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How to Spend 3 Days in Salerno

How to Spend 3 Days in Salerno

Salerno is one of the most popular gateways to the highlights along Italy’s southern coast. With three days, you’ll have time to savor its old town and the nearby temples of Paestum, admire the beauty of the Amalfi Coast and Capri, and even take in the majesty of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. Here are your options for three days in Salerno.

Day 1: Salerno and South

Spend your first day exploring Salerno’s old town, a bustling district set beneath the impressive Arechi Castle and home to one of the most beautiful medieval cathedrals in Italy. Spend time visiting the 11th-century cathedral, Pinacoteca painting gallery, and Archaeological Museum; linger over a meal; and browse the bustling local shops. In the afternoon, join a guided tour to Paestum to see three of the world’s best-preserved Greek temples, dating as far back as the sixth century BC. World War II history buffs may instead opt to join a tour that traces the route of the Allied landing in this area. Cap off your day back in Salerno with a leisurely stroll along the picturesque seaside promenade. 

Day 2: The Amalfi Coast and Capri

Today, join the steady stream of tourists headed to the postcard-perfect villages of the Amalfi Coast by joining a tour by land or sea. Opt for a full-day driving or boat tour that includes free time in each village to explore, shop, and pause for lunch or a boat tour to Capri, arguably the most elegant island in the Mediterranean. Sail around the coastline, visit the Blue Grotto, swim in the crystalline waters, and dock to tour Capri’s highlights. Gourmands can instead choose a food tour at a farm on the Cilento Peninsula to see how artisan buffalo mozzarella and other fresh cheeses are made, with tastings of cheeses, charcuterie, and other area delicacies.

Day 3: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius

On your third day, head even farther north on a day trip to one of the most important archaeological sites in the world and the volcano that sealed its fate. The ancient city of Pompeii was a prosperous coastal resort when it was buried under a layer of hot volcanic ash and stone by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. Join a guided tour to explore its captivating ruins, then head up the steep slopes to the volcanic crater topping Mt. Vesuvius. Views from its peak overlooking the city of Naples and its eponymous bay stretch as far as Sorrento and are the most impressive in the region of Campania.

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Private tour of the Amalfi coast from Salerno

Private tour of the Amalfi coast from Salerno

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Cruise along the Amalfi Coast with a private driver during this full-day tour from Salerno. Visit the glamorous towns of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello and enjoy free time to shop, explore, and sightsee. Skip the hassle of navigating and leave the driving to your guide. Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Salerno are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$299.60
Price varies by group size
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$299.60
Price varies by group size
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Salerno to Capri Private Boat Excursion

Salerno to Capri Private Boat Excursion

Discover the best of Capri on a private 6-hour boat tour for an ideal shore excursion when your cruise ship docks in Salerno. Your local captain shows you hidden grottos, sculptural rock formations, fashionable beach clubs, and more along the Amalfi Coast. You also have free time to swim and explore the island of Capri at your leisure.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,616.65
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$1,616.65
per group
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Pompeii and Vesuvius Private Shore Excursion

Pompeii and Vesuvius Private Shore Excursion

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See Pompeii with a private guide, exploring the archeological site at your leisure. After pickup from the cruise spot, drive to Pompeii for a guided tour of the ruins. Stop for lunch at a winery on the slopes of the Mt. Vesuvius (or restaurant of your choosing) before hiking along the mountain’s crater. Admire views of the Bay of Naples, Capri, Ischia, and Sorrento’s coast before heading back to port.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$440.42
Price varies by group size
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$440.42
Price varies by group size
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Paestum: the Greek Temples and the Archaeological Museum private tour

Paestum: the Greek Temples and the Archaeological Museum private tour

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Explore the well-preserved Greek ruins at Paestum on this private tour. See the Doric temples, the markets, forum, and amphitheater of the ancient Greek settlement as you learn about the life of the people who lived there. After touring the site, pay a visit to the National Archeological Museum with great works of art from the Magna Greece region.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$161.79
Price varies by group size
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$161.79
Price varies by group size
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Amalfi Boat Rental

Amalfi Boat Rental

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Take charge of your own travels by hiring a boat for touring the Amalfi Coast. Your itinerary is entirely customizable, so you can sail and stop exactly where you want within the region. The large boats are very comfortable, with a large living space, double cabin, bathroom, shower and sunbathing area. Sail to secluded beaches, swim in the clear waters, and enjoy the views of the sea and land from the deck of your very own boat.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$898.81
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From
$898.81
per group