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Maoiri or Minori??

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Maoiri or Minori??

Hey trip advisor!

I'd love some help:

My husband and I are looking at renting an apartment in the amalfi coast and the two locations we have shortlisted are in Maiori and Minori.

Do you have any suggestions as to which location is better?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Maoiri or Minori??

Maiori is a larger town with a significantly longer Lungomare (walk along the waterfront). Because much of Maiori was swept away in the mudslide of 1954, much of the "new" construction is very unattractive (IMO), although it's a good place for families because it's almost entirely flat along the waterfront.

Minori is smaller and closer to Amalfi. Both towns are served by hourly SITA buses between Amalfi and Salerno.

Which is better: hard to say. One tradeoff which comes to mind: Minori is more "quaint"; Maiori has a longer Lungomare (if you like to take walks after dinner).

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2. Re: Maoiri or Minori??

bear in mind they are close enough to each other to visit the 'other' one on the local bus !

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3. Re: Maoiri or Minori??

If you're considering using public transportation out of Maiori or Minori rather than renting a car, here are some tips:

1. The UNICO CAMPANIA 3T Tourist Ticket is useful for three consecutive days of unlimited travel by SITA bus, Trenitalia unreserved "regionale" train, Circumvesuviana commuter rail, and much more, WITHIN the Campania Region, all for just 20 Euros per person. The ticket can be used, for example, for day trips between Maiori/Minori and Naples, Pompei, Paestum, etc. The ticket is also valid for the city buses in Naples, Salerno and Sorrento, the Naples underground metro and funicular rail, the CSTP buses to Paestum/Agropoli, and several other transit operators in the Campania Region. This ticket also duplicates the coverage of the ticket described in #2 below.

2. The UNICO COSTIERA 3-day Ticket is useful for three consecutive days of unlimited travel on the SITA buses between Salerno and Sorrento (including the Amalfi/Ravello bus), as well as the local EAVBUS lines in and adjacent to Sorrento. There are also discounts on local sightseeing buses in Sorrento and Amalfi. The cost of the ticket is 18 Euros per person. The ticket is not valid for travel outside of the Amalfi Coast/Sorrento area.

3. During the summer, the LAST bus back to Minori/Maiori from Amalfi is at 0:45, allowing for a late-night dinner in Amalfi.

4. From Monday through Saturday, there are two VERY EARLY SITA buses from Minori/Maiori direct to Naples (not requiring any connection). There is also a late afternoon direct bus back to Maiori/Minori. This avoids having to connect in Salerno to a Trenitalia train to/from Naples.

5. People who stay one week on the Amalfi Coast sometimes purchase both of the tourist tickets noted above: taking daytrips BEYOND the Amalfi Coast for consecutive three days, and daytrips ALONG the Amalfi Coast for an additional three consecutive days.

6. During the summer, there may also be Alicost boats to/from Capri/Positano/Amalfi leaving from either or both of Maiori/Minori. Schedules vary from year-to-year, so the current schedules need to be consulted.

www.unicocampania.it

www.sitasudtrasporti.it

sitasudtrasporti.it/public/…5020.pdf

sitasudtrasporti.it/public/…5120.pdf

sitasudtrasporti.it/public/…5070.pdf

sitasudtrasporti.it/public/…5110.pdf

www.alicost.it (no schedules are shown at the moment, because it's out of season)

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4. Re: Maoiri or Minori??

GAC thank you so very much for the helpful information about public transportation to/from Maiori; really appreciate that you took the time to provide. Will be most useful for our visit in July.

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5. Re: Maoiri or Minori??

There is this spectacular Hotel in Maiori - Hotel Botanico San Lazzaro. Even if you don't stay there, you have to visit their incredible cacti garden and wonderful views of the city. It is up on the top. Gorgeous!

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