11 Sights in Salerno, Italy (with Map and Images)
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1. Area archeologica etrusco-sannitica di Fratte
The Etruscan-Samnite archaeological area of Fratte is located on the north-eastern outskirts of the city of Salerno along the river Irno, not far from the site where the Roman Salernum arose, on the road that led from the Irno Valley to the city of Picentia, today's Pontecagnano, in a strategic position for traffic control, in today's hamlet of Fratte, a short distance from the Salerno hamlets of Cappelle and Matierno.
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2. Museo virtuale della scuola medica salernitana
The Virtual Museum of the Salerno Medical School is located in Via dei Mercanti 74, the ancient commercial artery of the historic center of Salerno, not far from the Duomo. Inaugurated in 2009, it replaces the old Didactic Museum of the Salerno Medical School with a complete restoration not only of the structure, but of the entire museum organization.
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3. Complesso Monumentale di Santa Sofia
The monumental complex of Santa Sofia, located in Salerno in Piazza Abate Conforti, was built at the end of the tenth century as the first monastery of the Benedictine Order dedicated to Santa Sofia, from which it takes its name. It includes the former church of Santa Sofia, also known as the church of Santissima Addolorata.
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4. Giardino della Minerva
Minerva's Garden is located in the heart of the old town of Salerno, in a zone known as the "Plaium montis" in the Middle Ages. It is halfway along an ideal route that runs along the axis of the walled and terraced vegetable gardens, climbing from the Municipal Park, near the river Fusandola, towards the Arechi Castle.
5. Museo Diocesano San Matteo
The Diocesan Museum of the Cathedral of Salerno is located in the palace of the archiepiscopal seminary which was, previously, the last seat of the Salerno medical school and is an important reference point for the knowledge of the history and culture of Campania from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.
6. Museo Roberto Papi
The Roberto Papi Museum is located in the historic Palazzo Galdieri in Salerno. Established in September 2009, it collects an important collection of medical-surgical instruments collected by Mario Papi. The museum appears to be dedicated to Roberto Papi who died prematurely and to whom the museum is named.
7. San Pietro a Corte
The archaeological complex of San Pietro a Corte, is an area in the historic center of Salerno where the archaeological evidence of the various historical changes starting from the first century AD is documented and visible. The entrance is on Larghetto San Pietro a Corte.
Wikipedia: Complesso archeologico di San Pietro a Corte (IT)
8. Forte La Carnale
The Forte La Carnale of Salerno is a cavalry tower built on the coast, near the mouth of the river Irno. This stronghold was part of a defense system that was built starting from 1563 in order to defend the city from the fierce Saracen raids.
9. Acquedotto medievale di Salerno
The medieval aqueduct of Salerno was erected in the ninth century to supply water to the monastery of San Benedetto, near the eastern walls. It is located in the historic center of Salerno, under the Bonadies hill and its castle of Arechi.
10. Palazzo San Massimo
The San Massimo Palace, also known by the name of Palazzo Maiuri, is a building with a millenary history, whose denomination is linked to the existence of the monastery of the same name placed precisely.
11. Teatro Antonio Ghirelli
The Irno Urban Park is located on the banks of the river of the same name and is a large green lung of the city of Salerno that covers an area of about 35,000 m2, where once functioned a brick factory.
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