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What is the Italian equivalent of a French Aire called?

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Because we are finally retiring and returning to the UK to live in the borders region of Wales, I am now in the process of putting together plans to extensively tour Italy, in fact the first trip is almost fully planned, it will take us all around the coastal routes of Italy in a clockwise direction with this including the island of Sicily. It will be a massive and very lengthy tour taking us 3 months or more to undertake.

I am sure I have read on here in the past about details of an Italian equivalent to the French type Aire sites throughout Italy.

Our accommodation on this mammoth trip will be my own luxurious self built panel van conversion I will be building on a brand new Peugeot Boxer XLWB van.

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Sounds great we are heading that way again next year.

I think they are Area di Sosta with Aree di Servizio being the ones with fuel, food etc but I could be wrong

Might also be worth picking up a guide book https://www.vicarious-shop.com/CamperStop-Europe-2013.html

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Our accommodation on this mammoth trip will be my own luxurious self built panel van conversion I will be building on a brand new Peugeot Boxer XLWB van.

Love to see "work in progress" photos of the van

--I believe someone did it previously -- either here or on the other caravan web site??

Any way should make an interesting "journal"

Maurice

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Any way should make an interesting "journal"

Maurice

Being a member of the SBMCC it is almost an unwritten rule that you do a lot of photographs and step by step description of the build so that any pitfalls you fall into can be flagged up to other members.

For instance, before I started executing my plans I hadn't thought all that much about weight, after all these vans are used to slogging up and down motorways all over the world all day and all night loaded to the brim, but NO, weight is a major problem and a major pitfall that a lot of people fall into if they want to come withing the 3500 kg weight limit and still have some loading room as well.

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