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1. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

HAs anyone here been to the Amalfi Coast?

I am just wondering here how many days you would suggest to stay here. I plan on staying for about 3-4 days, is this too much or too little?

2. Posted by popolina (Budding Member 53 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I would say this is the right amount of time. Another thing to consider is, when are you going? Many of these tourist locations shut down in the off season. I'm sure September is fine, though I don't know about October. Amalfi is beautiful but I would once again think about staying in the less well known towns along the coast. They'd be less crowded, less expensive, more authentic and you could still easily make day trips to Amalfi/Positano/Sorrento!

3. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

theres a good place next to amalfi, called atrani... walking distance to amalfi!

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I concur--perfect amount of time to stay! We stayed 4 days in Praiano and had time to see Pompeii, tour the coast, swim and relax. We could have fit a trip to Capri in, but we decided to veg instead.

Enjoy! It's breathtaking.

5. Posted by Skylarking (Budding Member 27 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

JJ, I would recommend Sorrento as the place to stay. I was there in October.

It is at the end of the Circumvesuviana rail line, an hour and a quarter from Naples, along which you will also find Pompeii, Ercolano (for Herculaneum) and Torre Annunziata, where there is a Roman villa less than 10 mins walk from the station. You can visit all three, plus two other places not near the rail line, for €20 with a ticket that is valid for three days. Pompeii is vast and can easily take a day in itself. Make sure also that you visit the Archeological Museum in Naples to see various artefacts from these places.

From Sorrento, Capri is an easy day-trip. It's nice enough, but its renowned 'glamour' is a bit over-rated, so a day-trip is good enough to get the feel of the place. Plus you get the chance to take photos of the island and the mainland coast from the boat across.

An accommodation recommendation in Sorrento, if you are interested, is a new place called the Ulisse Deluxe Hostel, which despite the name is a hotel, clean and with good amenities. The adjacent complex has a gym and swimming pool available at a fairly reasonable extra cost.