The Exhibition

Timetable:

morning: 10:00 – 13:00
afternoon: 4:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m.

All days open – Closed: monday

For groups, private visitors and schools the booking is recommended:
Via mail: scuole@salerno1943-1944.com
Phone numbers: 3476412564

Admission Prices:

Adults: 4€

Students: 2€

Booked groups (min. 11 persons): 2€

Childs (under 8): free

The bombs were flashing on the water, the sky turned yellow with flames….. the sailor shouted,  get ready! The landing craft shuddered and came down the ramp. A man jumped in the air and disappeared into the white foam that flowed fast to the shore. Then I came down. I sank to my knees, my feet touched the sandy soil of Italy, Salerno. I was finally on the European Continent!

This is how Jack Belden, a correspondent for Life, commented while he experienced the first moments of Operation Avalanche, the Allied Landing on the coast of Salerno on 9 September 1943.

Operation Avalanche was the largest amphibious operation in history, exceeded only by the subsequent landings in Normandy on June 6, 1944.

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The Italian government moved to Salerno on 11 February 1944; the first government of national unity laid the foundations for the rebirth of our country; the Bonomi Government, July 8 1944, unanimously decided the election of the Constituent Assembly which was to draw up our Constitution. At this point it is opportune to remember the dedication made by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano during his visit to Salerno on 14 September 2010 on occasion of the exhibition “Salerno, Town of the Constitution” set up in our Town Hall: “ this beautiful exhibition is a tribute to the historical role of Salerno at the time of the democratic rebirth of Italy.