Homes lining a lush green mountain in the Amalfi Coast
GATEWAY TO THE AMALFI COAST

Cruise to Amalfi Coast (Salerno), Italy

The lively cliffside village of Salerno is a gateway to the many historical and scenic coastal towns with cruises to the Amalfi Coast. Take a stroll by the water along the city's modern promenade, or stop into a cafe for a refreshing limoncello. Break a sweat with a hike up Mount Vesuvius before you wander through the ancient city of Pompeii. Or take a drive along the coast on the winding roads, and bask in views of steep cliffs over crystal blue water.
National Language Italian
Currency Accepted Euro (EUR)

Things To Do in Amalfi Coast (Salerno)

Various different ruins at Pompeii in Italy

Amalfi Coast (Salerno), Italy Ruins of Pompeii

Volcanic Vistas

Volcanic Vistas

Take a vigorous hike up Mount Vesuvius, which famously covered Pompeii in volcanic ash when it erupted in 79 AD. Thousands of years later, archaeologists excavated the city and found remains of detailed frescoes, city streets and buildings that were filled with artifacts — check these out the Antiquarium museum to see what life was like at the time of the eruption.

A scenic road with a tunnel through a mountain in the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast (Salerno), Italy Scenic Tunnel Road

Coastal Cruise

Coastal Cruise

The Amalfi Coast is bursting with beautiful pastel towns like Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento. Take a drive along the winding cliffside, and stop along the way to take in the views of the waves crashing against the rocks below. Then, stop by Positano for a glass of wine and a panino of sliced tomato, pesto and locally made mozzarella di bufala.

view of a cathedral in Salerno, Italy

Amalfi Coast (Salerno), Italy Cathedral

Stroll Through History

Get to know Salerno's roots onboard an Amalfi Coast cruise. The town's grand cathedral houses the Apostle Matthew's remains. Drop into a museum to learn about the city's history: During the 11th century, Salerno flourished as an epicenter for medical studies, which you can still see today at the museum of Scuola Medica Salernitana.

An assortment of fresh fruit at a stand in the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast (Salerno), Italy Fruit Stand

Local Cuisine

Salerno's cuisine is defined by fresh seafood, often caught earlier that day. Spaghetti alle vongole — topped with clams, tomatoes and herbs — is a must-try. Pick up a Neopolitan-style pizza, made with San Marzano tomatoes and fresh mozzarella di bufala. Finish your meal with a limoncello made from the massive lemons that grow in the region.

Assorted ceramic goods for sale at a shop in the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast (Salerno), Italy Ceramic Products For Sale

Shopping

Head down to Via dei Mercanti to pick up souvenirs, wine, fresh cheese, handmade items, ceramics, leather goods and more. If you want to spend the whole day shopping, hop in a taxi and head to the pastel-hued Cilento Outlet Village nearby.

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