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Mary Kate Libonate Jul 26th, 2000 09:32 AM

Southern Italy Itinerary...HELP
I am planning a 10 day trip to Southern Italy this October and I am very overwhelmed with all the possibilities. (We're flying into Rome)Could you recommend a good home base with access to Capri/Pompeii/other points on the Amalfi coast? And towns that I should not miss? Advice on hotels and restaurants would also be very welcome. Thank You so much, <BR>Mary Kate

BOB THE NAVIGATOR Jul 26th, 2000 10:25 AM

Hello Mary Kate, Why not go to a trip <BR>report I did recently based on my trip <BR>this spring. You can find it published <BR>at --go to TRAVELLING TO <BR>ITALY---click on " TOURS" and find my ad. There is a link to the story. I hope <BR>that helps. If you need more help let <BR>me know. <BR> <BR>

tgh Jul 26th, 2000 05:30 PM

Many people on this board seem to like Amalfi and Ravello. I guess it depends on what you want to see. We recently visited the hill area in Campania. No tourists, and found some interesting sites.

Deborah Jul 26th, 2000 05:33 PM

Our favorite on the Amalfi Coast was Positano. It has beautiful views and great restaurants. I stayed in Amalfi at the Santa Caterina which is a beautiful hotel but not inexpensive.

Joanna Jul 26th, 2000 07:44 PM

If you're not hiring a car, Sorrento is the ideal base. It's the hub for ferries to the islands, the Circumvesuviana railway can take you right to the entrance to Pompeii and there are buses available (or limos with drivers to hire) for the Amalfi coast. Plus, Sorrento has a great range of hotels in all price ranges. IMO you can't go past Sorrento!

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