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Old Posted Mar 31, 2024, 8:07 AM
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Salerno, Italy from the Tyrrhenian Sea

My visit to Salerno was a portion of the month I spent in Italy in October 2022. Salerno is the commercial hub at the southern end of the Amalfi Coast. It's about 37 miles from the center of Napoli, connected by multiple highways and daily trains/busses.

I liked the scale of Salerno very much, but it was odd in that it's a fairly sprawling city. When I returned to the states, I was surprised to find that by population (130,000) and land area (about 23sq.mi.), it is remarkably similar sized to the city I live in: Ventura, California (110,000, 22).

That being said, while my city has Amtrak service, is at the very end of a Metrolink spur from Los Angeles, and has daily bus service, Salerno is an absolute transportation juggernaut comparatively. A regional airport is even re-opening there this year. No need to mention the built density.

One of the best ways to see the city is by boat, and there are connections to multiple places from Sicily to Napoli and even out to Sardegna.

Anyway, it's not a city I've ever seen on SSP in my 25 years here, so I figured I would share. I would have liked to have taken more pictures of the city itself walking around, but we were on our way further south and my now ex-wife was busy yelling at me to watch the road as opposed to taking pictures. Oh well...!


SALERNO 001 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 002 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 003 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 004 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 005 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 006 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 007 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 008 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 009 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 010 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 011 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 012 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 013 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 014 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 015 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 016 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 017 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 018 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr


SALERNO 019 by Michael Stroh, on Flickr
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2024, 12:21 AM
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not that much of italian vibe as i imagined maybe due to the weather or anything i not know.
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2024, 2:01 AM
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There are more spectacular parts of the Amalfi Coast, but the Salerno area is beautiful. It's especially stunning on a sunny day with no haze.

I know the drive along the rugged Amalfi coast is totally white knuckle. Have you driven the roads on the Isle of Capri? Scariest drive I've ever experienced was when we were in one of those small tour buses, with hairpin curves with 1000-ft drops off the side of the road. Don't care to ever do that again.
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Gorgeous walkable streets and actual productive industry: How cities should be.

Looks legit. Thanks for the photos!
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