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rml May 6th, 2010 10:46 PM

capri to positano /amalfi coast
going from Sorrento to Capri. staying in Capri 1 night.
then would like to go from Capri to Amalfi Coast. I read somewhere there is ferry to Positano. Is Positano good base to see Amalfi Coast.

Lifeman May 7th, 2010 12:27 AM

Positano is IMHO the best of the Amalfi towns, providing you are good at walking up and down steps to sea level. They aren't just a flight of stone steps, but more gentle wide steps with shops etc. all the way down. Others on here will point you at Amalfi or Priano, so it's a matter of taste.

There is a choice of ferries to either Sorrento or Positano from Capri. There's the quicker hydrofoil or the slower standard ferry.

Steve_James May 7th, 2010 12:34 AM

Hi Rml - Positano is my favourite of the Amalfi Coast villages. For setting it's hard to beat IMO ...


rml May 7th, 2010 12:39 AM

thanks!! sounds like i will be staying in Positano any suggestions on how to see the other Amalifi Coast villages..
and might as well ask if any hotel suggestions for Positano.

Steve_James May 7th, 2010 12:55 AM

Ferry, bus, hydrofoil, taxi/limo ... the choice is yours - depending on budget.

I usually alternate between ferry and bus.


rml May 7th, 2010 08:01 AM

thanks for info!! i will also use ferry and bus. Can you suggest hotel in Positano

SusanMargaret May 7th, 2010 11:36 AM

I highly recommend Residence Alcione in Positano. Check their website. We had a terrace with spectacular views over the water. It is on Avenue Christopher Columbus and an easy walk down to the beach or up the hill to the bus. We stayed there in June last year and paid around 120 euros a night. If you do go, be sure to opt for breakfast. At 5 euros pp it is amazing value and is served on your own private terrace!

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