Robert Guiscard and Sichelgaita

The Normans in Salerno

Roberto D’Altavilla, known as Guiscardo, was the first Norman prince of Salerno, which under his leadership in the 11th century, became the capital of a principality that included almost all of southern Italy. Roberto was one of the most influential characters of his time. He was the sixth son of Tancredi and he came to Italy to fight as a mercenary along with his brothers, who were at Lombard lords’ service. Thanks to his skills in battle and his cunning, he fought in most of the southern Italy in a few years and married, as a second marriage, the Lombard princess Sichelgaita of Salerno. Sichelgaita, whom historians define as “noble, beautiful and wise”, while remaining faithful to the dynastic tradition of her people, skillfully managed to integrate into the new system, influencing her husband’s decisions and facilitating the union between the Lombard and Norman cultures. This happy historical union, which has been a source of inspiration for the entrepreneur Domenico Postiglione, founder of Tenuta dei Normanni, which expands for 14 hectares on the beautiful hills of Salerno, which were a hunting ground preferred by the Norman princes and nobles.

Our story



The project to recover the vast area of the hill of Giovi in Salerno dates back to 1991, but only in 1993 the hydrogeological management works started and Tenuta dei Normanni began to take shape.



After about 15 years of work, the Sports Centre is the first area of Tenuta dei Normanni to be inaugurated, with facilities for soccer and tennis, changing rooms and services.


park and villa

The two halls, one of the Norman and the other of Pedrera, and the evocative outdoor spaces, Garden and Amphitheatre, immersed in an oasis of olive trees, open to the public for weddings and events.


civil rite

The Tenuta dei Normanni is the first location recognized by the Municipality of Salerno for the official celebration of civil union ceremonies on site.


foresteria family rooms

The tourist reception is inaugurated with a complex of independent holiday houses: 4 apartments, equipped with every comfort, ideal for a relaxing stay in nature.


events in the arena

The Norman Amphitheatre, with its 1,500 seats on the bleachers and 400 ones in the stalls, becomes the setting for cultural events and live shows.


the colline festival

The first edition of the ‘Festival of the Mediterranean Hills’, conceived by the cultural association Do.po. inspired by the founder of the estate, Domenico Postiglione.


foresteria suites

The estate is enriched by 9 new holiday houses, built for the wedding destination and for tourists, which bring to 60 the total number of beds of the property.

the dream and the vision

A story lasting thirty years

It was 1990 when Domenico Postiglione, entrepreneur and doctor in Agriculture, fell in love with a land of the hills in Salerno and decided, forging it, to give shape to his knowledge and his creativity: 14 hectares, abandoned by farmers who cultivated wheat and vines, would have been the clay to be molded. He did not let himself be intimidated by the vastness of the uncultivated land or by the difficulty of the undertaking because the image of that once again flourishing land, ready for a full rebirth in respect of its natural vocation, was much more vivid in him. So, with a view to the development of the environment and multifunctional tourism, he began work on hydrogeological, land improvement and planting of a large olive tree grove in 1993. Skilled hands of many artisans began to build the walls with the sandstone of the site and the majestic amphitheatre, which was built in the hollow of a natural cavea. The dream of Mimmo Postiglione, a plan which was born in his heart and transformed into a project by his far-sighted mind, has become in these thirty years an extraordinary reality thanks to an endless work, a tenacious passion and an unstoppable vision, which still bears fruit today. The future is traced, in the wake of the still alive and current project of the young entrepreneur, who knew how to imagine a dreamlike oasis in an abandoned land and was able to realize it with the sensitivity of preserving the natural environment and the spirit of the place.