Ravello is a small town located 6 km from the larger (and perhaps better known town) of Amalfi, 60 km (by road) South of Napoli and 30 km West of Salerno.
We intend to hire two or three charter buses for May 26 and June 2 (arrival and departure days). These buses will transport participants from Napoli (central train station, airport) to Ravello, and back. Some preliminary details are given below (item 1), more will be given later. You will also find details on how to reach Ravello by public transportation (please note: it takes at least two hours to go from Napoli to Ravello by public transportation). Again, the information given here is preliminary, and will be updated later. A taxi from Naples to Ravello will cost approximately 86 Euros.
Napoli (or Salerno) can be reached by air and by train. The Web site of public transportation in Campania (Naples county), at www.campaniatrasporti.it, has a search engine that takes as an input the place you wish to reach. Note that to reach Ravello you have got to go to Amalfi before and then change. Schedules of buses can be found on the Web page of ``Autolinee SITA'', at www.campaniatrasporti.it/sita/sita.htm.
Some translation: vai alla pagina = go to the page; Feriale = Monday-Saturday; Scolastico = not on bank holydays; Giornaliero = every day
1 - From Napoli-Capodichino-airport to Ravello with OUR shuttle coach
We are organizing a shuttle coach Napoli-Ravello. There will
be two/three departures on Sunday May 26 from the Napoli railway station to
Napoli Capodichino airport and then to Ravello. The
departures will be in the afternoon and in the
evening, at times to be announced later.
Please write as soon as possible to Eva Ferrara Dentice (firstname.lastname@example.org) and give her the following information:
2 - How to go to Napoli/Salerno from Roma (airport) by train
People arriving in Roma should first go to Napoli (or Salerno). The
simplest way is by train. The main railway stations in Roma are: Roma
Termini (the main station), Roma Tiburtina, Roma Ostiense and Roma
Tuscolana. There are trains from Roma Fiumicino airport to Roma Ostiense,
Roma Tuscolana, Roma Termini. Roma Ostiense is connected by a subterranean
walkway to the underground [=Metropolitana] station Piramide. Underground
trains also stop at the lower floor of station Roma Termini. Anyway, we
recommend you to ask the local information offices once there.
To get from Roma to Napoli we suggest you to use ES*-trains or IC-trains, avoid local trains, which are really slow (but cheap).
Useful links: www.fs-on-line.it (and then "Orario") or www.bahn.de. [Finally, we heard there are trains run by airline companies from Roma Fiumicino airport to Napoli Mergellina railway station. Ask your airline company about this.]
You can arrive at Napoli Centrale (often written Napoli C.le, the main railway station in Napoli) or at Napoli Campi Flegrei (= Napoli CF), Napoli Mergellina, or Napoli Piazza Garibaldi (= Napoli PG). These four stations are connected by underground trains [= Metropolitana]. Keep in mind that Napoli Piazza Garibaldi is simply the lower floor of Napoli Centrale. The Napoli railway information office telephone number is (39 081) 5543188.
3 - From Napoli airport to Napoli Downtown
Napoli airport is called Napoli Capodichino and is not far from the city
- There is also an efficient city bus connection to the centre.
- A taxi ride is not very expensive (however it is advisable to ask the driver about the price BEFORE you get into the cab).
- Note that there is NO underground connection.
Some details at www.gesac.it
4 - From Napoli Downtown to Ravello, via Amalfi.
Directly from Napoli to Amalfi by SITA bus. Departures from Napoli SITA
station in Via Pisanelli, near to Piazza Municipio, facing Maschio Angioino
Castle. Piazza Municipio is a large square close to the
Schedules Naples-Amalfi: S502, S502/1, S508/3, S510
Schedules Amalfi-Ravello: S511/1
Note that there is ONLY one bus from Naples on Sundays (departing at 10am, line S502).
There are city buses connecting Piazza Municipio to the airport Napoli Capodichino and to the main railway stations.
5 - From Napoli-Capodichino-Airport to Ravello via Sorrento, by bus.
There are buses of the company `Curreri Service'
airport to Sorrento, with departures every day from 9:00 till
19:00. The travel takes 1 hour (approx.). [This timetable might change].
The buses look grey and blue. Once in Sorrento you can take the SITA bus to
Amalfi (it is a 40 Km trip) and then change to Ravello (Details at www.campaniatrasporti.it/sita/sita.htm). Note that in
Sorrento all buses stop in piazza Tasso, change there.
Schedules Sorrento-Amalfi: S509
Schedules Amalfi-Ravello: S511/1.
6 - From Salerno to Ravello, via Amalfi
The best way is by SITA bus. There are frequent departures from
station (close to the railway station) to Amalfi. In Amalfi change to
Ravello. Details at www.campaniatrasporti.it/sita/sita.htm.
One can also reach Salerno from Naples by bus.
Schedules Salerno-Amalfi: S512/1
Schedules Amalfi-Ravello: S511/1.
Schedules Naples-Salerno: S500/1, S500/2.
7 - Reaching Ravello by car
Take the motorway A3 Napoli-Salerno and exit at gate Angri. Alternatively, you can take the motorway A30 Caserta-Salerno and exit at gate Nocera-Pagani (if coming from Roma, take A30). Then take the `Strada Provinciale del Chiunzi' Angri-Ravello (you do not have to drive through Amalfi this way).
Other useful roads are: SS163 Salerno-Amalfi, SS145 Sorrento-Amalfi, SS375 Amalfi-Ravello.
8 - Useful local information
Ravello Tourist Office is in Piazza Duomo 39, tel. (39 089) 857096
Ravello Taxi Company telephone number is (39 089) 857917.
The information on this page was collected by Ulderico Dardano