Driving from Rome to Positano

Oct 6th, 2009, 06:48 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
Driving from Rome to Positano

I haven't seen any recent forums discussing renting a car in Rome and driving to Positano and wondering what experiences people have had? Specifically, are we crazy to drive?! We will need to stop on the way - maybe Pompeii?

We have rented a villa in Positano and will be staying there for 5 days. We plan to go to Capri one day, maybe Paestum and Ravello/Amalfi another. Is it useful to have a car?

Thanks in advance for your help!
Bigstravel is offline  
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:00 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 576
We found the drive to be pleasant. When you get to the penninsula the road is very curvy and slow, and breathtakingly beautiful.

Our only problem was that we arrived that day and the drive was more than anticipated after an overnight flight.
jnjfraz is offline  
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:16 AM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,239
The drive is 175 miles and takes about three and a half to 4 hours. It's not a difficult autostrada drive.

You'll find a car very useful to visit the Amalfi coast towns and if you're going this month you won't find it that busy.
Lifeman is offline  
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:29 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
Our flight is also overnight so I was worried about that. We have 4 adults so hopefully it won't be that bad. We are going this month - actually this Friday! Very last minute trip!
Do you recommend we stop somewhere on the way?
Bigstravel is offline  
Oct 6th, 2009, 02:42 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 169
We drove from Rome to Sorrento and it took us about 3 hours. The only difficulty we had was getting out of Rome and onto the right road to the Amalfi area. If you have a GPS, that would make things a lot easier.

Is your villa in Positano near the city center? If so, you wouldn't need a car because public transportation and ferries will get you anywhere you need to go. It's not easy to navigate around the Amalfi Coast because parking is difficult to find. Does your villa have a spot for you to park your car? We are going there next spring and this time we aren't renting a car as our villa is in Positano in the city center.
judyjay is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Sep 14th, 2004 01:53 PM
May 6th, 2004 09:59 AM
May 19th, 2003 04:42 PM
May 8th, 2002 08:32 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:32 AM.