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3 Nights in Salerno

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3 Nights in Salerno

We are planning to stay in Salerno for 3 nights. We will arrive there from Florence around noon. Either spend that day exploring the area or visit Paestum. Day 2 : take a ferry to Amalfi from where take a bus to Bomerano. Hike the Path of Gods. (We are traveling with 2 children age 6 and 12. The younger one can hike about 8 miles.) Descend in Positano and the ferry back to Salerno.

Day 3 Take a train to Pompeii and hike Vesuvius. Come back to Salerno.Day 4 leave for Rome.

Is this feasible?

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Amalfi Coast, Italy
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Province of Florence, Italy
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Amalfi Coast, Italy
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Amalfi Coast, Italy
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1. Re: 3 Nights in Salerno

Yes, in my view this is overall feasible, except some doubt I have about Pompeii and Vesuvius in the same day.

In fact, you have to negotiate with the Pompeii-Vesuvius and back bus timetables:

https://wikitravel.org/en/Vesuvius

https:/…Pompei-Vesuvio.pdf

Be aware also that the "Trenitalia" Salerno - Pompei (and back) trains force you to get off / on at their own station (other than "Circumvesuviana" station), which is 7-800 mts far from excavations (the nearest entrance for you is "Piazza Anfiteatro" one, where also the bus to / from Vesuvius calls):

https:/…mappa-comune-pompei-NA.htm

Also be careful about boat and bus timetables when preparing your hike to Path of Gods:

http://www.travelmar.it/en/hours

alicost.it/wp-content/…orari-dal-4-giugno.pdf (Hydrofoils)

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2. Re: 3 Nights in Salerno

Thanks for a detailed reply. So if we get down at Pompei Trenitalia station, we can walk to Pompei scavi station? I was thinking of catching the 'Busvia del Vesuvio' from there to Vesuvius and then go to ruins after our approx 3 hour Vesuvius trip.

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3. Re: 3 Nights in Salerno

"we can walk to Pompei scavi station?"

Yes, if you accept to walk for about 7-800 mts

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4. Re: 3 Nights in Salerno

I assume you have but have you looked at some videos of the hike of Path of the Gods?

I only mention it given you say you have a 6 year old - not so much about distance but about the path itself - If you go to about minute 7 on this video (and further into it) you will get an idea - I do know kids that would not be okay with it and some that might be - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YMT4--EFpk

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