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Trips from Sorrento

Already planning for next May's holiday - our first to Sorrento (and indeed Italy!). We would like to do a number of trips - Pompei and Herculaneum on the train seem quite doable. Are there other places on that route that would be worth getting off and having a wander around - eg Meta and Vico Equense (any others?). Also is it possible to get to Marina della Lobra and Nerano by public transport? Indeed any other doable trips by public transport (I've already been looking at answers for Amalfi Coast drive/boats and the Capri & Ischia trips). Many thanks, Brian.

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Lucky you, its a lovely, indeed stunning area to visit, with a lot of interesting places to visit.

Most of the stops on the railway -Circumvesuviana, its called, are to suburbs of Naples. Pompeii Scavi station, about 40 minutes , Ercolano-for Herculaneum- a little further, are the most popular from Sorrento. You might look at Villa Oplontis, a Roman villa with superb frescoes, which can be visited quite easily- I think its Torre Annunziata stop. There was no one there when I was there, its quite fascinating, even still has the swimming pool.

A day on Capri, or Ischia, is easy too from Sorrento. Ferries and hydrofoils run from the port. A lovely trip across the bay.

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Public transport logisitics.

Naples airport transfer bus to Sorrento www.curreriviaggi.it pay driver

Amalfi coast bus Sorrento to Amalfi, Amalfi to Ravello and Amalfi to Salerno

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Ferries www.alilauro.it www.alicost.it www.capri.net

Train Sorrento to Pompeii, Scavi Herculaneum and Naples www.vesuviana.it

Train Salerno or Naples to Paestum and The Greek Temples www.trenitalia.it/homepage_en.html

www.amalficoastweb.com

Campania region info www.italia.it/en/home.html

Edited: 13 October 2012, 00:05
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Word to the wise: We made a mistake leaving Herculaneum. We took the first south-bound train and ended up headed into the interior (Sarno) instead of Sorrento. It cost us an extra hour and an uncomfortable experience with the local school kids who seemed to hate tourists for some reason. We were grateful for the assistance of a local gentleman who got us back on the correct train.

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