The next stop was Salerno - two hours from Rome. Very easy to reach by train. We stayed three nights in Salerno to discover the area that I have been wanting to visit for a long time - Amalfi Coast. With around 130.000 inhabitants Salerno may initially seem like a bland big city, but the place has a charming individuality, especially around its vibrant centro storico, where medieval churches share space with neighbourhood trattorias, wine bars and trendy tattoo parlours. The tree-lined seafront promenade is perfect for a jog or a romantic walk. Let's be honest, there is not a lot to do in Salerno, but there are some amazing restaurants around that serve fabulous Italian food. Not to be missed!
My favourite restaurants in Salerno
Piazza Flavio Gioia 22
There is a reason this restaurant has been running since 1923. The pizzas here are to die for.. And the bruchettas are out of this world. Not to mention the Buffala Mozzarella Caprese Salad that is just beautiful. And the prices will surprise you. Trust me, you will come back here again and again and again..
Via Torrione, 22
If you're looking for a more fancy restaurant then this is the one for you. Trendy and modern, but still cozy and cool. A bit pricier than the other restaurants but definitely worth it. We had an excellent waiter that gave us great suggestions and we left filled and happy.. We even took the bottle with us, to use as a candleholder/souvenir!
Porto Vecchio Via Molo Manfredi, 38
A traditional local seafood restaurant located in the marina. Very simple yet romantic atmosphere accompanied by great food. We enjoyed a seafood risotto and a fried fish selection and we were more than pleased with our choice.