Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Re: Road Closure for repairs between Amalfi and Positano now until August

Re: Road Closure for repairs between Amalfi and Positano now until August

Apr 1st, 2009, 08:54 AM
  #21  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,576
Thanks for the replys. I also heard back from my hotel. To get from Capri to Amalfi she suggests a ferry that runs at 16:25-17:00. I hope there is more than one ferry a day. She also indicated that it doesn't run if the sea is bad. What do people do if the sea is bad? How do they get off of Capri? I don't want to change our plans, and I'm hoping all goes well. Good to know about taking either the train from Salerno or a bus excursion to Pompeii. I hadn't thought about either. Ravello is at the top of my list for visiting, so at least that will be easy. The road situation put a bit of a damper on that portion of our trip, but we won't be alone.
luvtotravel is offline  
Apr 1st, 2009, 08:56 AM
  #22  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,576
One other thought. Since there are four of us, would it be advantageous to hire a driver for the day to Pompeii? The excursion is 40 euro per person. Could we get a driver for 160 euro and travel at our own pace?
luvtotravel is offline  
Apr 1st, 2009, 09:11 AM
  #23  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 22,016
Yes, I believe you could do that. But the excursion includes a guide.

We paid 160 euro last spring for a transfer from Amalfi to Naples that included a 2.5 hour stop in Pompeii. (The driver waited outside while we toured with a guide and a group he put together at the entrance booth)

A driver that we liked very much, and used for a daytrip to Paestum, was Dino who was recommended by our hotel in Amalfi; you can e-mail and inquire about the price of a Pompeii daytrip. He is just one of many drivers who would do this trip. He charged us much less than others were quoting for the Paestum trip.

[email protected]
ekscrunchy is offline  
Apr 1st, 2009, 10:05 AM
  #24  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,576
Thanks, ekscrunchy. We are also staying at Hotel Floridiana. I will consult the ladies and take action.
luvtotravel is offline  
Apr 1st, 2009, 10:12 AM
  #25  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 22,016
I am SO happy that you are staying there! Please, please give them my best!

They will arrange EVERYTHING for you, so do not worry about this, or anything else, in advance! If you hire the private driver, you will not have to worry about road closings--he can figure out how to get to Pompeii!

Here is some Capri ferry info; I think that the Capri-Naples ferries run in all weather, so no one gets marooned on the island..

http://www.capri.net/en/ship-timetable
ekscrunchy is offline  
Apr 1st, 2009, 12:39 PM
  #26  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,576
That's great news! Would prefer to ferry to Capri or Sorrento, but Naples can be our back-up plan. I promise to give a full report upon returning home as always. I just love this board.
luvtotravel is offline  
Apr 2nd, 2009, 01:00 AM
  #27  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,021
Hi Luv - The Capri-Amalfi service ONLY runs late afternoon. There is no morning service

The Capri-Sorrento ferry service is less likely to be cancelled in bad weather than the Capri-Amalfi service as they are bigger ferries. BUT ...
N.B if the Amalfi Coast road is still officially closed then the Sorrento route will be problematic.

In that case your hotel will advise, I'm sure. If the road is open 15 mins each hour, a solution could be found (- e.g. taxi from Praiano) which will save you wasting time going via Naples/Salerno (- a half-day journey - so a last resort!)

If I were you I'd pray for good weather

Hope this helps ...

Steve
Steve_James is offline  
Apr 2nd, 2009, 09:12 AM
  #28  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,576
I'm watching the weather reports carefully. Thankfully their weather has cleared up and is getting warmer. March was a cold, wet month for that part of Italy. At least there should be plenty of green for our photos after all that rain. Now if the dollar would just cooperate...
luvtotravel is offline  
Apr 4th, 2009, 12:49 AM
  #29  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,021
Update: Road now re-opened -

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...e-opened.cfm?0
Steve_James is offline  
Apr 4th, 2009, 06:33 AM
  #30  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 189
Whooo Hooo!!!
luvlimoncello is offline  
Apr 4th, 2009, 04:51 PM
  #31  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 120
HOORAY!
EuroJen is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
chicagoabby
Europe
10
Jun 27th, 2013 10:04 AM
rgc
Europe
4
Jan 13th, 2006 11:52 AM
EAFofNY
Europe
9
Jul 23rd, 2004 02:20 PM
DMG
Europe
8
Sep 1st, 2003 08:56 AM

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 -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:29 AM.