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1. Posted by marthadlc (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hello

We are 2 girls going to Italy this summer . We want to visit Pompeya and Herculano and we are thinking about staying at Naples or maybe Sorrento . We know what is the best place to stay?? is easy to arrive to Capri? do you know any nice and cheap hotel at Sorrento or bed and breakfast? thanks for all

Martha

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Martha:)

I dont know what Sorrento is like, by I was in Naples, a couple of months ago. It is a crime ridden, run down city. This might be something to take into consideration, while deciding. Although having said that, I still enjoyed it.
I stayed in Portici, when I was there. It is around a 20 min train ride, from Naples train station. It is a bit safer there, than in Naples. It is also convenient, for getting the train to Pompeii. I stayed in the hostel there. U will see it listed, if u google hostels, Naples.

Mel

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 27, 2007, at 2:40 AM by Mel. ]

3. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 9y

I would recommend Sorrento over Naples. Stayed in Sorrento for 4 days in 1997 and loved it.
Great views from the clifftops, easy train ride to Pompeii and a short ferry trip to Capri (went to Capri on a weekend and half of bloody Naples went with us!!!!).
Could also take bus down the Amalfi coast to Positano from Sorrento.
Was there in September so not as expensive and crowded as June - August.

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting wotthefiqh

I would recommend Sorrento over Naples. Stayed in Sorrento for 4 days in 1997 and loved it.
Great views from the clifftops, easy train ride to Pompeii and a short ferry trip to Capri (went to Capri on a weekend and half of bloody Naples went with us!!!!).
Could also take bus down the Amalfi coast to Positano from Sorrento.
Was there in September so not as expensive and crowded as June - August.

Sounds like you were on a Contiki tour.

Was it fun?

5. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 9y

im going to the same area next week, and im staying for 3 nights in pompeii (apparently the hostel is right next to the ruins site) so that i can get to the ruins and vesuvius (first night is when i fly in from rome and will get there in the evening).

im also staying in amalfi (or atrani, not sure :S) fora few days, which was where the cheapest place i found was. apparently, getting around the amalfi coast is easy. but youd wanna book now, this place is a holiday mecca, youll have trouble if you wait!!

ill have a look at the places im staying at and let you know the names/prices so you can have a look too!

6. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 9y

Hostel:Scalinatella Hostel
Address: Piazza Umberto I n' 5-6 ,Amalfi 84010, Italy
Telephone: +39 089 871492
Website: http://www.hb-247.com/aff/hostelz/italy/amalfi/1699/
Dorm (10 beds): 1 people | cost EUR 21.00

Youth Hostel Casa del Pellegrino
Via Duca D'Aosta 4
Pompei
p. +39 081 8508644
f. +39 0818508644
12 Bed, Female, Shared Room (Ensuite Bathroom) EUR15.00 USD21.07

you might also wanna check out Paestum, which has (apparently) the best preserved roman temples/ruins in the world! its not far away on the train, and worth the day trip (again, apparently).

7. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 9y

Quoting james

Quoting wotthefiqh

I would recommend Sorrento over Naples. Stayed in Sorrento for 4 days in 1997 and loved it.
Great views from the clifftops, easy train ride to Pompeii and a short ferry trip to Capri (went to Capri on a weekend and half of bloody Naples went with us!!!!).
Could also take bus down the Amalfi coast to Positano from Sorrento.
Was there in September so not as expensive and crowded as June - August.

Sounds like you were on a Contiki tour.

What a disgusting accusation

Bussing through Europe for 21 days with an aggregation of ccrual accountancy graduates frantically exceling into their hand-held dingleberries while boasting about their cost-cutting strategies (Hey Nigel, I've found that you can save 1 Euro per day in Italy by ordering spaghetti blowyournose instead of fettucini vongole).
I'd rather do a Seneca.

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting wotthefiqh

Quoting james

Quoting wotthefiqh

I would recommend Sorrento over Naples. Stayed in Sorrento for 4 days in 1997 and loved it.
Great views from the clifftops, easy train ride to Pompeii and a short ferry trip to Capri (went to Capri on a weekend and half of bloody Naples went with us!!!!).
Could also take bus down the Amalfi coast to Positano from Sorrento.
Was there in September so not as expensive and crowded as June - August.

Sounds like you were on a Contiki tour.

What a disgusting accusation


James makes enough disgusting comments to fill a book.
If he writes a book, I will certainly buy it.

9. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Back to the topic...

The difference between staying in Naples and Sorrento is a bit like staying in London or Bath. One's a large city it's fair share of problems, and the other is a busy town. I can't remember the details, but you can quite easliy get to Capri from both Sorrento and Naples.

I'd stay in Sorrento over Naples anytime.

10. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Quoting wotthefiqh

Quoting james

Quoting wotthefiqh

I would recommend Sorrento over Naples. Stayed in Sorrento for 4 days in 1997 and loved it.
Great views from the clifftops, easy train ride to Pompeii and a short ferry trip to Capri (went to Capri on a weekend and half of bloody Naples went with us!!!!).
Could also take bus down the Amalfi coast to Positano from Sorrento.
Was there in September so not as expensive and crowded as June - August.

Sounds like you were on a Contiki tour.

What a disgusting accusation


James makes enough disgusting comments to fill a book.
If he writes a book, I will certainly buy it.

You'd feature in it !