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Salerno

  • Shore excursion - Excursions
  • Campania

Port information Salerno is a major shipping and ferry port in the southern part of Italy. For visitors its major draw is the nearby Amalfi Coast, famed for its beautiful towns and beaches. Salerno itself was founded by the Romans in 197 BC so it does have plenty of history in its own right. The historic old town is lovely, full of shops and restaurants, and with a renowned 11th century cathedral and other significant churches such as the Baroque Chiesa di San Giorgio.

Main attractions
Lungomare Trieste, the city’s promenade, which was built in 1950 and is known to be one of the best in the country, extends for five miles and is lined with palm trees.
Salerno Cathedral is one of the main tourist attraction in the city. The cathedral’s large bell tower dominates the historical center of the city. In the cathedral’s crypt is the tomb of Saint Matthew
Castello di Arechi is a large castle built on the top of a hill by Arechi II over an existing Byzantine-Roman castle. If you visit the castle you will be able to enjoy a gorgeous view of the city and the sea.
Outside the city are several famous destinations that you can reach : Amalfi coast is widely considered Italy’s most scenic stretch of coastline, with its most famous city like Positano, Amalfi and Ravello
Pompeii: was buried under a thick carpet of ash in 79AD when the Mount Vesuvius erupted
Sorrento, is a small town wonderfully located over steep cliffs and offers a fantastic view over the bay of Naples
Herculaneum , was an ancient Roman city that was buried like Pompeii after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Paestum, situated south of Salerno is famous for its Greek temples, generally recognised as being the best preserved doric temples in the world
Vesuvius, is the only active volcano in mainland Europe, famous for the eruption in 79AD. Hike Up Vesuvius 
 

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