Kiri and



We travelled 1278 miles in Italy over 28 days between 18 December 2013 and 14 January 2014. It was mainly cloudy (10 days) whilst we were there

Key places where we stopped

Blog posts

Revelation on the Riviera (January 20, 2014)

A tale of two cities… (January 12, 2014)

A Christmas Oasis (January 4, 2014)

Up Pompeii (December 26, 2013)

The following information was last updated on July 21, 2014 and therefore may now be out of date. Please consume with a pinch of salt!

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Personal comments:

Lovely country to visit, but the road quality isn't the best! Roads tend to improve the further north you get, and the petrol also appears to be cheaper the further north you get. Municipal aires are generally in good condition and good places to stay overnight, although we did find one that had "no stopping" signs there... suggesting the land might be privately owned now.

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1 - uno
2 - due
3 - tre
4 - quattro
5 - cinque
6 - sei
7 - sette
8 - otto
9 - nove
10 - dieci

Useful words / phrases:

Hello - Buongiorno
Goodbye - Arrivederci
Yes - Sì
No - No
Please - Per favore
Thank you - Grazie
Sorry - Scusi!
I don't understand - Non capisco
How much does it cost? - Quanto costa?
Where is the toilet? - Dov'è la toilette?
Petrol - Benzina

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Vignette / toll requirements:

Most motorways have tolls

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Vehicle laws:

Speed limit is 130 kph on motorways (110 kph in wet weather), 110 kph on dual carriageways (90 kph in wet weather), 90 kph on main roads and 50 kph in built up areas

Dipped headlights compulsory during the daytime

Warning triangle, reflective jacket and snow chains are mandatory

Avoid driving in the rain, as road drainage can be poor

Discount fuel may be available at weekends

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Wild camping rules:

Campsites are very expensive - look out for signs saying "Agri Tourismo" which will provide cheaper stops

Car parks should be fine... although they are often used by "lovers" and youths in the evenings!