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Is Almafi coast good to visit in mid February ?

Which town would you recommend ? Any B&B with good views?

Is there a direct bus or train from Naples Airport to Almafi.

The intention is to spend 4 days in Almafi and then travel via train to Venice for 2 nights.

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1. Re: February

Most everything will be closed with the exception of a few lodgings and some restaurants and shops. It will likely be pretty cold - You can look up historic weather to see what it has been like in past Februarys - but, likely mostly (unless something unusual happens), in the 40s (F) - I was there in mid-March a few years ago and the days were mostly in the low to mid-50s (F) and into the 30-low 40s at night.

Check www.venere.com to see what is available and open during your visit.

You could try, in Positano, the Alcione Residence - I have stayed there and loved; large rooms and terraces and I believe (but not 100% certain) that it is open year round. You can email and inquire - they may not respond right away because it is off season.

www.alcioneresidence.com/index_eng.html

To decide which village to stay - read up on each, look at photos, your guidebook, etc. There will be NO ferries running at this time of year between the villages; so the bus will be your public transportation.

There is NO train - you would take a local train from Naples to Sorrento (the Circumvesuviana) which takes about 70 minutes and then you would catch the SITA bus as the Sorrento bus/train station which will take about 40 minutes to Positano or about 90 minutes to Amalfi (the village). Positano being the closest to Sorrento. From Naples, a car service would run about 100 euros to Positano, etc and take about 1.5 hours from Naples to Positano, for example (longer, obviously, to Ravello or Amalfi)

For info on the villages:

www.positano.com

www.amalficoastweb.com

Daily photo blog by someone who lives in gorgeous Positano:

https:/…240194169415355

My personal choice is Positano (when you see the photos, you will probably see why) but all the villages are lovely and you cannot go wrong in choosing.

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2. Re: February

Thanks

Would it be better to make Naples or Serrento a base and do day trip to Positano and Pompeii, Hercules and Rome ?

How easy is to travel to these places.

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Yes, Sorrento or Naples would be better for those trips; Naples especially if you actually are going to do a day trip to Rome. But, you can reach the ancient sites from both Naples and Sorrento easily via public transportation.

For what you say you want to do, it wouldn't make sense for you to stay on the Amalfi Coast anyway; it is a place to stay and explore not use as a base only.

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I would certainly like to visit Positano for a day. So may be Sorrento would be better base.

Does it snow or get below 10C in February in these places.

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5. Re: February

Anything can happen; a bit of snow just this month:

http://www.ciaoamalfi.com

It is not very usual - but, like all weather, you cannot predict

Yes, it would be better to visit Positano from Sorrento; the bus will take about 30-40 minutes depending on traffic. There are two stops in Positano. If you want to be closer to the area leading down through the pedestrian only portion of the village that leads to the beach/sea, get off at the second stop, the La Sponda stop.

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