Located on the eastern extreme of Italy's famous Amalfi Coast, Salerno became famous as home to the world's first university for the study of medicine, Schola Medica Salernitana.
During the 16th century, it became a center for culture and the arts. Today it consists of three main districts: the medieval district, a planned 19th-century district and the post-war district. Although the port is not very attractive, the historical old town is definitely worth a visit, with a well-preserved vibran... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2013 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.