At the very early planning stage of a trip to southern Italy for July 2019. If I could have suggestions or advice on planning itinerary I'd appreciate it. Would like to mainly focus over a 4 week period on the Naples, Herculaneum/Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello for one period. Then thinking of hiring a car to drive to Alberobello and Matera. From there drive down to Sicily.
Firstly should I base myself in Naples for the Naples portion of the trip? Or can that be done from the Sorrento region? Any suggestions on how many days in Naples?
To see Herculaneum/Pompeii is it best done from Naples or Sorrento region?
Stay in the Sorrento/Positano/AC for the second half. How long would you suggest I would need to cover these places.
Secondly how long would I need to see the Alberobello and Matera?
Flying from Sydney so probably most practical would be to fly to Rome. If anyone else has other suggestion happy to hear it.
Not sure best option then to get from Rome down the coast.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.