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TO NAPOLI (NAPLES) – trains leave from Rome every half hour and, depending on how much you spend, it takes between 1 and 4 hours. For about 20 Euro there's an easy 2-hour train, and the ones for roughly 10 Euro leave 4 times daily.
By plane, you can fly directly to Napoli from just about anywhere in the world. And it's much cooler than Rome.
FROM THE MAINLAND – catch a boat across the spectacular Gulf from Naples, Pozzuoli, Sorrento, Procida, Salerno, Positano, Amalfi or Capri and sail to Forio (which is then only 5 minutes by bus from our door), or to Casamicciola (about 20 minutes) or Ischia Porto (30 minutes). From Sorrento and Capri, the fast boats (aliscafi) leave from the Marina Piccola and, like the ones from Salerno, Amalfi and Positano, they operate from Spring to Autumn.
See the two timetables at
FROM NAPOLI, POZZUOLI, PROCIDA AND SORRENTO
FROM CAPRI, POSITANO AND AMALFI
FROM NAPOLI CENTRALE RAILWAY STATION – cross the big piazza out the front, passing the eternal Metro construction site, and catch Tram '1' going left (when looking away from the station) to the last stop. On the port side is Molo Beverello where the fast boats (aliscafi) depart for Forio.
TO THE CHEAPER BOATS – from Beverello, go behind the cafes, away from the fast boat terminal, and catch the free, blue shuttle bus to Calata Porto Di Massa (about 5 minutes away by walking)...
On the island…
BUSES FROM ALL PORTS – catch the buses numbered 'CS' or '1', going left (when you are facing the sea). The bus stops are outside the port area on the same side of the street as the port, except at Ischia Porto. At Ischia Porto you must walk around the port to the main bus stop (la capolinea).
It’s easy to find us. After you leave Forio – all the buses go through Forio –
1 LOOK for the big sign on the front of a hotel saying “SORRISO Thermae Resort” on the right of the bus (5-10 minutes out of Forio). Beware of the various small directional signs for Sorriso… the sign you want is huge and on a hotel building. When you see it, wait until you...
2 GO AROUND THE CORNER, then press the bell…
3 GET OFF at the next stop and look behind the bus. You’ll see our sign saying “PARADISE BEACH”. Walk 30 seconds or so down our original, historically ancient, island path to the big white building.
We’re here to help, and while you’re probably a fit backpacker, if you’re not, leave your bag at the TOP OF THE STEPS and come down to get some help.