What is the difference between Sorrento and Positano?
Italian Private Drivers: Noleggio Con Conducente
in Naples, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast
If you’re planning a trip to the beautiful cities of Naples, Sorrento, or the Amalfi Coast in Italy, you might be considering hiring a private licensed driver to take you around. In Italy, private licensed drivers are known as noleggio con conducente, or NCC for short. Hiring an NCC can be a convenient and comfortable way to get around, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the area or don’t want to worry about navigating on your own. Here’s what you need to know about NCC drivers in Naples, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast.
What is an NCC driver?
An NCC driver is a professional driver who has been licensed to provide private transportation services in Italy. NCC drivers must have a valid driver’s license and undergo background checks and training in order to be licensed. They are typically independent contractors who own their own vehicles, which can range from luxury sedans to vans or mini buses.
Why hire an NCC driver?
There are several benefits to hiring an NCC driver for your trip to Naples, Sorrento, or the Amalfi Coast. First and foremost, NCC drivers are knowledgeable about the local area and can provide recommendations for things to see and do, as well as help you avoid any potential tourist traps. They can also help you navigate unfamiliar roads and get you to your destination safely and efficiently.
Another advantage of hiring an NCC driver is that you won’t have to worry about the hassle of renting a car or navigating unfamiliar public transportation systems. This can be especially useful if you’re traveling with a group or have a lot of luggage. NCC drivers can also provide a more personalized and comfortable transportation experience, as you’ll have a private vehicle and driver at your disposal.
How to hire an NCC driver
There are several ways to hire an NCC driver in Naples, Sorrento, or the Amalfi Coast. One option is to book through a reputable NCC company, which can often be found online or through travel agents. You can also try searching for individual NCC drivers on websites like Airbnb or local classifieds.
When hiring an NCC driver, it’s important to do your research and read reviews to ensure you’re hiring a reputable and reliable driver. You should also discuss the details of your trip and any specific requests you have with the driver beforehand to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the services being provided.
The cost of hiring an NCC driver in Naples, Sorrento, or the Amalfi Coast will vary depending on a number of factors, including the length of your trip, the type of vehicle you choose, and any additional services you request. Some NCC companies or drivers may offer fixed rates for specific trips, while others may charge by the hour or kilometer. It’s important to discuss the rate and any additional fees or charges with the NCC driver or company before booking.
Overall, hiring an NCC driver in Naples, Sorrento, or the Amalfi Coast can be a convenient and comfortable way to get around during your trip. With a knowledgeable and reliable driver at your disposal, you can sit back and enjoy the beautiful sights and attractions of the region without having to worry about transportation.
How to get to Amalfi Coast from Rome?
These are very common requests we receive every day from our clients so I wanted to describe all Pros & Cons.
How far is Rome to Amalfi coast? How long is the drive?
First of all, you have to know that Amalfi Coast is 350kilometers far from Rome city center and you need approximately 4hours of driving and Pompeii Ruins is along the way to the destination. This is a good solution ONLY if you want to leave Rome and get to Positano, or Amalfi, or Sorrento (maybe you can also think about stopping in Pompeii for a visit before to get to your destination) but is NOT the best solution if you want to have an 8hours day tour of the Amalfi coast or Pompeii Ruins and get back to Rome by car again: it needs at least 15/16 hours in total to do all of that. It is impossible for any human being to drive so much time, it is too tiring and dangerous!
What is the fastest way to get to Amalfi Coast or Pompeii from Rome?
End of State of Emergency in Italy 31.3.2022. What happens?
The Italian Government has declared that the end of the state of emergency due to covid19 will finish on the 31st of March 2022.
What happens next? Will all restrictions finish? will be possible to travel freely or independently?
Hoping THIS would be the year that ends Covid-19. None of us would have expected that we would still be facing the challenges of Covid-19 and its variants. From masks, social distancing, vaccines and boosters we are all so over it! But we’ve begun to understand this is our new normal…at least for now. That said, we’ve had to learn how to navigate this new normal and begin living our lives again: That includes the travel industry. People want to….NEED to travel and the travel industry has also learned to navigate this new normal amazingly well.
March 31 is approaching and Italy already smells the scent of freedom. Which, in the aftermath of the probable farewell to the Covid state of emergency, will not be total but will pass through a series of progressive easing of restrictions.
Direct Flight from New York to Naples thanks to United Airlines
From the 1st of May 2022 it start daily round trip flights from New York and Naples thanks to United Airlines
This is the best way to reach Naples and Amalfi coast for our American friends. Usually, this flight arrives in the morning in Naples so it allows you to spend half-day visiting Naples or Pompeii or Mt. Vesuvius before reaching your hotel or AirBnB in Sorrento or Amalfi coast in the afternoon. Here you find all Infos about United Airlines Flights and then you can check very easily the fair rates of our transfers for Sorrento or Positano or Amalfi etc. Also, you have the chance to maximize your time doing full-day tours and visiting Pompeii or the Vesuvius Volcano or anything you want before reaching your destination.
Reaching the Amalfi coast has never been so easy!
How to go to Vesuvius: 3 ways to reach the Naples volcano
What is the Vesuvius? is the Vesuvius Dangerous? Vesuvius tickets?
Mt. Vesuvius, according to us Neapolitans, he is our protector of their city. It might sound ironic, especially when we know how potential this sleeping volcano is from the proof of Pompei or Herculaneum. But people still want to climb Mount Vesuvius, maybe for the adrenalin or maybe for its breathtaking natural beauty and view of the Gulf of Naples.
Vesuvius is known to be the most controlled ad studied Volcano ever in the world ever in history because here we built the first volcanic lab to study a volcano in the 18th century and today is still working on it with the newest technologies and advanced tools. We can say that we check up on the volcano every minute and every second and we know every “breath” of Him. Yes, you read it well, I said “Him” because in our culture we think about the volcano as an elder to respect so he will stay quiet for hundreds of years 🙂 . Just superstition!
What to See in Positano, the Best of Amalfi Coast
You are wondering, what to see in Positano in a few hours, or maybe looking for the best thing to do in Positano, well here you will find some suggestions.
Things to do in Positano
Let’s start from its origin
When and how Positano was born in the past is today still a mystery. there is witnesses of civilization from greek colonization and also the ruins of an ancient roman house/villa showing the marked propensity for peace and the good life of this place since the origin of time. In the following centuries, Positano acquired a privileged situation in the gulf so that it was often attacked by enemies, which led to the creation of a vertical city with the hamlets of Nocelle and Montepertuso at the top to act as strongholds. Military needs also led to the construction of some watchtowers placed in strategic places in the town.
What to visit in the Amalfi coast? How to reach the famous Positano?
Let’s go and discover 6 places: Positano, Furore, Amalfi, Ravello, Cetara and Vietri sul Mare.
Also, Amalfi is the oldest town of the Maritime Republics. For a long time, it was also one of the stages of the Grand Tour back in the 17th/18th century. For this reason, Ferdinando II of Borbone built a coastal road going from Vietri sul mare to Positano to connect all coastal places to the main town of Sorrento.
Its beautiful Duomo of Saint Andrew is considered the most important monument of the town. The monument dates back to the 9th century, although, through time, it has been remodeled over and over again with colorful and sparkling ceramic tiles.
Another important testimoniance is the Ancient Arsenals, where the warships of the maritime republic were built. Famous is also Piazzetta Dei Dogi, which the characteristic shops overlook.
In Amalfi, there is also the Paper Museum and a long tradition related to paper processing by hand, the “bambagina”.