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Old 01-31-2008, 03:44 PM
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I'm taking a trip aboard the Voyager of the Seas stopping in Naples on May 12th. Looking for suggestion on how to independently taking the train from Naples to see either Pompeii or Herculaneum and then from there to Capri. If went to ruins is it best to go to Sorrento to catch hydrofoil to Capri or go back to Naples to take hydrofoil to Capri? Any suggestions or directions to train stations, etc. would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:30 PM
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Let me try to draw you a picture of your options and routes. You first need to get from the pier to the Naples train station which is about 1 1/4 mile. You can walk it in under 30 min, try to catch a taxi (difficult) or use the local buses. Once in the station you buy your ticket on the Circumvesuviania Line (its a private train company that leaves from the lower platforms) and than you can take the train to either Pompeii (Pompeii Scavi station) or Herculanium (Ercolano). Herculanium is a bit closer but they are both on the same line. If you get through Pompeii early enough, you could take the same train line down to Sorrento where you than catch a ferry over to Capri. From Capri, you could later catch a jetboat back to Naples, but keep in mind its a 50 min ride and you should buy your ticket as soon as you get to Capri and double check the schedule. Also you need to understand that once you get to Capri you need to take the funiuclar up to Capri Town and you later need to use this to get back down...and many cruise passengers can often line-up causing delays in getting down. So do not cut it too close. I can give you a lot more info, but we are currently spending much of the winter in Puerto Vallarta and all my notes are at home (am posting all this from memory). We will be home around Feb 18, so after than I can give you more help.

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Old 02-04-2008, 07:37 AM
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Even out of the country, Hank's informative replies never cease to amaze me. Capri is beautiful and a place that everyone should visit at least once. As another option, it is possible to see Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt. Vesuvius in the same day and still make it back to the ship on time.
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