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Updated itinerary-leaving next week. Welcome any suggestions

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Updated itinerary-leaving next week. Welcome any suggestions

Well, the time is finally here! This is the itinerary we decided on. Please feel free to suggest. Also, Wondering about the best way to get from Sorrento to Naples---Flight leaves at 8am the last day. I am thinking prob driver/ taxi?

Thursday 6/26: Leave US

Friday 6/27: Arrive Sorrento; prob just relax, catch up re: jet lag; staying at Elios Hotel as a base.

Saturday 6/28: Explore Positano (ferry from Sorrento?)

Sunday 6/29: Explore Amalfi

Monday 6/30: Explore Ravello

Tuesday 7/1: Ischia!

Wednesday 7/2: Capri

Thursday 7/3: Pompeii

Friday 7/4: Cooking class in Sorrento; explore

Sat: leave

Thanks!!!

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1. Re: Updated itinerary-leaving next week. Welcome any suggestions

I would do Amalfi and Ravello the same day. I don't think there is enough to do in Amalfi to take up the whole day.

Add Vesuvius to Pompeii, if that interests you.

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2. Re: Updated itinerary-leaving next week. Welcome any suggestions

Yes, thanks! Was thinking possibly Amalfi and Ravello in the same day. And yes, was contemplating Vesuvius, too.

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3. Re: Updated itinerary-leaving next week. Welcome any suggestions

You could take the Amalfi Drive bus through Positano, get off to explore for the morning and continue along to Amalfi.

Leaves you with more time to explore beautiful Sorrento itself.

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Three trips to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello are going to cost you a lot of money in boat and bus fares! You could combine Positano and Amalfi or Amalfi and Ravello.

Catch a boat to romantic Positano, spend the whole morning there, then catch the boat to beautiful Amalfi and explore for an afternoon. You can catch a boat back to Sorrento.

Or,you could catch a boat or coach to Amalfi . The coach is much better than the bus. (Local buses are cheap and fine for local travel but get packed, and standing on one for any length of time, let alone on cliff edges is no fun.Coaches are air conditioned too and not much more expensive than the buses.) From Amalfi, catch a bus to stunningly lovely Ravello. Get a bus back to Amalfi, then coach or boat back.( There are walks you can do between the two places but I haven't done one.)

Or, one full day in Positano and another in Amalfi and Ravello.

What about a day in beautiful Sorrento to include a walk down to Marina Grande? Lunch in one of the little restaurants at the edge of the sea. Stroll back up.( Working fishing village with a tiny black beach, and minutes from your hotel.) Explore the cobblestone alleyways and the town. Lovely.

Pompeii is vast and you can spend forever there or spend part of the day in Pompeii and part in Vesuvius.

Ischia is a breathtakingly stunning island. The bus station is near the ferry. If queues are very long walk to The Aragonese Castle. (It takes about half an hour on the flat.) We got carried away here and spent hours in the castle. It is vast! Lovely cafe there too.

Capri and Anacapri with lovely gardens and villas plus the chairlift to the top of the island makes for a superb day out. (Use public transport- the funicular from the port to Capri, and bus up to Anacapri.)

You are packing a lot of travelling into a small space of time and it will be extremely hot and busy in Sorrento. There is a lift in central Sorrento that will take you to the port. We usually walk down from this area and take the lift back.

From your hotel you pass Marina Grande and the views over the town, the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius are wonderful. You can cut through the alleyways to The Cloisters. Pop in there as they are peaceful and cool. Many weddings take place here and there is a beautiful church next door. Very close is a tiny garden with THE LIFT.There is a restaurant there too. Look down on bathing platforms(chargeable) and a flight of steps that lead to them and the port. You can walk down,have a swim in the ocean, then walk up the steepest road back to Sorrento. (Great workout!!) Or, you can buy a bus ticket in a Tabacci down there and squeeze onto a local bus! Just a suggestion!!

Finally, getting back to Naples.Check out prices of drivers.( Probably work out cheaper than taxi.) Your hotel owners might advise you.

Hope you love your stay in Sorrento and enjoy exploring and photographing your every move! Prepare to be wowed by the scenery, the atmosphere and the people. Sorrento in the evening is wonderful too. Enjoy your travels.

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5. Re: Updated itinerary-leaving next week. Welcome any suggestions

Thank you so much. AMAZING advice, and I am adjusting my itinerary accordingly. Another quick question---budget-wise, how much do you all recommend per day. We are not wealthy, and will be on our honeymoon. A basic range would be great. We would like to go out to a few nice restaurants, etc. But a general idea of what to expect daily, would be really helpful. Thanks!

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6. Re: Updated itinerary-leaving next week. Welcome any suggestions

Hi

Good advice from everyone here. You also asked about transport from Naples to Sorrento and the bus is 10E each and the shuttle or taxi is about 80E see these links.

www.curreriviaggi.it/inglese/E_index.html

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187782-i162-k75…

As for prices, well, Sorrento caters for every budget and there are very expensive Michelin starred restaurants, expensive sea food restaurants and you usually pay a little extra for sea view restaurants. However, there are loads of fabulous restaurants selling a pasta or pizza meal for anywhere between 5 and 10 Euros. A four course meal including fish or meat can push up the price. A medium sized beer can cost about 6 Euros, a glass of wine can cost roughly 5 Euro, the Bagni St Anna, restaurant on the Marina Grande does a half litre bottle of house wine for 5 Euro and has delicious and reasonably priced food too. The beer is also good, it's on top of the sea and has great views, sadly it shuts most nights.

Trains are incredibly cheap. Buses are cheap too. Supermarkets can be cheap and in my opinion they are usually very good quality, eg, decent red table wine can be less than 2 Euros a bottle.

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7. Re: Updated itinerary-leaving next week. Welcome any suggestions

Thank you so much for the info! Very helpful!

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8. Re: Updated itinerary-leaving next week. Welcome any suggestions

Great advice from Eddie. There is such a wide range of places to eat. At the bottom of the hill from your hotel is a small supermarket that sells all sorts. It's handy for water, beer and snacks.

There is a shop on the way down too- opposite The Capodimonte Hotel. It is narrow and has a turret top. (The man in there is very helpful.) Water, beer, wine and cakes are cheap.

There is a supermarket much further along the main road too and the people in the deli will make sandwiches for you to take out. (I have seen lots of people buying these.) Fruit is inexpensive too. Many people picnic in the park by The Cloisters.

There are lots of little places where the locals eat and these are more basic but cheap and cheerful and there are snack bars that sell pizza to take out and all sorts of cakes and bread.

As you are on your honeymoon you will want a treat so a trip to Marina Grande is recommended. There are also lots of restaurants in the alleyways and menus and prices are clearly displayed. Boliccini is a very reasonably priced wine bar and you can have a meal there too. It is next to a family run restaurant set in a garden and prices are fair. Read the reviews and you will get a good idea.

Your boat trips will be your most expensive mode of travel. Forty euros each return to Ischia. Aragonese Castle - ten euros each. (Worth every penny.)Thirty two euros each to Capri. (Lovely island but expensive.)

I suggested days in Sorrento as you are based there and it is so beautiful. (No extra fares anywhere unless you pay one euro each to travel from Marina Grande.) There are lovely cafes for coffee and snacks. Check out Davide. It's an ice cream parlour that sells snacks, mugs of delicious coffee, plus dozens of flavours of gelato. Go to Zini Gelateria - the best. These places are in the alleyways.

Prices depend on how ambitious you are and how far you want to travel. I am sure the people in your hotel can recommend good cafes and restaurants.

It must feel daunting, but Sorrento is truly lovely. It has called us back many times.

Edited: 21 June 2014, 23:57
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9. Re: Updated itinerary-leaving next week. Welcome any suggestions

Excellent! I am keeping a list of all of this! Thank you so much!!!!!!

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10. Re: Updated itinerary-leaving next week. Welcome any suggestions

hi did you manage to do all on the itinerary we are just looking to go on Friday never been to Italy before ,bit mind boggling trying to fit everything in