Piazza della Liberta, Salerno

Square in Salerno

Stazione Marittima Di Salerno
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Freedom Square stands as a testament to the visionary work of Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, marking a pivotal element in redefining Salerno’s connection with the sea. Forming part of the larger urban redevelopment that includes the Salerno Crescent, this square occupies around 28,000 square meters and sits approximately 5 meters above sea level, anchoring the city’s core.

The square’s layout features a semicircular section, framed by the imposing presence of the Crescent, and a triangular space facing south and southeast. Its design not only serves functional purposes but also pays tribute to Salerno’s rich history, drawing inspiration from Norman geometries prevalent in the city’s historic center.

Central to the square’s design is a flower-shaped area and a triangular expanse paved with imperial green “Guatemala” marble, exuding a timeless charm. The remaining pathways are crafted with Etna lava stone, accented by details in absolute black “Zimbabwe” granite and travertine.

At the apex of the triangular area rests a diamond-shaped feature, adorned with a body of water that establishes a seamless visual connection with the sea. Three pairs of stairs lead from this pinnacle to the lower level, where two promenades unfold: one flanking the port of Santa Teresa and the other running alongside the beach. These promenades are poised to host a variety of commercial activities, enriching the square’s vitality and encouraging community interaction with the sea.

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Visiting Piazza della Liberta, Salerno

Address: Piazza della Libertà, Piazza della Libertà, Salerno, SA, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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