Rome & Sorrento in May

Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 09:26 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 29
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Rome & Sorrento in May

My wife & I and 2 adult children in their 20's are going to Sorrento and Rome for 4 full days each next month. Do you advice renting a car for the trip from Rome to Sorrento or taking the train? Which would we all get the most out of and be the most interesting? Hiring a driver is an option as well although itís more pricy. Thoughts?

When in Sorrento, do have thoughts on how to get to and experience Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius, the Amalfi drive and Capri if we don't rent a car? Should we book through a Hotel tour, private tour, or go on our own via bus and boat?

When in Rome, can anyone recommend guided tours for Ancient Rome, The Vatican and Sistine Chapel, Tivoli gardens/Catacombs and Apian Way? What would you recommend doing on the 4th day? thanks!
CodyC is offline  
Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 09:51 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,890
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
In May I would defiitely rent a car. That way you can do what you want (Pompeii, Vesuvio, Naples, Amalfi towns) on your own schedule. The roads won;t be very crowded yet and driving the Amalfi Drive - in either direction is fun - as long as it's not blocked with 5 mph traffic - as it is in august. And you'll have time on the water going back and forth to Capri.

nytraveler is offline  
Old Apr 24th, 2007, 01:37 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,021
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi Cody - Pompeii, Vesuvius and the Amalfi Coast are all easy enough by public transport - so you could do without a car in Sorrento if you prefer.

The main benefit in driving down rather than train or bus IMO would be if you wanted to stop off en route - for example at Monte Cassino ... or Caserta.

Steve

Steve_James is offline  
Old Apr 24th, 2007, 02:08 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 360
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We liked Angel Tours and did their Ancient Rome and Vatican Tours. I would add the Borghese Gallery to your list. You need to book reservations in advance. We went to the Priscilla catacombs after the Borghese Gallery (by cab). Very interesting tour but the other direction from the Appian Way.
keymom is offline  
Old Apr 24th, 2007, 02:25 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 18,450
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I don't know about formal tours of the Appian Way. There is an off/on bus run by the tourist office called the Archeobus which starts in the center city and goes down to the catacombs,farther out the Appian Way and then to aqueducts leading into the city. It is a convenient way to get out to these sights at your own pace. The catacombs have guided group tours.

On sunday the upper part of the Appian Way starting at Porta San Sebastiano is closed to traffic. That section is very narrow and full of traffic other days.
Vttraveler is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
emmalloy
Europe
6
Feb 15th, 2016 04:12 AM
MonicaHunold
Europe
10
Nov 10th, 2012 03:45 PM
ciaobella_dmg
Europe
7
Feb 1st, 2012 06:25 AM
Regina_V0128
Europe
4
Feb 19th, 2011 06:52 PM
esams
Europe
5
Jul 11th, 2010 09:40 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 - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:07 PM.