The Italian motorhome next to us departed after dinner and we overnighted alone in the carpark. Mind you we woke to be surrounded by cars in the morning, but we didn’t hear them. Our Italian neighbour spoke good english and we chatted for a while. He provided some hints on motorhoming in Italy. His key advise was not to drive down through Italy to Sicily but take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo, then sightsee on the way back. With the current price of deisel in Italy of €1.60-1.70 litre the ferry is much easier and less expensive than driving. Given our last tank of deisel was €110 it’s food for thought.
Our mission this morning is to visit Castelvecchio (Castelvecchio De Rocca Barbena).
We find our way back to the A10. We have a long drive to our next stop and decide on the toll-road (€14.40), avoiding Nice and Monaco. We have been to both from a cruise ship several years ago and I fancy neither in a motorhome. Our fellow Australian motorhomers Rob and Krys recommended Camping Deiva Marina for its easy access to the Cinque Terre, so we enter the co-ordinates into the GPS and join the mahem.