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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2016
Amalfi base in early April  (7 Answers)


My fiance and I are planning out the details of our honeymoon, and will have 4 nights (2 full days, 2 partial days) to spend in the Amalfi region in the beginning of April. We will head there from Rome, and need to go back to Rome at the end of our last day for our flight home.

I've done a lot of research and I can't decide on the best city in the region to base ourselves; I'd appreciate some help in making that decisions. I am aware that it is low season and some hotels will be closed and the buses/ferries will be more limited.

Things that we want to do/see (hopefully with fairly easy transport from our base) -
- Pompeii
- coastal views, hiking, +/- horseback riding if we can find somewhere reasonably priced and the weather cooperates
- possibly Paestum (both ruins and mozzarella) - if we have time, not super high on the priority list
- not sure about Capri, leaning against it

Things we are less interested in -
- shopping, souvenir shops
- beach time (not the time of a year, not a priority)
- high-end tourism/restaurants/bars
- Naples

Any pointers on where we should use as a homebase and how to spend our days with these things in mind? Sorrento is what I've heard is the easiest base, but I've also been reading about some of the smaller towns being potential options (Vietri Sul Mare near Salerno, others) - what is the best choice given time of year and ease of transport?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2016
How to get from Rome FCO to Vico Equense?  (9 Answers)

Hi! Could you suggest the best way how to get to Vico Equense? We are arriving in Rome FCO airport at 1 PM on 19th of September. We considered to take a train. Is this a good idea? :)
Do we need to book tickets online to get cheaper?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2016
Atlantic Palace hotel  (2 Answers)

Does anyone know which travel companies use the above hotel ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 16, 2016
Diego Toscanini belt  (1 Answer)

I bought a leather belt from a shop in Sorrento where they sized it, cut it and attached the buckle. it's a Diego Toscanini double stitched. Any idea the name of the shop? I would love to get more


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 20, 2016
Fresh Seafood Mkt  (1 Answer)

Where can I buy fresh seafood---fish, clams, octopus, shrimp, and so on

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 15, 2016
Best beaches!  (1 Answer)

Hello everyone!

I'm going to Sorrento at the end of next month for a week. The plan is to visit the whole area of the Amalfi coast and its surroundings as we will be with a car. I was wondering if there are any beaches in the area (near Sorrento or within an hour of driving from there) that you would recommend (paid or unpaid). I generally prefer sandy beaches but I can imagine that in this part of Italy they might be difficult to find.

Thanks in advance for all your suggestions :-D



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 08, 2016
looking for a ferry from sorrento to positano  (4 Answers)


I am looking for a ferry that goes from sorrento to positano but I am struggling to find one. I will be travelling in June time. Just wondering what the best options were and how much it would cost and whether luggage is allowed on board?

Any help would be great :)

Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 02, 2016
Transportation back to Naples airport  (12 Answers)

Hi all, thank you all for the information on transportation getting to Sorrento from Naples. However, our return flight back to Uk will be 10.30 in the morning and the bus's timetable ( Curreriviaggi) don't seems to start until 9:00am?? Any other suggestions or is a taxi ride's our best option?




Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 18, 2016
Time of the year  (6 Answers)

Hi All. Going to Sorrento the first week in Oct. I notice that some things close or slow down out of season. We do not expect to use a pool anyway so that's no problem .My concern is if the Ferries, in particular, reduce their schedules as this seems the best way to travel the coast etc.Also may contemplate car hire,but not for town just for exploring,so are the roads more quiet in Oct to ? Thanks. Fuzzys Father.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 18, 2016
|Safety worries  (18 Answers)

Hi everyone I mentioned to a neighbour the other day that I was going on holiday in June to Sorrento and wanted also to visit Rome either later in the year or next year and she has worried me a bit with her comments she said Italy is known for pickpockets and bag snatchers, that you can't cross the roads without nearly getting run over, that the people are arrogant and unfriendly and that with all the migrants in Italy at the moment she wouldn't dare go there? it has worried me now as this will be my first ever holidays from the UK and my first ever time to Italy is she right or is she just trying to put me off going she seems to have a thing about France as she used to live there should I just ignore her or do I need to be worried about all she has said any advice would be very helpful.
Thank you so much

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 12, 2016
Inlaid wood and Gelato making demonstrations  (4 Answers)

When I was looking through the Thomson brochure they had a trip which took you to a inlaid wood working shop and a demonstration was given I would be interested in this do you know what shop this would be as I have now decided to go self catering but would still like to see this and also any shops that demonstrate the art of Gelato making
Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 12, 2016
Sundays in Sorrento  (4 Answers)

Hi in another post I asked about the Siesta times in Sorrento, I was wondering about Sundays are the restaurants open so you can get some Sunday lunch or do they close for the day

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 10, 2016
Best time to go and for how long?  (20 Answers)

Hi I am wondering when it is the best time to go I would like to go when the weather is warm but not overcrowed with people although I have heard it is alway's quite crowded, would June or September be best? I was thinking about going for 2 weeks do you think this is too long I want to see everything, Pompeii ect, Amalfi, Positano, Capri and I love shopping so I will need time for that as well any suggestions would be helpful and also any timetables for buses, trains and ferries ect would be very much appreciated.

Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 09, 2016
What is the English Inn Like?  (6 Answers)

Hi everyone what is the English Inn like? what sort of meals do they do? as I am travelling with someone who will only eat English food this may be a big help to me.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 09, 2016
Food/Drink you can take to Sorrento/Italy from Uk  (18 Answers)

Hi I am hoping to visit Sorrento for the first ever time and will be going self catering to make it less expensive I would like to take some items with me such as Coffee, Tea, Hot Choc, Crisps, Sweets, tinned fish such as Tuna and maybe some soups ect.
Also can you take some chilled food such as Cheese, Bacon, Sausage, Ham ect if it is in a cooler?
Any help or advice would be very grateful
Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 29, 2016
Best transport  (3 Answers)

We are travelling from Rome to Sorrento in August. Any advice on the best way to get there ? It looks like fly Naples then bus Sorrento

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 04, 2015
Best place for nesting tables  (3 Answers)

Where is a good place to buy nesting tables for a reasonable price. Went to CuomoLucky's because I'd read about them but their starting price was more than €500 euro above other places.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 02, 2015
No Question Title  (1 Answer)

Is it possible to walk from Priora to Sorrento ? And if so how long of a walk would it be ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 26, 2015
trying to find shop details  (1 Answer)

Trying to find the details of a shop in the town it was on a corner in the side streets it sells perfume and soap and other bits the counter was at the end of the shop and had a door way at the fron and right hand side as u walk in thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 20, 2015
Curreri bus from Sorrento to Naples airport  (8 Answers)

Hi all
I will be travelling to Sorrento shortly and am hoping to get the curreri bus from the airport to Sorrento. Returning to Naples airport, I need to be at the airport between 10am and 10.30 am . There is a bus scheduled to leave at 8.30 and arrive at the airport at 10.00. Would anyone be able to tell me if the bus usually arrives more or less on time or is it likely to get caught up with rush hour traffic and bad roads? As I'm travelling solo, I'm a bit concerned about getting to the airport in time for my return flight. Thank you in anticipation of any replies.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 01, 2015
day trips positano and amalfi/ravello  (3 Answers)

Hoping to be based in sorrento next mid-march for several days and am planning, among others, one day for positano and another day for amalfi and ravello. We like strolling around, shopping, having wine, looking at architecture. Is amalfi and ravello good to group for the same day? I read you can walk (about an hour) to revello from amalfi, which we would be interested in doing.....However, it looks like amalfi and positano are on the same SITA bus line? Not sure if I should try to do all 3 in one day? but we don't want to be rushed.....I don't mind going back on the same bus the next day... thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2015
Hotel help for Sorrento pls  (11 Answers)

Im really confused with booking a hotel in or neae Sorrento. Our budget is Eu150 to Eur 170 per night for 2 adults and a toddler.
I hsd bookef grand hotel flora but after seeing some disappointing reviews my husband is not so keen on it.
Few other options are available in sant agata due golfi - like Hotel due golfi and hotel prestige and these offer shuttles to sorrento too.
Can you pls help me choose or suggest any other hotel within my budget?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2015
Sorrento to Ravello  (6 Answers)

Hello, we are staying in Sorrento in early September and would like to know the best mode of transport to get from Sorrento, visiting Positano, Amalfi and Ravello please? Private taxi would be too expensive I think......? We were wondering if we could to one journey by road and the other by this a possibility please?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2015
After Sorrento?  (9 Answers)

We are traveling this Sat. to Sorrento from Florence (mom-daughter) after her study abroad. We will be leaving Sorrento Tuesday, Aug. 4. We have to end up in Venice by Friday, Aug. 7 and want a place in between that will complement the diversity of Florence museums and Amalfi shopping and beaches. Milan Expo? Lake Como? Switzerland? Any ideas would be helpful.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 08, 2015
Sorrento to Naples to FCO airport  (6 Answers)

Need to be at Rome airport by 8:30 or 9am in late September. We are staying in Sorrento and would like to leave early in the morning to make our flight and not have to spend the night in Rome. Much prefer to spend more time in Sorrento and arrive directly at FCO. Hope with someone's help we can do this. Grazie!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 31, 2015
Spending money?  (3 Answers)

Hi, I will be travelling solo to Sorrento for one week, half board, and was wondering approximately how much spending money I need ? I'm hoping to do lots of day trips while there, to Capri, Pompeii, Naples etc.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2015

I will be in Sorrento second week June .
I would like to purchase some Capodimonte pieces
Is there a recommended shop that I can purchase genuine pieces at a good price

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 18, 2015
B&b in the old town of Sorrento  (5 Answers)

Hello i am looking for a B&b in the old town of Sorrento not to expensive whiv=ch i know is hard in this part of the world
somewhere clear and in a good locaton handy for trains,ferrys ect
Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 09, 2015
budget hotels in Sorrento  (5 Answers)

Hi, I'm coming down to Sorrento from Rome for a day or two and am looking for a good place to stay for relatively cheap, and ideally relatively close to the train station. Any ideas?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2015
Public Transport  (2 Answers)

Staying at St Agnello - would like to visit Positanio - Leics has said that public buses can get packed - will they be packed this week

Thinking of visiting Capri - don't like small boats so what are the options of taking a large regular ferry boat -and then getting the furnicular to Capri town - are these liable to be full this week

All answers gratefully received. Many thanx

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