A ways off, planning a mid-May 2022 Amalfi Coast vacation. This is our first time to the area. I've been trying to educate myself online and searching through this forum but hoping for advice on a few questions specific to what we want to accomplish.
We arrive in Rome and plan to rent a car to drive to the Amalfi Coast for 4 nights since there are no efficient / direct public transportation options. Daily we hope to head out by 8am for a picturesque hike and return by mid-afternoon to sit by a beach or on a terrace with a view. We enjoy nice dinners out.
A few questions:
1) Realize driving on roads requires full attention here. Should we expect much traffic mid-May? Are weekends worse than weekdays? Is driving before a certain time in the morning more manageable?
2) I'm narrowing in on Positano as it is beautiful and has numerous restaurants but parking in the town seems to be impossible or limited to garages. When parking in garages, could we assume a spot is available in May? Are the garages valeted so we are relying on someone else to retrieve the car... as in how efficient is retrieving the car? We want to rent a place but open to hotels if they offer ease of parking. Max $500/night.
3) Or should we scrap renting a car altogether? My thought process was renting to get to / from Rome and to hikes. We don't want to rely on buses.
4) Open to suggestions of another town that offers views, dining, hikes not terribly far away, and ideally easier parking.
A bit winded.... I don't know where to start!Edited: 24 August 2021, 02:54