Travelled: 103 kilometres by vehicle from Deiva Marina and 800 kilometres by ferry from Genoa to Palermo
Visited: Genoa and GNV Ferries (€550)
Stayed: Green Car Solsta, Palermo. €20 usual services. N38.10997, E13.34267
We have our second quiet evening at Deiva Marina. A bit of a late start today but we do the usual and start packing up to move on. It’s only an hour back to Genoa and our ferry departure is not until 9pm.
We take the tollway (€7.40) back to Genoa. An easy drive, mind you, Italian drivers are unpredictable at best. Arriving in Genoa we drive down to the port for a quick look, then on to a Lidl supermarket for a stock up. We then spend another hour trying to find a parking spot without success. Eventually after referring to our data-base we find a dedicated motorhome parking area within walking distance to the old town. Mind you the casual rate is €4 an hour ! So we try for a short visit.
Our ferry docks at 1815 hours, 45 minutes later access to our garage deck is granted and we roll out into the Palermo traffic about 10 minutes later. The 3 kilometre trip to Green Parking takes more than an hour. I always thought Delhi has the worst traffic I have ever seen, but Palermo is worse because I’m trying to drive a motorhome through it. The GPS is directing me up one-way streets the wrong way, what a cluster.
The man at the gate remembers my email booking and we have a spot, park and put on the air-conditioner…