No train to Amalfi or Positano- only the SITA bus or ferries. You will probably not be able to find out the ferry schedule til it gets closer to summer but thats a possibility. The SITA bus runs from Naples to Positano and Amalfi but it is a long trip- two hours to get there...and it can be much longer than that with the heavy traffic on that road. Here's a website that might help. http://www.dia.unisa.it/SCN96/how_to_reach.html
I found that some of the best money we spent on our last cruise was on a private driver for Naples. We went to Pompeii and did that spectacular Alalfi drive- lunch at a cliffside Positano restaurant. Splitting the cost with 6-8 people made it reasonable.
We used www.sorrentolimo.com
I don't remember how much it was as it was two years ago, but it was either excellent in everyway. I don''t remember the name of the restaurant but it was cliffside in Positano- wonderful food and gorgeous view.
You have to go with your gut on whether to do a private driver or ships tour. Lots of pros and cons....lot more variables with a private driver and if you miss the ship you are out of luck. Overall just because the group is more intimate and you can see more with a private driver I much prefer it over ships tours- thats the way we are going on the return cruise we are taking in April/May. Best wishes.
There is no train.
Cindy you have my vote. Luckily we did not book on a bus tour of the ship. We were on the Splendour. I saw them around the Coast, forget about!
Our driver was Umberto of Benvenuto Limos (www.benvenutolimos.com). We had a great day with him, he is a character. We learned a lot and in we had a lot of fun. He also suggested an amazing restaurant for lunch.
I really want to go back to Italy. Enjoy Italy for me too.
there is regular bus service, take the inland route going to Amalfi, and return to Naples along the coast, buses usuallu leave from the Piazza Municipio, across the street from the port., why not check your Lonely Planet guide book for such information
You will find that Naples is a very dirty place but there are some better areas. To see Amalfi the best way is to take a coach along the coast road. It is really hair raising but the views are absolutely stunning.
I don't think so. We're doing the Grand Princess May 26 Grand Mediterranean, and I've been researching the Amalfi Coast/Pompeii tours. I think the train only goes to Saleno, and that to get to Positano or Amalfi or Sorrento, you have to go by bus or other vehicle.
No, buses are your best bet. They leave from the piazza across from the cruise terminal. Take the inland route down through the lemon groves and return by the seacoast route. It is safer as the bus will be on the inside of a narrow highway with a stJuditheep drop. You should also consult the Lonely Planet to Italy.
I am going on the Celebrity Millenium June8-20, 2005 with my family of 7 and 4 other families. Our ages range from 11-late 40's and 1 baby (1 year of age in tow) Been there a few times years ago, but do not remember. got suggestions for any tours and either telephone or websites? Definitely want to do private tours for Naples-Pompeii, Athens, Rome, and Florence.