The enormous St Matthew Duomo 
A pleasant port ideal to wander
A great chance to visit the Costiera Amalfitana

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Salerno/Amalfi Coast

A relaxing atmosphere in a medieval village

Capital of Campania’s southernmost province, the lively port of Salerno will provide a stop-off on your MSC cruise of the Mediterranean.

Much less chaotic than Naples, it is well off most travellers’ itineraries, giving it a pleasant, relaxed air to enjoy during your excursion. Salerno’s town centre is a slightly odd mixture of wide, not overwhelmingly characterful boulevards and a small medieval core full of intriguingly dark corners and alleys. It is, however, a lively, sociable place, with a busy seafront boulevard and plenty of nightlife and shops.

The old quarter’s main street is Via dei Mercanti, a narrow stretch which snakes through the heart of the centre and has been spruced up quite a lot over recent years. Highlight of Salerno is its Duomo, an enormous church dedicated to St Matthew.

Set in a wide cleft in the cliffs, Amalfi is the largest town and perhaps the highlight of the coast west of Salerno. It was one of the great naval powers; the town was devastated by an earthquake in 1343, but Amalfi still hosts the odd remnant of its past glories today, with a crumbly attractiveness to its whitewashed courtyards and alleys that makes it fun to wander through.

About an hour’s bus ride south of Salerno, the ancient site of Paestum spreads across a large area at the bottom end of the Piana del Sele. It’s a desolate, open place even now (“inexpressibly grand”, as Shelley described it). Mostly an unrecognizable ruin, it has three golden-stoned shrines that are among the best-preserved Doric temples in Europe. Of these, the Temple of Neptune, dating from about 450 BC, is the most complete, with only its roof and parts of the inner walls missing.

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Port of Salerno

This section contains information on how to reach the port.

Cruise Terminal:

Varco di Ponente, Molo 22

Reach the port by

  • Car

    Arriving from the north on the Naples – Salerno motorway (A3) take the Vietri sul Mare exit. Arriving from the Caserta-Salerno motorway (A30), take the Salerno Centro exit. Follow the signs for Viadotto Gatto and then Salerno Port or Costiera Amalfitana.

    Coming from the south on the motorway from Reggio Calabria, take the Salerno Centro exit. Follow the signs for Viadotto Gatto and then Salerno Port or Costiera Amalfitana.

    Parking Information

    Tel. +39 089 3066111
    • Outdoor parking
    • Free shuttle service
    • Reach the luggage drop off zone of the cruise terminal and you'll find the staff of the parking
    • The parking is outside the port and offers a free shuttle service
    Book your parking with MSC


    Car 8 € 75,00
    Suv 8 € 75,00
    Minivan 8 € 90,00
  • Train

    Salerno train station is about 5 km from the port, which is a 35-minute walk or 15-minute taxi journey. A bus service is also available.
  • Plane

    Naples' Capodichino Airport is about 55 km from the port of Salerno. A local bus company, Sita, provides a service to Salerno that takes about one hour, depending on traffic. Private transfers are available upon request.



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