I am taking my boyfriend to Ischia for his 30th birthday in mid September for a week (staying at Mirimare e Castello) and wondered about how easy it is to day trip to the mainland (we debated staying in Sorrento for this reason) as we want to see as much as possible, whilst also relaxing at the hotel some of the time to take a break from London life. We'd like to see Pompeii and the Amalfi coast if possible but given that we are probably going to fly into Rome to keep the costs down I'm conscious we could spend a lot of time travelling and not seeing much. We want to relax, but at the same time we are used to hustle and bustle and don't want to feel too cut off.
It's our first time to Italy and a dream holiday for us so I want it to be perfect, with as much sightseeing as possible and a real authentic Italian experience.
Any advice on routes and travel times to the key sights on the mainland would be greatly appreciated, as it's not clear from my research so far.