We're hoping to be in Italy in October. After 3 nights in Sorrento, we have 5 nights in a rental home near Amalfi. On our first full day in Sorrento, we're day-tripping to Capri, and on the next we're day-tripping to Naples. We were going to spend our final day just enjoying Sorrento, with a driver picking us up in the late afternoon to take us to our Amalfi Coast rental home.
We want to see Pompeii while on this trip, and I planned for this to be an excursion from the rental home. Now, however, I'm realizing how easy and inexpensive it is to take the train to Pompeii from Sorrento, a 40 min ride. Whereas from Amalfi it's a 2.5 hour bus or 2 hour bus/train combo or requires a car transport which would be considerably more expensive.
Is it feasible for us to check out of our Sorrento hotel with luggage, take the train to Pompeii, and store our luggage there while we tour the ruins, in which case we'll have the driver pick us up from Pompeii to take us to the rental home? How far of a walk is it from the local train station to the place where large bags can be locked up? Are there enough lockers that I don't have to worry that none will be available? Are they big enough for bags that exceed carry-on size? (My husband and I always use carry on size, but our travel companions bring slightly larger bags.)
Does this plan short-change Sorrento, in that we won't be staying in town on any of our 3 days there? Is it better for us to spend that day in Sorrento and plan to go to Pompeii later, even though the transport will be longer and more expensive?