[cml_media_alt id='32']Campanile Duomo di Salerno[/cml_media_alt]Dedicated to Saint Matthew the Evangelist, whose relics are laid in its Crypt, the Cathedral of Salerno has characteristics similar to those of the Desiderio Abbey located in Montecassino: a basilica-like plan consisting of three longitudinal naves, a transept and a four-sided portico.

[cml_media_alt id='2053']Duomo di Salerno[/cml_media_alt]The original structure, built under the reign of Robert the Guiscard, was renovated in 1688. Preceded by a large atrium surrounded by a portico supported by twenty-eight columns, the imposing building has a large XII century bell tower on the Southern side.

The atrium is surrounded by a portico supported by 28 raised arched columns. The main entrance to the Cathedral has an impressive Byzantine bronze door set in a marble portal flanked at its base by two lions.

Piazza Alfano I

Opening times
weekdays from 8.30 to 18.45
public holidays from 8.30 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00
weekdays from 9.30 to 20.00
public holidays from 16.00 to 18.00

Visiting hours
weekdays from 9.30 to 18.00
public holidays from 16.00 to 18.00

The Cathedral will be closed from 13.00 to 16.00 in addition to Sundays, on Christmas Day, Easter Day and on the following days: January 1st, January 6th, August 15th, November 1st and November 2nd.

Guided tours are not allowed in the absence of suitable earphones and on the occasion of Eucharistic Celebrations, Eucharistic Days, Prayer Meetings and the Easter Sacred Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday).

For further information +39 089/231387 or www.cattedraledisalerno.it