picture: the harbor of salerno is located on the wharf manfredi of the commercial port of the city and will be directly connected with the piazza della libertà and the city promenade. In 2013 the ministry of cultural heritage has entered the maritime terminal in the selected group of architectural projects of high quality. The salerno maritime terminal was commissioned in 2000 by mayor vincenzo de luca to meet the growing demand for landing cruise by various companies. The city administration, at the end of an international competition of ideas, commissioned architect zaha hadid architects, the task of creating a modern and functional maritime terminal. Its geographical position, barycentric among the amalfi and cilento coasts, the partenopean islands, the archaeological sites of pompeii and paestum, make the maritime station an ideal destination for cruise traffic.