Areas di Sosta/Italian Aires - any recommendations?

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  1. magicsurfbus

    magicsurfbus Funster

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    We're heading for Italia quite soon, going down the east side of France then along the Med bit until we get to where we're going. We've allowed around three weeks, have only booked the channel ferry, and are quite happy to drive 3-400 miles a day on toll roads to cut down on travel time. We'll save toll-free pootling for when we're retired.

    Places we have in mind in Italy are San Gimignano, Siena, Rome (2-3 days), and the Sorrento area for day trip access to Positano, Capri, and Herculaneum. For Rome we're looking for somewhere outside the city with good train or bus connections. We've been to Sorrento briefly before (in a hotel) and visited Pompeii and Amalfi on that occasion. We've also done Rome but want to do it again. Io parlo un po Italiano and we've been to Italy in the camper a few times but not on aires.

    As we come back through NE France we might divert to take a look at a couple of WWI sites before returning to Calais - the Menin Gate at Ypres springs readily to mind here.

    If you have any recommendations for aires or low cost camping you've used in any of the above places, I'd be grateful for any pointers.

    You can take it as read that I'll be updating my SatNav POI file from the CCI website.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    We found italkian aires as common as unicorns in northern italy at least
     
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    Stayed at Camping Tiber at Prima Porta, June this year, about 20 minute train ride to centre of Rome. Very nice site, good facilities including an hourly bus service to and from rail station. At the time we stayed ACSI rate of €16 applied.

    http://mobi.campingtiber.com/

    We did have a Sosta guide but it really was waste of money and time as most were no longer in existence and the few we found were in awful condition and location.

    Regards, Bryan
     
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    As ever ACSI discount card will be useful.

    We found Sostas quite difficult. We had a book bought from vicarious books which, although new, had actually been printed some years earlier (to be fair to vicarious books this was mentioned in their description)

    In practice many of them had simply moved! Some were ridiculously expensive for what they were (eg 20 euros to share a spot in a lorry park outside Sienna) and some were just full. So we learned to rely more on sites mainly from the ACSI book.
     
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