Napoli, Capri and Amalfi Coast - itinerary advice?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jul 4, 2012 1:16 PM Last Post By: Pocholavezzi
May 26, 2012 1:18 PM
I have heard great things about Sorrento, Capri and in general the Amalfi Coast, so not sure what to cover and what to let go.
Any suggestions will be helpful.
PS: Will not mind sleeping a bit less these days :P
Edited by: arijitraja
May 27, 2012 1:16 AM
1Hopefully you'll excuse my 'cut and paste' but for Campania...
For an easy start, maybe have a look at this - which covers a selection of the Province of Napoli's attractions, the "Pearls of the Bay"...
Some very good tourist leaflets - in English - financed a few years ago by the Campania regional authorities seem to be available nowadays only from the website of a group of local B&B operators.
There are overlaps between them - the first is a general overview of Naples and Campania, the others are probably self-explanatory - but together they probably contain more than you'll easily find elsewhere, although you should be sure to cross-check any times, prices etc before travelling!!
That last one is perhaps the best.... close to food porn!
The Naples area tourism people publish a very good, bimonthly magazine - 'Qui Napoli' - which offers a huge amount of useful information for visitors - including the details of the major sights and sites locally, listings for hotels, restaurants etc etc. I guess it's given away in hotels and at the "Infopoints" but in several years have yet to find one! We use the PDF version instead, available here...
Or, for a tediously long series of photos from nearby places we've visited over the last decade or so:
Lucky you've a month or two to design your itinerary!
May 27, 2012 11:14 AM
2Two days are enough for visiting CAPRI in one day and the AMALFI coast the second day,my suggestion is base your self in Sorrento is more comfortable for visiting this place you have nice hotel at reasonable price
Look at hotel mignon,hotel tirrenia,hotel flora and hotel zi teresa ,hotel CAPRI Or have a look at
www.campaniaguide.it helpful for all the information you should need
May 27, 2012 5:08 PM
3I would make one destination, Would be the Island of Capri. And if you can rent a boat so you can get to the swim in the Blue Grotto. Here are some images of inside the cave. It is something you don't want to miss. I think you could take a taxi to it also.
It is one of my other favorite locations, Ravello for it's pottery, and Positano. You just can't go wrong with anyplace you pick.
Jun 30, 2012 12:08 AM
4Pocholavezzi - I think it does make sense to stay in Sorrento as it is close to both Capri and Amalfi but I checked and everything looks obscenely expensive. Since we will be spending most of the time outdoors, dont really want to spend on accommodation. A normal clean room should be fine. The hotels you suggested are all 100€ + per night. Same is the case with hotels I saw in booking.com - you mentioned Sorrento will be reasonable, so does that mean Capri/Amalfi will be even more expensive ?
About transport in that area, are there buses or will have to rely on taxis ? (for example if I have to go from one beach to the other) or say from Sorrento ro Amalfi ?
Does it make sense to use websites like airbnb to find a place, but they might be out of the city and we dont have a car so might get tricky ?
Peter - quite a lot of info, have started reading them. Thank for the links!
Jun 30, 2012 12:29 AM
5Mid-August is by far the most expensive time of year just about everywhere in this area!
For bargains, perhaps look in Naples - which goes very quiet that month, when its people flee the heat for either the coast and or the mountains...
One site that lets you select a budget is: http://www.venere.com/
Jul 2, 2012 11:25 AM
6I will have 3 days in that area and probably will spend the last night in Napoli and was thinking of Keeping Sorrento as base to be able to do a day trip to Capri and one day around on Amalfi coast - Positano, Ravello - all using the SITA buses if I correctly remember reading somewhere ?
Any other small town around the way which is connected by public transport and I can get cheaper accommodation ?
Jul 4, 2012 1:16 PM
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