Sita bus. I think you'll have to change in Amalfi.
Thank you for your reply.
ModemUK: I will print the schedule. It will be very helpful.
Texastrips: Read your trip report. It was great. We are travelling with our three girls 7,9 and 11, next week. We were thinking of renting a car, as we did before in Tuscany, but everyone seemed to think that was a bad idea. So we decided to use public transport instead. Planning to see Pompeii, Paestum and the towns around the Amalfi coast.
Any advise would great .
Thanks.Edited: 02 March 2010, 13:27
Ubud - oh we had a memorable experience in Sant'Agata on our first trip there in the summer of 2007 when our daughters were 7 and 11, like two of yours. That was a great trip and our stop in Sant'Agata involves a long story and our older one's need to consult a dr - who turned out to be a very handsome, well dressed young Italian with perfect English. And he was so nice with her. Then the girls got icecream at 10 am to recover from all that excitement. Here's one reason they love Italy...
You know, if it's not too late. I'd definitely get a rental car. People are crazy about not driving there - and I often wonder if it's people who have ever driven who are saying don't. Next week for sure you won't have any trouble with traffic and even parking will be far easier than in the summer. (in summer we think parking and not driving itself is the major challenge.)
I say car for several reasons:
1) Family of five hauls a lot of stuff and the kids get tired, no matter how good travellers they are. You've already had a rental car in Italy so you're good with all that.
20 I looked at the weather for next week and I see it may be cool and showery. Much better with a car.
2) Especially Sant'Agata is not easy to get to anywhere from via public transport. Much easier with a car.
3) Paestum in particular will be a long hard journey from there on public transport. Yet it's great for the kids. A superb museum right on site with ots of displays that interested our kids and the site itself with many street and villa ruins as well as the temples is great for running around. Ours found them very beguiling to climb on ... (Here was another great Italian experience - I asked a guard (in Italian) if they could climb up and walk around on the amazing exterior perimeter walls. He said no. Then he said
"Just take them around the corner where I can't see them and they can climb up to walk on the walls here."
Don't forget to walk down from Ravello. That was one of our daughters all time favorite vacation experiences and the actual distance isn't very far at all, so it's perfect for children.
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