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barryd
07-02-2010, 11:19
Does anyone know if there is a guide or website with all the Sostas on? I have found the one on here that Belgium put on which is in Italian but wondered if anyone had complied a book or website in English.

Looking to go to Northern Italy (possibly) in May.

Cheers
BD

Belgian
07-02-2010, 14:16
Does anyone know if there is a guide or website with all the Sostas on? I have found the one on here that Belgium put on which is in Italian but wondered if anyone had complied a book or website in English.

Looking to go to Northern Italy (possibly) in May.

Cheers
BD
There is CAMPINGCAR-INFOS (http://www.campingcar-infos.com/index1.htm) but.... it is in French !:eek:
(Though they added an Engish user guide.)
I also made some lists years ago about northern Italy. However they should be reworked before I post them. Only let me know,
Leo

barryd
07-02-2010, 16:26
There is CAMPINGCAR-INFOS (http://www.campingcar-infos.com/index1.htm) but.... it is in French !:eek:
(Though they added an Engish user guide.)
I also made some lists years ago about northern Italy. However they should be reworked before I post them. Only let me know,
Leo

Thanks Leo

I didnt realise that site covered more than France. It takes forever to load Italy though and then your just swamped with loads of Sostas. Doesnt seem easy to use although I might download their POI.

Regards
Barry

channa
07-02-2010, 18:14
If you are passing A1 south Barry , I have an Italian guide to sostas 2008...you are more than welcome to borrow it.

It is useful a lot of piccies of the aires, granted it is in Italian but lots of international diagrams so you get the gig.

Perhaps of interest i bought the Italian and a French book, both of which covered the other country.....Some Aires listed in the Italian book weren't in the French and vicky verky. And I found aires not listed in either publication !!:eek:

For the next couple of weeks lurking around the Doncaster area shout up if passing

Channa

barryd
08-02-2010, 08:49
Thanks for the offer, very kind. Not sure when or if we will be going yet. If we are I think it will be early May. Will let you know.

Cheers
Barry

flower3bird
10-03-2010, 11:15
We are off there too - leaving March 26th. Where can you buy the Sostas book?

Also how are they with true wildcamping as we have not done Italy before?

vanmandan
10-03-2010, 12:03
this might help :

Le aree di sosta camper, i camper service e i punti sosta per i turisti pleinair? Su Camperonline.it! (http://www.camperonline.it/sosta.asp)

use Google translate if it comes up in Italian.

peejay
11-03-2010, 16:51
Hi Barry;

There is a book called 'Guida Camper' which lists most (but certainly not all) of the sostas in Italy. It is in Italian but has an english translation page at the front, we find it fairly straightfrward to use. Quite expensive but the maps are really good so it doubles as an Italy roadmap as well. Vicarious books sell it....

Guida Camper - Road Map & Aires*::*Aires & Stopovers*::*Motorhome Guides*::*Vicarious Books (http://www.vicarious-shop.com/product.php?productid=8)

If you want a good set of poi's for the satnav then the turismo.itinerante site has a very comprehensive list..

Turismo Itinerante: Coordinate GPS delle Aree di Sosta camper (http://www.turismoitinerante.com/php/sosta/gps/waypoints.php)

You can also search and print off lists online....

Turismo Itinerante: Aree di sosta camper in Italia (http://www.turismoitinerante.com/php/sosta/italia/search.php?osCsid=4218b5c184049b6d105ffa4a7d519fb4 )


Its worth noting that, similar to aires in France there are 3 types of 'sosta'...

Area Attrezatta - full facilities including motorhome service point and overnight parking.

Camper Service - Somewhere to service the motorhome but not neccesarilly anywhere to stay the night.

Punto Sosta - Somewhere to park overnight but not neccesarily with motorhome servicing facilities.



Pete

westbay
11-03-2010, 18:50
We used the Guida Campa as listed above. Very easy to use. Be careful in North Italy - some towns seem camper friendly while 10 miles down the road they are over-run with no camper signs.
Again, the guide is very good.

barryd
12-03-2010, 14:23
Hi Barry;

There is a book called 'Guida Camper' which lists most (but certainly not all) of the sostas in Italy. It is in Italian but has an english translation page at the front, we find it fairly straightfrward to use. Quite expensive but the maps are really good so it doubles as an Italy roadmap as well. Vicarious books sell it....

Guida Camper - Road Map & Aires*::*Aires & Stopovers*::*Motorhome Guides*::*Vicarious Books (http://www.vicarious-shop.com/product.php?productid=8)

If you want a good set of poi's for the satnav then the turismo.itinerante site has a very comprehensive list..

Turismo Itinerante: Coordinate GPS delle Aree di Sosta camper (http://www.turismoitinerante.com/php/sosta/gps/waypoints.php)

You can also search and print off lists online....

Turismo Itinerante: Aree di sosta camper in Italia (http://www.turismoitinerante.com/php/sosta/italia/search.php?osCsid=4218b5c184049b6d105ffa4a7d519fb4 )


Its worth noting that, similar to aires in France there are 3 types of 'sosta'...

Area Attrezatta - full facilities including motorhome service point and overnight parking.

Camper Service - Somewhere to service the motorhome but not neccesarilly anywhere to stay the night.

Punto Sosta - Somewhere to park overnight but not neccesarily with motorhome servicing facilities.



Pete

Excellent thanks
BD

flower3bird
12-03-2010, 22:45
Thanks Guys - really helpful.......... as were the folks at Vacarious Books and very swift at sending out our guide. Good info and maps - worth the money. Getting excited now and can't wait to get there. :)

jann
13-03-2010, 14:16
There are some in Camperstop Europe

ormerboy
07-10-2010, 10:08
Does anyone know if there is a guide or website with all the Sostas on? I have found the one on here that Belgium put on which is in Italian but wondered if anyone had complied a book or website in English.

Looking to go to Northern Italy (possibly) in May.

Cheers
BD

Hi Barry,

How was your trip? We are off to the Northern Lakes next week. Can you recommend any Sostas in the area please?

Andy

Nailz
16-11-2010, 13:16
There is a guide for free Aree de Sostas called "Portolano" (I'm not 100% sure of the spelling) and I have been told that you can usually pick up a copy at caravan shops although I haven't been to one to do this.

We've been literally parking wherever we can and feel comfortable for overnighting, paying for car parks when we're not with the van if we feel we need to for piece of mind.

jann
17-11-2010, 20:25
Camperstop Europe has Sostas in it. We found some in northern Italy from it


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