Solo Female Travel in Salerno

Located along the luminous Tyrrhenian Sea on Italy's southern coast, Salerno is a captivating city known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning natural scenery. Salerno’s historic charm is wonderfully encapsulated in its majestic medieval landmarks such as the Salerno Cathedral and the Arechi Castle. This city is widely celebrated for hosting the world-renowned "Luci d'Artista," a spectacular festival of lights that transforms the city into a magical luminous canvas during winter. You can also enjoy the breathtaking beauty of its serene beaches and the tantalizing taste of its traditional Italian cuisine. Salerno is also the gateway to the stunning Amalfi Coast, making it a must-visit destination for any traveler yearning for a taste of authentic Italian allure.

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Safety:Safe

Salerno is generally safe for solo female travelers. Like any other major city, there are always risks, but the crime rate in Salerno is relatively low. Locals are friendly and very willing to help if necessary. However, it's crucial to be careful of pickpocketing in tourist-heavy areas and keep personal belongings close. Always remain aware of your surroundings, especially when walking alone late at night. But overall, Salerno is quite safe for female travelers venturing out on their own.

Transport:Easy

Navigating Salerno is relatively easy. The city center is quite compact and most of the tourist sites are within walking distance. Public transport options are available and are efficient, including local buses and trains. However, keep in mind that navigating through the narrow, winding streets of the old town can be a bit challenging. Also, be aware that Spanish is more spoken here than English.

Things to do:Interesting

Salerno, offers a variety of activities, especially for solo female travelers interested in history, culture, and culinary explorations. From exploring the historic district to checking out attractions like the Salerno Cathedral and the picturesque waterfront promenade, there's no shortage of sights to see. Solo travelers will also enjoy a range of shopping opportunities and delight in the local food and wine found in trattorias throughout the city. The overall safety and friendly locals make it even more appealing for solo female travelers. However, it may not offer as many activities as larger cities, hence not a full five.

Food:Above average

Salerno is not short of culinary treasures. In fact, the city offers a wide range of dishes from authentic Italian pizza and pasta to delicious seafood choices, owing to its coastal location. Surprisingly, vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available, though not as widespread as traditional offerings. The taste of local, fresh ingredients is undeniable, and the sweet pastries and gelato will have you coming back for more. While you won't be disappointed, do explore outside of the city for diverse food experiences.

Budget:Moderate

Salerno strikes a balance in terms of affordability. Accommodation costs are moderate, with myriad options from budget hostels to slightly pricier hotels. Dining can vary significantly based on your choice between street food, mid-range, and upscale restaurants. Public transport is affordable and convenient, and many of the city's sights can be enjoyed free of cost. However, guided tours, selected attractions, and high-end experiences can increase your expenditure.

Is Salerno worth visiting?

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I stopped in Salerno because it was super easy to do day trips along the coast. It took 30 minutes to get to Amalfi by boat, and about an hour to Positano. I used Salerno as a base because it was the cheapest accommodation I could find in the area. I considered Sorrento, but it was significantly more expensive.

Posted: August 20, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Hi! I’m Giada, a 22 years old medicine student. I love traveling (prefer slow traveling) and my purpose is to become a digital nomad. In the meantime, I host in my house in Salerno, close to Amalfi Coast, and I hope I’ll be hosted by new friends. I’m here to make connection, friendships and hospitality exchanges. Solo travel since 2018

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