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travelling from Nafplion to Sorrento has anyone got some hints

travelling from Nafplion to Sorrento has anyone got some hints

Jan 24th, 2011, 12:06 PM
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travelling from Nafplion to Sorrento has anyone got some hints

We think we can go by bus from Nafplion to ^Patras in good time to get the ferry to Bari or Brinidisi then get a train to Salerno on to Sorrento in a 24 hr period. We have a Eurorail pass for Italy and Greece so we think this would count as 2 days. any advice----also should we stop on the way at any sites
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Jan 24th, 2011, 09:47 PM
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Sorry - confused here! Why's it two days of your Pass, if you'll only be using the train once in Italy?

Once in this area though, it might be better perhaps if you were to head for Naples (Napoli) rather than Salerno, and then take the local Circumvesuviana railway - a ticket on which will cost a separate 5 Euro or less.

You'll find lots of photos from places in Puglia and especially Campania amongst those here...

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde

But on the way up to Patras, don't overlook Olympia!

Peter
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Jan 25th, 2011, 10:33 AM
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we think the ferry counts on our pass as 2 days because we leave at 1800 not after 1900hr so we are travelling on to ??Salarno or Sorrento once we get to Italy we plan on caughting a train the same day.
Would you recommend Salerno or Sorrento we are looking at a place that is a base to go onday trips but would also like to go outwalking in the evening and mingle. I have looked at bed and brkt in Sorrento but haven't found anything that has caught my eye in Salerno
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Jan 25th, 2011, 11:32 PM
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That's a bit of a swizz.... how does using up two days of the pass compare with the cost of paying for those ferry tickets?

Sorrento is a holiday resort, hugely popular with the British and generally very easy to visit. It's handier than many places on the Sorrentine peninsula/Amalfi Coast since the local Circumvesuviana railway has a line which ends there - with stops at Pompei, Ercolano (for the Herculaneum ruins) and in Naples.

Their routes...
http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/124987094

... and a wider map of the area's public transport - quite big but very handy...
http://www.unicocampania.it/files/ma..._provincia.pdf

It's connected to Capri and Naples by year-round ship and/or hyydrofoil services - and a few seasonal ones also go to Positano, Amalfi etc... for which there are also buses, operated by the SITA company.

Salerno on the other hand is a medium-sized university city and its position - "just" on the "mainland" - makes it the doorway to the Amalfi Coast. It's also the provincial capital, with a mainline railway station, plentiful year-round buses and many seasonal maritime services that run along the AC, to Capri and, a few, as far as Naples. Depends what you want to see and do but, for instance, it's much handier for the Greek temples at Paestum... which may well surpass anything you saw whilst in Greece!

Outside the city itself there's a run of quite large hotels on the Lungomare (which they claim is Europe's longest?) that you may prefer to avoid, in favour of the city centre. We've not stayed in any of them, but you could try amongst these..

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g1...ia-Hotels.html

We liked Salerno a lot, however Vietri sul Mare (the first holiday place on the AC proper, and only a mile or two away), might offer an even nicer mix?

For some pictures of all of those, and several others nearby, have a look here...

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/tele

Although high time it was updated (so do crosscheck any times, prices etc!), for more about the Sorrento Peninsula and Amalfi Coast, you may like to download the useful 'Travel Directory' from the official tourism website, here...
http://www.costiera.it/weben/index.htm

With some transport facilities, and other things, being seasonal it may depend also on when you'll be travelling?

Peter
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Jan 26th, 2011, 09:44 AM
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RailEurope info says only free bonuses on a pass use a travel day. If it's a discounted bonus, it doesn't use a travel day.
http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticke...l-bonuses.html
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Feb 1st, 2011, 04:56 PM
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I don't know a lot about the eurail pass rules, but i do know that it is sometimes very cheap to fly from greece to italy (<100 euro), often cheaper than the cost of ferries and trains combined. You might want to look up flights from athens to naples to see...

Naflpion is lovely!
As is the Amalfi Coast, of course.

have a great trip!
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