Amalfi Transfer car and minivan service
My entire visit to the Amalfi area of Italy was made easy and beautiful by using Amalfi Transfer, a driving and transfer service. Anthony Buonocore, the driver and owner, was a GREAT help during the trip. His knowledge of English was great, the car (which seats up to 8) was in great shape, and he was able to point out things I never would have noticed if he hadn't been there to guide me. He can transport anywhere in the Amalfi-Naples-Positano area. He picked me up at the airport, carried my bags, and I kept running into him in town all week. I was really relieved that I had him because we never could have maneuvered around the hairpin twists and turns of the Amalfi coastal area ourselves (which the experienced Italian drivers take at the speed of sound). I heartily recommend him to any travelers to the area and plan to use him on my next trip. And really, I think he was less than the cost of a rental car in the U.S.
The contact info is: Amalfi Transfer, Anthony Buonocore, www.amalfitransfer.com
The phone number in Italy is country code 39: then 349-441-0336
Dr. Jennifer Bugg, Denver, CO
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Most people get to Amalfi by bus. We took a train from Rome to Salerno, and then a bus from Salerno to Amalfi. The bus winds through steep hairpin turns around the mountains overlooking the sea. At some points it looks like you might just topple over into the water below. If you are prone to motion sickness or don't like heights, consider taking a benedryl before the trip.
When taking a bus through the coastal towns during the day, traffic can get pretty bad. The roads are narrow and only accomodate one way traffic at points. Several buildings in the smaller towns have marks on the corners where buses have scraped them previously. Police officers are on hand to direct traffic and fold in rear-view mirrors when things get tight. Our bus drivers honked the horn at every turn to alert other motorist we were coming through. Riding the bus is definitely an adventure.
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Transportation service to and around Amalfi
If you need car service I can recommend: Amalfitransfer, run by Anthony Buonocore
the # in Italy is 39 3494410336 His website is amalfitransfer.com. You can give him my name - Mary. He does driving in the area and also might help with questions.
Have a fabulous time.
How to get there
I believe Amalfi is a small piece of Paradise in Italy.
I went to Napoli and met some australians, who were going to Amalfi for the weekend. I had never heard of it and I got amazed.
The hostel is in a 800 year old house, on the top of the mountain (300 steps up - yes, you need to go up the stairs carring your bags), facing the blue sea. The village is very pleasant.
To get there, you need to get a train to Soranto (close to Pompei - from Napoli probably costs about 3 euros) and then a bus to Amalfi (you might be able to use the same ticket you used for the train, it depends on where you're coming from - otherwise, it'd cost about 2 euros).
The road is amazingly beautiful, lots of curves, going around mountains. You look down (to your left), you see the sea... you look to your right, you see the mountains. It's a bit scarry, because it's high... but it's completely worth it!
Before you go, look for 6 Small Rooms, in Napoli (australian hostel). They'll help you with the Amalfi hostel. Unless you want to stay in hotels, make sure to call the hostel in Amalfi.
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the easiest way to view the beautiful cliff and ocean os to take the bus. You don't need to worry about the traffic situation and don't be afraid to get lost. All you need to do is find a window seat and enjoy the amazing scenery from Sorrento- pocitano-amalfi.
The Amalfi Coast
A visit for the day from Sorrento to Amalfi passes along the (Amalfi Coast) narrow coast high above the sea just below the window of the bus if seated at the right window. In places the road is barely one lane wide. Do not sit in that seat if you have any degree of acrophobia.
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Boat or Bus... if you haven't car!!
I think of the best way to go around Costiera Amalfitana and the nice city is going there by boat.
You can see all coast and have a nice relax.
Going by bus... with a lot of turn and a lot of people inside... it's not so nice!!
Horse and Carriage
Horse and carriage rides as in most tourists areas are available - at an inflated cost no doubt. Really though, Amalfi is mot such a big place so I doubt in the ride would take you far.
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