Salerno old town free guided tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Roberto
Registered on February 05, 2023

I obtained bachelor degree in Cultural Heritage, master degree in Classical Archaeology and the diploma of Post-Graduate School in Archeological Heritage. I’m an authorized guide of Campania Region since 2011 and also I worked like archaeologist in all around the Mediterranean sea: Populonia (Livorno, Italy), Paestum (Salerno, Italy), Olbia de Provance (Hyères, Var –France), Efestia (Lemnos, Greece), Phaistos, (Crete, Greece). Since I was a child I loved history of ancient Greeks and Romans and also the Art history from the Middle Age to the Avanguardie of the ‘900. I live in Salerno a characteristic sea town located between the paradise of Amalfi Coast and the charming Cilento. I'm going to offer my knowledge in the art-historical and archaeological field for anyone who wants to understand and investigate the incredible richness of the Campania Region. Together we will discover the secrets of ancient Greeks and Romans that already in the past they knew the incomparable beauty of this places. I collaborate with Slow Food (an international movement that strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem) and so I organize specific tours to those who want to discover the authentic pleasures of wine and food.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

 Join us on a walking tour of the historical center of Salerno.

As your local guides and friends, we will be happy to show you the history and the local spots of our hometown!

Salernum was founded by the Romans in the 2nd century B. C. but the most important period for the city was in the middle ages. In this time Salerno was one of the most important cities of the Mediterranean sea, here was founded the first Medical School in the world around the end of the 9th century A. D.

Together we will discover the history and the architecture of the medieval time with a visit to the Cathedral of Saint Matthew, a spectacular example of Arab-Norman architecture. This church also contains a beautiful crypt in the Baroque style.

We will be also happy to give you some tips on where to eat local food and where to go to drink a glass of wine in authentic places.

Use the time with us also to ask questions about the entire region and the other beautiful sites you want to visit and need advice on!

This is a great tour also for an introduction and orientation of all the beauties of the Campania Region (Amalfi coast, Paestum, Capri island, Pompeii, etc..)

- The entrance of the Crypt of Saint Matthew is free but an offer to the church is a best practise. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Piazza Matteo Luciani, 1, 84121 Saler...
    Piazza Matteo Luciani, 1, 84121 Salerno SA, Italy
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    Piazza Matteo Luciani next to the Verdi Theatre (pink salmon building). I will be waiting for you holding a sign with "Salerno tour" printed on top.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Villa Comunale di Salerno
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Piazza Sedile del Campo
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Larghetto San Pietro a Corte
  • 4
    Outside visit

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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