Making the most of 48 hours in Florence

Old Jun 3rd, 2013, 12:15 PM
  #21  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 228
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm still a bit confused about the OP's plan.

BUT, the OP could get right off the plane and take a trenitalia train to Salerno. Then walk 200 feet and board a ferry to Amalfi that takes perhaps 30 minutes. Amalfi is a neat town but really not that much to see.

Spend one night in Amalfi and then take the ferry and then train to "New Pompeii." Store your luggage at the station or the entrance to the ruin. After touring Pompeii take a fast train to Rome.

I personally think three nights in Rome is plenty unless there is a list of things you want to see and do. Since you are arriving late this will give you two full touring days.

This leaves the OP with five days. All of these can be spent in Florence and the OP can take side trips to Pisa and Sienna. One CAN do a day trip to Venice, and I think it's better than nothing. But the OP can also spend three nights in Florence and then leave early for Venice on Day 8 and spend the last two nights in Venice before flying out of VCE.

Everyone seems to want to spend time and spend time and spend time in Rome. For me personally, once I've seen the Coliseum, the Vatican, and a few other sites I'm ready to go elsewhere.
FHurdle is offline  
Old Jun 3rd, 2013, 01:32 PM
  #22  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 34,377
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
>>>BUT, the OP could get right off the plane and take a trenitalia train to Salerno. Then walk 200 feet and board a ferry to Amalfi that takes perhaps 30 minutes.>>>Spend one night in Amalfi and then take the ferry and then train to "New Pompeii." Store your luggage at the station or the entrance to the ruin. After touring Pompeii take a fast train to Rome.
kybourbon is offline  
Old Jun 3rd, 2013, 06:01 PM
  #23  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 228
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Kybourbon is right about the distance from the train station to the ferry. It's more like 900 feet based on Google maps. I remember it being closer. In any event, it is a very short walk.

Certainly the better way of seeing Pompeii is with the Circumvesuniana commuter train between Sorrento and Naples. But one can use the train stop for the new city and I would presume take a cab and thus make use of luggage storage.

I could make it work for me, but it obviously requires some research into train and ferry schedules. Of course it might be easier to start in Rome and take a day trip to Pompeii. Not a quick trip, but perhaps easier than trying to work in a one-night stay just to see Pompeii.
FHurdle is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
girl410
Europe
13
Sep 19th, 2005 05:06 PM
jrchapma
Europe
34
Sep 8th, 2005 05:31 AM
cwg3rd
Europe
6
Apr 11th, 2005 10:38 AM
Nari
Europe
4
Apr 18th, 2004 06:29 AM
LauraD
Europe
11
Nov 1st, 2003 12:56 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 - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:35 AM.