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Italian Site Wanted Oct 2010

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Can anyone recommend a site along the Ligurian coast that will not break the bank, allows dogs, has pitches large enough for twin axle 7.5 metre van, and is open October/November?

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Can anyone recommend a site along the Ligurian coast that will not break the bank, allows dogs, has pitches large enough for twin axle 7.5 metre van, and is open October/November?

7.5 metre bodylength or overall??. Most (all?) Italian pitches are small by U.K. standards.

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Two sites to make a note of, but in my opinion more to cross off your list if only for the size of your caravan. We have stayed at both on our journeys in October to and from Tuscany.

La Sfinge in Deiva Marina - facilities OK, but possible crowding and may have to set up in car park.

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Camping Marino in Diano Marina - facilities are fine, but site roads are narrow, some pitches not very deep or wide, and a mover essential for getting over low kerbs. Our caravan at 7 metres long and with a mover felt big on this site.

We overnighted on both these sites.

John.

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I think Italy is off the menu, somehow!

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I think Italy is off the menu, somehow!

Don't be put off Jacqueline. There is far more to Italy than the Ligurian coast. The coastal strip in Liguria is either very narrow or non existent, making the space for camping sites at a premium. I would recommend you use the excellent coastal motorway and travel towards Tuscany. If you camped in France close to the Italian border at say Nice, you could easily get to somewhere like Sarzana in a day of motorway driving via Genova. TomTom says it's 183 miles. You could then move on to any of the camping sites in Tuscany, which according to the CC Caravan Europe book 2 there are plenty open all the year round. Our favourite is Camping Norcenni Girasole at Figline Valdarno, to the south of Florence.It's not open all year, but closes sometime in November.

France may be beautiful, but Italy is magical.

Cheers.

John.

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Two sites to make a note of, but in my opinion more to cross off your list if only for the size of your caravan. We have stayed at both on our journeys in October to and from Tuscany.

La Sfinge in Deiva Marina - facilities OK, but possible crowding and may have to set up in car park.

and

Camping Marino in Diano Marina - facilities are fine, but site roads are narrow, some pitches not very deep or wide, and a mover essential for getting over low kerbs. Our caravan at 7 metres long and with a mover felt big on this site.

We overnighted on both these sites.

John.

John,

Can you recommend any sites in Tuscany with decent pitch sizes for a 7.2 metre 'van and awning.

We did Lake Garda this late spring/early summer and were shocked by the cramped conditions (and we paid for a premium pitch!!!).

Have stayed in apartments (before we bought the 'van) near Follonica... but would appreciate any pointers as we are intending doing Tuscany in 2012.

TIA

G.

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John,

Can you recommend any sites in Tuscany with decent pitch sizes for a 7.2 metre 'van and awning.

We did Lake Garda this late spring/early summer and were shocked by the cramped conditions (and we paid for a premium pitch!!!).

Have stayed in apartments (before we bought the 'van) near Follonica... but would appreciate any pointers as we are intending doing Tuscany in 2012.

TIA

G.

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If you look just below your inquiry you will see a topic about Imperia, it is a good camp and will take long caravans, ours was a Bailey Arizona 23"10, we loved staying there they are open all year, lovely drives up in the mountains and Imperia is a lovely town. also we have only been turned away because we were to long once in Italy, but twice in France.

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John,

Can you recommend any sites in Tuscany with decent pitch sizes for a 7.2 metre 'van and awning.

We did Lake Garda this late spring/early summer and were shocked by the cramped conditions (and we paid for a premium pitch!!!).

Have stayed in apartments (before we bought the 'van) near Follonica... but would appreciate any pointers as we are intending doing Tuscany in 2012.

TIA

G.

Hi... can I ask where you stayed at Lake Garda.. as were going there this year and dobt want a small pitch.

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We go to Garda most years, we use the Municipal camp site at Lazies the pitches are very large with hedges around each pitch,we had a Bailey Arizona 23ft with a large awning and had plenty of room. You can not book, first come first served, saying that for the last 7 years we have always managed to get on and we always go July/August high season, we have stayed on a pitch for one night then they let you move to better pitch if you want to as people are always moving on. It is not all singing and dancing,the loo's and shower's are good the lake is a 1 minute walk out side the gate, the town is also 2 minute walk out side the gate,looking at prices for 2013, 32E per night.

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Carol, this topic is 3 years out of date.

I've a hunch they have found a site by now.......................................................

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We have gone to Lake Iseo for past few years in August. Iseo is a small lake south of Garda and nowhere near as busy. It is a charming place where many Italians holiday. If you don't want an all singing and dancing town but a more traditional town with a lovely square and a fantastic lake, lovely restaurants and bars, this is a place to visit. We stayed on Camping Punta D'Oro, there are about 60 pitches, and although pitches are smaller than say France, there are some larger ones. It is busy in July August obviously but we have been the end of August and there were many pitches then. No restaurant on site, but a fab little bar with Prosecco at one euro (it would be a shame not to drink it really!!!!). No pool, but the campsite drops down to the lake edge and it is wonderful to swim in it. That's the one thing I missed when we left, oh and the beautiful sunsets. There is also another site, similar set up, again about 60 pitches, called Camping Iseo next door, we have stayed on that and enjoyed that as well. It is a 10 minute stroll into Iseo, some days we did not get in the car for ages, as you can get a little water bus to various places around the lake or walk, or cycle. Hairdresser will also vouch for this area!!!!!

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And it may be an out of date post but others may like to plan aged for holidays now!!!!!

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To right Franco we have all ready booked our pitch for July this year at Camping Quai the next camp to the two you were talking about, it is the only camp we ever book as we like to be right on the lake edge and the pitches on the front go very quickly. A lovely town and and not as touristy as Garda, saying that we will be going on to Lake Garda, Lazise for the buss. Each year we talk about going somewhere else, France, Spain,but all ways seem to end up back in the Lakes as we love that area so much. Last year we went to Lake Idro for a week a lovely small lake just to chill out, as there is not a lot to do there.So if anyone is at Iseo from the 10--20th of July we hope to see you there.

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Hi Hairdresser, I remember you went to the same area and we nearly met up but unfortunately missed each other by a week or so.

It is a lovely area but we are not doing Italy this year with the van as going out for a week to Lake Garda in May staying in a hotel as our son is getting married there. It was good last year to drive up from Iseo and have a look round the town we are staying and go and choose our hotel! We are taking the van to Provence in the summer and not moving around this year except for when we leave and then having a few days in Holland. We may catch you next year!!!!!

Franco

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We are off to Sicily (via the Genoa/Palermo ferry) end March, spending approx three weeks there then crossing to the mainland on the short ferry to work our way north (via east and west) to arrive home end May - so far no sites booked but we shall be looking carefully at recommendations plus hope to pick up the latest ASCI card at the NEC show.

We do have the CC Europe books plus a CCI card so hopefully all eventualities will be covered w00t.gif

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Hi Franco, hope all goes well for the wedding, and your holiday in France.

Carol.

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Green Squirrel, your trip sounds delightful. I would be interested to see where you eventually end up.

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