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Jan 15th, 2015, 10:00 AM
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I like your last itinerary with Greg's last tweak (that is, see some of Florence). I think it's doable. I much prefer the AC to the Italian Riviera. In any event, you should try to see some of Naples and, of course, Pompeii. If it were my trip, I'd base in Sorrento.
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Jan 15th, 2015, 10:15 AM
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For Le Sirenuse at Positano, first look at the nightly rate. It is a splendid hotel located at a superb location, but if the rate is not acceptable to you, soliciting comments would probably not be relevant. Since you mentioned "sooo expensive to fly into Naples", I presume you have some budgetary constraints.
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Jan 15th, 2015, 11:56 AM
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Hotel Puppetto and Le Sirenuse don't match up as choices in my book. One medium value near the beach out of the main town, the other high end up in the hills of Positano. Prices, I'm guessing, will be vastly different.

I think people here are giving you too many itineraries according to their own preferences.

I suggest you slow down, use trenitalia.com for train times, and viamichelin.com for driving times, and figure out what is realistic and appealing.

Going from one end of Italy to the other takes a lot of time.

If you don't like art, I don't quite see why you shouldn't skip Florence if you want to. Great churches, great old architecture, great art everywhere, but if that's not your thing, it's your choice to skip it.

But do look at a map. Any trip that combines Venice with either the Italian Riviera or the Amalfi Coast, requires a very good deal of time spent traveling.

You need, IMO, a large map. Using a small online or guidebook map can disguise distances.
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Jan 15th, 2015, 03:27 PM
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I agree with tuscanlifedit. a map and googlemaps are your friends - great for getting an idea of where things are in relation to each other [the physical map] and for finding out about driving times. [googlemaps]. AND trenitalia.it for finding out how to get from one place to another by train.

The main problem with your itinerary at the moment is that we really don't know where you want to go - which is because YOU don't know either. One minute you're heading for the italian riviera, the next you're booking hotels in Positano. I do sympathise - we've all been through this stage on one trip or other, but in the end it comes down to prioritising and realising that you can't see everything. with only 14 days, you ought [IMO] to be aiming for just 3 destinations. Pick them well and even in high summer you can have a great time.

for me that would mean places where I could sight-see in the morning and laze/swim on the beach or round a pool in the afternoon, then stroll around a nice town/city in the evening. I also like mixing a trip up and doing/seeing different things which somehow makes the trip more memorable.

your ideas may be, probably are different, but if you work out what you really want to do, where you want to do it, and how you're going to get there, your trip will fall into place.
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