Italy in October

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  1. staging lady

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    We want to go through France to Italy in October,going to Liguria , maybe as far as Pisa.
    This would be our first big trip in our old Frankia,:Eeek: so any help would be great to have.
    What I see is that the camp sites on the Ligurian coast seem to close at the end of September. Also they seem to be, from the web photos, cramped and in terraces
    Has anyone been to this area in October? Can anyone recommend any sites in Provence on the way or in Northern Italy that would be open at this time of year?
    Thanks for any help,:BigGrin:
    Lucille
     
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    Dont know about the area you mentioned, but we were in Almeria in October a few years ago, it was lovely, warm but not overly hot - late 70s and fruit was ripe for picking so you must try fruit fresh from the tree, makes so much difference.

    Hope you have a great time xxxxxx
     
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    Thanks for that tip about the fruit YUM!. Are you talking about Almeria in Spain or is there another one in Italy? Did you have problems finding camping grounds that were open?
    Lucille
     
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    Spent two weeks going down the Grande Route des Alpes in France then into Northern Italy in October then dow the west coast to Sicily - 6 month round trip.
    Had no problems finding places to stay - we stopped at 70 different places. If you're prepared to use sostas - the equivalent of French aires you will widen your choice. For example there is an excellent sosta in the centre of Pisa less than ten minutes from the leaning tower and Centro Storico. The weather can be georgeously sunny to really cold. :Eeek:
    On the way you might want to stop at Genoa - nice site in Pegli a short train ride away. La Spezia has a sosta that allows you to get to the Cinque Terre villages although they have become a bit touristy the cliff walk is fun to do. Portovenere the sixth village was my favourite. There is also a camp site in Levanto - the Acqua Dulce that was open and would be convenient for the train or boats that run to the coastal villages.

    All the information will be in my next book:Wink:
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    Thanks, this is great advice and gives me much more confidence about going. I will look up those sites.

    Lucille :Smile:
     
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