Life, culture and traditions
Culture and Traditions
Salerno has preserved much of its past as can be seen from its numerous monuments and its folklore traditions.
The wonderful Medieval Old Town is dominated by the castle of the Longobardo Prince Arechi (IX Century) and is noted for its imposing Romanesque Cathedral (XI Century) which is situated in the middle of a characteristic medieval area where the ancient atmosphere mingles with the buzz of modern life, creating an astonishing blend of Italian originality.
The symbol of the town, without a doubt is its wonderful seafront promenade which offers the pleasure and beauty of a splendid panorama with its blue sea and its flower-filled pathways.
The variety of colours characteristic of the landscape in Salerno is perfectly reflected in its cooking, with its creative, lively and tasty flavours . Buffalo Mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, lemons from the Amalfi Coast are only some of the worldwide famous products you can taste here.
Some typical dishes are "Scialatielli" , a special pasta with seafood; "Parmigiana di melanzane", fried eggplants with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese; "torta caprese" a soft cake with almonds and chocolate, etc. The Campania region also boasts an antique tradition in wine making.