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Old Mar 16th, 2007, 09:05 PM
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baggage storage at Pompei site for a day at Pompei and Vesuvius

Can you store baggage (2 pull duffle-type bags at the Pomppei site for the day while you visit the 2 sites?

We would prefer to arrive in Naples, head straight to Capri for 3 days, come back by boat to Sorrento, go straight to Pompei and Vesuvius, and go on to Positano, by-passing Sorrento entirely and arriving in Positano for a 4 day stay.

Obviously we would like to store our baggage at Pompei while we spend our day touring.

Is this option available to us without too much difficulty?

Thanks for any advice.
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Old Mar 17th, 2007, 01:35 AM
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Hi Never - Yes. There's a luggage store at the entrance to Pompeii.

Hope this helps ...

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Old Mar 17th, 2007, 02:14 AM
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Steve - thanks, but basically, can we safely leave the bags there while we leave Pompei to go to Vesuvius, and is the whole day, as planned, from departing Capri by boat until we arrive in Positano (Iguess by bus or train) easily achievable?

Also, if we plan 3 days at Capri and 4 in the AC (Positano, Ravello, Praiano and Amalfi), does Sorrento have that much of an attraction to have us want to seek a day stay there if we really do not require it as a "base"?
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You can leave bags safely there.

Is the day easily achievable? Personally it's not the way I'd do it ...

Logistically it would be easier IMO to go straight from Capri to Positano. Schedules are on:

http://www.capri.net/salsa/lang/en/page/transport.html


Pompeii/Vesuvius is an easy day-trip from Positano by public transport (- bus to Meta, then train to Pompeii) - and you could include a couple of hours in Sorrento en route ...

Hope this helps ...

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Hi

Here's some more info - http://tinyurl.com/f4p5f
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Old Mar 17th, 2007, 05:36 AM
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Hi N,

I would train to Naples and put my baggage in the left luggage facility, the train to Pompei, then to Vesuvius, back to Naples, take the Circumvesuviana to Sorrento and the SITA bus to Positano.

You could also visit Pompeii and Vesuvius from Positano. Take the ferry to Sorrento (very nice ride), the Circumvesuviana to Pompeii, etc...
Come back on the SITA bus from Sorrento.

Are you sure that you want to try Vesuvius and Pompeii on the same day?

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Old Mar 17th, 2007, 12:01 PM
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Ira - From what I am reading, Pompei from Positano should take no more than 2.5 hours, say we tour for 3.5 hours (or even 4 hours), and then go to Vesuvius (apparently no more than 4 hours return) - all times being somewhat conservative - the total time spent before we are to return to Positano, would be approx. 10 hours.

Provided that we figure out how to return easily to Pompei - and I must admit that after spending all day on this site reading and re-reading the various webs in this regard (both current and past),of which there is certainly no shortage, I am still having difficulty in figuring out how and how long this would take - I figure that provided that we are able to start our day trip at 7:30am, we should, at worst, be ready to return from Pompei to Positano, hopefully, by no later than 7:00pm.

If all of the above assumptions are reasonable - and, as always, I continue to invite comments- why shouldn't I be able to do both sites in the one day?
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Hi - You can easily do both sites in one day from Positano with an early start.

Positano-Pompeii by public transport -

- bus to Meta (- 25 mins), then
Circumvesuviana train to Pompeii Scavi (- 30 mins)

- is 1-1.5 hrs (- depending on connection time at Meta).

I recommend you return via Sorrento - which will take longer.

I suggest you plan your day around the times of the Vesuvius bus. These are more frequent in the morning - so it's best IMO to head straight to Vesuvius first, then spend the afternoon in Pompeii.

Hope this helps ...

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