Hotel Gardenia

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Corso Italia 258, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 48% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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What is open or operating in Campania in January?

by Dougthetaz

I am traveling at the end of January staying in Castellammare di Stabia,and wanting to visit Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, and Capri. I will not have a car. Will the circumvesuviana train be operating between Castellammare and Sorrento? Will the hydrofoils be operating between Sorrento and Capri?
Any suggestions of things to do at that time of Year (Jan 21st to 24th)or tips on what to pack? Thank you so much.

Re: What is open or operating in Campania in January?

by qaminari

Circuvesuviana operates all year round. For Capri there is at least a daily ferry but hydrofoils and metro del mare don't operate in the winter because the sea is too rough.
http://www.frommers.com/destinations/capri/0762010002.html
The blue SITA buses also operate year round, up and down the Amalfi coast, although this may be the summer timetable: http://www.summerinitaly.com/planning/transportation_amalfi_furore_naples.asp. It stops outside the railway station at Castellamare and you should find a timetable there.
I was in Naples one January and it was FREEZING but I see Amalfi is currently at 11° and going up to 15° which sounds positively balmy compared to where I am (it was -5° this afternoon in Brussels). However, it is raining right now. Check http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/CastellammareDiStabia/forecasts/latest just before you go.

Re: What is open or operating in Campania in January?

by qaminari

P.S. I meant, it's raining in Amalfi, not Brussels. You will certainly need at least a jacket if not a raincoat.

Re: What is open or operating in Campania in January?

by Dougthetaz

Thank you for your reply - I will bring a warm coat and hope it won't be FREEZING since I could not make it any other time for the trip.

Re: What is open or operating in Campania in January?

by hawkhead

We were in Sorrento in January and it certainly wasn't freezing. Raincoat and umbrella were used once. It will be damp, as Sorrento is on the water. Train operates all the time. Have a look at my Sorrento pages for tips.

Re: What is open or operating in Campania in January?

by leics

I've been to Sorrento twice, in February.

The Circumvesuviana trains are really commuter trains....they work as per normal.

http://www.vesuviana.it/web/en

The ferries/hydrofoils operate their usual winter timetable.

http://www.capri.net/en/ship-timetable

The buses run along the coast road to Positano and Amalfi as normal (barring landslides).

http://www.sitabus.it/wps/portal/OrariCampania (quadro 14/15)

Go to Pompeii/Herculaneum/Villa Poppea (all on the Circumvesuviana line at Pompeii Scavi, Ercolano and Torre Annunziata stations).

Spend a day on Capri.

Take the bus to Positano and explore. Then take the bus to Amalfi and explore. If you want to go up to lovely Ravello you'll need to make two daytrips by bus, because of the shorter daylight hours....one to Positano and or Amalfi, another to Amalfi/Ravello.

Take the Circumvesuviana into Naples, go to the wonderful archaeological museum, explore some of the churches.

Take time to explore Sorrento, particularly its old harbour.

You will find more than enough to occupy you. Have a look at the VT pages for the places I've mentioned: I have pages and tips on all bar Naples and Ravello (not got round to those yet).

It sleeted last time I visited....but the time before I was in a short-sleeved t-shirt during the day. It gets very chilly when the sun goes down. So pack clothes you can layer, waterproof outerwear, hat/scarf/gloves, sensible walking shoes...and sunglasses. Slippers are a great comfort if your hotel has marble floors (as so many do)!

Travel Tips for Sorrento

Weddings galore

by SallyM

I'm not sure how many of them are strictly speaking locals, but wedding groups all seem to head for the Villa Communale gardens for their photos. The two most popular spots are by the balustrade looking out to sea or in the cloisters of the S Francisco church.

If you spend any time at the adjacent cafe (which does good ice cream, also drinable tea for 2 euros a pot), you will be able to watch the fun.

Don't miss your step

by Martin_H

To get from Piazza Tasso to the Marina Piccola (where ferries go to Capri, Napoli & Amalfi) the most direct route is via these steps. Unfortunately there are something like 200 of them - not so bad on the way down...... but on the way back.
Alternatively there is a more roundabout road route involving significantly fewer steps and also a small bus.

Good pasta restaurant

by longsanborn about Ristorante La Lanterna Pizzeria

This restaurant situated in a small and pretty alley called Via San Cesareo, next to Piazza Tasso (main square of Sorrento). It is reasonably priced and famous for its risotto alla pescatore (but I didn't try this). I find the restarant to be large and spacious. The staffs are friendly and the service is quick. The inside of the restaurant is nice and clean. I tried the Caprese salad (mozzorella cheese and tomato salad) and the spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams). They were all good.

Piazza Tasso

by kentishgirl

This is the main square in Sorrento, buses leave from here to Rome twice a day, its a busy square as its the hub of the town and cars seem to come out of nowhere here!

There are a few cafes and bars on the square where you can chill out and enjoy a drink....the downside being so noisy from the traffic!

Giardini Piazza A. Lauro

by mallyak

Where the remains of the Ancient City Walls are, there lie the monuments, churches and the testimonies of antique civilizations; walking through the streets of the historical centre, the antique Greek-Roman structure is still legible, memory represented vividly in via Pietà, via S. Cesareo, via Padre Reginaldo Giuliani and via Tasso

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