June 11,2012 Monaco,Nice, Antibes
Since I haven't had internet I haven't been able to post for awhile so Now I can catch up.We left the Cinque Terre area and headed down the Italian Riveria.We ended up going through Genova by accident and boy were we sorry.A large city with crazy drivers and motorcycles. We arrived at a camper stop that was in Pietra Ligure and it was close to the beach and town but the stop was not very good. Next we moved on down to San Remo for a couple of days and took the train to Monaco.We visited the Prince's palace and walked along a beautiful garden down to the port with all the beautiful yachts.We also walked to Monte Carlo to the Casino and it was like nothing I've seen before.I even gambled my 20euros so I can say I played the slots there.You should of seen all the cars out front.Masseratis etc.Even got a few photos.We also went to the church were Prince Rainier and Princess Grace were married and buried.Monaco is a very nice place to visit although no camper places.Next we moved down to Antibes and stayed at Le Rossignol campground.We took the train into Nice and walked the old town and along the beah Promenade.Nice is a huge city but everyone just goes to the beach and shops in old town. We wern't to impressed by Nice.today we were heading to Aix en Provence and drove along the coast through Cannes.This area is beautiful and we would like to soend a week in this area.We are now in a campground close to Aix en Provence and will head to Avignon tomorrow.I'm liking France.
I can't get the photos posted will try later.
June 5,2012 More photos of CT
Here are some more photos of C.T.
June 5, 2012 Cinque Terre
June 4,2012 Vareggio
We've spent the last few days at a campsite close to the beach.We were ready to just stay put and relax.We met a nice couple from Switzerland and did some socializing and we spent one day laying on the beach with lots of other people.Not to much to post.Next we'll be heading to Cinque Terre.
June 1 2012 Pisa
After leaving Florence we went to Pisa.The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of Europe's most recognizable images and it's free.You can pay 15 Euros to climb the tower but we decided not to do the climb.You can read all about the tower on the internet.The tower sits on a large field of grass called the Field of Miracles.On this field they have a enormous Cathedral and Baptistry as well as a museum.We enjoyed tthe area and then moved onto our next stop,Vareggio.
Today started out good but ended not so good.We are headed to Florence and looking for the campground we will be staying at.We were getting close to Florence and our Gps couldn't find where we were going.It ended up taking us into the main part of Florence where the streets were one lane and very narrow.Not only that but we were in a no zone area which we wern't suppose to be in. I told Sam to get us out of here but we kept going round and round and people were staring at us as to say what are you doing here.Heck we don't know.We finally got out of that situation and spent another hour looking for the campground.We had past the Michelangelo campgroud several times and almost went in there even if it was 40 euros a night.After awile we finally found what we were looking for and it was in a town called Bottai.We have a discount card we use at a lot of campgrounds and they wouldn't honor it as of this year. Oh well just 33 euros a night and to think we could of stayed at Michaelangelo for 40e and wouldn't have spent all that diesel driving around.Anyway we got settled in and there's a bus stop close by to take us to Florence in the morning.
May 29,2012 Sienna
We got a late start today as I was doing some laundry and it took about 2 hours for a wash and 2 or mor hours to dry.After finishing we went to Siena which sits atop a hill.The only place we could find to park was along a street where there were other rvs parked.You cannot take vechicles into the old town so we had quite a steep uphill climb.The only thing we did in Siena was stroll the streets and got to their main square.It's the only town square where you see people stretched out like at a beach.The square is much like a amphitheater,surounded by the City Hall and city tower.There are small cafes to sit out and enjoy your food and drink.Since it was getting late we decided to move on and find a place to spend the night.
May 28,2012 Orvieto
We left Rome and got to Camperstop in Orvieto.We are parked below the town right near the train station.They have a funicular you can take up to the old town. Orvieto is known for their cathedral,classic wine and ceramics.The cathedral is very unusual with it's gothic facade and the rest is done with grey and white stripes.There are also known for their underground wells which we didn't go down into them.The old town sits on what is called tuff which is volcanic rock.Lots of tourist during the day but quiet at night.