Our offers for shore excursions in Salerno
Book your next cruise shore excursions in Salerno with us. We will show you this Italian port city with its southern flairs from the most beautiful side! You can find our best offers below:
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Useful information for shore excursions in and around Salerno
We have put together all the useful tips about cruise shore excursions, the most famous tourist attractions as well as a map of the port in Salerno for you below:
The most beautiful attractions in Salerno
Salerno is located southeast from Naples in the region of Campania and in the bay of the Tyrrheinian Sea. Fascinating sights of this southern coastal city and its surroundings await you on your land excursion during a Mediterranean cruise. Salerno offers everything to every taste so that visitors with different interests can all get their money’s worth. This coastal city offers not only great swimming and shopping opportunities but also magnificent historic buildings and museums.
The Old Town
Salerno is a quite young city. Many buildings of the Medieval old town have been restored over the last few years. New parks have also been built. There are also many pubs and bars that can be visited until the morning hours. The city is known not only for its distinctive nightlife, but also for the many Italian language schools. So much of Palermo’s life takes place in the winding streets and cafés of the Old town. The equally lively shopping area can be found on Via dei Mercanti and the adjoining Corso Vittorio Emanuele. The longest promenade in Italy, Lungomare Trieste, leads the way from the harbor to the Old town. Alternatively, you can walk through all the shopping streets.
Cathedral of San Matteo (Salerno Cathedral)
In the middle of all the alleys and winding streets of the Old town, the Cathedral of San Matteo lies at the Piazza Alfrano I. It was built back in 1706 on the ruins of a Roman temple. While the cathedral may look unspectacular from the outside, it will definitely impress you inside with its Baroque crypt, beautiful marble altar and colorful mosaics and paintings.
Minerva’s Garden (Botanical garden Giardino della Minerva)
The terraced vegetable gardens Giardino della Minerva lies at Vicolo Ferrante Sanseverino 1. In the 18th century, this small botanical garden was created by the doctor Matteo Silvatico and since then served as a lyceum for the students of Scuola Medica Salernitana, the oldest medical university in the world. There you will find mainly medicinal herbs or flowers and also a fantastic view of the Gulf of Salermo as well as the Old Town from the terraces.
Castello di Arechi
On Monte Bonadies you can find the 7th-century-built castle complex Castello di Arechi. In the area of the complex, there is a museum whose exhibits from the surrounding areas can be found on display. From the castell, visitors will have a wonderful view over the ocean and the city itself.
The beaches of Salerno
Santa Teresa Beach is just 800m/2,630 ft from the cruise terminal Stazione Marittima di Salerno, therefore it takes only about 10 minutes walking from the terminal to reach this beautiful beach. It is recommended to pack all your bathing suits with you to enjoy a day at Santa Teressa Beach to the fullest. Near Piazza Concordia you will also find several other smaller beaches where you can rent chairs and umbrellas to bathe in the sunny weather. This bathing trip will be suitable if you plan to explore Salerno on your own.
Map of the cruise port of Salerno
The cruise terminal Stazione Marittima di Salerno lies very central at Molo Manfredi so that the Old Town of Salerno can be reached easily on foot. Other berths for cruise ships are in the west of the city, at Molo di Ponente and Molo Tre Gennaio. If your ship docks there, you can use the Shuttle buses to get to the exit of the port. At the new terminal Stazione Marittima di Salerno you can also find a tourist information booth.
Tips for cruise shore excursions in Salerno
Shipping companies and routes
Port of Salerno is a port of call for some large cruise liners during their Mediterranean routes like MSC, Costa cruise, Princess or Royal Caribbean.
Immigration and visa
Italy is a party in the European Union and Schengen area. U.S. citizens may enter Italy for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. For more accurate information about the entry requirements please contact your cruise operator before the trip.
Taxi and public transports
The cruise terminal in Salerno is located very centrally, therefore you can easily walk to the Old Town on foot. The long promenade will lead you to Piazza Concordia, which is about 4km/2.5mi away from the port.
Many shipping companies will offer a fee-required shuttle bus service to Piazza Concordia. Alternatively, you can also take a taxi on the quayside which can for exmaple, bring you straight to the city.
There are also regular ferries to Amalfi and Positano from Piazza Concordia’s marina. From 8:40 AM they will run every hour and you will need about 35 to 70 minutes to reach your destinations, one-way trip will cost 8 – 12 EUR per person.
Euro is used here in Italy (1 dollar = 0,86 euro and 1 pound = 1,11 euro). You can also exchange money at many exchange spots. At ATMs you can conveniently withdraw money. Please note that charges may apply.
Salerno is a destination that you can visit all year round. There may be some rainy days in the months of November to April, yet the weather is quite mild with temperatures varying between 11 and 16 °C / 53 °F and 61 °F. For a bathing trip, it is the most suitable if you go between May and October. Especially in August, the temperature can reach over 30 °C / 86 °F during the day. However, light winds blowing from the ocean may make the heat more bearable. This is why many shipping companies offer cruises in the Mediterranean all year round.
Websites of Port operator and Tourist organizations
Book a shared or private cruise shore excursion at “My Cruise Excursion” if Salerno is one of the ports during your upcoming cruise trip!
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