The old town center of Salerno, with its historic value represented by the succession of eras – from its foundation as Roman, then Longobardic and Norman center, up to the Swabians, the Angevins and the Aragonese – is an ideal context for protection and enhancement interventions on archaeological and cultural heritage, aim of the Databenc consortium. According to the long-term vision of the Databenc District and the desire for participation of the expert authorities, some great historical valuable works have been identified in the archaeological and architectural legacy of the city for which it is important to develop protection and enhancement activities. These are Fruscione Palace (in agreement with the Municipality of Salerno) and the complex of San Pietro a Corte (in agreement with the Superintendences BAP/A).


The itinerary, which starts and ends in Piazza Portanova, crucial junction between the modern city and the old town center, wants to highlight briefly the unique stratification of the urban fabric of ancient Salerno. Through the exact reference to places, monuments, artworks and archive documents that testify the complex historical events that have marked the life and image of the town during the years, the path offers visitors a first essay of the archaeological, architectural and historic-artistic wealth of Salerno, underlining the persistence of the past but also the most recent transformations. A journey through space and time that goes from the Roman age to the present, showing, in a concise way, more or less known passages and places of the Old Town Center. This is a starting point of a mapping that will develop gradually, identifying other itineraries and building new tales.


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