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Provincia di Gorizia

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22 travelers at this place:

  • Day122

    Gradisca D'Isonzo, Italy

    October 26, 2016 in Italy

    We'd considered doing the 180km through Italy and Slovenia to Croatia in one day but Vicky had hurt her hip and couldn't drive. We keep off motorways so we get a better impression of the areas we pass through and so it was a long way for one person to drive on local roads. There was the added pressure of acclimatising to the different road signs, speed limits and priorities of three different countries so we decided to do a short hop to near the Slovenian border, ready to cross over to Croatia the next day.

    The Gradisca D'Isonzo stopover comprised of 3 allocated motorhome bays in a car park next to a park and small supermarket. Last night's rain had cleared some of the clouds and allowed patches of blue to peak through, raising the outdoor temperature to 23°C, about 13 degrees warmer than we'd been used to. The windows and skylights flew open as soon as we arrived in order to air the inside of the van that had become rather damp over the last few days.
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  • Day299

    Gradisca d'Isonzo

    April 21, 2017 in Italy

    After a morning coffee with the Grey Gappers at Camping Village Venezia, we packed up and set off. With Venice ticked off, our Italian to do list this visit was finally complete and today was our last full day in Italy.

    With a new country planned for tomorrow we thought Martha Motorhome deserved a decent wash and so pulled in to one of the many self service petrol station cleaning areas that were big enough for vans.

    Our overnight stop at Gradisco d'Isonzo was only 13km away from the Slovenian border. We'd stayed here previously when we were travelling from Austria to Croatia. It was a car park with three van bays, water and emptying. In front of us was a supermarket and to our right a well maintained park in which we took Poppy for a few short forays.

    It was good to be able to stay somewhere familiar; leaving a country we'd been in for so long brought up some mixed emotions and the prospect of a new country and all the difficulties and delights it would bring were quite enough for us to think about without exploring somewhere new.

    For our last meal, Will cooked his homemade pizza and we opened a bottle of decent quality Chianti Classico; we thought it was only fitting!
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  • Day299

    Arriverderci Italia!

    April 21, 2017 in Italy

    After spending nearly 4 months in Italy, we've had so many varied experiences it is impossible to describe the country as a whole. There is such diversity between the regions that is would be misrepresentitive to label them all as one.

    For us, some of Italy's best features are:
    -The delicious food and focus on real flavours (especially limoncello, coffee, icecream, pastries, oranges, seafood, fresh pasta and greens)
    - The warmth and friendliness of the people, particularly those in the south and on Sicily. Many are very proud of the place they live but instead of wanting to keep it all for themselves, they relish sharing it with others.
    -The ability to wild camp wherever you want (although there are fewer laybys than in other countries we've been to).

    Favourite places:
    - Mount Etna on Sicily comes top of Vicky's list:
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    - Will best loved snorkelling in the Venus Pool, at the Cape of Milazzo, again on Sicily:
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    - Another place that deserves a mention for its beauty and history is the ravineside town of Matera with its Sassi (rock dwellings):
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    - Pisa wins the title of our favorite city for its fun, chilled out vibe and of course the tower of towers!
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    Some things we are glad to leave behind:

    - The stress of driving! The quality of so many of the road surfaces, the potholes, landslides, overhanging balconies or rocks, narrow streets, double or triple parking, speeding, closed roads with no diversions... suffice to say it tested our metal and that of the van! We had three minor collisions and feel we got off lightly! Cycling opportunities were seriously curtailed. Funnily enough very few Italian drivers get road rage, they seem just to go with the flow. Vicky thinks this has rubbed off on her as she became less stressed as time progressed!

    - The worry of dangerous drinking water. The homes in many poorer areas don't have safe drinking water and we got ill after filling up at Caltanisetta.

    - The litter and grime. Huge amounts of fly tipping and littered streets and countryside. Even when bins are used, some authorities don't empty them frequently enough and so they overflow.

    As one of the larger countries, Vicky made the effort to learn Italian and we have tried to speak it whenever we can. We feel this made a big difference to the way people received us. Italy is a huge place and even spending nearly 4 months here, we didn't manage to visit all the places we wanted to and found we could have spent a lot longer in some locations.

    It hasn't always been easy but overriding the lows there have been some incredible highs. We are already looking forward to returning when we can and would highly recommend it to others!
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  • Day1

    Strandtag, Klappe die 5.

    August 24, 2017 in Italy

    Sind mal wieder hier. Bei Giorgio und seiner Familie auf dem Al Bosco Camping. Wasser +-25 Grad(o) 😉 bei rund 29 Lufttemperatur. Für die Jungs ist es Bombe und für uns Spritzetto und Cappuccino für 1,5 das Stück.

  • Day1

    ND Gorica - NK Olimpija Ljubljana

    November 19, 2016 in Italy

    Gorica ist eine Stadt, die zur Hälfte auf italienischem Boden und zur Hälfte auf slowenischem Boden liegt! Also parkten wir direkt an der Grenze auf italienischer Seite und gingen zu Fuß zum Stadion (10 Minuten Fußweg - entspannt!). Nettes kleines Stadion, aber für erste Liga doch recht klein. Aber man ist in Slowenien und da scheint es ein wenig anders zu sein! Die Gäste brachten eine gute Anzahl an Gäste mit, die auch einen guten Support hinlegten und Anfang der zweiten Halbzeit ne fette Pyroshow zeigten! Die Heimfans hingegen waren gar nicht zu vernehmen und die "Kurve" war auch recht übersichtlich gefüllt. Ljubljana ging früh in Führung, doch Gorica glich kurz vor Schluss aus, sodass das Spiel mit 1:1 endete.Read more

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