Day Fourteen of the #ItalyRoadTrip – leaving Ugento. What a wrench.
Oct21

Day Fourteen of the #ItalyRoadTrip – leaving Ugento. What a wrench.

The countryside didn’t really improve much as we approached  our stopping place for the next four nights, and with just 15 minutes to go before we were at our site we were all feeling more than a bit deflated at the rather (flat, hot, untidy, grubby and commercialised)unimpressive  area we were in. Exhausted, we ploughed on the last few miles, just glad we had somewhere to be stopping; thankful for the flexibility of Margot...

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Day Ten of the #ItalyRoadTrip – finally seeing the sea
Oct15

Day Ten of the #ItalyRoadTrip – finally seeing the sea

Leaving Camping Flaminio is no easy thing in a large motorhome – it’s a great campsite, but finding your way in and out without taking a wrong turn or getting caught in the wrong lane (if there are any lanes in the endless crowd of hooting revving little cars surrounding you) is tricky (or maybe we’re inept), and leaving Rome turned out to be almost as stressful as getting in. But we finally broke free of the endless...

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Day Eight – Rome at last. #ItalyRoadTrip
Oct14

Day Eight – Rome at last. #ItalyRoadTrip

So having taken a day to rest, we were up and about ready to tackle our trip into Rome. The help from Flaminio’s brilliant information desk had been excellent, and we had a detailed map for the walk to the train station, and clear instructions for which train to catch to and from Rome. We followed them carefully, risking life and limb crossing the busy roads, and soon found ourselves at the rather dingy Station. Once again we...

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Day 6 – Driving again… #ItalyRoadTrip
Oct07

Day 6 – Driving again… #ItalyRoadTrip

And so onwards towards Rome. Planning the journey, it had seemed entirely feasible to plan in 5 hour drives. However, it has become rapidly obvious that this is actually a bit ambitious. Routes always take longer than we anticipated, and when you add in stopping for lunch, you can add at least an hour on to every day. Six hours is just too long, really, and is making the travelling more exhausting than we expected. So having come the...

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Day Five of the Great #ItalyRoadTrip
Oct03

Day Five of the Great #ItalyRoadTrip

(Previous updates have been in Facebook – do head over there to catch up, and also be sure to follow us on Twitter or Instagram for regular updates on our three week adventure touring Italy in a motorhome) Up bright and early, we were at the campground reception office by 8.30 to buy our bus tickets into Venice. The bus stop is right outside the camp gates, and the bus comes every 30 minutes – it couldn’t be easier....

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Starting out in the LittleStuff #ItalyRoadTrip
Sep30

Starting out in the LittleStuff #ItalyRoadTrip

Now I have fixed a sort-of internet connection (last-ditch solution of tethering to the husband’s phone seems to work) i can begin to catch you up on our Grand Italy Road Trip, which we set off on last Friday. If you’re interested in keeping up, do follow us on Instagram (@littlestuffstuff and @courtenayphoto is the husband who has the phone which actually allows data connection). So. Day 1. Up at 5.30 for the uneventful...

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