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6 friends traveling to amalfi coast early october

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6 friends traveling to amalfi coast early october

Having difficulty finding villas with some 2 beds in 1 rooms. We need 2 double rooms and 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds. Other criteria: close to bus as we will not have car, & reasonable price. We would like to stay in Positano, (hopefully much less tourist in October) and travel and hike around. Would like to know if villas with sea views might have too many stairs to get to villa. Any advice as to what would be best area to stay- Positano, Amalfi' Sorrento? Our intention is a relaxing vacation, hiking, visiting villages, good eating! If any one has stayed or knows of villas that might fit us, I would appreciate help. Thanks

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1. Re: 6 friends traveling to amalfi coast early october

If you are interested in walking and getting around in that area Amalfi itself would probably be your best bet. Dont be tempted by Praira where you might get what you are looking for, the problem there is you will have to use the bus to get anywhere particularly for walking. See this Thread about walking the paths in the Amalfi Coastal area.

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2. Re: 6 friends traveling to amalfi coast early october

Google Summer in Italy and then search using your criteria above...they are professional and have a large database. We are currently in Praiano and used them. In peak summer I would stay somewhere that has ferries to give an alternative to busses!

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3. Re: 6 friends traveling to amalfi coast early october

Thanks so much. Will do. We will be going in October. Are you able to reach hiking trails easily from Praiano?

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4. Re: 6 friends traveling to amalfi coast early october

There is access to some walking paths from Praiano and also a local bus going to Nocelle which is the start to a section of the Path of the Gods, but it is all uphill! Since you are not going until October there is not too much pressure to obtain accommodation so if walking is the trails is one of your main interests I suggest you obtain a copy of the Sunflower guide and decide your base on which walks appeal to you most.

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The Guide is very good since it includes sections of walks starting in different places, such as ,

Amalfi / Ravello

Positano / Praiara

Maioril / Minori

Amalfi is a particularly good base since there are a number of relatively short walks starting from there and also it is where the buses to Ravello start. The advantage of starting a walk from Ravello is that beside being a place with great views of the Amalfi Coast walks from there are mainly downhill. However it is quite likely with your particular accommodation requirements you will may find Prairia will offer you more choice within your budget. IIn which case you will need to catch the bus coming from Sorrento to get to Amalfi.

Edited: 11 May 2014, 07:54
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5. Re: 6 friends traveling to amalfi coast early october

Thanks so much Love2roam. Very helpful to know about uphill starts from Praiano, will rule out starting there Was hoping to find accommodations in Positano, but difficult finding the right room combinations we will need for our group. Will definitely order Sunflower book.

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6. Re: 6 friends traveling to amalfi coast early october

If walking is a main objective Positano is not the best place to base yourself since it would be necessary to start any walk by using the bus or ferry. Providing you are staying along the Amalfi Coast you can always visit Positano on a day trip by ferry. When you get the Sunflower book it includes some great maps which will give you the distances betwen the various options. Look at the villages closer to Amalfi for ideas.

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7. Re: 6 friends traveling to amalfi coast early october

Just seen this great report on the walk down from Ravello to Amalfi, with some great pics. Remember sitting outside that cafe in Ravelo for my lunch but being with a group was not able to do any walking that day. This is one reason why I recommended Amalfi as your best option as a base. Hope you are having some succes in your seach for accommodation.

http://zukini.travellerspoint.com/118/

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