When planning this trip we knew we had to take different modes of transport and we have done them all: taxi, airplane, bus, ferry, and finally the railroad. Rome to Salerno was by train and today we did the bus to Salerno and the train t Rome. A contrast in travel. The bus from Amalfi to Salerno was interesting, A twenty-two kilometre road trip took an hour and a quarter. This was because we travelled on the famous Coast Road. Never a straight piece longer than fifty metres and plenty of bends. One can only pass in certain places and the road is usually only wide enough for two small cars.
Riding the rail here is fast, we took the fast train not the bullet train but we still arived in Rome in just over two hours, and we never did have to fight for seats. Back in Rome we travelled to the overnight by Metro and the Regional Rail. Not knowing where the connection was at the connecting station we asked, "Out the door and two hundred metres on the right." Leading us to another metro station one wondered why no underground connection. But that's Rome where building subways is always held up by the diggers finding ruins that have to be excavated first. Finally in the hotel - another three room hotel in what might have been the former Olympic Village.
Outside at 5am, the taxi was waiting and took us to the Terminal 3. We had agreed on a price of twenty-five euros when we booked it, obviously the driver was laughing all the way to the bank - the fare on the meter was twenty! Easing our way through the security lines was made easy by the abundance of booths and the lack of travellers. The layover in LHR was spent in a coffee booth and idling on the free wifi. The only knock against the organisation of this trip and its multiple legs was the last piece - getting on the plane at LHR. British Airways's setup for boarding was pathetic, no lines just everybody fighting to get in line.