italian road trip

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  1. Shuggy68

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    we have made our minds up where we are going on out road trip.bham to sorrentto to sicily getting boat from Palermo to genoa over tp pisa then up to monacco then heading back home via malliu bridge Epernay then back to bham.leaving on the 27/9/13 to 19/10/13.has any body got advice on campsites ferrys etc for on route.cheers
     
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    WOW!!

    That is a lot of motoring in just 3 weeks........ you planning to stop anywhere ? :Rofl1:

    You are taking ferry to Genoa, doubling back to Pisa turning round again and driving back past Genoa again to reach Monaco, then home. Rather you than me.

    Enjoy, Regards, Bryan.
     
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    Genoa is a pain to get through , once is enough for anyone:Sad:
     
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    Sounds like a great trip :thumb:..... hope you like night driving as you will have to be on the road nearly 24 hours a day to cover all that :Rofl1:
     
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    rubbish

    3 weeks is plenty motorhome is for using not looking at as for doubling back on my self well ill it needs tweeting but that's the jist of the trip :Doh:
     
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    I absolutely agree with you, it's just that we like to take a bit more time to absorb the atmosphere, the views and the general ambiance of places we visit.....but everybody is different and like to do things differently.
     
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    Just back from a 5 week 3250 mile round trip to Sicily and back. If you think that Genoa is a pain to get through then you want to try Palermo straight of the ferry.

    Be warned it is a long way and do not underestimate the travelling time or the cumulative tiredness.

    To see all there is to see in Sicily ( which is fantastic) takes time. We were there 20 days and still did not see it all!

    Most campsites in Sicily only take cash as do some garages, as we found out!

    Sicily seems to still run on a cash basis so it is something to bear in mind.
    The ferry from Genoa takes 22 hrs and would seriously suggest paying for a cabin!
    We did not initially book a cabin but were able to pay for one on board. And extra 124€ going out and 170€ coming back. Again be aware that the ferries operating out of Palermo do not take credit cards and the 170€ cash for the cabin nearly wiped us out on board. Some people just Did not have the cash and had to settle for the couchette. All the more strange as we paid by credit card on the trip down from Genoa, but that boat was registered in Genoa - same shipping line different payment methods.

    Pm me for list of campsites we stayed at in Sicily.

    As I said well worth going, different from the norm, not many Brits, but were were tired after the trip.

    Cheers

    Bob
     
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    tweet it dont go via milau long way back go via lyon maybe or come to benicassim u owe me a beer me and pete will wait for ya lol and the sun is shinning :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hi

    We did that lot in 2011. Basically our itinerary was....

    Calais - Paris - Sully sur Loire - St Poucain - Millau - Santa Susanna - Avignon - Antibes - Pisa - Rome (the whole of this was toll free, including the coast roads through France to Italy), then Pompei, Sorrento, Orvieto (do not miss Orvieto) Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Lake Garda, Verona, Venice etc etc!

    The campsites are on our blog here -

    We drove through the centre of Genoa no bother.

    I think there are two ferry operators, albeit slightly different routes - have a read of www.aferry.to but I suggest booking direct with the operator.

    Love,

    Russell xxx
     
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    Just read your blog entry for Camping Tiber and will make our way there next week, thanks for the info..

    Regards, Bryan
     
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