Amalfi Coast Question

Old Mar 5th, 2007, 01:26 PM
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Thanks for everyone's advice. It seems it's a split between the two. I should have mentioned that I will be with my mom, who is retired but active (but nonetheless, can't walk too far without having trouble). Therefore, we're not looking for romantic or anything that requires too much of a hike (I know we will have this everywhere in some amounts).

That being said, Sorrento is the bext choice?
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Old Mar 5th, 2007, 01:29 PM
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Hi S,

Keep in mind that Positano is more vertical than Sorrento.

The Orange bus can take you from the bottom to the top.

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Old Mar 5th, 2007, 02:09 PM
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Thanks, Ira!
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Old Mar 5th, 2007, 02:40 PM
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If walking is a problem, I'd definitely recommend Sorrento over Positano! Positano is a city of steps ( I counted 300 of them from our hotel down to the beach!). Sorrento is much flatter.

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Old Mar 5th, 2007, 02:41 PM
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That's what I am gathering. Maybe we'll do a day trip to Positano. Thanks for the advice!
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Old Mar 5th, 2007, 02:52 PM
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If you've been to that area and have seen the sites and done it to death and want a few days to relax and have a romantic wonderful stay, Positano is world class. Otherwise if you are there to see the sites and go here and there and people watch and have a great time, Sorrento.
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Old Mar 5th, 2007, 03:52 PM
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We will be visiting in May and currently only have one day scheduled in Sorrento. Trying to decide if we should cut on night in Rome so that we have one more day to go to Capri and explore Positano. After reading this thread I'm leaning toward staying there instead of Sorrento. Any thoughts on cutting Rome from 4 days to 3 in order to have 2 on Amalfi coast?
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Old Mar 5th, 2007, 03:57 PM
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If you are a good traveler and can get everything in Rome that you want into 3 stay, sure add a day on the Sorrentine.
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Old Mar 5th, 2007, 06:15 PM
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In my opinion if possible don't rent a car I did and getting into positano was a nightmare ,parking was impossible .Once I got to the hotel I had the attendant park the car and I left it parked for four days hiring a driver.Why you ask? I drove the entire Almafi Coast, there was a guy behind me for over an hour harrassing me it was raining and the mirrors that alert you if anyone is coming around the turns were wet so It was hard to judge ,There is not enough room to pull over to let the jerk pass.I finally let him go by me he stopped his car got out and wanted to fight.I told him in Italian what a jerk he was ,it shocked him he got in his car and left,but he did ruin my day.So my advice is before you think what fun it would be to drive the coast,find a different way.Positano was so beautiful I would out question stay there.Believe me that was by far the most beautiful view I have ever seen.Walk down to the beach and a nice resturant called chez black has wonderful Napolitano fare.The Ferry to Capri was in Naples.The beach in Positano on the right hand side has little huts where you can arrange for transportation to either Naples or a private boat directly to Capri.At night after dinner you get on a bus that takes you up the side of the mountain,you will be entertained by the locals.If you do decide remember when your at the bus stop to look straight up at the top it looks like a star but its not its a house on the very top of Positano.Enjoy and I woudn't think twice where to stay good luck.
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Old Mar 5th, 2007, 07:31 PM
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I agree with Weadles completely. Positano is a must as it's just beautiful, charming and everything an Italian coastal village should be. If you don't feel like driving you can use a driver. We used a great company called and they were great. Very reliable, great clean cars and our driver spoke good english. Have fun !
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