Sosta(Italian) or Aire (French) are for campervans / camping car / motorhome ..all different titles for our Hetty and her van pals .. An Aire is a parking spot within a city or near a site of historical interest .. Usually parking is allowed for no more than 48 hours ..sometimes free as in the Spanish ones we found and sometimes charged as is this one in Verona €10 and it’s within walking distance of the Arena and The Juliette house with compulsory balcony ( Romeo & Juliette.. William Shakespeare )

These camping grounds are usually a carpark with facilities for campervans .. Water fill up .. Loo emptying point .. Washing up water tank emty point and some times leccy … There are a few rules .. No camping chairs out .. That made use laugh as in Spain lots of Germans were sat out with beers in the sunshine so we followed suit .. I suppose rules are there to be broken ..
It’s now 5-30pm and this one is full .. With about 30 vans here .. We arrived at 10am to get a spot after a cold damp journey past Lake Garda .. There was a thunderstorm over night and the rain poured ..
We managed to walk into Verona when it was drying up so enjoyed all the sites including PAYING to enter the Arena .. Bus pass worked again .. Half price ..a lovely city and as yet uncrowded I can’t think what it would be like in mid summer .. Overpowering Now the heavens have opened again .. It’s cold and the heating won’t work .. Brrrrrr
We have bought a Vodafone mifi to keep us in touch with the world .. So let’s hope we can get it to work…


Author: "Travels with Harry Hymer"

Me and Him and Hetty like adventures ..We spend most of our summers sailing Now a little elderly for big boat racing and have turned to Radio Controlled Yachting competing nationally and even internationally ..I have travelled to many countries in my other life BJ (before John)lots of Indian backpacking trips. Panning gold in the Yukon..Pacific island hopping ..Far east and so on ..John won't go to India but I managed to get him to Morocco and Sri Lanka but didn't expect a Tsunami.

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