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Please help us plan for Amalfi Coast with 17 month old baby

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Hi there, we are taking a last minute trip to Italy, leaving next week. We just got a great fare to Rome and snagged it, so have not had time to read and plan as we usually do.

Please comment on the feasibility of the following:

Day 1. Monday. Flight arrives in Rome at 10am. Somehow get to Rome train station and get train to Naples. Have driver pick us up in Naples and drive us to Sorrento. We know a place we can stay in Sorrento. Unpack, stroll around, buy food and supplies for baby (we were planning to pack 3 days worth of diapers, anyone know if the Italian brands are similar to Pampers? Last time I was in Italy was 10 years ago, and babies were not an issue!)

Day 2 . Tuesday. Relax in Sorrento, or if there is something easy to do near there, e.g. A nice beach, please let us know. We read that the beach in Sorrento is not great, but maybe a few km away?

Day 3. Wednesday. Take the bus ride down the coast to enjoy the apparently death-defying views. Would like opinion if it is better to get off bus in Amalfi or stay on until Salerno? Ideally, we would love to take a ferry back to Sorrento from one of those places. Read on these forums that Amalfi has a direct ferry but Salerno requires a transfer . Also: Do they have seat belts on Italian buses? Or some way to strap our baby in a car seat? If not, how wild is that bus ride - could we hold on to a strong and squirmy almost 1.5 year old?

Day 4. Thursday. Paestum.. Perhaps rent a car to get there, and on way home visit one other place, e.g. We read Ravello is worth a visit.

Day 5. Friday. Arrive early at Pompeii and spend about 3 hours. Return to Sorrento and rest in the afternoon as we need to vacate the apartment the next day.

Day 6. Saturday. Take ferry to Capri and spend either 1 or 2 nights there. Read that it is super-touristy, but hey, that's what we are, in high-season no less. Is it nicer to stay in Anacapri than Capri, or other options? Read conflicting opinions, eg that Anacapri is nicer, but you can't see the sea, others wrote it is too far from things. Also, is it safe to go together with baby into Blue Grotto, or should we plan to take turns, and go individually.

Day 7. Sunday. Relax on Capri.

Day 8. Monday. Take ferry to Naples. Check in, relax, Archaeological museum (it is closed Tuesdays, so must go the day we arrive.) Spend night in Naples.

Day 9. Tuesday. Walking tour in morning, check out, catch early afternoon train back to Rome.

Day 10, 11. Rome.

Day 12. Friday. Leave Rome for flight back to USA.

We have not checked timetables yet, but am looking for feedback on this itinerary.

Also, generally wondering if the bus down the coast will let us hop on and off in some of the scenic towns. Do they have different feels or if we visit town of Amalfi, Positano will feel largely similar?

If you traveled with or without a baby, we'd love to hear advice and suggestions!

Thank you in advance.

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