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Salerno-Amalfi Coast: Private Boat Excursion

1. Salerno-Amalfi Coast: Private Boat Excursion

Experience the beauty of the Amalfi Coast on a private 6-hour boat tour with a local captain. Stop to swim, dock at a village of your choice for some free time to explore and enjoy the spectacular views that make this destination so unique. The tour is customized based on what you are most interested in doing. Alternatively, the local captain can offer suggestions about what to do and see in order to maximize your tour time. Enjoy an inside look into the beauty and lifestyle of the Amalfi Coast and the culture of southern Italy. Stop along the way for lunch at a seaside restaurant and to browse some of the high-end boutiques of this popular area.

Salerno to Capri Private Boat Excursion

2. Salerno to Capri Private Boat Excursion

On this private boat excursion you will get to see the most important highlights of Capri (and more) in one day without feeling rushed. Begin from the port in Salerno called Piazza Della Concordia (a short walk or taxi from where the cruise ships dock if you are on a cruise) and sail past the immense mountains of the Amalfi Coast. These are some of the most sought-after views in the world and you will sail through the heart of them, so don't forget your camera!  On the way you will stop for a swim in the private archipilago of Li Galli Islands. These are the islands that Ulysses sailed through when he heard the song of the sirens in Homer's The Odyssey. This is now an underwater nature preserve and one of the most mysterious and beautiful places to stop for a swim refreshing swim off the boat if desired.  Continue on to Capri, where you will leave the Gulf of Salerno and enter the Bay of Naples. The 360 degree views are breathtaking, with the isle of Capri directly ahead, the vast Amalfi Coastline sprawled out behind you and active volcano Mt. Vesuvius to your right. Once you arrive on the island, see the most important sites such as Marina Piccola, the famous Faraglioni rock formations, the historic lighthouse dating back to 1867, the Green, White and Blue Grottos and much more.  Enjoy some time on land at your leisure to explore the shops, gardens and cobblestone alleyways that make this island so special. The captain will wait for you at the port. Hungry? You can either opt to have lunch on the island or the captain can suggest some authentic restaurants where the boat can pull up directly.  At the end of this 6 hour excursion, head back to Salerno. This tour is so great because it is tailored to you and based on what you would like to do. Just let the tour operator know what is important for you to see or do and they will make it happen. 

Salerno: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

3. Salerno: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

Join this private walking tour led by a local guide to discover the beautiful city of Salerno. With its privileged geographical position, as a junction between the Amalfi and Cilento Coast, Salerno represents the chief town of one of the largest provinces of Italy, boasting 60% of its territory protected by UNESCO and about 200 miles of coasts. The historical center still hosts many vestiges of the medieval period, during which the town enjoyed full splendor. The ancient structure is still intact because modern Salerno has mainly developed into a "flat" area, leaving the Piedmont region of the "Colle Bonadies," where the ancient town is located, almost untouched. During this 2.5-hour guided tour, you will have the chance to see the most important and beautiful spots in the city, such as the cathedral built by the Norman Prince Robert Guiscard and dedicated to the patron saint, St. Matthew. Admire the beautiful 16th-century Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, with its beautiful Baroque bell tower and Piazza Flavio Gioia, the square which is also called 'la rotonda' (the rotunda) because of its characteristic shape. From there, you will Cross Porta Nuova and enter the real heart of the ancient city. Enjoy a panoramic walk along lungomare Trieste, with its many typical restaurants and little shops. Just one tip: don't forget to bring your camera along.

Amalfi Coast: Salerno Walking Tour

4. Amalfi Coast: Salerno Walking Tour

The guided tour of Salerno will make you discover the hidden beauties of a town that has become popular in recent years even at Christmas with the artist's lights event. The guided tour starts from the Giuseppe Verdi Municipal Theater of the late 19th century and a few steps away you will find yourself at the Municipal Villa, transformed into the Garden of Enchantment. The tour continues in one of the symbolic places of Salerno, the Minerva garden, a multi-level botanical garden that the Salerno Medical School used to teach students the use of medicinal herbs. It is therefore considered the first of the botanical gardens born in Europe, enriched with medieval painted tiles and an enchanting panoramic view of the Gulf of Salerno. The visit continues in the historic center of the city with medieval alleys, the most popular of which is the Via dei Mercanti, a maximum of 5 meters wide, which since the time of the Lombards has been the main commercial street of Salerno. Many shops and local craft shops welcome tourists making the historic center alive and enriched by monuments such as the Fish Fountain attributed to Vanvitelli, former architect of the Royal Palace of Caserta. From this historic street we walk towards the Complex of San Pietro in Corte which was designed by the Romans as a spa complex and then transformed over the centuries into a small church and then a private chapel dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul. The guided tour continues with a visit to the Duomo or Cathedral of San Matteo with a baroque facade that hides a beautiful four-sided portico and the real entrance to the church. The colonnade with arches and mullioned windows are reminiscent of the Arabian style, like the beautiful bell tower over 50 meters high, but the real jewel of the Cathedral is kept in the lower part, that is the wonderful Baroque crypt which houses the remains of San Matteo and is frescoed with scenes of the Gospel and some episodes of Salerno history. Our visit continues by discovering the most evocative corners of the town with the Medieval Aqueduct, also renamed Ponti del Diavolo, which in ancient times supplied water to the convent of San Benedetto and is linked to popular superstitions according to which you can meet demons or spirits malicious at night ... The guided tour ends by walking along the beautiful promenade, one of the most beautiful in Italy with its benches facing the sea and the largest Ferris wheel in Europe overlooking the sea with a spectacular view of the gulf and the Amalfi Coast.

Naples: Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, and Herculaneum Trip

5. Naples: Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, and Herculaneum Trip

Explore Pompeii, with stops at Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius. Choose whether or not you want a guide or you'd like to tour on your own. Enjoy convenient transportation to and from Naples. This trip includes local professional English-speaking private drivers. The ride on the crater of Vesuvius offers a spectacular panorama of the Bay of Naples with its islands. Vesuvius is an active volcano in continental Europe as well as one of the most studied and dangerous in the world due to its high population and its explosive characteristics, the highest peak is 1,281 meters. You can reach the crater with a 20/25 minute climbing walk. The crater entrance is included with an internal volcano guide, which is a 2-hour stop. Pompeii and Herculaneum are vast archaeological sites. Once a flourishing and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried under meters of ash and pumice by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The site is constantly evolving thanks to the continuous excavations that offer new discoveries every year. A professional private guide inside is highly recommended to enhance your visit and get the most out of your trip. The guide is on request and will help you to skip the long lines at the ticket office as well, although this is not included in the tour price. On request, it is also possible to have a 1-hour lunch break in a family house to taste a set menu (all-inclusive) with traditional local food, drinks, wine, and desserts.

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What people are saying about Salerno

Salerno is a less frequented destination, but one that has as much history and interesting sites as others along the Amalfi Coast. All this was brought alive by our wonderful guide, Filomena. Her knowledge and presentation were excellent as we wandered from one end of the old town to the other where the new shopping district starts. Putting everything in context from ancient times to today gave us a wonderful perspective and education of the area. This is something that anyone spending any time in Salerno needs to do.