The last stop on our expedition aboard Sea Cloud II was Salerno, a city situated on a gulf of the same name, bathed by the Tyrrhenian Sea. Salerno has a rich history dating back to Roman times and to this day is an important economic and cultural center in the Campania region. Our original plan was to visit Amalfi, but strong winds forced us to divert to this bustling port, which serves as a gateway to the Costa Amalfitana. Our guests went on a walking tour through the narrow streets of the historic city center. The highlight of the day was visiting Salerno's Duomo, which holds Saint Matthew’s relics. The cathedral was built between 1080 and 1085 under the orders of the Norman duke, Robert Guiscard. The cathedral combines Romanesque and Baroque architectural styles due to various renovations, including significant remodels in the 17th century after it was destroyed by an earthquake. Notable features include Byzantine mosaics, high vaulted ceilings, and intricate religious art.