Touring Italy

Discussion in 'Italy' started by Baycott, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. Baycott

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    We are leaving Wednesday for a trip to Italy.
    I would like to know if any Funsters have driven down the west coast and if there are any roads to avoid. I have read a couple of threads on the subject but can't find anything on the west coast. We would like to go the scenic route but if advice is against it we will take the motorways.

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    John.
     
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    Definitely avoid the Amalfi coast!
     
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    I think motorhomes are prohibited along the Amalfi coast in the Summer season.......................and you wouldn't want to do it anyway.

    Earlier this year we stayed at Camping Zeus at Pompeii(ASCI)the train station is right outside.Great as a base with trains to Sorrento and then bus to Amalfi (all the time being thankful not to be in the motorhome)trains to Naples and Herculaneum, a bus to the top of Vesuvius and of course the Pompeii ruins a 5 minute walk away.

    The coastal road was not ideal BUT an easy visit to Cinque Terra and Pisa.First time in Italy and we loved it........happy to give any specific information if needed.

    Ciao
     
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    Thanks for that @landscaper and @webby1 but we are only going as far as Civitavavécchia. Intend to visit Assisi, Perúgia and Lake Trasimento then up to Garda and Como.
     
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    The whole of the area around the bay of Naples is a must. Naples, PompeiI, Herculannum, Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi, Revello, Vesuvios, Solenerno etc can keep you occupied for a month should you wish.

    We did all those from the Asci site next door to the Pompeii ruins and the railway station. A day train /bus excursion ticket from the station (50yds) will take you to all these, except of course Capri (which is not to be missed) very reasonably. The bus down the Amalfi coast and even up to Revello is also included in the day ticket.

    South of the bay of Naples there is not much of note until you get to Reggio da Calabria and there in the municipal museum you can see the Raice Bronzes, among the most wonderous things I have ever seen.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riace_bronzes

    Dick
     
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    The roads around Lake Bolsena are atrocious.
     
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    Civitaveccia not that pretty but is an interesting, busy port. Toby
     
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    I'd avoid ALL non toll roads where possible
    Tolls are cheap in comparison with France
     
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