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Italian Road Trip 2022 #1657084
21/04/2022 15:22
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Super excited... just weeks away now.

Coupé road trip from Scotland to Italy is a green light for go... Ive missed this so so much.

We've had our vaccinations and so have the dogs.

The coupé will get a good check over with fresh MOT, oil change and since our previous road trips the little sound deadening project is complete, Ragazzon cat back system and with a centre box is now for fitted... thats a must as the replaced system was too boomy for long journeys. Ive also had UV film applied to the windscreen now which hopefully will reduce cabin temps with the coupè not having A/C... every little helps.

The route which is approximately 2500 miles over 14 nights.

Our journey begins with a short 130 miles from home to Newcastle to catch the overnight ferry to Ijmuiden. Arriving in Netherlands the following day feeling refreshed and ready for 3 days drive.

2 overnight stops in Germany just outside of Frankfurt and in Munich, then crossing in to Austria at Salzburg.

Finally reaching Italy the day's will be more relaxing with a few days at each stop from east Palmanova to Reggio Emelia to our last Italian stop in Turin.

Our return home route will take us from Turin into Switzerland via the Great St Bernard Pass (The Italian Job) and just nipping in to France for a overnight stop.

The next day we will continue our Coupé drive north to an overnight stop near Baden-Baden and our last stop definitely has to be in Jüchen where we have stayed on our last trip... That castle really can't be missed and makes for a perfect last stop.

Our last day gives us a short drive from northern Germany to the Netherlands and the ferry journey home😢

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Re: Italian Road Trip 2022 [Re: Rosso] #1657092
22/04/2022 10:13
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Have a wonderful time.

I'm really envious !

Paul

Re: Italian Road Trip 2022 [Re: Rosso] #1657093
22/04/2022 10:19
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Nice one Brian, that’s some journey. Your Coupe will be well admired en route, very clean and looked after… cool


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2022 [Re: Rosso] #1657095
22/04/2022 10:41
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Rosso,

Looking forward to your safe journey and return - and your updates.

Some time since I last ventured in to the EU with a car - what if any difficulties did you encounter- or is it currently much the same as before?

I don't have a smart phone - and know some eu countries require you to log in to a tracker app for covid- I'm hopeful for a trip over to the eu once these remaining covid rules pass.

Can just tell your going to have a great time!

Regards

MM

Re: Italian Road Trip 2022 [Re: Rosso] #1657109
22/04/2022 19:14
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In practical terms, no-one gives a damn about covid any more... France requires to declare that you don't have it when you enter, but after that, that's about it.

For driving around, anyway. Lots of places still require that you have been vaccinated, so carry your certificates, and masks are still recommended in most indoor public places and required on e.g. German public transport.

Brian, what are your dates? I'm heading down to the Chamonix area - Samoens - on the 21st May for a week's flying.

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Re: Italian Road Trip 2022 [Re: Rosso] #1657142
23/04/2022 23:57
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Thanks Paul and Jim certainly looking forward to it after cancelling 2021s

Its looking a little different from the trip we had in 2020. We got lucky at the time meaning we could go but whilst
in Italy the restrictions came in and we had to self isolate for 2 weeks after returning to the UK. So that turned into a month off work.

This year with vaccines in place means its easier for us travelling through the countries but will continue to keep ourselves as safe as possible. Digital passes and printed passes all on standby with passenger locator forms filled in for Italy.

Things have also changed a bit for travelling with dogs, with passports being replaced by health certificates although that just seems like another way to get more money out of us.

We have some great stuff planned for our stops along the way and obviously in Italy. Some great passes, maybe some car museums along the way. Hoping we make it out of Turin in one piece that's certainly looking like a highlight for me and maybe meet some Coupe's too.


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2022 [Re: Rosso] #1657143
24/04/2022 00:02
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Neil We will be in La Chapelle-d'Abondance on the 29th May which doesn't look too far from Samoens... google maps says 1 hour. I guess we might just miss you if your there for a week frown maybe?


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2022 [Re: Rosso] #1657285
28/04/2022 16:42
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I fear we shall have just left frown


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2022 [Re: Rosso] #1657290
28/04/2022 17:54
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Dammit too late for catching you then Neil and too early for for meeting Simon and Joe at festival Italia banghead


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2022 [Re: Rosso] #1657338
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It is the way of the world, Brian. There's always Carlisle... laugh


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2022 [Re: Rosso] #1657404
04/05/2022 11:48
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Yes maybe 2023 or at the 30th Anniversary. Theres one or two coupé gatherings in Italy but a day or two out.


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2022 [Re: Rosso] #1657407
04/05/2022 13:43
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In Turin you can visit the old Fiat factory at Lingotto - it now houses a hotel and shopping centre. The main lobby has on display a 1930s Fiat Topolino - if you ask the receptionist, she will give you the key to go up to the famous rooftop track. Just around the corner is the Museo dell'Automobile, which has many Fiats & Alfas to admire. And directly across the road from Lingotto is Eataly - a huge foodie heaven where you can have lunch then fill up any boot space with edible stuff to bring home.

Re: Italian Road Trip 2022 [Re: wink] #1657409
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Originally Posted by wink
Eataly


"Like" laugh

Exciting countdown Brian, especially after last year's disappointment.

I'm working on a list of souvenirs (all yellow) you might like to bring me back laugh



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Re: Italian Road Trip 2022 [Re: wink] #1657420
04/05/2022 22:20
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Originally Posted by wink
In Turin you can visit the old Fiat factory at Lingotto - it now houses a hotel and shopping centre. The main lobby has on display a 1930s Fiat Topolino - if you ask the receptionist, she will give you the key to go up to the famous rooftop track. Just around the corner is the Museo dell'Automobile, which has many Fiats & Alfas to admire. And directly across the road from Lingotto is Eataly - a huge foodie heaven where you can have lunch then fill up any boot space with edible stuff to bring home.


You have must have read my plans biglaugh As it so happens we will be staying at the hotel in Lingotto... It had to be first choice. I wonder how I could persuade the reception to let the coupe up driving rofl Looking forward to that even if it has been turned into gardens. And the Museo dell'Automobileis perfect for us with it being pet friendly. Ill be looking up this Eataly for sure. Tempting to fill the boot up but will have to see what space is available.


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2022 [Re: Edinburgh] #1657421
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Originally Posted by Edinburgh
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Eataly


"Like" laugh

Exciting countdown Brian, especially after last year's disappointment.

I'm working on a list of souvenirs (all yellow) you might like to bring me back laugh




Yes 2 weeks today we will be on our way so get working on the yellow souvenirs Simon ooo


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2022 [Re: Rosso] #1657424
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Lingotto is a good stay. Some pics and blurb on our travel blog here https://sueandwink.wordpress.com/category/italy-2015/. Seems that the Topolino in the lobby is actually 1948 vintage. View it in Google Translate for auto-translation of the Italian language posts. Eataly is highly recommended.

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Re: Italian Road Trip 2022 [Re: Rosso] #1657435
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Thanks thats a great writeup especially liked hearing of lake Trasimeno. It brings back memories of one of our earliest trips to Italy around Umbria and Tuscany.


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