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Safety of Regional Train from Perugia to Sorrento

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Dallas
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Safety of Regional Train from Perugia to Sorrento

In September, I'm planning a trip to Italy with three other single girlfriends. At one point during our trip, we will be traveling from Perugia to Sorrento. Due to the bankruptcy of the Circumvesuviana train line, is it possible to get from Perugia to Sorrento safely? There have been rumors that the train will just stop intermittently, and we have been told it is very dangerous to ride it due to thefts and robberies.

Just wanted to know if it's true or not - train fare for four girls on a budget would be much better than an expensive taxi ride, but we want to be safe.

Thank you for your help!

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1. Re: Safety of Regional Train from Perugia to Sorrento

The Circumvesuviana train line runs from Naples to Sorrento and other nearby places. There have been no reports of it going bankrupt. What you have been told is absolute nonsense.

You take the Trenitalia main line trains from Perugia to Naples, then the Circumvesuviana to Sorrento. It is all entirely safe.

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2. Re: Safety of Regional Train from Perugia to Sorrento

Thank you Sydneynick! That's good to know!

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3. Re: Safety of Regional Train from Perugia to Sorrento

The financially unsound Circumvesuviana lost its separate legal identity six months ago when it was absorbed into EAV. There is currently a refusal by train drivers to do overtime, which has resulted in the cancellation of some trains.

You will not be physically unsafe. However pickpockets do sometimes take advantage of overcrowding at peak travel-to-work times, and foreign tourists are an obvious target. So take normal precautions against pickpockets if you are travelling at these times, though the crowds do thin out the further away from Naples you get..

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4. Re: Safety of Regional Train from Perugia to Sorrento

Thank you perilizia....Glad to be aware of that...pickpockets we can handle!

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