Driving from Rome to Positano

May 20th, 2007, 03:01 AM
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Driving from Rome to Positano

How far and how long will it take to drive from Rome to Positano? Thinking of taking a day trip or overnight trip from Rome to the coast. Is there a better way to make this trip? Parking in Positano? Recommend any hotels in Positano; not too expensive.
First time in Italy...help!
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May 20th, 2007, 04:37 AM
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It's about 170 miles distance and about a three hour drive, probably longer. Parking ANYWHERE along the Amalfi Coast is a commodity especially in the busy season.
You could take the train to Naples (2 hours) and then get on the Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento. From there a SITA bus would take you to Positano.
Or, you could have a driver pick you up at Napoli Centrale and drive you the 90 minutes to Positano. Cost would be about 100 Euros for up to 4 people. [email protected]
Can't recommend any hotels in Positano because we always stay in Praiano.
Enjoy your trip.
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May 20th, 2007, 04:53 AM
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We are leaving for Italy a little over a week. After a lot of research, we decided to stay at the Miramare - but of course, we haven't been there yet.
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May 20th, 2007, 05:13 AM
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170 miles is way to far to drive. My intention is to see as much of the Amalfi coast as I can in 2 days. I'm not real interested in the history tour except for Pompei. I want to savor the scenery, food and wine. Cities I would want to go through are Naples, Sorrento, Pompei, Positano and Amalfi. I suppose I could ride the train from Rome to Naples and hire a car excursion from there and then catch the train back to Rome.
Is this doable in 2 days? Pompei is the only place I'd definitely like to stop and see the historical ruins.
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Sep 2nd, 2007, 03:49 AM
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Traffic and parking has been crazy recently so trains,drivers,buses and trains are the way to go
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Sep 2nd, 2007, 03:56 AM
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Hi G,

When are you going?

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Sep 2nd, 2007, 05:40 AM
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I'd suggest basing in Sorrento if you want to visit Pompeii. You have very limited time, and it will save you some backtracking. To visit Positano and Amalfi, you can take the boat from Sorrento. It's about 45 minutes by boat to Positano; a little longer to Amalfi. And this is a much more scenic and less hassled way of traveling than going by SITA bus along the coast.
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Sep 2nd, 2007, 06:06 AM
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I have found a driver who stops in pompeii for 2 hours on your way from or to Naples. I am wondering if 2 hours in Pompeii would allow us to see very much? This sounds like enough time to me.....
any feedback on this time frame?
We will be there the 1st week of October
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Sep 2nd, 2007, 08:56 AM
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I think the Pompei guded tour lasts around w hours so a 2 hour visit could be OK
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Sep 2nd, 2007, 09:00 AM
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The Pompei tour lasts around 2 Hours
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Sep 3rd, 2007, 12:26 AM
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Entrance to Pompeii is now €11
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Sep 3rd, 2007, 03:26 AM
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thanks Gerardo

for 11 Euro does this include a guide or do you / can you hire a guide on site?
how much ....any idea...
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Sep 3rd, 2007, 03:31 AM
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€ 11 is the entrance fee, MS.

You can hire a guide at the entrance - or join a group.

Audio guides are also available to rent if you prefer.

Hope this helps ...

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Sep 3rd, 2007, 04:16 AM
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grazie....Steve!
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Sep 4th, 2007, 11:03 AM
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The audio guide is €6 or €5 if you take more than one and as Steve says there are guides outside ready for hire,usually waiting for a group to get together
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Sep 4th, 2007, 11:05 AM
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2 hour guided tour for a group of say 10 is around €100
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Sep 5th, 2007, 07:40 AM
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The Villa Rosa in Positano is an excellent hotel and isn't too expensive.

I would also suggest taking the train to Naples. We did that then took the Circumvesuviana to Pompeii (we were there for 2 1/2 hours and we barely saw half the site). We found a driver standing outside Pompeii and he drove us to Positano. Tell them to take the coast on the way down (a little longer drive but worth it). Positano was a fine base for seeing Pompeii on the way.
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