" Flooded by the afternoon sun enclosed between the mountains and the sea, Salerno lies splendid in the enchanted shining gulf, caressed by the Tyrrhenian winds. On the hill are the remains of the Lombard Castle, jealous guardian of the villa. Among the stones corroded by time, the powerful cry of the attacking Saracen pirates in search of slaves and booty, the stamping of the initially Norman and then Swabian steeds, the barking of the dogs of war, the Angevin and Aragonese fury. of studies that animated the School of Hippocrates, a legacy of Athens and Rome, an unextinguished beacon of civilization and science." (description by an anonymous writer) . Suggestive and extraordinary, the historic center of Salerno preserves traces of the ancient history of the city and the fervor of the artisan shops hidden in the alleys and crowded clubs resounding with music especially in the evening. It is possible by stopping at every corner to taste the tasty local street food, the historic center is the essential choice for a stay in Salerno. Alleys and squares, churches and palaces, in a complex with an ancient flavor that still today tells of the splendor and economic greatness , social and cultural that Salerno had in past centuries.
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