Saturday, June 13, 2009

Shopping In Salerno, Via Mercanti

Elena asked me to post photos and to write about the shopping-street in Salerno. She read about "a very convenient shopping-street" in Salerno in a forum.

As "aborigens" we rarely go for shopping in Salerno. I love Salerno but this town is too expensive. No, there are interesting shops, things and is possible to find good prices there too. But normally we prefere to go to Naples. It's a capital, there are more possibilities and the prices are much more attractive as in Salerno.

As promised, I made some photos yesterday when I went there.

Generally is possible to say, all the doors that go out in the streets in the center of the town are shops. That is why we canot speak about "a shopping-street".
The most important, dedicated ONLY to the shopping is via Mercanti in the old town that continue in via Vittorio Emanuele, large and modern, that finishes with the railway station of Salerno. Or contrary. Dipends from the side you arrive in Salerno. I come there from the part of old town and so you see it first on my photos.

I enter in the old town from one of the side-streets

Shopping in Salerno, via Mercanti

And here you see the "main street" in all it's beauty.

Shopping in Salerno, via Mercanti

As said before, every door and hole are shops there.

Shopping in Salerno, via Mercanti

For the doors you can see the owners that generally will be very happy if you enter inside and will "take you very hard" to make you buy at least something. If you buy something, the price will dipend from your face: the face "with money" or "foreign" or "touristic" (that means "stupid") will pay 3-4 times more than a "local" or an "italian" face (the quality of the product will be probaly bad too). If you buy nothing, the owner will be very unhappy and will show you all his/her disappointment. Even if you enter second time (if he will allow you to enter second time) with decision to buy after you've seen other shops (specially in this case!).
That is why I prefere to not enter these little shops and to choose other places for shopping.
This is not about ALL the shops but as general lines to remember.

The other sign that you have rich and stupid face, is that the owner do not give you the check. I do not like this "sign" not only because I do not like this treatment. Once I had to pay (in a bar) very great sum of penalty because I had not check for a cup of coffee...

Shopping in Salerno, via Mercanti

You can see many "interesting" things during your walk in Salerno. Not so many as in other places, maybe. Salerno is very calm town where you can walk even in the night.

Shopping in Salerno, via Mercanti


Shopping in Salerno, via Mercanti


Shopping in Salerno, via Mercanti


Shopping in Salerno, via Mercanti

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4 comments:

  1. Great! Nice pictures! I hope to visit Salerno this year.

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  2. I love this town very much and think it's great place to walk and to relax.

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  3. I would enjoy window shopping here. Yes, I think it's a great place to walk and relax!

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  4. I like the word "window shopping". It's enteraining activity. :-)

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