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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!



      Sorrento Jul 19, 2014 at 6:03 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!

    • 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?

    • 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?

    • 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

    • 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?!

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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!

    • 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

    • 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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      Hydrofoil Route

      by Susanelambert Online Now 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
    • Travel with small Children

      by njsamuels Online Now Dec 9, 2013 at 7:03 AM

      We want to stay 10 days in Ischia with 3 children (1, 4 and 8 years)
      Is the island also nice for familys? We love small towns and nice beaches. (no big attractions needed) We stayed also once in Skopelos. Maybe this is similair?
      Second options is 10 days near Sorrento. But i am afraid its too bussy in juli? We want to see ravello, Postiano and Capri by car.

      1 Answer Dec 29, 2013 at 3:23 AM
    • Cinemas on Ischia

      by markporter66 Online Now Jul 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      Hi, can anyone give me information on cinemas on Ischia, staying in July. Are there any open air cinemas ?



      4 Answers Oct 31, 2013 at 3:38 AM
    • Return ferry from Sorrento to Ischia

      by lesleythomson Online Now Jun 10, 2013 at 2:01 AM

      Please can you tell me the ferry times and prices Sorrento/Ischia/Sorrento. We want to do a day trip to Ischia from Sorrento during the week commencing 24 June 2013

      5 Answers Jun 10, 2013 at 2:42 AM
    • How long should I spend in Ischia?

      by sophievis Online Now Jul 6, 2011 at 1:12 AM

      Hi, I'm visiting Sorrento and want to spend some time in Ischia, but not sure how long to spend there.

      I know it's much bigger than Capri which I believe can be seen in a day or so, so I'm not sure how long I would need. I have a friend who visited Ischia just for a day and said that they only had time to see the port town and so didn't do justice to the island.

      What towns/villages should I definitely visit, which should I not bother with (using public transport)?

      How many nights should I stay? 1 night, 2 nights?

      Where is the best place to be based? we want somewhere that is fairly busy at night, ie, lots of restaurants etc rather than somewhere that is more remote and quiet.

      Hope someone can maybe help with this.



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      Visit the "Costiera Amalfitana" from Ischia Island.

      by Maurizioago Online Now May 7, 2011 at 11:36 AM

      Is it easy to go to various places; see Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento from this island by boat?

      9 Answers May 7, 2011 at 8:32 PM
    • which bus can I take from ischia porto harbour

      by disneyk Online Now Nov 6, 2009 at 6:00 AM

      I will be going to riva del sole hotel at via giovanni mazelle35,forio from the ferry and woulk like to know which bus I could take.
      thank you

      1 Answer Nov 6, 2009 at 10:38 AM
    • Ischia Beach and Transportation

      by PLV1187 Online Now Aug 20, 2009 at 9:41 AM

      My fiance and I will be taking a cruise through the Mediterrean as part of honeymoon this October.

      Two questions:
      1. What is the best beach for laying out/swimming and enjoying the thermal springs?
      2. If we're traveling from the main port on Ischia would renting a moped or taking a water taxi be a viable option for transportation to the beach/springs?


      1 Answer Aug 20, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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      Has anyone been to Ischia before? (Places to go to and so on)

      by KatherineLind Online Now Aug 12, 2009 at 8:14 AM

      What are the places you would suggest going to on Ischia island, we're going there in early September and we wanna write down a few places to go to, if you have been to Ischia and know some beautiful places, please suggest them...
      And I mean places to go to not Hotels or places to stay in...
      like "beautiful cliffs, seaside places" and so on...
      We want to see the nature in there, and maybe the castles, churches ...
      and maybe some really cool museums ( in that case the adresses and the exact names of these museums)

      Katherine (Estonia)

      5 Answers Aug 14, 2009 at 12:57 AM
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      by Maurizioago Online Now Dec 15, 2008 at 2:30 AM

      I saw there aren't many pages on Ischia here on VT. Could you give recommend what not to miss on this island. I am open to all suggestions; museums, gardens, cafes, shops...

      I'm going there from 29 december to 1 january 2008.


      1 Answer Dec 23, 2008 at 5:40 AM
    • questions about Ischia in January

      by gurusy Online Now Dec 3, 2008 at 4:55 PM

      We want to visit Ischia for the first time this winter January 2-6 with our 19 year old daughter. Should we take our rental car over from Naples on the boat, or should we get one on the island instead?
      We know it will be quiet since it is cold, but we love thermal hot springs and it is the only time we can go. The side by Forio looks very nice so are considering Royal Palm Hotel or something in that area since we will have a car to go into porto Ischia if we get bored. Or should we stay in town so our daughter has more to do? Any other recommendations welcomed! Our favorite hot springs so far are in Oregon and California, USA.

      1 Answer Dec 3, 2008 at 5:10 PM
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      Transportation from Napoli to Ischia.

      by Maurizioago Online Now May 20, 2008 at 10:20 AM

      A collegue of mine will have to go to Ischia at the end of may. I'd like to know how can she do that from Napoli airport. Thanks in advance for your info.

      5 Answers May 20, 2008 at 10:32 PM
    • Hotels in Ischia

      by dawnlinklater Online Now Apr 2, 2008 at 2:54 PM

      Hello - Can someone recommend a hotel about200 euros/night (during first 2 weeks of June) that would have a nice thermal pool and nice clean rooms? Also we would love a terrace overlooking the sea.

      1 Answer Apr 2, 2008 at 10:05 PM
    • Weather

      by jonnaland Online Now Jan 28, 2008 at 3:47 PM

      Also, what is the temp in March?

    • Hotel Name

      by jonnaland Online Now Jan 28, 2008 at 12:11 PM

      Hi, I'm staying in Ischia (lived in Naples 4 yrs) and I use to stay at a hotel that had 2 pools outside 1) thermal and a wall u crossed to reach the cool pool. It had beautiful gardens surrounding the pools. I've searched the net for hours trying to find it. Any ideas?

    • hotels

      by agrossi Online Now Sep 3, 2007 at 5:59 AM

      has anyone stayed at lord byron in forio?

      1 Answer Oct 7, 2007 at 10:59 AM
    • Best Way to Forio

      by palm1403 Online Now Apr 18, 2007 at 6:10 PM

      I'd like to take a morning boat directly to Forio - it seems I need to take one from Molo Beverello at 10:25 AM? I'm not sure if it's a hydrofoil or a
      ferry, but it seems better to go directly to Forio than to Ischia Port. I've been told it's better to stay near Mergellina port than Beverello, but I don't think there's a good schedule to Forio from there.

      Does anybody have any hotel or ferry suggestions to share? I leave for Europe in one week!

      1 Answer Apr 22, 2007 at 1:13 PM
    • Holidaying alone in Ischia

      by carolemylene Online Now Mar 21, 2007 at 6:24 AM

      Hi guys,

      I'm Carole, 36, and I'm thinking of booking a week in Ischia in July/August 07 in order to relax after attending a wedding in Madrid, Spain and after sightseeing around Italy.
      I'll be going alone to Ischia. Never been to Italy before and I don't speak Italian. Well, I'm half Spanish/half French so I'm not too bothered about the language bareer (Italian is pretty similar to Spanish & French) but is there any risk of being hassled there as I'll be out and about on my own?
      Thanks for advising


      5 Answers Mar 25, 2007 at 4:21 AM
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      Which side of Ischia to stay? Differences?

      by Maplewoody Online Now Jan 14, 2006 at 3:49 PM

      Is one side of Ischia better to stay in? Does one have more nightlife, ie...clubs & discos? Planning on going this June.

      Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


      3 Answers Jan 16, 2006 at 5:02 AM
    • quickest and cheapest route from Sorrento to Ischia + what to visit?

      by guys Online Now Mar 17, 2005 at 1:20 PM

      What is the quickest and cheapest route from Sorrento to the isle of Ischia and what are the best places to visit for a 1 day trip - that's not too expensive. Cheers

      2 Answers Jun 21, 2005 at 5:45 AM
    • Hyrofoil from Sorrento to Ischia

      by djsully Online Now Apr 22, 2004 at 8:27 AM

      Can anyone who's taken the hydrofoil from Sorrento to Ischia? How to get ticket or reservation? In advance or at time of travel? Cost? Schedule? Arrival port on Ischia? Thanks very much!

      1 Answer Jun 21, 2005 at 5:46 AM
    • Internet Access

      by KarolynUSA Online Now May 10, 2003 at 3:06 PM

      I will be traveling to Ischia, Italy and am looking for public internet access. I haven't been able to get any information. Please help. Thanks! karolyn

      1 Answer Aug 8, 2006 at 3:48 AM