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Nov 8th, 2010, 02:02 AM
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Through Naples to Sorrento or Pompei?

This may be useful if you plan to come down from Rome etc...

Since the completion of its extensive makeover, changing trains at the main station in Naples - Napoli Centrale - is now simpler than ever; essentially, all you need do is look for signs saying "Circumvesuviana" and follow them!

You'll first go down the new main escalator...
http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/123069561

... then along an underground passage...
http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/128343808

... and eventually you'll arrive at the barriers...
http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/125760466

Once there, turn around and you'll see the new ticket office.
Both "Pompei - Scavi" and Sorrento are served by trains that terminate at Sorrento, and the "BIN" column on the display boards indicates the platform (binario) you'll need go down to...
http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/130148215

You'll probably find hordes of people making the same journey, but a route map may help: this one has all of the CV's lines...
http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/124987094

... and this shows just the stops between Naples and Sorrento...
http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/128288647

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Nov 8th, 2010, 07:07 AM
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Brilliant! You document pretty much what it looked like when I passed through in early May, only this
http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/128799399
was a mass of construction and had to navigate around it (of course with our large American wheelie luggage!).

I hadn't been to Naples in decades, so imagine my surprise at such a dramatic change to the station. The funniest thing was an outpost of the Hudson News newsstand, a chain that originated here in New York.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5157792461/
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Nov 8th, 2010, 08:25 AM
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Thanks. Looks much improved. Have they upgraded the trains too?
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Nov 8th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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The Circumvesuviana?

They've got some shiny new ones - and plenty of the old as well!

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/125740296

But it's generally all going forwards, step by step....

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Nov 8th, 2010, 10:19 PM
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Peter

Thank you so much for posting this. Not only directions but pictures too! I will be going to Sorrento in Jan it is nice to have a picture guide of where to go and what do to, etc... WONDERFUL!!

THANK YOU!
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Nov 9th, 2010, 06:10 AM
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My pleasure!

There are so many tales around of how difficult it had been (and certainly WAS, during the renovations) that an up-to-date report seemed worthwhile.

Have a nice time in January!
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Nov 10th, 2010, 03:09 PM
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Thank you so much. We will need all the help we can get!! I am thinking we will do the trip in reverse, but I'm sure coming into the station from Pompei , to head back to Rome will be made so much easier with our wonderful information.
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Dec 6th, 2010, 09:59 PM
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I agree--the new Circumvesuviana station layout is *much* less confusing than the old one. However, if you take it, be sure to take measures to avoid pickpockets; some of them are collected here:
http://www.wikinapoli.com/transport#...ng-Pickpockets
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Mar 29th, 2011, 12:58 PM
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Thank you so much, Peter. This will help us a lot when we are there in May.
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Wow!! Peter, you are a treasure!!! Thank you so much!!!
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Thanks Peter!
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May 10th, 2011, 09:04 AM
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This was the most helpful picture for me - http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/130148215 - I might have searched for Pompei under destination, so now I know exactly what to look for in July! Thanks Peter!!!
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Perfect timing with this post as we are researching this trip right now. One question, do you know if it's secure to store your luggage in Naples or Pompei? We wanted to visit Pompei on the trip down from Rome to Sorrento, rather than make a separate trip back up.
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May 10th, 2011, 10:23 AM
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Glad it's been useful!

There's an LLO in the train station...

http://www.grandistazioni.it/cms/v/i...003f16f90aRCRD

... and a free one at Pompei...
http://www.pompeiviva.it/pv/en/serviziofferti.htm

I know of no reason not to use either, and would be happy to do so myself if the circumstance arose!

For you though, Pompei's the better choice as you could then continue on by train to Sorrento.

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Thank you so much Peter - this is wonderful !
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Great directions. Exactly what I was looking for
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>>>You'll first go down the new main escalator...
http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/123069561<<<

The new escalator wasn't working when I was there early Sept.
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