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Vietri Sul Mare or Positano?

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Vietri Sul Mare or Positano?

Hi,

I am travelling to Italy in about a week and we are thinking of staying one night at either Vietri Sul Mare or Positano. Which town has nicer beaches/view?

We will be going from Florence to either one of these downs. When we leave we will go to Pompeii and then to Rome.

I have never been to Italy before if someone can help me out that will be great!!!

Carman

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1. Re: Vietri Sul Mare or Positano?

They are very different - Positano is bigger, more vertical, has two beaches (none of them are sand - all small pebbles) - the landscape is somewhat different with Positano being vertical. Positano will, for the most part, be more pricey given its popularity. Check www.venere.com for lodging - It is still high season then and places will have been long (long) booked up.

Look at photographs, read up a bit on each - via train, VSM is easier to reach by first taking the train to Salerno and may be best choice for such a short stay given how many hours it will take you to get there.

Some bits of info (your guidebook will also provide valuable, helpful info):

www.positano.com

www.amalficoastweb.com

Some photos of Positano by someone who lives there and does a daily photo blog:

http://positanodailyphoto.blogspot.it

Use google images or another google search to see photos of VSM

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2. Re: Vietri Sul Mare or Positano?

Thanks very much for the info! We have decided to go with your recommendation and we booked our accommodation at Vietri Sul Mare.

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3. Re: Vietri Sul Mare or Positano?

Trains from Vietri Sul Mare and Salerno to Pompei for the Pompeii excavations, Paestum Greek Temples, Naples and Rome www.trenitalia.com Click on the UK flag for train times

Ferries from Salerno www.alicost.it www.coopsantandrea.com www.capri.net

Amalfi coast buses www.sitasudtrasporti.it Click on "Orari: for Campania bus times

www.amalficoastweb.com

www.salernoitaly.ca

Campania region www.italia.it/en/home.html

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