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Dec 14th, 2017, 01:47 PM
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Amalfi as a home base for the Amalfi Coast

I was wondering what everyone thought about staying in Amalfi as a home base for a week in the Amafi Coast area? We (2 couples 60-64 years old) will be visiting this area the first week of October 2018. I am planning on flying into Rome and taking the train to Salerno. Will I need to change trains from Rome to Salerno and then back to Rome from Salerno or is this a train I can remain on for the entire trip? Any tips on what to do while there on holiday/vacation would be greatly appreciated.
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Dec 14th, 2017, 02:16 PM
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Will I need to change trains from Rome to Salerno and then back to Rome from Salerno or is this a train I can remain on for the entire trip?>

No plenty of direct Rome-Salerno trains - check more on ferry schedules during that time - buses take forever - for quick reference train schedules and if have to change I always recommend the German railways schedule site for all European trains - www.bahn.de/en - so easy to use and gives so many details besides times. Of course if booking ahead online you can save some money but those trains - discounted - are train-specific and cannot be changed nor refunded I believe from that specific train - so if flying and taking train leave plenty of time for plane to be late, etc. Book at www.trenitalia.com - great info Italian trains -www.seat61.com - especially on booking own online ticket; www.budgeteuropetravel.com and www.ricksteves.com.
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Dec 14th, 2017, 02:48 PM
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Hi drwoods!

Here is a link to my report about one week based in Amalfi. We were more than happy!

Don't doubt to ask if I can be of any help.

P.S. We are in ours 60s also!
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Dec 14th, 2017, 03:14 PM
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Where is that link?
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Dec 14th, 2017, 03:15 PM
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Oops:

Cannot paste the link, but you can click on my name and go to my 2011 report about a trip to Paris, the Amalfi Coast and Rome.
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Dec 14th, 2017, 03:21 PM
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Skimming seems a great useful report for Amalfi:

https://www.fodors.com/community/eur...1-to-oct-3.cfm
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Dec 14th, 2017, 06:30 PM
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I think it depends on what, exactly, you want to do while on the Amalfi Coast!

Amalfi is convenient for buses and ferries along the coast, and so a good base for Salerno (worth seeing, IMO, not just for access to Paestum), Capri, Positano, Ravello, etc.

If you want to visit Naples, Pompeii, and / or Herculaneum, Amalfi is not particularly convenient – although it is not impossible.

You can get an idea of your transportation options at rome2rio.com – just be sure to check the links to which it directs you, as the main site is not sensitive to seasonal variations in schedules.

Hope that helps!
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Thanks PalenQ I was not able...thanks again.
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