Post # 1
Thanks to the advice of some lovely bees, Fiance and I are going to Rome and Amalfi, in Italy! In Rome, we are staying at the B&B owned by the family of one of FI’s students.
But where should we stay in Amalfi? Positano? Sorrento? I would welcome any suggestions, esp. for accomodations.
Post # 3
@everyheart: Oh my gosh, I’m so jealous of this itinerary! sounds like a ton of fun! I spent 3 weeks in Positano 13 years ago, so I don’t remember much exceot for a tonnnn of yummy food and pretty shoes! But I just wanted to say that your trip looks amazing!!
Post # 4
Aw, thanks, I’m super excited since this will be my first time there!
Post # 5
we’re doing positano because it’s the the middle and both amalfi and sorrento are accessible easily from there, but good accommodations were pricey and it’s a smaller town with less to do/see. amalfi is more for beaches, i think. sorrento is really close to beautiful but really expensive capri. all depends on if you want a busier or a queiter town, if beach is important to you, when you’re going, and what your budget is. there are tons or articles on frommers or tripadvisor describing the pros and cons of these thw towns of amalfi coast. have fun! when are you going? we are going in september. still warm, but the tourists are gone already. 🙂
Post # 6
@LilDrAnya: Thanks for the tips! We’re going to the coast for the beaches, so I guess Amalfi would be best. We’re going right after the wedding, so close to the busiest tourist season! Which is okay for me. I have the Frommer’s Guide right next to me, so I’ll crack it open and see what I can find. I hope you have fun, too – you are going at a great time!
Post # 7
The place this girl talked about in her blog looked AMAZING.
We were debating about it, but I really wanted to go to Spain
Post # 8
Sorrento is perfect to get to all the other places from, and has a bit more for amenities. I always wanted to stay on Capri but its crazy expensive. I have no idea of the name, I’ll try to find it – I stayed in a hotel right on the edge of the water in Sorrento that was just beautiful.
The website venere.com is great for accomodations in Italy
Post # 9
@everyheart: Capri! I stayed at Villa Eva there. It was in a botantical garden. The breakfast was fantastic! Definitely visit the grottos and find a private beach. Villa Eva is technically on Anacapri but they’re on the same island.
Post # 10
I went to the Amalfi Coast last year in June for about a week and it was beautiful! I stayed in Sorrento for 2 nights and Nocelle (a small town above Positano) for 4 nights.
Sorrento is very convenient for getting around – easy to get to Capri, Pompeii etc. However, Nocelle won my heart. I stayed at a B&B which had amazing views for a reasonable price:
The hosts were really lovely and friendly. It takes about 20-30 minutes to get to Positano on the bus (which is the cutest bus ever – it is about 1/2 the size of a normal bus due to the steep hills and sharp bends it has to go up).
There are a number of beaches in and around Positano so no need to worry aboutthat. You can also catch the bus to Praino, Amalfi and Ravello if you want.
If you like hiking, you can also do an amazing hike called the Walk of the Gods which starts/ends in Nocelle.
Also in Nocelle, there is a really nice restaurant called Santa Croce and a little pizza restaurant (part of the corner store) where you can dine in a cave!
While it is a little out of the way, it was much better value than staying in Positano – and so so relaxing!
Post # 11
I stayed in Ravello when I visited the Amalfi coast. It is more removed, quieter, and more quaint, but the views can’t be beat. As I understand it, it’s the highest town/village on the Amalfi coast.
How are you getting there from Rome? If by train, I highly recommend a stop in Naples for pizza (you can do this with a few hours’ layover), and Pompeii might be worth a visit too!
Have a great time!!!