Rome > Naples

Oct 15th, 2007, 04:03 PM
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Rome > Naples

I am going to Rome for a week and want to tack on a short trip to Naples at the beginning of the trip. Any advice re how best to make the trip( train, bus etc.)? This will be the third week in November
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Oct 15th, 2007, 04:08 PM
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If you click on my name you can read my trip report of doing exactly that.
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Oct 15th, 2007, 06:45 PM
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AV train from Rome to Naples will be fastest (90 minutes) or ES (a bit slower - about 2 hours).
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Oct 31st, 2007, 12:44 PM
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Is a day trip out from Rome to see Pompeii and a quick stop in Naples for pizza doable?
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Oct 31st, 2007, 12:59 PM
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I'll be honest i went to Naples and wasn't too impressed. If you are just wanting a day trip from Rome I would consider Florence, Assisi or Orvieto.
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Oct 31st, 2007, 01:03 PM
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Yes a daytrip to Pompeii and Naples is a doable but long daytrip. With connection times, 3 hours travel in each diection is a reasonable estimate.
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Oct 31st, 2007, 01:12 PM
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Here is an example of a Rome to Naples/Pompeii daytrip:

7:25 am leave Rome Termini on high speed train.

8:55 am, arrive Naples Centrale. Walk over to Circumvesuviana commuter train.

9:45 (approx.) arrive Pompeii Scavi.

10-2 pm. Visit Pompeii. Return to Cirucumvesuviana train.

2:45 pm Arrive Naples Centrale. Walk to Archeologic Museum.

3-5 pm Visit Museum

5-7 pm. Walk around Naples, visiting churhes, Spaccanapoli etc.

7 pm. Find pizzeria and eat, go back to Naples Centrale station.

8:48 or 9:48 pm, (depending on dinner) catch high speed train back to Rome arriving 88 minutes later.
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Oct 31st, 2007, 01:24 PM
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I considered doing Pompeii as a day trip from Rome. In some ways I wish I would have, because I stayed in Sorrento instead and I wasn't that excited about Sorrento. I think the day trip from Rome wouldn't have been so bad in retrospect.

I enjoyed my few hours in Naples (walking between train station and museum and back). It was a much more interesting, lively city than I'd imagined. (And yes, OF COURSE I had pizza - yum it was good!) Next trip, I'd like to spend more time in Naples.
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Oct 31st, 2007, 01:42 PM
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Grinisa, awesome. thanks! did you actually use this itinerary yourself?
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Oct 31st, 2007, 01:53 PM
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summagold, no I didn't because I have stayed overnight in Naples on a few occasions so no need for a daytrip. But so many people ask this question I thought I'd plan it out just to see how one could do it. The new super high speed train helps a lot. Of course, if someone doesn't want to spend time in Naples, they can take a later train from Rome and an earlier one back.
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