|Subject: Re: The Amalfi Coast|
When we visited the Amalfi Coast we took the train from Rome to Naples and then the bus to Sorrento. Stationed in Sorrento, we took local buses to get around. However, that was many years ago when we couldn't afford to rent a car and since then, whenever we return to Italy (or anywhere else in Europe) we always rent a car. We have driven in Sardinia which has 'scary' roads somewhat like Amalfi, through the high passes of the Alps, and on the 'other' side of the road in Great Britain and Ireland. Sometimes we've found that the highways of France are more nerve wracking with drivers on your tail as they speed along in the outside lane. Just take it slow at the start. As Sam has written, if you've driven the California coast, you'll be fine.
While on the Amalfi Coast, I'd recommend visiting Positano, Ravello and Capri. If you have the time, spend a night in Capri. It's a lovely place to be.
Here's a site that you may find useful. http://www.italyheaven.co.uk/amalficoast.html Lucy, Toronto