Positano vs Sorrento

Jan 13th, 2006, 10:10 AM
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Positano vs Sorrento

Can anyone help me decide whether to stay in Positano or Sorrento? I know there are pros and cons to each but I can't figure out what to do.

Thanks for the help!
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Jan 13th, 2006, 10:16 AM
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I vote for Sorrento. You have easy access to the train and hydrofoil for daytrips to Naples, Capris, and Pompeii.
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Jan 13th, 2006, 10:22 AM
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Hi P,

>Can anyone help me decide whether to stay in Positano or Sorrento? <

What do you want to do when you are down there?

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Jan 13th, 2006, 10:23 AM
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I agree with vivenleigh and vote for Sorrento for the same reasons. IMHO, Positano is most beautiful when seen from the water! In both places, you'll be navigating some hills but if you are planning side trips, Sorrento is the place to be.
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Jan 13th, 2006, 10:27 AM
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If you just want to hang out I would go to Positano - if you want to sightsee the area, Sorrento is a better choice. Also Positano is VERY steep - but it is probably more charming than Sorrento.
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Jan 13th, 2006, 11:15 AM
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Discusson on the merits of Sorrento versus Positano has been covered in several threads ...

Sorrento or Positano Base?
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34721273


Sorrento or Positano
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34687888


Where to Stay - Sorrento or Positano
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34683048


Which is the better base-Sorrento or Positano
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34665327


Poistano or Sorrento
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34639362

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Jan 13th, 2006, 08:41 PM
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How many days do you plan to spend in your location? When we went, we split our time: half in Ravello and half in Sorrento. If you don't mind changing hotels, we were able to minimize travel times this way.
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Jan 17th, 2006, 03:37 PM
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Positano is wonderful! But if you really want a beautiful place to stay, I would recommend either Priano (stay at the Onda Verde Hotel)(this is half way between Amalfi and Positano and you can get a boat to Positano or Capri; or Amalfi (can't remember the name of my hotel offhand - at the top of the hill) but this is a charming little town and you can get a bus or boat from there.
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Jan 18th, 2006, 06:02 AM
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Jan 18th, 2006, 09:24 AM
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. My husband and I preferred Positano over Sorrento. Positano is quieter, Sorrento we felt overwhelmed by the tour buses and groups. Positano you don't have the same feeling because it is hard to get around with a car and I believe tour buses don't go through the main part of the town. We had great access to visit Amalfi,Priano and Ravello. We also visited Capri from Positano our choice is Positano!,
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