After returning to the Castelli area of Rome and spending a few days relaxing Niki and I decided to go off for a few days in the motorhome. The main Italian holiday period was over and a few days by the sea would be fun. Checking the weather forecast we set off to Montalto Marina, a couple of hours drive from Rome. It was a glorious day as we drove along the coast northwards. Knowing Montalto Marina quite well I knew there was a camperstop close to the beach, in fact there are three camperstops in the area. We chose the one nearest the beach, found a good spot and set up. Having settled in we walked the fifty metres to the beach, there were quite a number of people sunbathing but there was still lots of space. The beach along this stretch of coast is of fine grey sand, no stones, so ideal for sunbathing or walking along.
Returning to the motorhome Niki prepared a tasty dinner, which we enjoyed 'al fresco' sitting enjoying the warm summer evening with a bottle of wine. We slept well, the sound of the waves gently sending us to sleep. The following day, after breakfast sitting outside in the morning sunshine, we sunbathed till lunchtime then relaxed by the motorhome and read during the afternoon. This was our routine for the next couple of days.
Our short break of four days by the sea had been relaxed and fun. Niki managed to get a reasonable tan and unwind a little, she had been feeling stressed out for awhile.
Niki's mother was arriving from Lake
Como by train to spend a week or two with her. So we packed up and reluctantly and left Montalto to pick up Niki's mother from Rome's central station, returning to the Castelli area by early evening. It felt good to be back in the motorhome again, and I know Niki enjoyed the few day's away.
Leaving Niki and her mother to catch up on all their news I set off to Ciampino and a camperstop called 'Il Sassone' where I spent a quiet night. Il Sassone is an ideal stop for anyone wanting to visit Rome. A train from the local station, a few hundred metres away, takes you to Stazione Termini, Rome's central station and within minutes of the main historical sites. The trains run frequently and on time, they are also good value for money. Once in Rome the buses and underground systems take you anywhere in the city quickly and cheaply.
Montalto Marina - Area di Sosta N42.32187 E011.58888
Free camperstop, fresh water, grey & toilet waste point.
Area Sosta 'Il Sassone' - N41.78497 E012.62565
€12 per night + €2 for electric. Fresh water, grey & toilet waste point.
It seems I've been travelling for most of my life.
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