Amalfi Coast/Positano with 1 year old

Feb 29th, 2008, 04:54 PM
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Amalfi Coast/Positano with 1 year old

My husband, daughter (14 months old) and I will be traveling to Germany (Frankfurt) for a wedding in April. We thought it would be a great idea to add another vacation destination while we were there. We were thinking about seeing the Amalfi Coast and leaning towards staying in Positano. We have a week and plan to rent an apartment.

Will it be practical to use a stroller, or will we have to carry our daughter given the landscape?

Will it be difficult to day trip to Naples, Capri, etc.?

If we don't end up going anywhere else, is there enought to do just in Positano for a whole week?

Thanks in advance.
mktraveler is offline  
Feb 29th, 2008, 05:22 PM
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A stroller is not practical in Positano. If you want to visit the Amalfi Coast area with a young child, it would be much easier to maneuver a stroller around Sorrento than it would be nearly anywhere on the Amalfi Coast.

Sorrento makes a great base for daily excursions to the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Capri etc, with some relief at the end of the day to move about on flatter land.
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Mar 1st, 2008, 12:53 AM
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Hi MK - If you choose to stay in Positano with a 1 yr old, by the end of the week you will be SUPER-fit ... or cream-crackered


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Mar 1st, 2008, 04:16 AM
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Ditto ciao
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Mar 1st, 2008, 04:25 AM
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Double ditto ciao!!

I can't imagine visiting Positano with a 14-month-old. She'll be cranky and you'll be worse. You could try Sorrento, which is a much flatter city. Or better yet, stay at an agriturismo in Tuscany, which would probably be a wonderful vacation with such a young child.
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Mar 1st, 2008, 06:06 AM
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Thanks for all your replies.

If we stay in Sorrento, would day tripping to the surrounding areas by ferries or buses be too hectic?

Or is this area just too difficult to handle with a toddler?

We've been to Rome, Florence, and Venice, (before the baby) and we wanted to try a different city/region in Italy this time around. Can anyone suggest a place that would be easy to manuver with a toddler.

We want:

1. somewhat relaxing
2. some sightseeing
3. easy transportation

(Weadles, Thanks for suggesting Tuscany)
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