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Family holidays in Salerno: 5 activities for kids and parents

Nestled along the stunning Amalfi Coast, Salerno is a hidden gem that promises a perfect blend of breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and delightful culinary experiences. Salerno offers many activities for families seeking a memorable holiday that caters to parents and kids.

Here are five must-try activities to make your family holidays in Salerno an unforgettable experience!

Explore the historic old town of Salerno

Wander through the narrow alleys lined with colorful buildings and soak in the vibrant local atmosphere. A highlight is the Cathedral of Salerno, where parents and kids can marvel at its impressive architecture and learn about the city’s rich history.

The Salerno Diocesan Museum is another interesting place. Kids will surely enjoy the collection of coins from Ancient Greece and the Roman Republic. At the same time, parents can admire the Salerno ivories, the world’s largest collection of ivory plaques from the Christian Middle Ages.

At sunset, stroll along Lungomare Trieste, the panoramic seafront where you can relax in complete tranquility after a busy day and eat delicious gelato.

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Boat excursion along the Amalfi Coast

Embark on a family-friendly boat excursion along the Amalfi Coast, departing from Salerno’s picturesque harbor. Cruise past enchanting coastal villages like Amalfi and Positano and witness the breathtaking landscapes from the sea. Kids will be thrilled by the boat ride, and parents can revel in the panoramic views of the rugged cliffs and crystal-clear waters.

Hike between archaeology and lemons

Salerno is a short drive from iconic archeological sites like Pompeii and lesser-known ones like Paestum. Did you know the latter is one of the best places in Italy to see Greek ruins? Paestum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to three ancient Greek temples dating back to 450 BC!

Salerno is also near the one-of-the-kind Sentiero dei Limoni. The latter is an idyllic path lined with lemon groves, connecting the towns of Maiori and Minori. After all, the Amalfi Coast is renowned for its succulent lemons!

Families with kids can take a guided tour of one of the lemon farms to learn about the cultivation process and taste an unforgettable lemonade and (for the parents) the traditional Limoncello liqueur.

family holidays in salerno paestum - photo by Valter Cirillo on Pixabay

Adventure on Arechi Castle

The majestic Arechi Castle dominates Salerno and its gulf. Its construction began in the 6th century under the Byzantine rule! For children, it is a fairytale castle where they play hide and seek and imagine ancient battles.

Among the remains of the well-preserved medieval building, you can clearly see the soldiers’ walkways, the dungeons, and the archer loopholes. Take your time to hike around the castle as well: it is surrounded by a beautiful park with nature trails immersed in the Mediterranean scrub.

Italian lessons and cultural activities for kids and parents

One of the best ways to immerse your family in an authentic holiday in Salerno is to join an Italian course! Studiainitalia has crafted a Family Program specifically for parents with children aged 7 to 16 so that you can seamlessly blend your vacation with the joy of learning Italian and delving into the vibrant culture of Southern Italy.

The Salerno Family Holidays Program includes:

  • 20 group lessons for parents;
  • 20 group lessons for children;
  • 1 city tour of Salerno;
  • 1 half-day excursion;
  • 1 seminar on Italian culture;
  • 2 cultural activities and language learning games.

Click here to learn more about the Italian Course for Families in Salerno, and contact us if you need more information.

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See you in Salerno?

With its historic charm and stunning surroundings, Salerno provides an ideal backdrop for memorable family holidays. Make the Amalfi Coast your next family destination, and let Salerno enchant you with its beauty and warmth!

Photo credits:
Amalfi (cover) by Greg Montani on Pixabay

Atrani by Salvatore Monetti on Pixabay
Paestum by Valter Cirillo on Pixabay

Positano by user32212 on Pixabay

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