Amalfi Coast Tour

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  1. nickguzzi

    nickguzzi Long timer

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    And back in those days, the people who worked for the govts.
    And maybe a few of the folk doing their bit for private enterprise, one hand on gun, your passport in the other and an asking price for its return on the table.

    I have seen the pumps within the last few years in Italy, I don't know if they are still connected. Still lots of "due tempi" around.
    We used to have the pumps here in the UK too, but they disappeared decades ago.
  2. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    So it turns out Motorent will not let us keep our suitcases at the shop during the rental. They are small carry-on size, but there is no way we can carry them on the scooter.

    Does anyone know if train stations have lockers?

    Another option might be dropping them off at the hotel in Naples that we will be staying at after we return the scooter.

    If anyone has other ideas, that would be great.
  3. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    I have found that European hotels are quite accommodating to their guests. It can't hurt to ask before you go. (On the other hand, American based hotels can often be dickheads.)

    Btw, when is your trip?
  4. nickguzzi

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    French and German train stations did\do - info of itself is no use - but it holds out a glimmer of hope for the Italian system.

    I either am rapid transiting in a cheap chain hotel - no chance. Or enjoying a smaller family run place, which as Riteris says tend to be more customer orientated. (Flowery Twats not withstanding).
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  5. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I've been scrambling to figure it out. The train stations charge by the hour, as they are oriented toward day tourists. It would be over 40 Euro per bag by the time we got back.

    There is a new service called something like BagBnB luggage that charges 5 Euro/day. Not bad. They require online reservations.

    We fly out Monday! I feel like I'm cutting it close figuring out details so close to departure. The hotel may be the best solution for us. I emailed the hotel we are coming back to in Naples (should I start calling it Napoli?) and they said it would be no problem to store our bags while we are riding. We will just stop by there on our way out of town before we head to Pompeii on the train. This will actually be better not having to handle so many bags on the train.

    Edit: I wonder how much time and money it will take to get a taxi or bus over to the other hotel just to drop off bags. I may go ahead with BagBnB because they have a location right at the train station we will leave from, which is 2 blocks from our hotel the prior night. 2 days x 2 bags = 20 Euro.
  6. nickguzzi

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    At least you have viable choices.

    Last time I was in Paris, we left two people's seats of bags in the "prison" at the Gare du Nord (that is what it felt like - all glazed brick and iron bars and railings). You rented by the day, and had a range of sizes\prices to chose from.
    I'm sure it wasn't much.

    We had left out hotel, and had the whole day, before getting the Eurostar back to London.
    Which turned into a bit of a nightmare. Some poor sod had felt desparate enough to throw themselves in front of the previous TGV, and our driver came across the aftermath. Around 1000tons at 200mph takes no prisoners.
    The attendants came and closed the curtains, but wouldn't tell us what was wrong at the time. We had to wait for two hours while the unfortunate was moved away.

    Our minor inconvenience in comparison was missing our connection on non transferable tickets. I insisted we brazen it and just walk through the barrier. Just as well, as we had maxed out the cards out in Paris, and the next train north was the last that night in our direction.
    The ticket guys didn't bat an eyelid.
  7. Roadrunner

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    It this the place?

    https://www.booking.com/hotel/it/re...checkin=2017-09-26;interval=2;track_spadnt=1;
  8. thewildcallsjon

    thewildcallsjon Aesthetic Voyager

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    that link goes to booking.com with lots of different places, the place i was describing was Villa Oriana Relais in Sorrento.

    http://www.villaoriana.it/

    you can find it on booking.com by searching for that property. Try different dates in advance for a better price, i only stayed a night, and managed to get it at a steal at £25 a night. Shame looks like the price has gone through the roof to £234 for one night (thats after the 'discount'). Im sure you could find somewhere else for a good price in Sorrento, i tend to choose a place based on the rating, look for cheap places that are rated ''Exceptional/9.5'', but always check the reviews & pictures first, some are fake ratings.

    Also stayed here a bit down the road from Amalfi in Raito: Hotel Raito Wellness & SPA
    but that also looks to have had the prices pumped up something ridiculous for the summer. I do not really recommend this place. Villa Oriana Relais, great if you can get it cheap, but im not one to usually blow more than £50 on a hotel room. After experiencing Morocco, where you could get a 5 Star for £20, it puts into perspective things somewhat..
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  9. MichaelJ

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    Basically that not a lot of people want to go to Morocco - ergo the room rates.

    There are other factors, but generally tourist facilities will charge what the traffic will bear. Most are seasonal and have to make enough in the high season to tide them through the low.
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    There is also the factor that the cost of living is quite a lot less in Morocco.
    Most EU countries have an enforced minimum wage and maximum hours of work regulations.
  11. glitch_oz

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    Still do, for Naples at the Stazione di Napoli Centrale
    as well as the Naples Airport
    "Bei den Kurzzeitparkplätzen am Ausgang der Ankunftshalle befindet sich die Gepäckaufbewahrung. Dort können Passagiere ihr Gepäck abgeben, wenn sie es während eines längeren Aufenthaltes nicht bei sich tragen wollen. Die Gepäckaufbewahrung ist rund um die Uhr geöffnet. Am ersten Tag betragen die Gebühren für die Aufbewahrung sechs Euro, an jedem weiteren Tag sieben Euro."

    Luggage storage/ lockers at the Arrivals section, near the exit to the short-term-parking area. Open 24/7, first day 6 Euro, consequent days 7 Euro/ day