Too much for one day in Sorrento?

Old Mar 10th, 2003, 02:47 PM
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Too much for one day in Sorrento?

Is is attempting too much to try to squeeze both Pompeii and the Amalfi coast into one day? <BR>We will be turning in our rental car that day, so I thought we might drive to Pompeii first thing in the morning, return to Sorrento and drop off the car in early afternoon, then take a bus to Amalfi, where we would have dinner before returning to Sorrento (by ferry if possible).<BR>Does this look feasible?
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Old Mar 10th, 2003, 03:46 PM
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They're all close. You can spend as much time as you want in Pompeii. We thought we'd be there a couple of hours and ended up being there 4 hours. You can leave after 2 if you want. The bus to Amalfi isn't long. I don't see why you couldn't do it comfortably.
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Old Mar 11th, 2003, 06:41 AM
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Hi Kay,<BR> This might help in planning your trip.<BR> Ferry Schedule<BR> Amalfi - Positano:<BR>08,40 - 09,20 - 10,30 - 12,20 - 15,00 - 16,20 <BR><BR>Positano - Sorrento <BR>09.45 - 12.50 - 15.40 - 18.10
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I think you are trying to do too much in one day but then it depends how much time you want to spend in Pompeii. Did you think of Herculaneum - its a smaller site - we did it in an afternoon. I havent been to Pompeii and although this gets all the tourists flocking, Herculaneum is better preserved. Its a wonderful place, especially as your time is limited.
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Isobel has a very good point. Pompeii is the most famous so that's the first place people flock. But Herculaneum is a much better site. It is closer to the volcano and received more mud rather than ash. The mud preserved the village better. Always remember that whatever you miss this time you will see the next time. As I said before, it's a short distance between everything you want to see.
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I think the better idea would be to stay<BR>on Amalfi Coast (in Amalfi, for example), instead of coming back to Sorrento (that would be too much in one day). The last ferry to Sorrento is at 6pm, so you would really have a very rushed visit to Amalfi if you want to catch that last ferry.
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The buses run later - so the best way to do it would be to come back by bus from Amalfi.<BR><BR>If you hit Pompei early, you could be in Positano for lunch. You could then take the ferry to Amalfi.<BR><BR>It's quite viable - as Ann says, they're quite close.<BR><BR>You don't need the car for Pompei. <BR>Without it, you wouldn't need to return to Sorrento.<BR>Instead you could catch the bus to Positano from META and save time.<BR><BR>Steve
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