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Naples harbour to Pompei...

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Unless travelling on a Sunday (at present anyway), there's a simpler alternative that we much prefer to the Circumvesuviana train, for anyone who will be:

- staying in the Piazza Municipio area

- coming ashore at the cruise terminal

- arriving from Ischia or Procida at the Molo Beverello....

- or heading out from around here...

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/132449571

It's just a short walk to the small bus depot at the "Varco Immacolatella", from where SITA line buses run to the ruins - and then on to Salerno, if you'd prefer?

To find its location, look for the "IM" on this map of the harbour:

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/125198195

If you've instead arrived by island ferry, you'll land at the Porta di Massa quay - also shown there.

We've found the bus drivers very helpful, but spotting which to take isn't difficult...

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/128061635

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Campania operates a "unified" ticketing system on public transport, and it costs the same whether you go by bus or on the Circumvesuviana railway: €2.80 for a single journey into zone U3.

For more details, see the "UnicoCampania" website...

www.unicocampania.it/index.php…

(While you're there, have a look at - and maybe download - one or two of their Maps, from the list on the right of the page... probably useful before the day ends!)

Several outlets nearby: most conveniently either at the right-hand of the two cafe/bars near Beverello or in the red brick building at the extreme right of the photo showing the buses.

To get a copy of their timetable, use the "Salerno-Nocera-Pompei-Napoli" entry, under Quadro 8, here:

www.sitabus.it/wps/portal/OrariCampania

.. the summer 2011 version (perhaps only good until 12/15 September) is on....

sitabus.it/sitabus/…QUADROVIII_BIS.pdf

For example, the first one for Pompei Scavi currently leaves at 06:20 on weekdays (that's Mon/Sat in Italy, coded as an "F"), and gets there at 06:55, long before the site opens...

pompeiviva.it/pv/en/pianificalavisita_pompei…

Do have a good look around that excellent website - under "Itinerary Map" they offer various timed itineraries, and your luggage can be stored at either of the main entrances, in their free cloakrooms:

www.pompeiviva.it/pv/en/serviziofferti.htm

Guess that's all E&OE... but as up-to-date as I can offer!

Peter

PS: To continue to Sorrento afterwards, leave the site and walk to the 'Pompei Scavi' station (using the map you'll have downloaded and printed?) and buy your ticket - Zone E3, €2.10 for the single journey version. Either of these should give an idea of the stops along the Circumvesuviana line:

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/124987094

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/128288647

PPS: If you've a wait for the bus, wander over to the waterside for a look at the pretty "Immacolatella" building, whose statue of the Virgin gives the area its name - and perhaps take a better photo than I did!

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/136844006

Somehow surviving both sides' wartime bombing, it was once the quarantine station and dates from the 1740s - a design of Domenico Antonio Vaccaro. Until the city's new port facilities opened in the mid-30s, Neapolitans set off from here for the New World in their droves, and it must have witnessed untold tearful partings. Be thankful, perhaps, that walls CAN'T talk!

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51. Re: Naples harbour to Pompei...

F is explained at the bottom of the table a

At the very top of the table under the heading are explanations (in Italian) for 2 and 3 - and, according to google translate, mean:

( the "L" is defined at the bottom of the table)

2 = IS TAKEN FROM 1/1 to 30/6 and from 3/9 to 31/12

3 = IS TAKEN FROM 1/1 TO 28/7 and from 03/09 to 23/12

Dates, obviously, written day/month

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52. Re: Naples harbour to Pompei...

Thank you!

Yes, I saw that it is defined at the bottom but the letters are so small and not clear that I cannot retype them in Google to translate. I thought that someone can help to translate/explain.

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53. Re: Naples harbour to Pompei...

F = daily except Sunday and bank holidays

L = ran weekdays only Monday through Friday

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54. Re: Naples harbour to Pompei...

Great! thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)) it is clear now!

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55. Re: Naples harbour to Pompei...

A gentle bump for this thread....

And a reminder that a "Beginner's guide to the SITA bus timetables" can be found on...

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187782-i162-k56…

Peter

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde

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