About an hour drive south of Naples is another important Italian Provincial capital – Salerno. In medieval times Salerno was the world capital of medicine, the monastery of the Benedictine monks who probably founded its medieval school, offered the best instruction then available.
One of the most famous medicals texts of that time was the “Regimen Sanitas Salerni” written here in Latin and translated into almost every European language.
In more modern times Salerno is best remembered for the Allied troops landing on its beaches, during the second world war. To the east of Salerno, after the headlands of Pontecagnano, Battipaglia and Eboli, is Paestum. One of the most important archaeological sites in the country.
Here you will see some of the best preserved Greeks ruins, architecture and monuments, such as the Temple of Poseidon (Neptune) and the Basilica dating from the 6th Century. Look out for the buffalo that you will see grazing on the roadside during the drive!
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