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Pompei, Naples and...Sorrento?

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Hi and thanks in advance for your help. Our Italy trip is getting closer and I'm questioning some of the plans I've made. One of these is a semi-finalized overnight trip out of Rome toward the middle of our trip.

We already have train tickets from Rome to Naples, arriving in Naples ~3 p.m., and departing from Naples the following evening ~6:30 p.m.

We were planning to visit the Naples Archaeological Museum that afternoon/evening since it stays open 'til 7:30 p.m.

The next morning, we thought we'd take the Circumvesuviana train to the Pompeii site as soon as it opens at 9 a.m. But I don't think that will take the whole day, so I was trying to add a quick, extra side trip. Maybe Sorrento? I figure we'll have 4-5 hours and can be as much as an hour away from Naples.

Husband and I are both reasonably healthy and fit, but husband is not into a lot of climbing or long hours without rest breaks. We like museums, nature preserves, farmers' markets and photography; we are NOT into churches, gourmet food, wine (I know, I know...). Example - a meal in London's Sky Garden was not much fun even though it came highly recommended, and we would have preferred to just wander longer in Borough Market, Covent Garden or Soho. Hiking to the rim of Vesuvius is too much for husband after a full morning at Pompeii, but a quiet couple hours in Sorrento sipping limoncellos or relaxing in an old town cafe would be doable.

I've looked at other Naples/Pompeii posts and it looks like Sorrento is considered more of a base than a destination - would another place be better? We aren't driving in Italy, so it needs to be close to a train station, and we need to be able to get back to Naples in ample time to catch the train back to our apartment in Rome.

Thanks.

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