Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by DGT, Jul 31, 2012.
Hi can anybody tell me if there is a sosta/ aire in Punta Sabioni. Thanks Dave
The only thing we saw this year is a couple of spaces in a layby along the road to Al Batteo campsite (which I highly recommend).
Parking Alighieri is a sosta a bit further round the headland from the boat terminal.
It is still listed on www.camperonline.it
We were there in 2009 when the fee was about €17 per night I think but it appears that it is now €20 per night for two people. The sosta is gated and there is a decent small shower block. The chap who runs it can be an acquired taste - he is known to be a bit strict about people sticking to the rules of the site - but we found him helpful and no trouble at all.
If you haven't been to Venice before, everything is expensive so the rate for this sosta is not bad. The boat trip across the lagoon to Venice takes about 45 minutes and the cheapest way to do this is to buy a short-period season ticket (available in options from 12 hours to 7 days). That gives you access to all the boats in and around the city. Here is some info on the system provided by English travellers:
And here are the rates from the official ACTV website - you will see that a 48 hour pass costs €30 per person.
Final thought - make sure your flyscreens are in good order and that you have mosquito killer and anti-histimine cream.
The small campsite Al Bateo was 22 euros a night when we were there this June. It is small, well laid out and quiet compared to many of the very large sites around Lido de Jesolo, Punta Sabioni etc.
The toilets and showers are excellent and pitches a decent size.
Better still, it is only 5 minutes walk to the Vaporetto Embarcadero. Boats direct to Venice or via the Lido or via the islands Murano and Burano. The 1,2,3 day tickets are quite expensive but give unlimited travel. Useful for hopping on and off around the Grand Canal or across to Giudecca. And they run very late back to Punta Sabbioni.
Venice is very expensive (as is Italy in general) but bars/restaurants away from the tourist magnets like St Marks are better value and quality. Getting lost off the beaten track pays dividends in all the beautiful little corners and piazzas you'll discover.
Beware though, pickpockets abound. We had our new smartphone stolen from a buttoned up pocket. Think Barcelona and stay aware!
We had no problem with pickpockets in Venice but had 1200 euros stolen from my bum bag in Pisa they had to undo 2 zips to get to it. We think it was a gang of 4 at a bus stop. BEWARE!