Many people traveling to Campania and the Amalfi Coast think of staying in one of the popular touristic towns, such as Amalfi, Positano or Sorrento. But I would suggest another alternative, one that is often overlooked in travel guides and tour books: Salerno.
Salerno is a wonderful city located along the water, and is in fact the capital of the province which shares its name. It is a city rich with history of both ancient and more modern times, as you can learn about in its museums and landmarks. The city center is small enough to be easily walkable yet also offers many amenities including great restaurants, wonderful shops, and comfortable, affordable lodgings. It also offers easy rail connections to Naples, Rome and other northern cities, as well as being close to other attractions in the region such as Pompeii and Paestum.
Here you can learn more about the sights and attractions in Salerno and why you should consider this city on your trip to Campania and Southern Italy.