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Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii and Rome, Italy
March 2010

Transportation Connections

Rome Fiumicino Airport to Roma Termini:

         Leonardo Da Vinci Express 11 each or carnet of 10 trips for 85

      http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=f12f3bf7c819a110VgnVCM1000003f16f90aRCRD

         Train leaves every hour at 22 minutes & 52 minutes past the hour ~45 minute trip

         Follow the signs to the train & purchase tickets near the track

      Tickets are valid for 90 minutes - must be validated at stamp machine prior to starting journey.  (push ticket in & slide left)

 

Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale:

         Trenitalia http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/homepage_en.html - 10,50-44 depending on duration of journey.  

 

Napoli Centrale to Sorrento:

     Circumvesuviana http://www.vesuviana.it/web/en - 3,60 each

        70 minute trip

 

Caremar Ferry from Sorrento to Capri:

      http://www.capri.net/en/ship-timetable - 9,80 each (all inside seating)

        25 minute trip

 

Sorrento to Pompeii:

     Circumvesuviana http://www.vesuviana.it/web/en - 17 each includes round trip train and admission to Pompeii

        30 minute trip

 

Sorrento to Roma Termini via Ferry to Napoli (not recommended):

      http://www.alilauro.it/ - 12 each - 25 minute trip, 45 minute walk to Napoli Centrale

         Trenitalia http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/homepage_en.html - 10,50-44 depending on duration of journey.  

 

Roma Termini to Rome Fiumicino Airport:

         Leonardo Da Vinci Express 12 each if purchased at Termini Train Station (or carnet of 10 trips for 85)

      http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=f12f3bf7c819a110VgnVCM1000003f16f90aRCRD

         Train leaves every hour at 05 minutes & 35 minutes past the hour ~45 minute trip

         Follow the signs to the track 25 & purchase tickets near the track

      Tickets are valid for 90 minutes - must be validated at stamp machine prior to starting journey.  (push ticket in & slide left)

      Plan to arrive at least 2 1/2 hours prior to flight time

Accommodations

Sorrento

          Ulisse Deluxe Hostel, Via del Mare 22 - Tel +39 081.8774753  

o    69 per night double, including breakfast

o    Very convenient to shopping/dining 

o    Free Wi-Fi  

o    Cash Only  

Rome

          Hotel Elide,  Via Firenze 50 -  Tel +39 06.4883977

o    69 per night double, including breakfast (if reserved via email)

o    1 room had wrap around balcony  

o    Convenient to Termini and Republica Metro stop 

o    No Free Wi-Fi but staff would let you use laptop in lobby

o    Cash Only  

Dining

Sorrento

         il Leone Rosso Ristorante Pizzaria Via Marziale 25 - near the train station, decent pizza, nice staff brought us ice bucket for our beer

         Giardinello - Via Della Accademia - good inexpensive homemade pasta and local fish, friendly owner

         Bar Veneruso - Corso Italia, 43 - best desserts in Sorrento, try the Lemon Boob (Limone Delizia)

         Taverna dell' 800 - Via Della Accademia, 29 - good lasagna, most tables have picnic benches (no backs)

        Bougainvillea - Corso Italia, 16 - Lots and lots of flavors of gelato

        Ristorante Pizzeria Lanterna Due - Via San Cesareo, 23 - Fun Staff, decent food

 

Capri

          Ristorante da Tonino,  Via Dentecale 12  - Tel. +39 0818376718 - good pizza, welcome bathroom stop on walk from Natural Arch

 

Rome

        La Mela D'oro, Via Santa Maria Maggiore 157, Good pizza, cheap wine, nice outdoor sidewalk seating

      4 Fiumi, Piazza Navona, Good food, 20% surcharge

        All Brothers Caffee, near Vatican City - Good sandwiches

      Pizzeria Punto e Virgola, next to Hotel Elide - good hot pizza to go

        Trattoria da Olimpio, via degli Avignonesi, 37 - decent food, no English spoken

View

Sorrento

         Pizzeria Tratoria da Gigino -  Via Degli Archi, 15, good inexpensive wine, not counting 2 per person cover charge

         Wine Store - Near the Hilton, around via Parsano or via degli Aranci, sells wine by the liter in your own container

 

Capri

         Tiberio - on the main square - very expensive drinks, good for people watching

         da Ernesto Buonocore - Near the ferry dock, nice place to sit & wait for the ferry, inexpensive wine

 

Naples

         "Fake" McDonalds in train station serves beer

 

Rome

         Pizza Ciro - watered down wine, just outside of Piazza Navona

         Santoro Daniela Snack Shop - near Vatican City, split a bottled beer

Activities

Capri Blue Grotto

         11 ticket for boat ride to Blue Grotto, Another 11 for rowboat to go inside Blue Grotto

         Look for Giro dell' Isola ticket booth on small dock near where the ferry docks.

         Wear sunscreen for the boat ride

         Adjust your camera to "night mode" prior to going into the grotto for better pictures

 

Capri Funicular

         Ticket office is across the street from the Funicular, near the dock 1,40 per person

         Fish & Olive Pottery Creations - Halki Village - Gallery and Shop

 

Capri Natural Arch

         Walk from Capri

o    Interesting walk through medieval section with nice views along the way  

o    Short climb down to see the arch, very pretty  

 

Pompeii

         Be sure to pick up a map and guide book before entering the site

o    Very Interesting look at a city devastated by a volcano  

o   Download Rick Steves' free audio tour for a nice overview

 

Rome

         Trevi Fountain

         Spanish Steps

         Piazza Navona

         Vatican City - get off at the Cipro Metro stop and use the group entrance to save time

         Coliseum - purchase 1 audio tour for the group to avoid standing in line

         Pantheon

 

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