Naples and Sorrento
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jul 18, 2012 3:45 PM Last Post By: jandw
Jun 14, 2012 8:08 PM
Naples and SorrentoHey Folks
My wife and I will be there the first two weeks in July. We will need a place to stay and we are thinking of going to some cooking classes. We are open to any suggestions about this area, places to stay, go and eat, all the best thing you have done in this area. I also need to get from Naples airport to Sorrento, what is the best way. Please feel free to let me know what your thoughts are and we would be most grateful.
Thank you in advance
Jun 14, 2012 10:55 PM
1So you are heading to one of the busiest places in Italy hoping to stay for two weeks, arriving in two weeks time and have not booked anything? What is your budget there are a huge range of hotels in Sorrento and there can be a big difference in costs. Next i would not reccomend two weeks in Sorrento infact I don't like Sorrento much at all. Positano, Ravello and Amalfi are all much nicer towns, along with Capri and Ischia.
Jun 15, 2012 1:38 AM
2Lucky you've included the Sorrento area - still, I believe, the busiest resort hereabouts, with 11,000 or so hotel beds, and likely to be the best bet for accommodation... although not where we ourselves would choose to stay for an entire fortnight - way too few Italians!
Perhaps mix it up with some time elsewhere? Whilst not really a summer holiday destination, Naples should have plenty of spaces.... and it's hardly been a storming start to the season anywhere!
Earlier, the coastal hoteliers seemed reluctant to take very short bookings in July, for fear of losing whole weeks etc presumably - but, as the time gets closer, they may well have to settle for what they can get?
For what's to see and do, try a few of these - sorry, mostly "cut and pasted" from old posts!
Although well overdue for an update (so do cross-check any times, prices etc - and ignore all references to the 'Metro del Mare'), there's a useful 'Travel Directory' to the various towns and villages along the Sorrento Peninsula and Amalfi Coast that can be downloaded from the official tourism website, using...
A nice introduction to the three islands in the waters around Naples...
... and, from the same people, a selection of Campania's attractions, the "Pearls of the Bay":
And these... guides to the coast, local archaeological sites - and a little food porn!
As an idea of travel times on the local public transport - which is very likely to be busy in July...
... and lastly, pictures of mine from some of the places you'll have read about by now:
PS: Depends where you stay, and whether your check-in times fit, but the Curreri Viaggi bus direct from Sorrento to the airport is about as simple as it gets....
That's now become a rather lengthy discussion, but we're again back to their summer schedule with 8 buses per day!
Jun 20, 2012 2:20 PM
Jul 18, 2012 3:45 PM
4Thank you all. Out trip worked out perfect with all your help!! All our rooms got booked and did cooking school. Today was best day yet. Rented a Vespa in Florence and headed to the country side. Saw beauty everywhere and lots to eat. Now we head back to Naples then back to Canada. Thanks agin to all and ciao for now
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