Welcome to Salerno & the Cilento

If Salerno isn't grand or old enough for you, head 30 minutes south to Paestum, where some of the world's best-preserved Greek temples stand proud among meadows scattered with wildflowers.

Looming on the horizon is the Cilento region, one of this area’s lesser-known glories, split between a largely undeveloped coastal strip and a mountainous interior famed for its orchids. Both are protected within a little-visited national park where villages have a tangible stuck-in-a-time-warp feel and rough trails lure adventurous walkers who don't mind getting lost.

Top experiences in Salerno & the Cilento

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Salerno & the Cilento activities

$71.79 Shore Excursions

Salerno Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi

On this private Salerno shore excursion to the Amalfi Coast, you can spend as little or as much time as you’d like in Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Vietri sul Mare – world-famous for their charm, colorful architecture and stunning Mediterranean views.The charm of The villages along the Amalfi Coast lies not only in the towns themselves, but also in their history and their rich legacy of fine churches, villas and monasteries. You’ll travel through these towns on a day trip in a private car, and you can tell your driver how long you wish to stay in each place.SorrentoWith its cliff-top position overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, bustling port, picturesque bays and panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast and surrounding hills, Sorrento has been a favorite resort since Roman times.PositanoPositano sits in a splendid panoramic position on one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline. Its enchanting town center of delightful, pastel-hued houses surrounds the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta. Its laneways are lined with quaint, colorful shops and its numerous beaches are world-famous.AmalfiAmalfi's typically Mediterranean architecture, made up of lanes and characteristic white houses piled one on top of the other, makes it one of Italy's most beloved resort towns.Vietri sul MareMeaning Vietri on the Sea, Vietri sul Mare is a beautiful coastal town that is a must-visit spot for anyone sightseeing the Amalfi coast. Vietri is celebrated for its famous ceramic handcrafts, that have been made in the town since the XV century.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Salerno port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$109.91 Shore Excursions

Small-Group Amalfi Coast Day-Trip from Salerno Including Lunch

After the pickup from the cruise terminal of Salerno at 8am, your driver will bring you to reach the coast. Enjoy the view of the Bay of Naples on the drive along the coastal highway toward Positano (approximately 1.5 hours). Appreciate the view of the coast with several photo stops scheduled along the most beautiful corners of the road. Stop at the panoramic terrace of the village of Positano, then head to Conca dei Marini for a lunch break of around 45 minutes on a breathtaking terrace overlooking the sea. Next, stop in Amalfi for around one hour. Stroll through the streets during some free time. Visit the Cathedral of St. Andrew or enjoy a boat ride along the coast of the town, if you wish. From the water, you will get an excellent vantage point to take photos of the cliffs and to discover the history of the many private villas nestled in the rocks. Finally, head to Ravello, a small village anchored on the highest hill of the coast. Spend approximately one hour here--do not miss the visit of Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, two breathtaking examples of the rich architectural heritage of this area. The tour last 8 hours, dependent on traffic, and ends at 5pm with drop-off at the cruise port.

$74.78 Shore Excursions

Salerno Shore Excursion: Private Pompeii Tour

This private shore excursion starts with pickup from the Salerno port from your private guide. Head through the beautiful Latium region on a 30-minute drive to Pompeii, a fascinating ancient city home to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pompeii ruins. Learn about what happened on a fateful summer's day in 79 AD, when Mt Vesuvius erupted, spewing volcanic ash and destroying the entire Roman city of Pompeii. Unaware of the imminent danger, most of the nearly 20,000 inhabitants were buried under the ash and pumice. Almost 2,000 years later, you can explore the site of this tragic event and see the remarkable preservation of buildings, art and architecture throughout the city. During your private tour of the ruins, you'll discover why this UNESCO World Heritage Site continues to fascinate so many visitors every year. After meeting the guide, you'll see intriguing places such as the Forum, which was once the center of Pompeii’s political and social life; the Thermal Baths, the city's ancient public baths; and the Lupanare, the city’s former official brothel that was used by many traders from surrounding towns. Before returning to Salerno, admire the House of Vetti, a remarkably well-preserved house excavated from the eruption featuring beautiful frescoes. Then, relax on the scenic drive back to the Salerno port. Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Salerno port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$147 Cultural & Theme Tours

Salento to Cocora Valley and Ocaso Private Coffee Tour

Enjoy a special adventure in a traditional vehicle called Willis (Jeep) to the farm “El Ocaso de Salento”; learn about an ancient culture and discover the old national road.The farm “El Ocaso de Salento” is a magical place that connects you with nature and the coffee culture throughout the process of planting, production, profit, marketing and preparation of this delicious drink. Come and collect yourself coffee and enjoy one of the best Colombian coffee cup.The lookout of Salento is a place at the top of the mountain, where you can enjoy the beauty of a unique natural forest that hosts an invaluable natural wealth.Enjoy the food of the region (trout) to recharge energy. Then it is time to visit the Cocora Valley and hike up the mountain 100 meters above the sea level. Along the way you will feel a very deep emotional experience and discover why the Cocora Valley is more than a beatiful landscape.Drive back to your hotel with a great experience about the coffee process, the beauty of a unique natural forest, the typical food and with an amazing feeling about the Cocora Valley.

$57.84 Walking & Biking Tours

Paestum: Route of the Allied Landings Tour

Trace the route of Operation Avalanche, the largest landing operation ever undertaken in military history at the time of World War II. In September 1943, that members of the US 36th Infantry Division began their attack on Salerno to force the Germans into retreat. The tour retraces the moments of the landing at Paestum. You will go to the landing beaches, where wonderful views of the Gulf of Salerno form a contrast to the horrors of the stories you’ll hear.Learn about the Campaign Internment Camp, established by Mussolini to intern Jews and foreigners. Hear about the Four Days of Naples uprising, when the Italian Resistance and town folk forced out their German occupiers. Your guide will tell of criminal massacres of civilians by the Nazis, as well as the victims of the bombardments, and the historic Battle of Mignano Montelungo.Later, you will visit the Tower of Paestum, a medieval watchtower that was once part of an unbroken chain of 111 towers along the Amalfi and Cilento Coast. Enjoy commanding views of the same beaches the Allies landed on, and learn how German snipers used the Tower to fire on them.During the day, you can break for lunch to try some of Cilento's traditional mozzarella cheese, as well as typical grilled sausages and vegetables. An alternative tourist menu option is available. At the end of your tour, for those that would like a fun break, enjoy a free gift to save money at the Nevada Park amusement park.

$63.63 Shore Excursions

Shared Shore Excursion from Salerno to Pompeii Ruins with skip the line

After the pickup from the Cruise Terminal of Salerno the bus will driver directly to Pompeii. During the trip your guide will introduce the history and the culture of the region and will collect the amount for the entrance fee of Pompeii ( not included in the price ). Once in Pompeii enjoy our skip the line service and meet your archeological guide to start a walking tour of the ruins. The standard itinerary will show the most important buildings, villas, theaters and market places of the old Pompeii. Discover the Stabian Baths , the most preserved building of the Roman century. Walk inside the redlight discrict to visit the Lupanare. After the walking tour relax for almost 1 hour with a shopping and drink break. Return at the cruise terminal at around 01:00/01:30 pm.