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What can anyone tell me about Sorrento? Places to stay, how long is the train trip from Rome? Would we go back to Rome to fly back to the US? Any info will be appreciated!

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You are looking at just under 4.0hrs to get to Sorrento from Rome by train. First, you have to go from Rome to Naples on the Trenitalia train system (2.5hrs). Once in Naples, you change to the Circumvesuviana train system (30min)for the journey to Sorrento (just over and hour).

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You should plan to fly home from Rome. More connections

Sorrento is a small town, no airport, travel there via bus or train from Rome...or fsat ferry from Naples if you choose. It is at least 4 hours from Rome to Sorrento.

Sorrento is fun, small, a good jumping off place to see the rest of the coast. You can do a day trip to Pompei and Vesuvio if you choose from here. Find a travel agency in Sorrento to arrange a bus tour. Most efficient way to see both sights.

Travel the coast via ferry to Positiano, Amalfi, or take a day to see Capri.

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Sorrento makes a great base to see lots of places: Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, Capri, Naples, Positano, etc. It's a beautiful town with wonderful coast views. Il Nido,, is a great place to stay. The staff will answer any questions you have about day trips & how to move about.

There is not a direct train from Rome to Sorrento. Take the train from Rome to (just under 2 hours) and then transfer to the local train called Circumvesuviana (about 75 minutes).

You will probably need to fly out from Rome because there are not many flights out of Naples.

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Sorrento is our favorite place in all of Italy and we love the hotel "La Tonnarella." It's in RS Italy guidebook. It's on the cliff, as easy 8 min walk from town, has a really good restaurant with inexpensive, great food, served in a beautiful dining room with views to die for, or on their gorgeous terrace overlooking Sorrento and the bay, they have a private beach with lounge chairs and food they'll serve you from the restaurant, lots of flowers and quaint charming walkways. The lobby is large with free internet and a great place to meet other travelers. We've made some good friends while staying there. We've been there twice and we're returning this July. They are reasonably priced for what you get and if you want to pay more you can have a large private terrace with the incredible views. Breakfast is included and is very good, and the beds are very comfortable.