Ferries in Italy

Discussion in 'Italy' started by BFM14, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. BFM14

    BFM14 Funster

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    We are leaving for Italy in April and we are going to go to Rome etc., after reading the forums about the roads in southern Italy have proposed to drive to northern Italy, stay at Camping Butterfly and then go to Livorno and catch the ferry to Olbia in Sardinia, stay on the island for a week and then move to
    Civitavecchia and then to Rome and then Sorrento.

    Will drive back to Camping Butterfly.

    Has anybody done this route and got any tips about ports etc?
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    Hiya,

    We did this route with Moby Lines but back in 2007 so things will probably have changed a bit since then.
    Took advantage of their 'camper pex' tariff staying in the van on deck on the night crossing but had a quick look and it only seems to be available on the Piombino route now.
    We came back on the same route so have no experience with the Civitavecchia route.
    Ships are nice enough but the crossing was uncomfortable on the camping deck with lots of vibration through the deck floor, many put this down to the ship going flat out as it claimed to be the fastest crossing on that route at the time. Probably wouldn't be a problem with a cabin though.
    We overnighted at Obia port no problem on the return trip as it was a day crossing.

    You need a lot longer than a week to do Sardinia justice imo, we had just under a month and still hadn't scratched the surface.

    Have a great trip.

    Pete
     

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    Pretty good plan.

    We've driven to Sorrento, no problem. Sometimes you have to slow down and enjoy the view. Garda, Florence, Rome, Sorrento.

    Personally if we had to skip one it would be Rome. It's so big thought the Colosseum and Forum have to been seen once in your life. Herculaneum is the place to really see how sophisticated the Romans were, right down to lead pipes delivering water.
     
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