Wednesday, July 24, 2024


Salerno was home to one of the most important medical institutions in Europe: the Salerno Medical School, whose origins date back to the Middle Ages. This walking tour is entirely dedicated to the discovery of the places and the great characters that made the name of the Salerno Medical School great and that made it famous all over the world.

We propose an itinerary to be carried out on foot, in this fascinating scenario, putting human and nature's health first.



Starting from the Fornelle district, we will leave for the historic center: alleys, openings, squares up to the beautiful Romanesque quadriporticus of the Cathedral of San Matteo. From here we will go back to the highest part of the city, the Plaium Montisonce an area full of gardens and monasteries. It is here that we will visit a beautiful garden. The main stages:

  • Rione Fornelle
  • Quadriporticus of the Cathedral
  • Largo Abate Conforti
  • Garden of the Minerva


Cost of the tour: starting from € 12.00 per person.
The cost may vary depending on the number of participants.



 Visit to the Giardino della Minerva, one of the most beautiful and panoramic places in the city, is part of the list of the most beautiful gardens in Italy. The garden welcomes about 400 species of plants, and is organized in terraces and the view sweeps over the entire Gulf of Salerno. The Garden is the custodian of ancient knowledge of medieval therapeutics, it is a very important place for the history of the city, as one of the headquarters of the Salerno Medical School.

  • Entrance ticket to the Garden: 3.00 euros for adults, reduced 1.50



  • Duration: about 2 hours
  • Available times: 10:00 and 16:00
  • Meeting point: Salerno Villa main entrance
  • Available every day from Monday to Sunday
  • Tour in Italian, English, French, Spanish
  • Includes: local tour guide
  • Along the way it is possible to taste local products. Any tastings are optional and excluded from the requested rate
  • The dips can be customized
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the tour

To protect your health, participation in the tour will be open, exclusively by reservation, to individuals, couples, families up to a maximum number allowed by the security protocols in force, for the whole year 2020.



In case of cancellation of the tour due to problems related to the covid-19 emergency, it will be possible to take advantage of a voucher on any other date of 2020 or 2021.

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