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      Ferry options from Salerno to Positano

      Campania Jun 25, 2014 at 6:20 PM

      Hello everyone. I'm going to be arriving in Salerno via cruise ship (Royal Caribbean - Serenade of the Seas) on 4 September. My plan is to take a ferry, first thing in the morning, from Salerno to Positano.  (And then after spending some time in Positano, take the SITA bus to Amalfi, and then finally a ferry from Amalfi back to Salerno.)  I would like to get to Positano as early in the morning as possible to maximize my sightseeing time.  I expect to be able to disembark from the cruise ship at 7 in the morning or shortly thereafter.

      From what I've read online, there are a several options for the ferry from Salerno to Positano:

      1. Travelmar/Cooperativa Sant'Andrea (I believe these are the same thing), and this ferry departs regularly from the pier nearest Piazza della Concordia, but the earliest departure is 8:40 in the morning. I've read that a shuttle bus is available from the cruise ship to Piazza della Concordia.  This trip is advertised as 70 minutes.
      2. Alicost, which departs from the Molo Manfredi pier only at 8:40 in the morning (I wonder if this is a commuter ferry?)  I don't know how long this trip takes.
      3. NLG, which also departs from the Molo Manfredi pier only only at 8:20 in the morning, and is apparently a high speed ferry that takes 50 minutes.

      Here are my questions that I hope can be answered:

      1. Is Molo Manfredi easier to get to than taking a shuttle bus from the ship to Piazza della Concordia?  I don't know exactly where the cruise ship will dock, and from what I've read online, the Salerno port is quite large.
      2. I'd like to be able to enjoy the ferry trip, and hopefully enjoy the view of the coast from the ferry.  It looks like the Travelmar/Cooperativa Sant'Andrea ferries allow for enjoying the view with outside seating.  Does the NLG ferry also have outside seating?  Is it an unpleasant journey because it is high-speed?  I'd love to take a few good photos of arriving in Positano.  It looks like a stunning view from the pictures I've seen online.  I can't wait to visit! smiley

      Many thanks in advance for any insight and guidance that you can provide!  Ciao!

       

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    • Getting to Salerno from USA

      Salerno 9 hours ago

      I hope to travel to Salerno this Fall to study Italian and enrolling in an immersion course. Can anyone suggest the best way to get there? Fly into Naples and take the train to Salerno or fly into Rome and take the train? I live in Cental New York (State)

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    • BUS FROM SORRENTO TO NAPLES

      Sorrento Jul 19, 2014 at 6:03 PM

      STAYING IN SORRENTO AND WANT TO TAKE A BUS TO NAPLES. HOW MUCH, HOW LONG AND WHERE DO WE CATCH THE BUS?

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    • Positano, sorento, or Amalfi town

      Amalfi Jul 18, 2014 at 6:16 AM

      My husband and I are traveling to italy for the first time this September. We will be spending 5 days along the Amalfi Coast. Being unfamiliar with the area, I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on where to stay. We will be traveling by train, coming from Florence. Any suggestions on what to see and do while there would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    • Sunday opening

      Paestum Jul 15, 2014 at 6:30 AM

      Is the site open on Sundays and do the trains and buses run on that day?

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    • Sights to see

      Sorrento Jul 7, 2014 at 6:34 AM

      We are going to stay in Sorrento and then Naples. We want to see Pomei, Hercanleum, and Mount Vesuvius. Should we divide it up and do Mt. Vesuvius when we get to Naples or do all three from Sorrento or all three from Naples?

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    • Traveling from Sorrento to Naples Italy

      Sorrento Jul 19, 2014 at 6:09 PM

      What is the best way to go to Naples from Sorrento Italy?

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      Transportation from Praiano to Florence

      Amalfi Jun 24, 2014 at 6:34 AM

      Having been helped so much getting from Rome to Praiano by bus (thanks so much!), we now will need to get from Praiano to Florence next Monday by 5 p.m. Are there any buses that could do the trick? We hesitate to take trains b/c we have 4 pieces of luggage (2 large, 2 small) and are concerned about getting them on and storing them on the train. I guess we will if there is no option, but you guys are so knowledgeable, I'm hoping someone knows a way by bus.

      Thanks, Judi

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    • Train from Florence to sorrento

      Sorrento Jul 20, 2014 at 10:21 AM

      Can someone please give me the exact train line and location to get from Florence Santa Maria train station into florence? Can i take Italo to Naples and then take another local train? If so, what local train, how do i schedule it and whats the website?!

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    • Sorrento bus to Massa Lubrense

      Sorrento Jul 7, 2014 at 11:23 AM

      I got the part of taking the Circumvesuviana train from Napoli Central to Sorrento but need to find out which bus to take from Sorrento to the hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello on Via Partenope Massa Lubrense. Thank you very much for any info.

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    • Day trip to Paestum from Sorrento

      Paestum Jun 28, 2014 at 2:42 AM

      Is it possible to do a day trip from Sorrento to Paestum, stopping on Amalfi Coast & Salerno as well? Is it possible using public transport or should we do an organised tour?

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    • Ravello to Rome

      Ravello Jun 23, 2014 at 2:21 PM

      What is the best, and easiest way to get from Ravello to Rome?
      Would the train be the best option? Also, what is the closest train station to Ravello?
      Thank you!

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    • Questions about Sorrento

      Sorrento Jul 7, 2014 at 6:41 AM

      We are going to Sorrento and then Naples. Is it better to see Mt Vesuvius when we get to Naples? What about Pompei and the Herulaneum?
      Just trying to see as much as we can for the time we are there.

      We are traveling from to Sorrento through Naples. I thought it would be easier to take the ferry from Naples to Sorrento. The website for the ferry is in Italian what times do the ferries run and how far is the ferry docking place from the train station?

      Thank you
      Debi Gregg

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    • getting there

      Sorrento Jul 18, 2014 at 9:31 AM

      what is the best way to get to Sorrento from Florence airport and do you recomend staying in sorrento or amalfi?

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    • Train from Florence to sorrento

      Sorrento Jul 20, 2014 at 10:21 AM

      Can someone please give me the exact train line and location to get from Florence Santa Maria train station into florence? Can i take Italo to Naples and then take another local train? If so, what local train, how do i schedule it and whats the website?!

      4 Answers Jul 20, 2014 at 1:58 PM
    • Traveling from Sorrento to Naples Italy

      Sorrento Jul 19, 2014 at 6:09 PM

      What is the best way to go to Naples from Sorrento Italy?

      3 Answers Jul 19, 2014 at 7:18 PM
    • BUS FROM SORRENTO TO NAPLES

      Sorrento Jul 19, 2014 at 6:03 PM

      STAYING IN SORRENTO AND WANT TO TAKE A BUS TO NAPLES. HOW MUCH, HOW LONG AND WHERE DO WE CATCH THE BUS?

      1 Answer Jul 19, 2014 at 7:21 PM
    • getting there

      Sorrento Jul 18, 2014 at 9:31 AM

      what is the best way to get to Sorrento from Florence airport and do you recomend staying in sorrento or amalfi?

      10 Answers Jul 18, 2014 at 10:19 PM
    • Positano, sorento, or Amalfi town

      Amalfi Jul 18, 2014 at 6:16 AM

      My husband and I are traveling to italy for the first time this September. We will be spending 5 days along the Amalfi Coast. Being unfamiliar with the area, I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on where to stay. We will be traveling by train, coming from Florence. Any suggestions on what to see and do while there would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

      1 Answer Jul 18, 2014 at 10:15 AM
    • Sunday opening

      Paestum Jul 15, 2014 at 6:30 AM

      Is the site open on Sundays and do the trains and buses run on that day?

      1 Answer Jul 15, 2014 at 6:53 AM
    • Sorrento bus to Massa Lubrense

      Sorrento Jul 7, 2014 at 11:23 AM

      I got the part of taking the Circumvesuviana train from Napoli Central to Sorrento but need to find out which bus to take from Sorrento to the hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello on Via Partenope Massa Lubrense. Thank you very much for any info.

      5 Answers Jul 8, 2014 at 10:10 AM
    • Questions about Sorrento

      Sorrento Jul 7, 2014 at 6:41 AM

      We are going to Sorrento and then Naples. Is it better to see Mt Vesuvius when we get to Naples? What about Pompei and the Herulaneum?
      Just trying to see as much as we can for the time we are there.

      We are traveling from to Sorrento through Naples. I thought it would be easier to take the ferry from Naples to Sorrento. The website for the ferry is in Italian what times do the ferries run and how far is the ferry docking place from the train station?

      Thank you
      Debi Gregg

      8 Answers Jul 10, 2014 at 5:26 PM
    • Sights to see

      Sorrento Jul 7, 2014 at 6:34 AM

      We are going to stay in Sorrento and then Naples. We want to see Pomei, Hercanleum, and Mount Vesuvius. Should we divide it up and do Mt. Vesuvius when we get to Naples or do all three from Sorrento or all three from Naples?

      2 Answers Jul 7, 2014 at 11:23 AM
    • Day trip to Paestum from Sorrento

      Paestum Jun 28, 2014 at 2:42 AM

      Is it possible to do a day trip from Sorrento to Paestum, stopping on Amalfi Coast & Salerno as well? Is it possible using public transport or should we do an organised tour?

      6 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 10:49 PM
    • FunLovinTourist's Profile Photo

      Ferry options from Salerno to Positano

      Campania Jun 25, 2014 at 6:20 PM

      Hello everyone. I'm going to be arriving in Salerno via cruise ship (Royal Caribbean - Serenade of the Seas) on 4 September. My plan is to take a ferry, first thing in the morning, from Salerno to Positano.  (And then after spending some time in Positano, take the SITA bus to Amalfi, and then finally a ferry from Amalfi back to Salerno.)  I would like to get to Positano as early in the morning as possible to maximize my sightseeing time.  I expect to be able to disembark from the cruise ship at 7 in the morning or shortly thereafter.

      From what I've read online, there are a several options for the ferry from Salerno to Positano:

      1. Travelmar/Cooperativa Sant'Andrea (I believe these are the same thing), and this ferry departs regularly from the pier nearest Piazza della Concordia, but the earliest departure is 8:40 in the morning. I've read that a shuttle bus is available from the cruise ship to Piazza della Concordia.  This trip is advertised as 70 minutes.
      2. Alicost, which departs from the Molo Manfredi pier only at 8:40 in the morning (I wonder if this is a commuter ferry?)  I don't know how long this trip takes.
      3. NLG, which also departs from the Molo Manfredi pier only only at 8:20 in the morning, and is apparently a high speed ferry that takes 50 minutes.

      Here are my questions that I hope can be answered:

      1. Is Molo Manfredi easier to get to than taking a shuttle bus from the ship to Piazza della Concordia?  I don't know exactly where the cruise ship will dock, and from what I've read online, the Salerno port is quite large.
      2. I'd like to be able to enjoy the ferry trip, and hopefully enjoy the view of the coast from the ferry.  It looks like the Travelmar/Cooperativa Sant'Andrea ferries allow for enjoying the view with outside seating.  Does the NLG ferry also have outside seating?  Is it an unpleasant journey because it is high-speed?  I'd love to take a few good photos of arriving in Positano.  It looks like a stunning view from the pictures I've seen online.  I can't wait to visit! smiley

      Many thanks in advance for any insight and guidance that you can provide!  Ciao!

       

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      Transportation from Praiano to Florence

      Amalfi Jun 24, 2014 at 6:34 AM

      Having been helped so much getting from Rome to Praiano by bus (thanks so much!), we now will need to get from Praiano to Florence next Monday by 5 p.m. Are there any buses that could do the trick? We hesitate to take trains b/c we have 4 pieces of luggage (2 large, 2 small) and are concerned about getting them on and storing them on the train. I guess we will if there is no option, but you guys are so knowledgeable, I'm hoping someone knows a way by bus.

      Thanks, Judi

      3 Answers Jun 24, 2014 at 9:07 AM
    • Ravello to Rome

      Ravello Jun 23, 2014 at 2:21 PM

      What is the best, and easiest way to get from Ravello to Rome?
      Would the train be the best option? Also, what is the closest train station to Ravello?
      Thank you!

      7 Answers Jun 24, 2014 at 2:24 AM
    • Amalfi Coast

      Naples Jun 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

      What is the best way to get to the Amalfi Coast for a day trip from Naples?

      6 Answers Jun 17, 2014 at 12:33 PM
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      Ferry from Salerno to Amalfi (and return)

      Amalfi Jun 16, 2014 at 8:46 PM

      Do I need to reserve tickets in advance for this ferry service from Salerno to Amalfi?? Im traveling with 7 people and not looking for any surprises.
      Also, Amalfi to Capri, do I need to book in advance or is walk up acceptable?

      Thanks a million
      Rod

      2 Answers Jun 17, 2014 at 6:26 AM
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      Transport Rome to Praiano

      Praiano Jun 9, 2014 at 5:07 AM

      Was disappointed to learn that Curreri Bus does not leave from Rome, but from Naples. Does anyone know of a bus line that does this run? We don't mind transferring, but we have a fair amount of luggage so the less, the better.
      I think going by train might be difficult.

      Thanks so much for any assistance.

      11 Answers Jun 17, 2014 at 3:07 PM
    • time frame

      Pompeii Jun 8, 2014 at 7:58 PM

      How much time should I allow for a trip from Naples to Pompeii then to Mt Veusviusm hike to the rim and return to Naples?

      1 Answer Jun 8, 2014 at 9:14 PM
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      Positano to ischia

      Amalfi Jun 8, 2014 at 7:01 AM

      Does anyone know of a hydrofoil or ferry that goes from positano direct?

      5 Answers Jun 9, 2014 at 10:31 AM
    • Where to stay? What to do?

      Amalfi Jun 8, 2014 at 3:15 AM

      We are two Aussie couples looking for self catering apartment somewhere on or near the Amalfi Coast in late April 2015. We have looked at several net sites but find many are already booked out in our price range ($1200 AU per week). We have also read that perhaps Salerno is a good base to stay and do day trips. We hope to see Pompeii, Capri, Ischia. Does anyone have a suggested itinerary? Any does or dont's? Highlights? Recommended places to visit? To eat?

      15 Answers Jun 23, 2014 at 6:44 PM
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      Hydrofoil Route

      Ischia Jun 6, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      What is the route that Alicost hydrofoil takes leaving from Positano and going to Forio in Uschia? Is it non-stop or does it stop at numerous ports along the way where we would need to transfer?

      3 Answers Jun 8, 2014 at 8:44 AM
    • transfer from Naples

      Sorrento Jun 2, 2014 at 12:05 PM

      What is the best/cheapest way to travel from the Naples airport to a hotel in Sorrento? Train? Private hire?

      13 Answers Jun 23, 2014 at 6:47 PM
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      What is famous thing in this region?

      Sorrento Jun 1, 2014 at 4:41 AM

      Hello everyone ,

      I have visited many areas in the north of Italy and this is my first visit to southern Italy ,
      I wish to know famous things in this area .

        Thank you very much and Sincerely

      7 Answers Jun 1, 2014 at 11:00 PM
    • From Praiano to Naples airport

      Praiano May 31, 2014 at 11:57 PM

      In September we are staying at The Hotel Open Gate in Praiano and on September 11 we need to to be at Naples airport at approximately 1pm. So....taxi to Sorrento, hydrofoil to Naples and then to the airport...or ??? Would apppreciate advice!

      2 Answers Jun 1, 2014 at 3:52 PM
    • Naples to Avellino

      Avellino May 30, 2014 at 3:23 PM

      How can we get from Naples to Avellino for a day tour without driving our own car?

      6 Answers May 31, 2014 at 12:01 AM
    • NIGHTCLUBS

      Capri May 22, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      I am going to Capri tomorrow with my best friend for a celebratory end of 6th form holiday... is it easy to walk to the clubs from via marina grande? Are the roads well lit? Any crime ? Should i be wary of walking alone at night ?

      1 Answer May 22, 2014 at 11:32 AM
    • Hotel on the Amalfi coast

      Amalfi May 21, 2014 at 9:20 PM

      Where to stay-town and hotel if we want to spend a 1/2 day in Pompeii, a day in Capri and a day touring the area?

      3 Answers Jun 23, 2014 at 6:44 PM
    • trip on a budget

      Naples May 20, 2014 at 3:51 AM

      Me and my friend are going to the Naples in August. We ordered only a flight (4 nights). we didn't order the hotel yet, we want to see most of the places (Pompeii and Herculaneum, Vesuvius, sorrento and the amalfi coast - maybe positano?)
      we don't want to pay a lot, so I was thinking maybe it's better to stay in the naples, there are cheap hotels near the train station. will it be safe to stay there? we are 2 guys (30 years old but not so big by look). and will it be good to take the train each day to see everything? first day Pompeii and Herculaneum, second vesuvius and the third sorrento and positano? I understand the trains and buses doesn't cost a lot. our goal is to see beautiful views, little history and enjoy the atmosphere. thanks for any information!

      7 Answers Jun 17, 2014 at 10:33 AM
    • Hotel in Sorrento?

      Sorrento May 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM

      Where is the best place to stay in Sorrento?

      6 Answers May 22, 2014 at 7:57 PM
    • Visiting Naples, Sorrento and Pompeii in November 2014

      Sorrento May 17, 2014 at 11:50 AM

      Hi, we are thinking of having our honeymoon in the Naples, Sorrento area and this will be in November. What is the weather like in November and will everything be open?
      Thanks

      1 Answer May 17, 2014 at 12:36 PM
    • worth the trip further?

      Positano May 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM

      if we have a limited amount of time on the amalfi coast, do we gain so much by travelling to amalfi or solerno or is it the same scenery anyway and we would be fine to just go as far as positano?

      1 Answer May 16, 2014 at 2:22 PM