In the midst of planning a family trip (2 adults and 2 teenage daughters ages 15 & 17) to Italy in June/July. So far the Amalfi /Capri part looks like this:
June 22 Sat - Venice arrive airport mid afternoon
June 23 Sun - Venice
June 24 Mon - Venice
June 25 Tues - early train to Florence (arrive lunch time)
June 26 Wed - Florence
June 27 Thur - early train to Naples (arrive noon?) transport to Positano (explore)
June 28 Fri - Positano (Beach, relax)
June 29 Sat - Positano (Amalfi coast tour – take ferry to Amalfi, bus Ravello)
June 30 Sun - Positano (rent private boat for day)
July 1 Mon - Positano (open – tour?, more beach, relax?)
July 2 Tues - Positano (open – rent car? Sorrento, Ischia/Procidia?)
July 3 Wed - ferry to Capri early (boat tour around island)
July 4 Thur - Capri (Beach club/swim, Anacapri explore)
July 5 Fri - Capri (boat rental, explore)
July 6 Sat - early ferry to Naples, train to Rome (arrive lunch time)
July 7 Sun - Rome
July 8 Mon - Rome
July 9 Tues - Flight home early
I would really appreciate some help with a few questions and some input into this itinerary.
We want to visit Pompeii but I am struggling to decide which is the best day to do this. Should we go after arrive in Naples from Florence enroute to Positano or go directly from Positano one day?
We would really like a great guide to make the most out of our visit - any recommendations to keep the teenagers engaged?
We have 6 nights in Positano. I have debated whether to have a couple of nights in Sorrento at the beginning so tours to Pompeii etc… might be easier but opted for ease of staying in one spot.
We have a couple of free days in Positano to fill. Any suggestions? maybe Pompeii if we don’t do it earlier or another relax day at beach/lunch or rent a car and explore?
Amalfi coast boat tour companies – suggestions?
Is Vietri sul Mare worth a visit? Mozzarella or Olive Oil factory tours?
I would love to see Procidia. Is this possible with this itinerary?
Lastly, on Wednesday July 3rd, I would like to get to Capri on the earliest ferry from Positano. I have tried to find schedules and best I could come up with is 10:00 is likely the earliest? Anything earlier and do I need to book this as soon as we arrive in Positano?
Thanks for the help!