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Help with Naples & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

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Hello. We are a couple in our mid thirties from the NYC area. We travel a lot and love Italy. A few years back, we took our parents to Venice, Rome, Florence, and Siena. They loved it so we're starting to plan a trip for this October to the Amalfi Coast. We haven't locked down dates yet, but we are leaning towards something in the range of Oct 15-30th. We love the slower pace of Italy and the amazing food and wine that the country offers. We love strolling around, seeing beautiful sights, and taking time to enjoy the amazing food and wine the country offers.

Our parents are in their late 60s/early 70s. They are healthy and fully mobile, but my mom is starting to tire a little sooner than she used to. There will be a total of five of us. We want to see a lot without rushing and would like to avoid unnecessary packing/unpacking.

I've skimmed the other itineraries posted here, and have come up with the following:

Fly NYC to Naples.
Spend 2 nights in Naples
Transfer to Capri
Spend 2 nights in Capri
Transfer to Positano
Spend 7 nights in Positano
Transfer to Naples
Spend 1 additional night in Naples and fly out the next day

Naples: We want to spend time in Naples because we enjoy cities and the culture and nightlife they offer. In Naples we plan on seeing the palaces, castles, museums, and a few of the key churches, all while eating and drinking along the way. We want to be really close to bars/restaurants/nightlife.

Capri: We plan on visiting the Blue Grotto, Monte Solaro. We'll also likely do a boat tour and some light hiking.

Positano: We selected Positano as our AC base because of it's beauty. We're planning on renting a 3 bedroom villa, most of which seem to require at least a week. Our initial plans include seeing the Roosters, doing some light hiking, spending some time on the beach and eating/drinking wine. We want to be really close to bars/restaurants/nightlife. We also want to be close to transportation so we can do day trips to the other Amalfi Coast destinations (Sorrento, Salerno, Amalfi, Ravello, etc).

Questions:
1) Any general thoughts on our itinerary?
2) Is it possible for us to find a Positano Villa that is positioned in a way that minimizes steps, or are steps an unavoidable part of enjoying Positano? Exactly how bad are the steps?
3) Is Positano the best place on the AC for good nightlife? - we do not want to be bored at night...
4) Is there anything that we're missing?

Thanks in advance for your help!!!!!!!

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