We will be traveling from Rome to Positano in September. My husband suggested to rent a car in Rome (we stay in B&B near Vatican) from Hertz and drive to Positano, stopping at Herculaneum & Pompeii. Is this a doable thing? We are from NY, first time to Italy. Do we need International Driving Permit or any special documentation to drive in Italy? Also, how is the road condition? I mean, is it relatively easy to follow or very complicated roads/highways, etc.? Do they drive on the right side like in U.S. or the left side?
It will cost us about 72 euros for 1 day. Will this be better option versus taking a train from Rome to Naples then transfer from Naples to Sorrento then SITA bus to Positano and we won't be able to see Pompeii & Herculaneum!
I would appreciate if anybody can give me some advice!