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Best Coastal Areas not Ruined by Rick Steves Tourism

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Best Coastal Areas not Ruined by Rick Steves Tourism

I am taking a 3 week trip to Italy and was wondering what the best coastal areas (accessible by train) are to visit but that won't be as swamped with tourists as Cinque Terre. My trip is in October. Not interested in swimming/sunning, just natural beauty & local life to enjoy & photograph.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Best Coastal Areas not Ruined by Rick Steves Tourism

The Amalfi coast would be less busy in October, but it's not easily accessible by train, as there is a gap between Naples and Salerno, apart from the Circumvesuviana between Naples and Sorrento. The coast road is plied by local buses, instead.

I would have gone for Puglia but while it has its own railway system (FSE, see map on http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/132586681), this doesn't hug the coast or even cover all the interesting places on the coast - although it does cover Gallipolli and Otranto, for example.

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3. Re: Best Coastal Areas not Ruined by Rick Steves Tourism

Try the Cilento Coast south of Salerno.

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4. Re: Best Coastal Areas not Ruined by Rick Steves Tourism

In October, most of the Riviera (except for the Cinque Terre) has virtually no tourists.

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5. Re: Best Coastal Areas not Ruined by Rick Steves Tourism

If you'll forgive me for not knowing where else he's covered, the area to the north of Bari contains some very pleasant places all served by Trenitalia!

Inspired by the recommendation of friends here on Ischia (possibly RS-wise, a better choice than Capri * ), we had a particularly enjoyable mid-September visit to charming Trani... which you'll find described, together with several other coastal cathedral cities nearby, in this:

www.italiantouristoffice.se/sv/docs/515.pdf

... with these for the coast, and then the trulli area...

www.italiantouristoffice.se/sv/docs/514.pdf

www.italiantouristoffice.se/sv/docs/516.pdf

... and this one (some 128 pages, so a little slow to download) offering a wider look at the Puglia region:

www.italiantouristoffice.se/sv/docs/1624.pdf

.......................

* There's a nice introduction to all three islands in the Bay - Ischia, Procida and Capri - on:

shiftmed.eu/userfiles/…20SHIFT.pdf

(and, should you change your mind about swimming, the pools at the thermal spas here are considerably more amenable than the sea by that time of year!)

Peter

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde

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