Friday, December 14, 2012
Italy - The windy way.
After the beautiful days drive we were 15 minutes away from the camp site, I was very tired and no fun so couldn't wait to get there. We then started to climb yet another snaking road but this one was very high and the roads started to become covered in snow and ice. Oh joy, another freezing cold campsite in the snow. The campsite owner thought we were mental asking him for somewhere to pitch the tent. We probably were mental as this was the first place that I have been VERY cold. I nearly even had to put some trousers on! We originally had planned to stay there for three nights but with the threat of more snow, no food and not a shop within 10+ miles we decided to move on the next day to find some better weather.
With rubbish weather and still feeling very tired we decided to hit the motorway and arrive somewhere early so we could dry stuff.
We headed for a another campsite that we knew was open as it was in our ACSI book and open all year round. However this was no the case. Arriving at the campsite the receptionist told me that they were closed as a precautionary measure until March due to the campsite flooding the year before. Bit of a nightmare. Luckily she gave us another campsite that was open in the next town. We had to pay full price for a campsite! But even then it wasn't too expensive.
Italy has been a bit of a mission for finding campsites open in winter. The reason being that there are none.