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Help!! Need advice on driving the amalfi Coast

Help!! Need advice on driving the amalfi Coast

May 20th, 2007, 07:28 AM
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Help!! Need advice on driving the amalfi Coast

I'm planning to rent a car in Naples and tour the Amalfi Coast from Naples to Amalfi and back to Naples with a stop at Pompei to see the ruins. I plan to do this trip in a day and a half in July. I'd like to hear the good, bad and the ugly about this idea.

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May 20th, 2007, 07:38 AM
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For your reading pleasure.
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Honestly, in July you would be much better off touring by boat and public trans.
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May 20th, 2007, 07:40 AM
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Driving in the city of Naples can be nailbiting. Try and rent your car at an agency with very easy access to the highway leading toward Sorrento/Amalfi Coast. Do this trip on a weekday as traffic on the Amalfi Drive on summer weekends is terrible and VERY slow-going. If you are staying in Amalfi, arrange parking ahead of time with your hotel. Enjoy the beautiful drive!
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May 20th, 2007, 07:40 AM
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Oops, sorry, obviously I don't know how to do that. I'll top the old discussion for you instead.
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May 20th, 2007, 10:12 AM
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The problem in July is that the traffic will be horrific and your speed on the Amalfi drive will be about 10 mph.

I agree - at that time of year I would stay in Sorrento - spend 1/2 day in Pompeii (by train) and take boats to a couple of the towns along the coast on the other day.

And we've driven the Amalfi Coast a couple of times - and it was alot of fun - but in May - not July. Even then it was fairly crowded - and there were a couple times we were doing 5mph (since a whole line of cars had to pull over in turn so a huge truck could get by in the other direction).
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