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Staying in Sorento or Positano

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Staying in Sorento or Positano

Based on my research a lot of people are suggesting to stay in Sorento then drive to Positano..if I am not going to have a car what is another mode of transportation?

Do people prefer to stay in Sorento vs. Positano? Is it due to the cost of the hotels?

Do people do more Sorento meaning have a hotel there then do day trips from Sorento to Positano? Amaifli Cost? Capri etc?

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Amalfi Coast, Italy
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1. Re: Staying in Sorento or Positano

We have never stayed in Positano, but we have stayed in Sorrento and taken day trips via bus, taxi and private driver to Naples, Amalfi Coast, Positano, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, Pompeii...There was a central bus stop in Sorrento when we stayed there a few years ago.

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2. Re: Staying in Sorento or Positano

I am debating the same thing. Travel agents told me to stay in Sorrento as it is easier to get to and you can make that a home base while you travel all over the coast and Capri. Since we have a different excursion for each day, I think that works for us. We won't really be in the hotel or base town very much.

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3. Re: Staying in Sorento or Positano

I choose to stay in Positano because I want to be on the Amalfi Coast which Sorrento is not. They are totally different from each other.

If the majority of the time you want to explore all the different Amalfi Coast villages then absolutely stay somewhere on the Amalfi Coast.

If you will be spending your days going to Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, and Naples then Sorrento is the better choice as it's much more convenient.

You can get to Capri as easily from Positano as from Sorrento.

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5. Re: Staying in Sorento or Positano

It makes absolutely no difference whether you stay in Sorrento or Positano to go to Capri. Unless you're traveling totally off season there are ferries/hydrofoils from both locations direct to Capri.

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