We originally decided to stay in Salerno so we could tour Paestum and then take the train back to Rome after our week up the Amalfi Coast.
We really didn’t know what to expect from Salerno. I was sad we were leaving Praiano and I was wondering if maybe I didn’t plan this part of the trip very well. But, I was wrong! We loved Salerno!
We hired a driver to take us on the hour and a half drive from Praiano to Salerno. It was a very scenic drive!
We arrived in Salerno and were warmly welcomed into our small B & B, Il Reticolo by Carmine and Giuseppe.
They gave us excellent recommendations for lunches and dinners as well as the top sights to visit while staying in Salerno.
We knew we wanted to take a day trip to Paestum as well and they helped us with that. (see my Paestum post). I highly recommend their perfectly located B & B!
We had so much fun walking around the scenic and charming historic district and the strolling along the seafront promenade.
From the castle, we hiked down, about 15-20 mins to the Minerva Gardens.
We had great food in Salerno too! Super quality and much lower prices than Rome and Praiano! Oh-the delicious pizza! You can read about that in my upcoming Italy Food post.
It was easy to spend three nights in Salerno and I would return in a heartbeat!
Next up… Rome (if you want to) and Laurie Eats Sometimes -Italy Edition