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Salerno Cathedral (Duomo di Salerno) Tours

Salerno Cathedral (Duomo di Salerno)
Just south of the Amalfi Coast, the seaside town of Salerno is home to the magnificent 11th-century Cathedral of Saint Matthew—one of the most beautiful medieval churches in Italy, with an ornate baroque crypt containing the remains of the Apostle Matthew. It’s an easy day trip from Sorrento, Positano, or Amalfi. 

The Basics
The Salerno Cathedral (Duomo di Salerno or Cattedrale di San Matteo) was built during the Norman period and has a somewhat plain exterior that belies the beauty of its 17th-century crypt inside, with rich marble floors, exquisite frescoes, and elaborate gold mosaics forming a lavish backdrop for the relics of Saint Matthew. The basilica is home to precious artworks—12th-century mosaics, massive bronze doors, and the tomb of Pope Gregory VII, leader of the Holy Roman Empire who died in exile in Salerno in 1085—and is known for its 12th-century bell tower. 

Salerno is an ideal excursion from Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, and Naples; a stop at the Cathedral is a highlight of guided tours through the narrow streets of Salerno's old town. You can also combine a visit to Salerno with day tour of Paestum, about an hour south. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Conservative clothing is required in the cathedral; shorts and tank tops are strictly prohibited.
  • Tours of the center of Salerno require some walking, so wear comfortable shoes.
  • The cathedral is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Photography without flash is allowed inside the cathedral.

How to Get There
The Salerno Cathedral is located on Piazza Alfano I in the center of Salerno; it’s accessible by bus and train running from a number of locations throughout Campania. To avoid the hassle of public transportation, however, consider joining an organized tour that includes Salerno and Paestum.

When to Get There
Salerno is significantly less touristy than the nearby Amalfi Coast; in summer, you might consider it a welcome break from the crowds. 

The Chapel of the Treasures of St. Matthew
The Salerno Cathedral’s beautiful 16th-century Chapel of the Treasures of St. Matthew (Cappella del Tesoro di San Matteo), is open to visitors on the 21st day of each month. If you time your visit right, you can view the Gothic relics, silver statues, and other precious artifacts inside.
Address: Piazza Alfano I, Salerno, Italy
Admission: Varies
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9 Tours and Activities to Experience Salerno Cathedral (Duomo di Salerno)

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Salerno Walking Tour

Salerno Walking Tour

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You will find a guide, a new friend, a local friend, able to make you fully experience the city of Salerno.
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  • 2 hours
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Paestum experience with lunch from Salerno Port

Paestum experience with lunch from Salerno Port

Meet your driver in front of the Port of Salerno or Hotel. Head to Paestum, where you will then visit Archaeological Park of Paestum. at the end come back to Salerno. Enjoy a tasting lunch made with traditional regional products. At the end come back to the port/hotel
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  • 8 hours
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$326.93
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Salerno Private 2.5-hour Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Salerno Private 2.5-hour Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Admire the historic monuments and ocean views of Salerno on this private 2.5-hour walking tour. See landmarks such as Salerno Cathedral, the Church of Our Lady, and Piazza Flavio Gioia; walk the seafront promenade of Lungomare Trieste; and get back to nature in Pinocchio Park.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Salerno Highlights Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Salerno Highlights Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Explore the beautiful city of Salerno on a 2.5-hour private walking tour. Visit key landmarks such as the Cathedral, the Santa Sofia complex, Palazzo Fruscione, and more as you listen to informative commentary from your guide about the town’s medieval and Norman past. Admire the picturesque scenery of this Mediterranean town and get insider tips from your guide.
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Grand Tour Amalfi Coast, Naples, Capri, Pompeii, Salerno, Paestum and Caserta

Grand Tour Amalfi Coast, Naples, Capri, Pompeii, Salerno, Paestum and Caserta

Start in Salerno, this 8 day tour package taking you through Naples, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Capri, Paestum and Caserta. We'll visit Positano, the most well-known summer resort area on the whole peninsula where you have to be sure to buy one of the straw handbags or handmade sandals for which Positano is famous. Amalfi, the capital of an ancient maritime republic and a current UNESCO World Heritage Site; Naples with the historical center and the Royal Palace; the wonders of the UNESCO World listed archaeological site of Pompeii and Herculaneum; Capri, with Augustus Gardens, the famous Piazzetta, Anacapri and Blue Grotto; Paestum and its temples, another UNESCO site, founded by the anci; Salerno, famous as earliest university of Medieval Europe called “The Medical School of Salerno”; Caserta with Royal Palace and its park. Don’t miss to taste a pizza, a fresh buffalo mozzarella, a warm sfogliatella, drinking the famous Limoncello.
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Grand Tour Campania

Grand Tour Campania

Start in Salerno, this 8 day tour package taking you through Naples, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Capri, Paestum and Caserta. We'll visit Positano, the most well-known summer resort area on the whole peninsula where you have to be sure to buy one of the straw handbags or handmade sandals for which Positano is famous. Amalfi, the capital of an ancient maritime republic and a current UNESCO World Heritage Site; Naples with the historical center and the Royal Palace; the wonders of the UNESCO World listed archaeological site of Pompeii and Herculaneum; Capri, with Augustus Gardens, the famous Piazzetta, Anacapri and Blue Grotto; Paestum and its temples, another UNESCO site, founded by the anci; Salerno, famous as earliest university of Medieval Europe called “The Medical School of Salerno”; Caserta with Royal Palace and its park. Don’t miss to taste a pizza, a fresh buffalo mozzarella, a warm sfogliatella, drinking the famous Limoncello.
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Training on May 1st on the beach

Training on May 1st on the beach

You can train under the guidance of our Personal Trainer on a beautiful beach and enjoying the sea landscape. The opportunity to visit the historic center of Salerno will make your experience unique. Conclude our tour Eating our specialties will be the best !!!
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  • 6 hours
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Best of Salerno Walking Tour with a Native Guide

Best of Salerno Walking Tour with a Native Guide

Salerno is a fascinating medieval city! Meet the native and top rated tour guide and start your journey back to the to roman and medieval period. You will see the most important rest of Longobardorum and Normans who dominated Salerno: the Cathedral, Santa Sofia complex, San Benedetto church, San Pietro complex, Norman Castle and Palazzo Fruscione. You will walk along the main street and square of Salerno, so you will breath everyday life and tradition of the city.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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The private walking tour of the historical center of Salerno

The private walking tour of the historical center of Salerno

Salerno was founded by the Romans in the 2nd century B. C. and exists for more than 2600 years and even was the capital of Italy for a few months. If you are visiting the Amalfi coast region you should definitely see Salerno to explore the narrow streets and alleys of the medieval center. Our local guide will assist you to do it in the best way. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel or from your cruise ship. You will visit the public gardens and the most important sights of the historic center. Your guide will assist you in calling the taxi back or suggest to you the restaurant to have lunch.
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  • 2 hours
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