A view of Salerno old town in a hot september day.
Salerno is the main town close to the Costiera Amalfitana (the "Amalfi Coast" on the Tyrrhenian, which includes the famous towns of Amalfi, Positano, and others) and is mostly known for its Schola Medica Salernitana (the first University of Medicine in the world). In the 16th century, under the Sanseverino family, amongst the most powerful feudal lords in Southern Italy, the city became a great centre of learning, culture and the arts, and the family hired several of the greatest intellectuals of the time. Later, in 1694, the city was struck by several catastrophic earthquakes and plagues, and afterwards a period of Spanish rule which would last until the 18th century. After that, Salerno became part of the Parthenopean Republic and saw a period of Napoleonic rule.
In recent history the city hosted the King of Italy, who moved from Rome in 1943 after Italy negotiated a peace with the Allies in World War II. A brief so-called "government of the South" was then established in the town, that became the "capital" of Italy for some months. Some of the Allied landings during Operation Avalanche (the invasion of Italy) occurred near Salerno.
Today Salerno is an important cultural centre in Campania and Italy and has had a long and eventful history. The city has a rich and varied culture, and the city is divided into three distinct regions: the medieval sector with a modern state-of-the arts area, the planned 19th century district and the more densely-populated post-war area, with its several apartment blocks. (Source: Wikipedia)
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brianmcc (6219) 2011-10-15 6:01
i love the atmosphere you have created here. the colour tones are very moody. the viewpoint is interesting. great texture.
Sergiom (84337) 2011-10-15 6:05
Une drôle de texture dans cette image bien cadrée. Le travail de post production est assez intense mais fait bien ressortir les détails et les couleurs.
delpeoples (59184) 2011-11-04 23:28
Ciao caro GMG
Ricordo bene la pizza Margherita di Salerno con mozzarella di buffala....YUMMISSIMO! Molto particolare la tua foto con post-processo al top. Strano che abbiamo la sedia nella fontana. Muh! In Campania tutto e' possibile :)
- Copyright: Giuseppe Maria Galasso (gmg) (4202)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-25
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K5, Sigma 18-50m F/3.5-5.6 DC, Secure Digital Card
- Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-15 1:23