Salerno is a city and comune located in Campania, south-western Italy. It is the capital of a province of the same name, situated on the Gulf of Salerno on Tyrrhenian Sea. The total area of salerno is 58.96 km2 (22.76 ml2). In the end of 2014 the city had a population of 133,200 inhabitants.
In the early Middle Ages Salerno was an independent Lombard principality and became the site of the world's first medical school. During the 16th century, under Sanseverino family, the city became a centre of learning, culture and arts. The family hired some of the greatest intellectuals of the time. In 1694, Salerno was struck by catastrophic earthquakes and plagues. Until the 18th century, after a period of Spanish rule, Salerno became part of Parthenopean Republic.
The city of Salerno hosted the King of Italy, who in 1943 moved from Rome after Italy negotiated peace with the Allies in WWII. A brief "government of the South" was established in the city, which became Italy's "capital" for some months. Some Allied landings during the invasion of Italy (Operation Avalanche) occurred close to the city.
Today Salerno is a major cultural centre in Italy and Campania. It has had an eventful history and varied culture. The city is divided into 3 distinct zones: medieval sector, 19th century sector and more densely populated post-war area.
The economy of Salerno is based on services and tourism. Most of the manufacturing base did not survive the crisis of the 1970s and the remaining are connected to pottery, food production and treatment. Port of Salerno is one of the most active ports of Tyrrhenian Sea. It handles nearly 10 million tons of cargo annually, with 60% of it made up by containers.
Salerno is situated at the geographical center of a triangle that is nicknamed Tourist Triangle of the 3 P"" (a triangle with corners in Pompei, Paestum, Positano). The peculiarity gives the city special tourist characteristics increased by the many points of tourist interest, including the Lungomare Trieste (Trieste Seafront Promenade), Castello di Arechi (Arechis' Castle), Duomo (cathedral) and Museo Didattico della Scuola Medica Salernitana (Educational Museum of Salernitan Medical School).
Highlights: Duomo cathedral, Capri, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Amalfi Peninsular
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Port Salerno cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Salerno, Italy. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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