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touring Italy by car

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touring Italy by car


we are planning to tour through Italy by car in the end of June - beginning July, driving all the way to Sicily with 4 overnight stops, staying in Sicily 1 week and driving back again (5 stops). I would be really grateful if someone could help me with a few answers:

- is it necessary to pre-book campsites (tent pitches) if we want to use our own tent? I can find many campings, but some require to stay minimum 2 nights, and they usually don't say much about tent pitches.

- are there any estimates as to how much could the road tolls may cost driving all the way from the Austrian border to the south of Italy/Sicily?

- we've got some warnings about safety in the Southern Italy. Should we be concerned more than travelling anywhere else?

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1. Re: touring Italy by car

The cost for Italian Toll Roads is basically the same as what you pay in other EU countries. One good thing tho, you DON'T need a vignette.

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2. Re: touring Italy by car

Check estimated driving distances and times, as well as cost on ViaMicheln.


Don't leave luggage unattended in the car anywhere.


Perhaps consider an agricampeggio in Sicily.

An agriturismo we can camp at?:



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