Hello - my family and I (husband + two young kids of 4 and 1) are stopping over in Italy for 3 nights on our way from Chicago to Bulgaria. The plan was to rent a car, drive down to Positano, and stay at a rented house.
The problem is that I'm not sure how tangible that is, especially given that we'll be coming off of a long flight with two kids. Still, if the drive from Rome to Positano isn't a major challenge (confusing or with slow traffic), I think it's doable.
My questions are:
1. How easy is it to drive from Rome to Positano. (I do realize parking there is a problem, and I'm looking at vacation rentals where parking is included).
2. Alternatively, are there any wonderful spots closer to Rome, where we can head to instead? Given the small children, we're going to steer clear of Rome, and hope for a vacation-ey, non-touristy (though Positano is touristy), yet beautiful/relaxing feel.
Sorry if I sound completely in the dark (never been to Italy before), and thanks in advance for any tips!