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Highlights of Salerno Private Walking Sightseeing Tour by Top-rated Local Guide

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Salerno was founded in the 179 B.C. and it has always played an important role for the commercial routes - being it settled on the sea – but it is only during the Medieval Age that the city increases its importance. In fact, ruled by the Sanseverino family, Salerno becomes an artistic and cultural centre, encouraging the development of learning centres and high intellectual environments.

Your professional guide will lead you into this pleasant walk through the streets of the historical centre. You will visit the amazing Cathedral, whose Dome was consecrated to the Pope Gregorio VII and dated 1084. As you will be shown, the original style of the Church has been changed during the centuries, but the last restoration has tried to bring it back to the original one. Peculiar of the church façade are the Byzantine stylish doors, and the marble covered walls of the crypt, which was believed to host the remains of St. Matthew the Apostle.

You will also pass by the monumental complex of Santa Sofia, whose neoclassical style is completely different from the Cathedral Romanic.

Climb the Arechi hill and admire the Norman Castle, built on the top of the hill to control and protect the oldest centre of Salerno: the walls of the city in fact, run all over the hill slopes, enclosing the core of the Medieval town. Listen to the legends and the story of the castle while reaching another incredible building: the Palazzo Friscione, that shows the signs of the different dominations through the different styles of the architectonic elements.

Enjoy this amazing 2.5 hours tour at the discovery of one of the most ancient Medieval cities in Europe. Furthermore, your guide will be happy to reply to all of your questions!
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Departure Point
At the entrance ( outside) Of the Hotel Plaza
Duration
2h 30m
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We were very impressed with Salerno, a small town at the beginning of the Amalfi Coast. Very few tourists, a provincial town with helpful and friendly local people. Lots of young families with children. Had the idea that it was a "small Naples" but not so, so much more
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