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Capital of Campania's southernmost province, the lively port of SALERNO is much less chaotic than Naples and is well off most travellers' itineraries, giving it a pleasant, relaxed air. It has a good supply of cheap accommodation, which makes it a reasonable base for some of the closer resorts of the Amalfi coast and for the ancient site of Paestum to the south. During medieval times the town's medical school was the most eminent in Europe; more recently, it was the site of the Allied landing of September 9, 1943 – a landing that reduced much of the centre to rubble. The subsequent rebuilding has …
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Paestum is one of the most evocative archeological sites involving the Greek civilisation in the whole of Italy. It is located around 100 kilometers South of Naples, in the ...