Back in Italy: postcard from Salerno


We arrived in Rome on Sunday and immediately headed south by train to Salerno, a working port city at the bottom of the Amalfi Coast. We had visited over night, in 2010 on our way south to Sicily, to break the trip down the length of the peninsula. This visit gave us another chance to explore the old centre, the centro storico.

Here are a few of my favourite snaps.

Centro storico laneways
The poetry of locally-born Alfonso Gatto adorns the walls of Salerno.
Sweet ride
The decoration at the top of the tower of San Matteo looks decidedly Byzantine.
I’ve got a thing for old signs and fonts.
Detail of mosaic work above the altar of San Matteo.
Beccheria is another word for macelleria, butcher shop. Learning new words every day.
No post is complete without food. This was a little complimentary appetiser with our beer. Pizza fritta.

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