Salerno, Italy *RERUN
Today Salerno, Italy is a popular tourist destination drawing visitors intrigued by its picturesque Amalfi Coast location. During the Middle Ages it was home to Europe's oldest medical school attracting nobility from all over Europe who came to receive treatment. The school produced a groundbreaking book called "The Salernitan Rule of Health," a didactic poem in hexameter verse that promoted healthy lifestyle and dietary habits. Even today, some of the advice written in the book remains relevant.