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Recommendation for private driver for Amalfi Coast?

#1
I was initially thinking of the bus. We will be in Sorrento, but now I'm thinking private driver is the way to go. Any recommendations? What can I expect from a private driver? Will they rush us? Hover around us all day?
 

Pauline

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#2
There are many car service companies for the Amalfi Coast. Here is a list posted in another thread.

Francesco Marrapese - http://www.francescomarrapese.com/
Positano Car Service - https://www.positanocarservice.com/
Limousine Sorrento Renato Driver - https://www.amalficoast-excursions.com/
Claudio Lucibello Ravello Taxi - http://www.amalficoastcarservice.it/
Salvatore Criscuolo Amalfi Car - http://www.amalficar.it/en/chi-siamo.php
Giordano Car Service Amalfi - https://www.giordanocarservice.com/

I have used a car service for Naples Airport pickup and dropoff, and for taking us from Positano to Bomerano for hiking, but have not done a day tour with one. From what I read, they will drop you off at a place and arrange to meet you for pickup at a specific place.

You might consider a combination of bus and car service/taxi and ferry. You could take the bus from Sorrento to Positano, explore Positano, take a ferry to Amalfi, explore Amalfi, get a taxi/car service back to Sorrento.

The problem with the bus is that it can be very crowded but starting in Sorrento I don't think it will be so crowded (it wasn't when we did this). It gets packed between Positano and Amalfi, and that part always makes me feel carsick with all the curves at high speed.

The problem with the ferry is that it does not run in bad weather and they are not that frequent, but you could plan the day out and take the ferry.

For Pompeii and Herculeneum from Sorrento, you can go by train.
 
#4
It's been years, but (it was May), we took the ferry to Positano, too. As Pauline mentions, it depends on the weather. We were there on the cusp of the ferry season beginning, if I remember correctly. Also, it was easy to ferry to Capri.

We took the Circumvesuvius train to Pompeii. The train stop is right there at the entrance to Pompeii, so no big deal with taking it.

We took an organized tour to Paestum and the transportation was a bus. Our B&B owners recommended it as the best way to see the ruins, lunch, and transport instead of trying to do it on our own. I highly recommend Paestum for Greek ruins. Also, Paestum is in the heart of the bufala de mozarella province. The cheese is so fresh, milk runs out.
 
#6
It's been years, but (it was May), we took the ferry to Positano, too. As Pauline mentions, it depends on the weather. We were there on the cusp of the ferry season beginning, if I remember correctly. Also, it was easy to ferry to Capri.

We took the Circumvesuvius train to Pompeii. The train stop is right there at the entrance to Pompeii, so no big deal with taking it.

We took an organized tour to Paestum and the transportation was a bus. Our B&B owners recommended it as the best way to see the ruins, lunch, and transport instead of trying to do it on our own. I highly recommend Paestum for Greek ruins. Also, Paestum is in the heart of the bufala de mozarella province. The cheese is so fresh, milk runs out.
You know, I didn't think to add Paestum because we'll be in Sicily the next week and had plans to go to either Agrigento or Segesta. But fresh bufala de mozarella is definitely a lure!
 

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