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Tuscany and Almalfi coast...how to do both?

Tuscany and Almalfi coast...how to do both?

Feb 21st, 2001, 03:17 PM
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Tuscany and Almalfi coast...how to do both?

I've read the postings and I'm completely undecided...Help?
Bottom line is we're trying to plan a trip that includes a couple of days in Rome and then to the Almalfi coast for four or five days and then Tuscany for a week. (or vise-versa)
We've been to Tuscany and know we need a car for that part but what about the rest? Do we Need a car for the Almalfi coast? So many postings have not encouraged driving that area. Maybe a train from Rome to Sorento? Maybe rent a car in Sorrento? I don't know? HELP, HELP, HELP.
I would welcome any suggestions for setting up an itinerary that includes these two regions.
Thanks sooo much.
Feb 21st, 2001, 03:32 PM
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arlene if you are capable of driving in tuscany you are capable of driving in the amalfi costal area. just take your time on the amalfi drive. i might add however do not attempt to drive in naples itself. i have driven all over italy and especially rome which i enjoy but refuse to drive in naples. i feel that having a car in that area gives one much more freedom of mobility and is worth the effort. luck
Feb 21st, 2001, 03:33 PM
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Well, in my opinion you don't want to drive in Rome or the Almalfi coast area.
Rome to me is dangerous in a car, they drive really crazy there. We are leaving March 14 and will take the train everywhere we go. I would consider renting a car for the Tuscany area, as they say that is the only way to truly see it. You could rent a car in Siena or Florence. Hope this helps
Feb 21st, 2001, 04:19 PM
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Has anyone researched where to rent a car on the Amalfi coast? So far I've found the closest Auto Europe outlet in Salerno. Does anyone know of any companies that rent out of Positano or Sorrento? We want to take the train to the coast to avoid driving in/around Naples.

Any info will be appreciated.
Feb 21st, 2001, 04:58 PM
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Arlene, I have driven in all three. Rome is not so hard driving, but it is expensive and hard to find parking. Common sense would say to get a car only as you are leaving Rome.

You can drive the Amalfi coast, but the driver gets the crummy job - - watch the road instead of the marvelous scenery. Make sure and switch drivers and drive the coast more than once.

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