Salerno to Palermo Ferry
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Getting the best price for your Salerno to Palermo ferry
With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Salerno to Palermo. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.
If you're not sure if the Salerno to Palermo 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 Palermo ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Salerno to Palermo is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.
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.
Palermo has been the capital of Sicily since long before the Ancient Greeks. It reached its cultural height during the Arab occupation, when it became known for the high quality of its mosques and palaces and their vibrant gardens, many of which are still worth a visit today. Today, it is also the home of several important wine makers.
17 Aug 2016Vacation travel turned into a 16 hour torture
The ferry departed 5 hours late. There were no Grimaldi people to explain this and security hardly speak English and do not know the answers. Check in is not trivial. People were sleeping on the floor blocking access to some doors. You cannot leave your place because it will be taken over by someone else. The ferry arrived to Palermo after 1am. We accidently woke up at 2am to see that all other cars have already left the ferry.
Review by Anon
19 Jun 2013Never again
the ferry was late in loading and departing. We waited at the dock from 10pm until 3:15am before the ferry left the dock. The scheduled departure time was midnight. This caused us to miss our meeting with relatives. The ship was very dirty and the poltrona area was terrible. The passengers going on to Tunisia had dismantled the seats to make beds on the floor. Even in the lounge area all the seats were being used as beds. We finally had to pay an extra 70 euros to get a cabin in order to sleep. We were very disappointed in the service and conditions onboard.
Review by Anon
09 Oct 2011Ferry - Salerno to Palermo
Onboard ferry experience was favourable but check-in process for pedestrian passengers (ie those without vehicles) left a lot to be desired. It was difficult to obtain information about the depature wharf and the location of the check-in office was unmarked and did not provide a waiting area or toilets.
Review by Tomo
Salerno to Palermo Popular Questions
Want to know more about your journey from Salerno to Palermo? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.
How long does the ferry from Salerno to Palermo take?
The average journey time by ferry between Salerno to Palermo is 10 hrs 13 min. 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 Palermo travel?
The fastest journey time by ferry from Salerno to Palermo is 9 hrs 30 min, with Grimaldi Lines.
What time does the first ferry from Salerno to Palermo leave?
The first ferry from Salerno to Palermo leaves at 00:30 with Grimaldi Lines. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
What time does the last ferry from Salerno to Palermo leave?
The last ferry from Salerno to Palermo leaves at 18:00 with Grimaldi Lines. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
Which ferry companies operate between Salerno to Palermo?
Ferries travelling from Salerno to Palermo are operated by Grimaldi Lines.
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If you're looking for the return journey, check out Palermo to Salerno.