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pipps Apr 10th, 2009 02:00 PM

Positano in May
Traveling for the first time to Positano wnat to get info on the weather in late May.. also re getting from Rome to we get taxi at the airport to train station & do we buy tickets there or before? We are arriving @ 11 am in Rome so we should have plenty of time to takre train to Naples then catch ferry to Positano..also do we take taxi to dock in Naples and purchase tickets ? Thanks for any info..I do have slight problems with walking so my husband will have to haul bags & I am not really fast on my feet so will eed time to make connections.

dina4 Apr 10th, 2009 02:36 PM

I think it's easier to take the train from Rome to Salerno, and then catch a boat from there to Positano. At least that's the advice I received and it worked out perfectl for us. It's also beautiful to see the Amalfi Coast from the water.

The boat dock is about 10 minute walk from the train station in Salerno-- really easy.

zoecat Apr 10th, 2009 04:39 PM

I visited in late May and the weather was absolutely perfect. Low 80's, sunshine and not too cool at night.

Fra_Diavolo Apr 10th, 2009 05:53 PM

I think it is easier to simply take the Circumvesuviana (light rail train) to Sorrento, then a bus to Positano. The ferry connection in Positano can be a bit rough -- you transfer between the ferry and a small landing craft -- and if you have problems walking it might prove difficult.

ira Apr 11th, 2009 04:31 AM

Hi Pipps,

I would take the shuttle express from FCO to Rome TE (about 23E). Cab will be about 45E.

From Rome, I would take the train to Salerno. The ferry docks (Piazza Concordia) are about 4 blks from the train station.

You can take the ferry from Salerno to Positano, or get off in Amalfi and take the sita bus.

Going by your route, you have to navigate from the train station to the docks in Naples. Take the no. 1 tram or a cab.


ekscrunchy Apr 11th, 2009 07:21 AM

I would reserve a car service from the Rome airport to your hotel; the one I use charges 40 euro.

ekscrunchy Apr 11th, 2009 07:21 AM

sorry, I meant to say, take the car service to the train station..not to your hotel!

dtph Apr 11th, 2009 09:15 AM

eks - what do you mean by take the car service to the train station? Rome airport to what train station - the Rome station,Naples station or Salerno?

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