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Shore Excursions From Salerno

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Explore the Amalfi Coast from Salerno

Salerno is the only place on the Amalfi coast which has a port large enough for the cruise ships and containers to dock. Located in the gulf of Salerno on the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is a very popular tourist destination, possibly because two famous world heritage sites along the Amalfi Coast line are easily accessible from here.

The most popular shore excursions from Salerno are to

  • Herculaneum
  • Pompeii
  • Mt Vesuvius
  • Positano
  • Amalfi
  • Sorrento

Typically all shore excursions last a full day if you want to do justice to the Amalfi Coastline and its many wonders; obviously each place is filled with history. Hence it is best to split your excursion into two days. Day one can include – Pompeii, Herculaneum and MtVesuvius or just Pompeii and Amalfi coast and the remaining places can be visited on day two. There are several combinations that can be worked out with your tour operator.

Herculaneum and Pompeii

Two of the most powerful roman cities of yore which were destroyed by the volcanic eruption of the Mont Vesuvius, remain intact even today and are considered a world heritage site.

Mont Vesuvius

The culprit for the annihilation of the great cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the volcano itself is an awe-inspiring sight with a huge crater visible up close. The mesmerizing view of the Bay of Naples is sure to take your breath away.


This charming village is characterised by the presence of white houses piled atop one another. Located at the foot of the Monte Cerreto, it provides mind boggling view of the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains.


It is a busy port town, which is also known for its natural beauty. The town overlooks the Bay of Naples in the south of Italy and is a favorite destination spot among tourists. The advantage of this town is that it is easily accessible from Naples and Pompeii. You can enjoy an edge-of-the-seat drive along the serpentine roads overlooking the glorious Mediterranean Sea on one side and the steep cliffs on the other, as you drive down from Amalfi to Sorrento. The View of Mt Vesuvius from Sorrento is beyond comparison elsewhere on the coast.

Vietri Sul Mare

The tiny village known for its ceramics has been a favorite spot on the Amalfi coastline for centuries. It is also called the “First Pearl of Amalfi”. Take a short break in this small coastal town for a moment of peace and solitude.


The starting point for many world famous walking trails, this village is motor free but for the main street where buses come. Home to history, beaches and mountains, notwithstanding the beautiful views, it is a must stay place for anyone visiting Amalfi Coast.

The Amalfi Coast looks beautiful irrespective of where you see it from- a hilltop, by the beach or right in the middle of the water. Treasure the scenic beauty, the warm people, and delicious Italian cuisine and do take home a bit of their history, culture and tradition.

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