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For five months, from February 1944, the new Italian government made Salerno the nation's capital.
Long before this the city, which stands where the rugged Amalfi peninsula meets the mainland, had already
known times of great importance and wealth and few visitors are aware of the extent of the city's role
in history, as reflected in the many fine buildings of the old quarter, recently the subject of much restoration.
The city's fine cathedral houses the tomb of the Apostle Matthew.
If coming to, or leaving, Salerno by sea, note that both the Alicost line and the hydrofoils of the 'Metro del Mare'
moor at, and leave from, the 'Molo Manfredi' quay - at the mainland end of the port - while local boat firms
generally use the smaller tourist harbour, near Piazza della Concordia and the centre of town.
Salerno runs into the neighbouring town of Vietri sul Mare with hardly a pause
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