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georgeapril 10-22-2007 03:44 PM

We're booked on a cruise that goes to Sorrento. The cruise ship excursion for a drive along the Amalfi Coast is very expensive (Princess). Is it possible to rent a car, moped or taxi for the drive? Any recommendations?

ftroute 10-22-2007 05:22 PM

Do a Google search for 'sorrento italy amalfi tours" and you'll find a lot of good links. Do some research. Don't even think about driving it yourself or renting a moped!

Hank 10-22-2007 08:25 PM

Is it possible to rent a car? Yes. Most of the time it will cost about $100 for a one day rental with insurance. Of course gas is about $7 a gallon. Now for the bad news. I do not generally recommend that drivers inexperienced in Italy drive this route. We love driving on the Amalfi Coast, but its a 2 lane road that is subject to lots of traffic and congestion in the busy summer months. Its also a very tight fit when you work your way through traffic near Positano,,,in fact, I have often reached outside and turned in my sideview mirrors in order to get past buses. If you are still interested you simply check-out the prices of all the major dealers (Avis, Hertz, Europcar etc) in Sorrento and book on-line. Make sure you get a downtown location and you will be fine. I also forgot the other big problem. Parking! In fact, we have driven thousands of miles in Italy (and many other European countries) and would call parking the major problem. This is especially true in Positano where you will see cars parked for miles along the road that runs along the top of the city.

Hank

sunder721 03-02-2008 03:14 AM

Hi, of course you can rent a car on your own but as you said is quite expensive, around 100.00 all inclusive. An affordable private driver and tour guide company car is amalficar. The best would it be, if you can drive a scooter , driving along the coast and stops wherever you like , sure less expensive, I advise you a lovely Vespa.
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Originally posted by georgeapril:
We're booked on a cruise that goes to Sorrento. The cruise ship excursion for a drive along the Amalfi Coast is very expensive (Princess). Is it possible to rent a car, moped or taxi for the drive? Any recommendations?

TheFerret 03-30-2008 03:11 PM

I too have used a scooter to go between Positano and Sorrento and also to Amalfi and Ravello from Positano.

You have to pay attention to the road, but it can be a wonderful experience.


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