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First time Amalfi coast - six days there

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Silver Spring MD
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First time Amalfi coast - six days there

Hi -

Will be heading to the Amalfi Coast (and will be based in Sorrento) in late September. Definitely want to do Pompeii and Capri and am looking for tour operator recommendations. Love walking and also boat tours…welcome all recos! Thank you!

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1. Re: First time Amalfi coast - six days there

Trains from Sorrento to Pompeii, Herculaneum and Naples www.eavcampania.it

Ferries www.capri.net www.alicost.it www.coopsantandrea.com Naples to Sorrento www.alilauro.it

Buses Sorrento to Salerno and Ravello via Amalfi www.sitasudtrasporti.it Click on Orari for Campania bus times.

Campania region www.italia.it/en/home.html www.sorrentotourism.com www.pompeiisites.org ww.amalficoastweb.com www.timeout.com/naples

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Capri trip is easy to do. Walk down to Marina Piccolo and take a ferry over to Capri. (About 32 euros return.) Arrive at port in Capri and take a boat trip around the island or Blue Grotto, or take funicular railway to Capri Town. Explore this pretty place, then catch a bus up to Anacapri or walk up. Views are stunning. Another lovely area . From here, take the chairlift to the top of the island. Superb day out.

Train is cheap so book seats to Pompeii. Station is opposite site. Vast area so lots of walking. Book a guide or audio guide. Spend a morning there , then take the train to Vesuvius and walk up to the crater, or spend a day in Pompeii.

Boat trip to Positano- a very picturesque town. Trip along the coast is lovely. Very hilly town and LOTS of steps but a view from every turn.

Boat trip to beautiful Ischia. (Forty euros return)Half an hour's walk from Ischia Porto to The Aragonese Castle. Massive and amazing history. Or head out to Forio to the Botanical Gardens.( We only managed the castle as we stopped for lunch and ran out of time to chance going further afield.) Would take an organised tour next time or spend a week there.

Sorrento is lovely with its cobblestone alleyways filled with tiny shops and restaurants. The walk to Marina Grande takes just ten minutes, and relaxing in a little restaurant overhanging the sea is lovely. Small volcanic beach there. This is a working fishing village with little boats bobbing on the sea edge. Walk back up the super steep hill or take a bus!

For a relaxing day what about an organised tour of The Amalfi Drive?Visit beautiful places such as Ravello and Amalfi in the comfort of an air conditioned coach. Loads to see again- cathedrals, gardens and villas.(Check reviews of Golden Tours.)

Good, comfortable shoes, very light clothes plus a camera and lots of memory cards essential. Have a good time.

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If you can drive a scooter, rent a scooter for one day, and do all the Amalfi Coast tour (Positano-Amalfi-Ravello). I think this is the most exciting way to enjoy one of the most beautiful road in the world.

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Thanks, all! I've printed this info out and added it to my file. One additional question - we are arriving Naples airport late afternoon, and we would like to take the hydrofoil from Naples to Sorrento. Is it a great distance from the airport to the port where we get the hydrofoil? Are we better off just grabbing a bus to Sorrento at the airport?

Thank you again!

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5. Re: First time Amalfi coast - six days there

As much as I love traveling by water, it makes much more sense to simply grab the bus directly from the airport to Sorrento. You can always travel to Naples for a day by water from Sorrento.

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