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Duomo di Salerno
Duomo di Salerno
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Giardino della Minerva
Giardino della Minerva
Owner description: In the heart of the Medieval town of Salerno, at the back of Fusandola torrent and of the old Mediaval walls, a terraced fenced orchard is situated. In it the remains of a... more Owner description: In the heart of the Medieval town of Salerno, at the back of Fusandola torrent and of the old Mediaval walls, a terraced fenced orchard is situated. In it the remains of a glorious and rich history can be still seen: it is the so called Minerva’s Garden. This structure develops along the orchard line which from the Town Villa gardens goes up to the Medieval Castle. Minerva’s Garden is exactly situated in the middle of this ideal itinerary and it is certainly the most interesting example of orchard for the art-historical valuesit represents.What is today really striking for any visitor – thanks to a restoration work completed in September 2000 - is an interesting variety of eighteenth century style elements.Among these the most characteristic one is a long staircase emphasized by cross plan pilasters, with stucco decorations supporting a pergola. The staircase, linking and evidently framing the different levels of the garden, ends up to a belvedere-terrace which is also covered with a pergola, it is built on the old walls and allows a wide and privileged view of the sea including the port, the historical centre of the town and the hills.The water system, composed of basins and fountains, one of them for each terrace, with decorations made from calcareous concretions, shows the presence of abundant water sources which, suitably canalized have over centuries allowed – besides other uses – the cultivation of plots of land. This site is characterized by a special microclimate, fostered by a poor influence of north winds and by a favourable exposure, which still today allows the cultivation and spontaneous propagation of plant species needing a particularly moist and warm climate.Since the twelfth century Silvatico family had owned these places, one of its members, Matteo, physician of the Salernitan School of Medicine, between the thirteenth and fourteenth century, distinguished himself as big expert of the plants used for producing remedies. His work called Opus pandectarum medicinae, is a precious collection of information about semplici, that is on parts of plants which were used for producing remedies.In fact, after a careful examination of the historical documents and sources, scholars have proved the existence in the area of the Medieval town of Salerno, of a garden called giardino dei semplici, (garden from which parts of plants were extracted) founded in the first twenty years of 1300 by the Salernitan physician and botanist Matteo Silvatico, for being used by the scholars of the Medical School. In this space of an extraordinary cultural value, which can be today identified just in the area of Minerva’s Garden, the plants from which active principles used for a therapeutic purpose were extracted, were cultivated;besides this, in this place a real didactic activity was carried out in order to show the students of the Medical school the plants with their names and their characteristics (ostensio simplicium).This background testifies that the garden, situated in the area of the old site of the hortus sanitatis of the Salernitan Medical School, can be considered the oldest botanic garden linked to a school of medicine. less
Attraction type: Gardens
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Lungomare di Salerno
Lungomare di Salerno
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Villa Comunale
Villa Comunale
Attraction type: Gardens; Parks
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Centro Storico Salerno
Centro Storico Salerno
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Botteghelle65
Botteghelle65
Ranked #1 of 701 Restaurants in Salerno
Price: $8 - $39
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Il Gusto Della Notte Salerno
Il Gusto Della Notte Salerno
Ranked #2 of 701 Restaurants in Salerno
Cuisines: Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
La Botte Pazza
La Botte Pazza
Ranked #3 of 701 Restaurants in Salerno
Price: $24 - $34
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Pulecenella Pizzeria
Pulecenella Pizzeria
Ranked #4 of 701 Restaurants in Salerno
Price: $4 - $11
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
La Pizza di Vincenzo Mansi
La Pizza di Vincenzo Mansi
Ranked #5 of 701 Restaurants in Salerno
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

B&B Il Sole d'Arechi
B&B Il Sole d'Arechi
$36 - $69
Ranked #16 of 224 Salerno B&B and Inns
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Luci d'Artista
Luci d'Artista
$47 - $71 (€40 - €60)
Ranked #21 of 224 Salerno B&B and Inns
Tramonto sul Mare
Tramonto sul Mare
$47 - $82
Ranked #23 of 224 Salerno B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Salerno Centro Bed and Breakfast
Salerno Centro Bed and Breakfast
$81 - $110 (€69 - €94)
Ranked #1 of 224 Salerno B&B and Inns
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Salerno Antica B&B
Salerno Antica B&B
$68 - $129 (€58 - €110)
Ranked #2 of 224 Salerno B&B and Inns
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Salerno in Alto Mare B&B
Salerno in Alto Mare B&B
$71 - $105 (€60 - €89)
Ranked #3 of 224 Salerno B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Novotel Salerno Est Arechi
4.0 of 5
Hotel Novotel Salerno Est Arechi
$91 - $211
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Salerno
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La Madegra SeaSuite
4.0 of 5
La Madegra SeaSuite
$80 - $243 (€68 - €207)
Ranked #22 of 224 Salerno B&B and Inns
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Villa Poseidon - Boutique Hotel & Events
4.5 of 5
Villa Poseidon - Boutique Hotel & Events
$106 - $678
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Salerno
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