiful, and the shoreline is, but anywhere else is slum-like. I will never go back to there again. The people near and at the Albergo Fiorenza were very wonderful people, but the town itself reminded me of the ghettos of Chicago. Not much to actually do, nothing for families except the beaches, which are really disgusting. The ones that you have to pay for (10 euros per person per day) are nicer and have pools, but the water is still disgustingly dirty. I could not even swim in it, gross.

Visited August 2013
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Nocera Superiore, Italy
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“The nicest city in Campania”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Everyone knows Sorento, Napels and Amalfi. And eventhough I have to admit they are places worth visiting, I prefer Salerno over all of them. As a city Salerno has much more to offer and more history than Sorento and Amalfi. It is smaller and less dangerous than Naples.

Visited July 2013
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