The Corso Vittorio Emanuele is one of the main streets of Salerno. It runs parallel to the Lungomare and starts at the Piazza della Stazione. From here it follows a more or less straight line all the way to the Piazza Sedile di Portanova, where the historical center starts.
Corso Vittorio Emanuele Salerno
History and description
The Corso Vittorio Emanuele is around 2 kilometers in length. The biggest part has been a pedestrian area since the end of the 1980s. It is also the street where most of the city’s festivals are held and the most important shopping street of the city.
The street was constructed in 1914, when the architects Ernesto Donzelli and Nicola Cavaccini rearranged the entire area.
The most important buildings along the street are the old court house and the Palazzo della Banca d’Italia.
The best period to visit the street is around Christmas. In those days it is one of the main streets in the famous Luci d’Artista (“Artist Lights”) Festival.