All camping sites were closed, so we found someone to help us and Camping I Pini came to our rescue! Wonderful owners, very nice facilities, and an indoor pool! Central to everything in And around Sorrento
Very pleasant stay here. The staff were always friendly and willing to help with any issue. One staffer was particularly versed in English though other staff weren't or had little English.
This place is motorhome friendly with many pitches. We chose this place with access being the main reason. Being the Amalfi coast we thought that it would be best to skip driving in and around! You do have to catch the bus into town and there is only one bus service and it is run by SITA. The service is very patchy and does not run on time. You cannot trust the timetable if your life depended on it. The alternative is to catch the train which is down a hill at a station called Meta. The trains are a little more accurate... I use that term loosely... though is a bit farther from the campsite. We caught it the first time after we got frustrated waiting for the bus in the heat. We persevered with the buses and got used to the buses either turning up late or not at all! So there in lies a warning if you plan to get to walks or venues on a time budget!
On the plus side the campsite is reasonable, clean, quiet (pitches aren't near the road) and has a large pool which appears to act as the local pool for the area as we often saw kids having lessons. It was nice to have it there to use at our leisure. Hint: You need to have a swimmers cap to use the pool. We asked the staff to borrow caps, when the caps are available to borrow. You can't use the pool otherwise, or it is very frowned upon!
The camper service bits are not all located in the one place, and not always convenient though it is there if needed. When we were there there weren't that many vans so it wasn't a big deal for us. Eg the grey water emptying area was on the path where others would need to pass to get into the camping area. So they would need to wait for you to finish in order to get passed.
Overall it was a very good experience. In hindsight though, given that we spent most of our time walking the coast and need to get to places using bus services, we probably would have opted to stayed in Sorrento itself which does have a campsite, though has its own drawbacks.
I Pini is situated just past Meta after you cross the bridge and is a large site with many pitches for motorhomes, caravans and tents. There are also some bungalows and statics available. The attraction at this time of the year is the big swimming pool - it was lovely to come back to camp after a hot day of sightseeing and have a nice cool swim.
Many of the campers seem to know each other well and we assume they come here every year for the summer holidays. The shower and toilet facilities are quite old, but adequate. The staff/owners are friendly and helpful and they speak good English.
The supermarket is just a 5min walk from the site entrance, and Meta train station is 10mins in the other direction. It is three stops to Sorrento and buses to Positano and Amalfi go from outside this station. The bus to Massa Lubrense goes from the street behind the train station. The ferry to Capri goes from the port below the main square, easy to walk down to and there is a lift to get back up.
We caught the train to visit Pompeii (get off at Pompeii Scavi) and also Herculaneum (get off at Ercolano Scavi). Tickets were €2.80 each trip - or it is possible to buy a 24 hour pass that is valid for bus and train.
We highly recommend this site, especially for motorhomers. Our van is 7.9m long and some of the other campgrounds in the area would be difficult for access.