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Jun 26th, 2013, 05:21 PM
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My wife and I are planning a 2 week trip to Italy in September. We fly into Venice then travel by train to Florence, Rome, and finally, bus (Green Line with stop in Pompeii) to Sorrento. We leave from Naples. Can anyone give me any information about transfers to and from the hotels to the train stations? We don’t require private, deluxe transportation. Something similar to “Air-Porter” vans here in the US would be fine. A travel agent is suggesting private deluxe, transfers but this seems excessive.
This is our first trip to Europe. Thanks for any information or advice you can give us.

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Jun 26th, 2013, 06:08 PM
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How far do you plan to stay from the stations? Why not public buses or taxis which is what I do when the station is farther than I want to walk. But In all cases you mention, except once in Rome, I've walked. I guess the main thing is not to have more stuff than you can manage either on foot or by bus.
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Jun 26th, 2013, 06:24 PM
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I would just hop in a cab at the train station and head to the hotel. Advance arrangements are not necessary unless your hotels are at the end of hell and gone - in which case you need to reconsider hotels - not transfers. (Cabs in these cities are not expensive, esp for 2 or more people)
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Jun 26th, 2013, 06:32 PM
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Well, Venice is a bit of a special case. I would take the bus from the airport and then a vaporetto, but if you have the money you can take a water taxi. Haven't done Florence, but in Rome I took a taxi from the station and walked back. Naples I took the bus, but there will be taxis.
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Jun 26th, 2013, 06:45 PM
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I prefer taxis. I'll only walk to the hotel if I've been to the city before, know the way to the hotel and the distance is fairly short.

The exception is Venice. We take the Alilaguna from the airport to the stop closest to the hotel and then walk. I'm too cheap to hire a water taxi, but you may have deeper pockets or think this is worth the splurge. We take the vaporetto to the train station.

http://www.alilaguna.it/en/lines/lines-map

http://www.actv.it/en/movinginvenice...rvicetimetable

I agree with nytraveler. You want centrally located hotels.
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I prefer taxis. I'll only walk to the hotel if I've been to the city before, know the way to the hotel and the distance is fairly short.

The exception is Venice. We take the Alilaguna from the airport to the stop closest to the hotel and then walk. I'm too cheap to hire a water taxi, but you may have deeper pockets or think this is worth the splurge. We take the vaporetto to the train station.

http://www.alilaguna.it/en/lines/lines-map

http://www.actv.it/en/movinginvenice...rvicetimetable

I agree with nytraveler. You want centrally located hotels.
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Jun 26th, 2013, 06:46 PM
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Jun 26th, 2013, 06:49 PM
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>>Can anyone give me any information about transfers to and from the hotels to the train stations? <<<

We would need links for your hotels. You may be able to walk to some of them, but it just depends on where you are staying.

>>>finally, bus (Green Line with stop in Pompeii) to Sorrento<<

I'm not sure I would do this. Usually they don't allow much time in Pompeii.

>>>We leave from Naples.<<<

Does this mean you are staying in Naples or just that your flight departs from Naples? If Naples, the Alibus (under 5€)to the airport. If Sorrento, the Curreri bus (10€) to the airport, but depends on how early your flight is.
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