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All reviewshomemade breakfastgreat locationtrain stationwalls are thinbed and breakfastminutes walking distancesingle roomprivate parkingyogurtplace to staytea and coffeeuseful informationcarrefour supermarketevery morninggave us a mapgood sizethe air conditioning
This place is truly a gem!
We couldn't have found B&B Elena without Tripadvisor and we have to admit that the inspiring reviews lived up to their expectations - and beyond!
First of all, the owner of the place, Dario, is THE MAN! He was...More
We wanted to visit the ruins at Pompeii, Herculanium and see Versuvius; this was the perfect B&B for us. It is a very short walk to the Pompeii ruins entrance, a couple of hundred metres from a 24 hour supermarket, about a 5 minute walk...More
We stayed at B&B Elena for 7 nights, Having visited Pompeii last year we decided to find a place a little closer as our previous hotel was nearly a 20 minute walk in/out of town.
We were greeted by the lovely hostess Erina, who gave...More
We had a great stay at Dario's place - extremely convenient location for the ruins and breakfast, the restaurant tips Dario gave us on arrival and the extremely useful tips of the best way of seeing the ruins were hugely appreciated! Thanks!
Great location! However you have to remember every time the location is great some other aspect of your stay will suffer. The rooms are very nicely decorated but what you don't see from the photos is how tiny they are. The TV was tiny, the...More
There are plenty of tour operators that will take to you Vesuvius, and I think B&B Elena can help arrange that for you. Just email them for info. Near the entrance western entrance to Pompei (and in town... More
There are plenty of tour operators that will take to you Vesuvius, and I think B&B Elena can help arrange that for you. Just email them for info. Near the entrance western entrance to Pompei (and in town) there are the typical tourist tacky shops and hawkers offering tours to all the local sites.
I wouldn't recommend doing Pompei and Vesuvuis in one day - you'll have to run through the ruins - they are vast. And keep in mind that some attractions close early in Europe (like 5 pm). It might work if there is a late afternoon/sunset tour up the volcano. I didn't go up as all the reviews I read said they didn't give you enough time at the top. All depends on what you want to see.
The train from the south (Cosenza) runs along the coast - very pretty.
From Pompei to Rome you can either backtrack south to Salerno and catch the high speed to Rome (via Naples) or go by slow train to Naples and catch the high speed train to Rome. Just read up on the trains from Pompei to Naples so you have a good plan on which station to go to and which train to catch (more than one). Naples train station is ok - but has a reputation for a reason. I walked through the station and city and had absolutely no problems - but if you are an inexperienced traveller you may feel uncomfortable. Chaos is the norm. Salerno was a good station.
Keep in mind that trains almost never, ever run on time, and REALLY REALLY watch your pockets on the Circumvesuviana train (narrow gauge train around the volcano) especially on the weekends.
Personally I liked Herculaneum better (smaller, more frescoes and an idea of everyday life) than Pompei. But Pompei is set up way better for tourists than Ercolano.
There is a big grocery store just around the corner from the B&B. Keep an eye out for mom&pop deli/corner stores or small cafe's. They make super yummy simple sandwiches for you on the spot for €5. A lot cheaper than buying lunch in the park.
FYI there is usually no food or drinks sold on the trains. Be prepared.
Good choice with Elena B&B. I really enjoyed my stay and their excellent hospitality.
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is it easy to get here from Naples airport. You have to catch first the ALIBUS to the Naples central station and then the CIRCUMVESUVIANA TRAIN direction Sorrento and stop in Ercolano Scavi if you want to visit... More
is it easy to get here from Naples airport. You have to catch first the ALIBUS to the Naples central station and then the CIRCUMVESUVIANA TRAIN direction Sorrento and stop in Ercolano Scavi if you want to visit first Herculaneum, or POMPEI SCAVI VILLA DEI MISTERI if you want to come here. The price of the train from Naples to Pompei is around 3€ per person. Otherwise you can catch the taxi from the airport to Pompei. the rate is 60€ the ride.
The CIRCUMVESUVIANA is a local train form Naples to Sorrento, so if you plan to go to Amalfi you can reach Sorrento first and then catch the SITA BUS to Amalfi.
I don't know exactly the price but i don't think is expensive.
I can't give a price about the B&B because it depends on the priod and the kind of room you need.
The Pompeii and Herculaneum Ruins open from 9:00 to 19:30 ( from 1st April to 31st October)
and from 9:00 to 17:00 (from 1st November to 31st March).