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Best way to get around the Campania region?

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Best way to get around the Campania region?

Buongiorno a tutti,

The eternal question ... "What's the best way to get around the Campania region?". We are 2 couples who will be in this area (Laura, near Paestum) for 2 weeks in early September. Obviously, we would like to visit many of the interesting areas (Salerno, the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, etc ..and maybe Naple?). However, we get many different signals about how to get around this area. Some say even with the trouble (cost, traffic, parking, italian driver habits, etc ..) a car rental is still best because of the liberty it gives you. We want to find the best solution from a ratio of cost/commodity, if I am saving only a small amount of time with a rental vs public transports, than it's not worth it!

If public transport is best, what are they? Bus, train, taxi, ferryboat ... Saw the names of SITA (bus) and MetroMare (ferry) but do not have any other. Any tips to find out about the bus/train (or other) schedules and map of stations?

Grazie per qualsiasi aiuto (hope the translation is correct!).

A Canadian Tourist in Italy

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1. Re: Best way to get around the Campania region?

Sorry! Even if we will be near Paestum, this question should have been posted in the Campania forum.

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2. Re: Best way to get around the Campania region?

Hi,

correct translation will be"Grazie in anticipo per l'aiuto"!but don't worry ,you are on the right way learning Italian language,my compliments!

"The eternal question" has a eternal reply!Sure that hiring a car is the best ratio cost/comodity.Lauria is a little village near Paestum and the closest train station is Agropoli(Paestum has its station but there is still work in progress)and to reach it you will have to get the bus,hoping not to far from your accomodation.So the choice to rent a car will be the unstressful solution.Septempber is not packed as August and parking place will be very easy to find there.Parking is easy to find also in those places that you have mentioned above.The "metro del mare" is a good solution to visit the Amalfi coast.Also here you have to reach the port of Agropoli with the same problems as mentioned above regarding the train station

By the way if you consider to rent a car locally take a look at www.antares91.com based in Santa Maria di Castellabate( 15 km far from Lauria-Paestum)they also offer transfers service from and to Naples airport/train station

Enjoy your stay in Paestum!

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4. Re: Best way to get around the Campania region?

The flexibility of renting an auto outweighs the risks of Italian drivers. You'll spend a great deal of your valuable vacation time making connections with public transportation. An auto will give you a great deal of freedom. When driving, just stay very aware at all times and smile.

Buona Fortuna

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