Getting to Pompeii

Old Nov 10th, 2004, 08:30 AM
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Getting to Pompeii

Hi all. I will be either in Amalfi or Positano next summer and would like to do the Pompeii at night visit. Does anyone know if this is a regular summer event and any suggestions on how to get there? Is private ride/taxi the best although I imagine pretty expensive?

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Old Nov 10th, 2004, 08:45 AM
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Hi cg,

It is open July 27 through Sept 27, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday h 8,30 p.m.- h 11,30 p.m.

See http://www2.pompeiisites.org/databas...4!OpenDocument.

The last SITA bus from Sorrento to Positano or Amalfi is at 21:40.
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Old Nov 10th, 2004, 08:56 AM
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Thanks Ira

Are you very familiar with the area? We are trying to decide on staying in Amalfi or Positano for a 4 day stay (includeds 2 teenage kids). Is there much between them?
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 02:26 AM
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CG - Taxi both ways would be very expensive.

You could go by public transport - the bus to Sorrento stops at META Station - from where you can take the Circumvesuviana train to Pompei Scavi.

It looks like you'll have to get a taxi back anyway.

Hope this helps ...

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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 04:44 AM
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I would not recommend taking the SITA bus back at night from Pompeii. The area immediately around Pompeii is fairly seedy. I'd suggest going by bus TO Pompeii, but arranging a taxi to pick you up.

You asked about Amalfi and Positano. There is a world of difference! Amalfi is not nearly as beautiful or charming as Positano. There's many more stores, but to me it felt like a mini-Sorrento.

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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 08:44 AM
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Hi CG,

We very much liked our week's stay th the Le Sirene Hotel in Praiano, about 6km E of Positano.

See www.lesirene.com

If the Pompeii at night visit is very important, I suggest that you stay in Sorrento. The taxi fare will be much less.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 02:35 AM
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CG - I'd have to second Weadles' comments re. Positano v. Amalfi.
No comparison IMO ...

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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 04:54 AM
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Seems that Positano wins by a mile! Thanks for the input. I'll have to change my plans!! Was hoping for a hotel with pool (for the kids) but they are really expensive in Positano
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 06:01 AM
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Hi CG,

There is a beach in Positano. I believe that you have to pay to enter.

There is also a public beach in Praiano.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 06:29 AM
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Thanks Ira. I need to disuade them from the pool I think especially with a beach so close and I am sure we will be out of the hotel most of the time.
BTW I was told that Pompeii at night will be open from April to Oct starting 2005
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