The name was made famous thanks to the famous medical school of Salerno, a center of excellence for medicine during the Middle Ages, where even the women not only taught but studied.
The medieval period, he enjoyed the zenith, the center maintains a multitude of witnesses and the structure essentially intact.
The defensive system of the city core was the castle of Arechi, an impregnable fortress that, unlike many other manors, has not undergone any processing palace in maintaining its aspect grim and haughty.
Do not miss to visit are:
The cathedral: Romanesque cathedral built in 1084, with its mosaics and its polychrome inlay is one of the rare examples of Arab-Norman.
Collects 20 centuries of art, the tombs of the Roman era to the Arab-Norman architecture, from the late Byzantine mosaics, the frescoes of the so-called Paradise Salerno. Of particular interest is the crypt of the baroque, they are the remains of St. Matthias and the Evangelist.
Church of St. George: is considered "the most beautiful baroque church" of the city; was part of a monastery of Benedictine nuns, founded in the ninth century and was renovated in the early eighteenth century.
Church of St. Benedict: was part of the homonymous Benedictine monastery, which was connected to the aqueduct was built, according to popular legend, the magician Peter Barliario in one night and with the help of devils: hence, its name of "Devil's Bridges."
Church of the Holy Cross: dating back to before the thirteenth century and was originally called the church of "Santa Maria della Pietà Portanova" it was annexed to the adjacent monastery of the same name.
Inside the crypt preserve the medieval structure and an important thirteenth-century fresco of the Crucifixion.
Church of Santa Maria de Lama: church dating from the ninth century, located in the heart of the historic city, preserves the only evidence of paintings of the Lombard period of Salerno.
Old town: of Lombard origin with numerous alleys, churches and palaces; has been gradually restored since the 90's and is a bustling city life due to the attributes and local shops that move until late at night.
Medieval aqueduct: one of the earliest use cases pointed arch, erected in the ninth century, supplied the nearby monasteries of St. Benedict and Piantanova.
It 'been popularly dubbed "Devil's Bridges" and said that it had been built in one night, with the help of demons, the magician of the twelfth century Peter Barliario.
The popular superstition believed, moreover, that to venture under the arches between dusk and dawn would bring to the encounter with devils or evil spirits.
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