Salerno to Catania Ferry
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Salerno is a town in the Italian region of in Campania, on the Amalfi coast. Salerno benefits from a warm, Mediterranean climate and is one of the sunniest town in Italy.
Salerno was founded as a Roman colony in 194 B.C. and has throughout history been occupied by the Goths, Byzantines, Langobards and the Normans. Today Salerno is the principal town of the Amalfi coast, and is a lively port town with plenty to see and do.
Salerno has many beautiful sights and attractions to keep visitors entertained. The town is overlooked by the Castello di Arechi and its beautiful Giardino della Minerva. The city's old town is also well worth a visit; it has become one of the best-preserved historic town centres, and is full of narrow streets and hidden passageways.
Salerno is well-known for its historic and grand churches; you can find plenty of marvellous examples of fine architecture and art within the churches of Salerno. The Salerno cathedral dominates the town, and is a popular tourist attraction. Situated in Salerno old town, the cathedral has a bell-tower and is the resting place of St. Matthew the Evangelist. Another church worth visiting is the Chiesa di San Giorgio, a beautiful Baroque church with many famous paintings and frescoes. To see further examples of religious art, visit the Museo Diocesano di Salerno, located close to the cathedral.
Other attractions include the city's fine selection of museums, from the Archaeological Museum with its famous head of Apollo, to the Museo Didattico della Scuola Medica Salernitana, which houses many important documents from the Schola Medica Salernitana, the first university of medicine founded in Salerno in the 9th century.
The affects of which have been felt by Catania several times over the years. The distinct dark grey volcanic rocks used in the construction of many buildings represent this fact.
Catania was rebuilt gradually over the years after it was completely destroyed due to a violent earth quake in 1169. Catania was initially part of the Roman empire but was later taken over by the Greeks. However, most of Catania's grand palaces and wide streets were built in the 18th century when noble families from across the eastern Sicily began to flock to Catania.
Catania features many Baroque buildings and churches along with a number of Roman theatres, Piazzas and beautiful palaces. Catania with its black and white buildings offers a magnificent effect. Catania also offers a choice of restaurants and large number of shops scattered around the main centre.
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If you're not sure if the Salerno to Catania route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Salerno to Catania ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Salerno to Catania is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.
28 Jul 2019Better than expected
I'd read a lot of negative reviews, so was fearing the worst. On arrival, as a foot passenger, you are allowed to enter the port 3 hours prior to departure. Outside the port gates, there is a small cafe, but nothing else, so don't arrive any earlier. Once through the gate, a bus takes you to check in, then onto the ferry. The cabins are fine. The food in the restaurant looked poor and was overpriced, so I didn't bother. There is a small snack bar selling sandwiches, toasties etc, at a very reasonable price. I booked a cabin, glad I did, the people with deck space or Pullman seats didn't look comfortable.
Review by TONY HOWSEN
Salerno to Catania Popular Questions
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How long does the ferry from Salerno to Catania take?
The average journey time by ferry between Salerno to Catania is 13 hrs. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.
How fast does the ferry from Salerno to Catania travel?
The fastest journey time by ferry from Salerno to Catania is 13 hrs, with Grimaldi Lines.
What time does the ferry from Salerno to Catania leave?
The ferry from Salerno to Catania leaves at 22:00 with Grimaldi Lines. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
Which ferry companies operate between Salerno to Catania?
Ferries travelling from Salerno to Catania are operated by Grimaldi Lines.
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