sorrento/amalfi coast

Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 04:16 PM
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sorrento/amalfi coast

advice please where to take Sita bus from Sorrento for half day only sight seeing

where would you reccomend getting of for shops and sights?

need to return back to Sorrento for accomodations.
thanks for any thoughts!
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 05:04 PM
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Re my question for Sorrento to ACoast on Sita bus
It looks like Postina/spelling
is the best stop off point//Would you reccommend continuing to Amalfi?
thanks for your help Kathy
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 05:09 PM
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any books/movies you would recommend for 2 girls ages 11 and 13
first time in Italy...thanks k
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 06:51 PM
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The bus starts from in from of the Sorrento train station. You buy your tickets in any bar. You probably only have time to go to either Positano or Amalfi and back in half a day but you'll see wonderful views of the coast from the bus. Try to get to the bus early to get the front seats for the best views. I only went to Ravello so I can't comment on shopping in either Positano or Amalfi. You won't have time to get to Ravello and back in half a day.
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Positano is stunningly beautiful with houses cascading down the mountain. There are alot of boutique style clothing shops. My sister and I had fun looking around for a few hours. There was a great deli on via dei Mulini.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 04:40 AM
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thanks for info!!

with our short window of time I am thinking of
sorrento/off at positano
Does anyone know appx how long a bus ride that is?

Are we foolish not to continue the ride to Amalfi?

appreciate your kind help
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Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 05:45 AM
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Hi 888 - The sceduled journey time Sorrento-Positano by bus is 45 mins.

Get off at Sponda stop (- NOT Bar Internazionale/ Chiesa Nuova).

Sponda is within easy walking distance of the centre (- 3 mins).

If you only have half a day, you don't have time for Amalfi
(- that takes 90 mins each way).

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Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 06:44 AM
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Positano is your only choice, it's by far the best of the towns in the area for a half day. In the Summer, Positano's traffic is one way from the main road winding down East through the village to the bottom of the hill. This is the area where the walk way starts down towards the beach past the Hotel Palazzo Murat. As you have such a short timescale, I'd get off here and walk down, have lunch and walk back up through all the shops on the stairs.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 06:21 PM
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thanks Steve and Lifeman
So a bit confused is Sponda the stop for Postano?

sorry what does (Not Bar Internazionale/Chelsa Nuova} mean ?

Is Positano more scenic than Amalfi?
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Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 11:52 PM
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Positano is much more beautiful than Amalfi. I agree that that with your timescale, you won't have enough time to go to Amalfi in any case.

Sponda is back up the road a little from the centre and I guess that Steve is suggesting that you walk down into the village thro the shops approaching the centre. The Bar Internazionale is the same place as I described.

You will want to return to Positano and stay there for a few days.
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Old Mar 4th, 2009, 04:47 AM
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Hi 888,

The bus schedule for Sorrento/Positano/Amalfi is at
http://www.sitabus.it/sitabus/campan.../QUADROXIV.pdf

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Ira and all
thanks for your great help

is the Sita bus schedule in English anywhere?

Any idea what top column days/G H etc stand for?
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Hi 888,

>Any idea what top column days/G H etc stand for?<

Go to the bottom of the page that has the bus schedule.

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8888mom,

Does it matter to you that Positano is steeply uphill and is mainly traveled via staircases?

Amalfi is a much gentler incline.
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Hi 888 - When are you going? Ira has given you the current winter timetable.

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we will be there
april 17
looking to take bus at about
2ish from Sorrento
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Old Mar 5th, 2009, 05:19 AM
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Hi 888

Just refer to the timetable as you get closer to April.
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