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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 19-04-2017, 17:44 Thread Starter
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Aree di Sosta Book

I do not know whether it is just me but I find the Aree di Sosta book absolutely useless. I always thought that a sosta was like an aire, but this book lists campsites, RV areas etc.
I have listed this book in my all time great books just below my copy of Zeppelin mechanics for beginners !!!!
Hardly any of it is in english and no prices.

This will be going on Fleabay on my return !!!
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Do you mean the Guida Camper Aree di Sosta book ( Belletti ) ?

I think it's excellent; brilliant mapping and easy to find the location of somewhere very quickly with no hassle. Many of the aires books show campsites- even the iconic Aire de Service Camping Cars. It can be very useful, especially now that many aires are moving into camping municipal grounds.

Conversely we notice that the new Caravan and Motorhome Club Touring Europe guides have now got aires in them !
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Totally useless
We bought it for our trip to Italy

Hadnt a clue about where we were going

Really pleased when someone on Camperstop checked

Spent a night on a campsite in total darkness, couldn't find the hookup, or the bathrooms

Refused to pay price required

He was furious but not as furious as me

So we payed what we thought

More than I thought it was worth

And was the H from H useful?

He's crap

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Mine does not say Belletti...it should say BOBBINS lol

Aldra agrees with me lol

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Seriously

We struggled with it

And we didn't find Co ordinates accurate

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Mine does not say Belletti...it should say BOBBINS lol

Aldra agrees with me lol

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Different book then; mine is yellow, wire spiral bound. And first rate...which is much more than can be said for very many aree di sosta. !
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True enough

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Now that's Spring

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Mine does not say Belletti...it should say BOBBINS lol

Aldra agrees with me lol

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Gave ours away last year as we couldn't make head nor tail of the damn thing. It very nearly went out of the window at one point ...total waste of money. We got by with the Camperstop book and the Fattore Amico book (similar to France Passion) and found plenty of stops to keep us going without having to use any camp sites. .
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Gave ours away last year as we couldn't make head nor tail of the damn thing. It very nearly went out of the window at one point ...total waste of money. We got by with the Camperstop book and the Fattore Amico book (similar to France Passion) and found plenty of stops to keep us going without having to use any camp sites. .

Which book are we talking about ? I'm talking about the spiral bound Guida Camper Aree di Sosta published by Cartografia Belletti.

Anyone who finds that difficult to use would probably not make it to Italy in the first place !
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Ours certainly wasn't a ring bound version, we bought it from Vicarious Books or Amazon but was extremely disappointed with the marrying together of the locations to the maps. There wasn't any map reference so unless you had a very good knowledge of Italy regions and provinces to give you some indication as to where to start looking. The maps were extremely basic and didn't have the detail to be able to transfer the locations to a road map. We offered it to several fellow travelers who returned it not being able to make head nor tail of it. The couple who did take it were actually in France and heading into Italy and didn't really have a good chance to look at it.

Don't normally do too badly with reading maps and obviously made it there and back with reasonable success Mind you there were plenty of occasions where the road just ran out due to road works or being unsuitable for a motorhome.

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