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Amalfi coast

Hello. Planning a trip to Amalfi coast from Sorrento next year. Is it possible to see both Amalfi (including the Grotto) and Positano in one day and if not which of the two places is considered the more picturesque and worthy of a visit. Planning to take the SITA bus from Sorrento. Thanks.

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1. Re: Amalfi coast

You can see both in one day, but by Sita not that convenient, as the Bus does not go down to Positano main Village but along the mai n road high above, a long walk down and back, a small Bus goes some of the way, I think if you have to choose Positano is much the prettier place stunning views, but Amalfi is bigger I quite like it, I do not think the Green Grotto is all that appealing, consider doing the trip by to these places by Boat,

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Suzi why not return to Sorrento on the ferry or hydrofoil, which operates in the summer months.

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3. Re: Amalfi coast

Ditto, it can be done in one day - go by boat....

pity you don't have more time to explore these 2 places.

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Thanks all for the advise. Lokks like the boat trip is the way to go.

Merry Christmas

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Positano and Amalfi are not far apart, and the road that connects them is the stunningly beautiful Amalfi Drive, which clings to the coast all the way. Gorgeous views. Yes, it's feasible to do both in one day on the bus from Sorrento, it leaves from outside the train station, or did a few years ago .

Lovely Cathedral at Amalfi, Positano is a beautiful , smaller beach resort, very high class, both are well worth visiting!

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I love them both and agree it is possible to do both in one day. If you had two days it would be better as you could take the bus to Amalfi and go on up to Ravello you would then experience the Amalfi Coast drive which as has been said is stunning. Then maybe another day take the boat to Positano or vice versa. You would then see the coast line from the road and the sea - fabulous.

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A little while ago someone gave a great plan for this kind of trip:

Bus from Sorrento to the first Poistano stop. Walk down through Positano to the beach. Ferry from Positano to Amalfi. Look around Amalfi. Possibly bus up and bus/walk down to Ravello depending on stamina and time of mornng departure. Bus or ferry back from Amalfi.

I like that plan very much as it makes all the walking downhill (!), it breaks up the day, maximizes the views etc.

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And this plan has you returning to Sorrento from Amalfi – By the time the SITA buses arrive in Positano, they are already full.

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That is so right, Buses fill in Amalfi, as we have found too our regret,

and Taxi's from Positano to Sorrento are expensive,

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10. Re: Amalfi coast

suzi10,

Each year the Campania authorities spend a small fortune in providing the Metro del Mare - a network of hydrofoils that offer an alternative way of getting around which lets one avoid the area's crowded roads.

Among the various routes, two - the MM2 and MM3 - both connect Sorrento with Amalfi and Positano.

Last year they began operations in late April, and ran through until late September - if that suits your plans, you'll find more details and, eventually no doubt, next year's timetables here:

http://www.metrodelmare.com/english

Peter