With the covid restrictions still on, but being vaccinated,
we had the doors of Europe opened, although not many other options. So
we focused on the last of the 49 wonders in our continent: Mount
We had already studied this trip for a few years. It's short
and cheap, but it gives us the chance of being in lots of places we
wanted to visit: Pompeii, Capri, Almalfi Coast...
Since we think that two days and a half should be
enough to visit the most basic in Naples, we split this travel in two
stages: the first in Naples city and the next visiting the highlights
in the area around the coast. For this last one Sorrento quickly stood
out: with direct train to Pompeii and Naples, ferry to Capri and bus to
Amalfi Coast, which was making it an ideal hub for this stage, being
also somewhere to visit by itself. This was also helping on not needing
to rent a car which, even if it could seem to be the ideal way to
explore the Amalfi Coast, we learnt in our investigation that parking
the car in the towns or places along the road is hard and likely
impossible in summer.
Our last decision taken in our itinerary was to use the visit
to Capri for our change of hotel from Naples to Sorrento after
confirming there was a place to leave our baggage in Capri's port. This
was saving us lots of time and a night in Naples, which is where the
allocation is more expensive. Besides, the train trip from Sorrento to
Pompeii is shorter than from Naples.
So, finally, the definitive route plan (number of
day and where we'll spend the night), is the following, starting by
August 24th of 2021:
1, 2 y 3: Naples
4, 5, 6 y 7: Sorrento
The total budget for this short travel for the two of us is
1096,50€, a bit less than 550€ per person.
A quick search of flights for the dates we want to travel
leaded us to Vueling. Purchasing the flights in the company website we
saw that the best rate with a bag to check in is by selecting the
“Optimum” option for one of us, which incudes a 25 Kg checked in bag by
170€ and the “Basic” option for the other one by 110€.
Finally, the return flights bought to Vueling by a
total of 280€ for the two of us and the bag are the following:
BCN 7:00 NAP
08/31/2021 NAP 9:40
Once with the flights purchased, and after checking that
allocation is more expensive in Naples that out of the city, we decided
to split the nights in 3 nights in Naples and 4 in Sorrento. As usual,
we start our searches in Booking.
For our allocation in Naples we looked for somewhere close to
the centre, at walking distance to some of the places we are going to
visit and with a Metro station nearby for the further visits. It didn't
take long to book in La Fontanina Suites,
with an excellent value for money and, besides, it is also close to the
ferry port, which will be our exit point from Naples. We have booked 3
nights by 110€ each: 330€in total.
Sorrento was the chosen place for our allocation
out of Naples, with direct train Pompeii, even shorter than from
Naples, ferry to Capri and bus to the Amalfi Coast, which makes it
ideal for all our trips. Finally, looking for the best value for money,
we ended out of Sorrento, in Domus San Vicenzo
in Sant'Agnello, a convent with an area the nuns use to allocate
tourists. It's by the coast, in front of the sea, and close to a beach
to which the access is by a public elevator, and there is also a train
station nearby. The rate for a double room is 99€, so we have booked
four nights by 394€, breakfast included.
With this, the total expense in hotels for this
travel is 726€.
We plan to use the Metro for going around in Naples and we
have the train and the bus for our visits to Pompeii and Amalfi Coast,
so we don't need a car for this travel.
we have a specific day for our visit to Capri island, which is also
going to be the hotel change from Naples to Sorrento, we've purchased
the tickets of the ferry in advance.
We've purchased the ferry from Naples to Capri
through the NLG:
web site: 24€ each and 2€ more for the bag. The ferry leaves at 10:35h
from Beverello port and have a expected duration of 45 minutes.
We've purchased the tickets for the ferry from
Capri to Sorrento through SNAV web site: 19.20€ each and
2.10€ for the bag. The ferry leaves at 17:40 from Capri and takes 40
minutes to reach Sorrento.
The total cost in ferries is 90,50€
Detailed plan, then, is like this: