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17 days in Italy in September

sounds like a lot of time but it really is not.. currently we are flying into Rome on a Thursday night with no plans until we check into a Tuscany Villa on that Monday for a week (that is 3 full days).. we will be meeting family back in Rome the next week for 4 days before moving on to Venice and then Switzerland.. we are thinking of doing the Naples-Sorrento area for those three days.. any suggestions?

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You'll get the best responses if you put yourself in the shoes of the rest of whose advice you seek. What more information might we need in order to help you out? Here are just a few: Is this your first time to Italy? What do you enjoy doing?
Have you done any research on your own?

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Good point Michael.. I have been to Italy once years ago on a cruise which really was just a teaser.. we are not big art lovers or musuem people which is why we thought Naples-Sorrento would be a better choice than Florence. My last trip I managed to see a little of Florence and David and during our Naples stop we went to Capri.. I have been reading lots of threads on the site and reading Italy for Dummies and Rick's Italy book...this will be our first portion of our trip and a bit of recovery from the travels over and time change.. seems Sorrento might be a nice place to stay, rest and explore Pompeii

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I loved Sorrento - great choice. It's a half-hour train ride to Pompeii. You can also take the bus to Positano and Ravello from there for easy day trips. The only problem I see is getting there from the Rome airport. . . Leonardo Express to Termini . . . fast train to Naples . . . Circumvesuviana to Sorrento - but the last train leaves Naples about 9.30 p.m.