Salerno – Italy review

A picturesque little city in southern Italy that I got to see during our port call. Salerno retains it’s medieval architecture and historic center. Squeezed between the mountains and the sea it offers great views and landscapes everywhere you look. Nice old architecture at the base contrast with modern bridges and motorways up on the mountains. And being a true  Italian city , the atmosphere is as nice as it is annoying sometimes.

Each day from noon to 16:00 the whole city dies, nothing moves and all the shops close they’re doors during the afternoon siesta hours. That means that in your few free hours to visit around, everything is closed!! Another annoying fact is that there are absolutely no currency exchange offices around. On top of that no shop will accept other currencies (such as US Dollars) and no bank will change you’re money if you are not a client of the bank. It’s like they are saying to you’re face “Go away we don’t want you’re tourist money!!” , no wonder their economy is in crisis.

Overall a nice place to visit , especially during summer months when it’s full of young tourists. Keep in mind that the ancient city of Pompei is also close by.

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Un oraş pitoresc  în sudul Italiei, Salerno îşi păstrează  arhitectura medievala si centrul istoric. Strans între munţi şi mare oferă vederi  si peisaje minunate oriunde te uiţi. Arhitectura vech a cladirilor de la baza muntelui intra in contrast cu podurile si autostrada moderna suspendata la inaltime pe munte.. Şi fiind un adevărat oraş italian, atmosfera este la fel de frumoasa cum este si enervanta uneori.

In fiecare zi de la 12 la 16:00 orasul moare, nimic nu se misca si toate magazinele isi inchid  uşile în timpul orelor de siesta, asta înseamnă că daca aveti cateva ore libere ziua pentru vizitat totul este inchis! Un alt fapt enervant este că nu există absolut nici o casa de schimb valutar în jur, şi bineinteles ca nici un magazin  nu va accepta  alte valute (cum ar fi dolari SUA) şi pentru un motiv tampit nicio bancă nu  schimba valuta ….abia am gasit cu greu un exchange in posta centrala, e ca si cum ti-ar spune  feţa “Dispari , nu iti vrem banii de turist !! “, si se mai mira de ce le merge economia asa prost.
În general, un loc frumos pentru  vizita, în special în lunile de vară, atunci când este plin de turisti tineri, in plus tineti minte ca orasul antic Pompei este foarte aproape.

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1 Reply to “Salerno – Italy review

  1. Madonna Santa! Questi ragazzi sono pazzi! Va bene, non desideri imparare altre lingue, ma perche non siete gentili con gli turisti o con gli stranieri?

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