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This interactive map gives the location of all the campsites (red triangles) used in Sicily on our Spring 2007 trip, together with wild camp locations (green triangles). It is important to recognise that prices quoted, and comments on features such as occupancy and noise levels relate to the dates we stayed there.

Click on map locations to link to details given in the table below.

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SITE NAME LOCATION DATE OF STAY COST / NIGHT FEATURES & COMMENTS RATING
+5 excellent ~
-5 dreadful
Journey south through France and Italy:
Camping la Barbuise
CE-1-182
Vouι village south of Arcis-sur-Aube, off A26 junction 23 near Troyes, France 4 March
and
22 May
€9.20 Straightforward farm site; hospitable welcome; ideal for overnight on journey north or south +3

 
Camping de l'Arclusaz
 
St Pierre d'Aligny, middle Isθre valley, Savoie 5 March
and
21 May
€14.50 Straightforward farm site; hospitable welcome; ideal for overnight on journey north or south +3
Camping la Sfinge
CE-2-407
Deiva Marina, Ligurian Coast south of Genoa, Italy 6 March €18.90
10% CCI sconto
Largely statics but space for 15 tourers; bleak in early March, but convenient overnight on journey +1
Camping Internazionale Castelfusano
CE-2-421
Ostia Lido near to Rome 7~8 March €17 Large number of statics but space for tourers; basic facilities, but helpful owners; convenient for public transport into Rome 0
SICILY:  
Degli Ulivi
CE-2-459
Sferracavallo 10 kms west of Palermo 10~12 March €17 inc
CCI sconto
Delightful setting among olive grove, but muddy in wet weather; helpful staff but basic facilities; buses into Palermo and good shops within walking distance in Sferracavallo +1



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Segesta archaeological site wild camp Approach roadway to site entrance 13 March   Little space and sloping ground, but superb ambience by Classical temple; good supermarket in nearby town of Calatafimi-Segesta 


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Zingaro Natural Reserve
wild camp
Car park by southern entrance to Reserve 14 March   Delightful setting overlooking sea, craggy coastline and nature reserve; welcomed by Reserve warden; water supply and flat ground Perfect



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La Pineta
CE-2-459
San Vito lo Capo village 15 March €23.50, but paid €20 given poor standard Utterly cheerless and semi-derelict; €0.50 token for showers but no hot water; grim and extortionately priced. Best avoided; try la Fata Camping in San Vito if open -4



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Cornino
wild camp
Shore car park on Golfo di Cofano 16 March   Delightful position by shore overlooking Bonagia Bay and overshadowed by Monte Cofano. Beautiful sunsets across bay


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Opposite Mozia Island wild camp Shore-side car park by saltpans 17 March   Beautiful position looking across saltpans through reed beds; superb sunsets across bay

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Camping Biscione
IC-318
Petrosino village between Marsala and Mazara del Vallo 18~20 March €15, inc CCI sconto Beautiful coastal setting; idyllic surroundings with tropical trees; warm and friendly welcome and excellent facilities; wonderfully peaceful at this time of year.
One of best sites of whole trip
+5




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Athena Camping
CE-2-457
IC-311
Marinella village near to Selinunte 21~22 March €18 inc CCI sconto Gravelled pitches ideal in wet weather; basic facilities with limited hot water; shop in Marinella village +2


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Camping Kameni
CE-2-459
IC-320
Seccagrande near to Ribera 23~24 March €14 Predominantly statics with high potential for noise; small, grubby area for tourers; limited and semi-derelict facilities with no hot water. Grim enough in March, in summer it would be bedlam! -3




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Corleone
wild camp
Small secluded square by town centre 25 March   Interesting!



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Camping Internazionale Nettuno
CE-2-456
IC-308
3 kms along coast from San Leone village near Agrigento 26~29 March €20 Lower camping area by beach gives glorious setting with wonderful sunsets and deserted golden sands fringed with acacias; limited facilities but washing machine. Shops and market in San Leone; bus outside campsite to Temples in Agrigento +3






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Due Rocche
CE-2-457
Falconara between Gela and Licata 30~31 March €23 normally but €20 agreed Large number of statics with high noise potential, but good area for tourers marked out with olives; reasonable facilities +1


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Casale near Piazza Amerina
wild camp
Approach road to Roman villa archaeological site 1 April   Limited space, so get there around 5-00 pm; enables 8-00 am entry to Roman villa site the following morning before tour buses arrive


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Morgantina archaeological site
wild camp
Car park at Morgantina  near Aidone 2 April   Limited flat ground but superb isolated setting overlooking archaeological site of Morgantina



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Grammichele wild camp Cemetery car park at Grammichele 3 April   One of our more bizarre camp spots, especially when funeral parties begin arriving the following morning!

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Scarabeo Camping
IC-321
On coast at Punta Braccetto near San Croce Camerina 4~7 April €16.90 inc CCI sconto Beautifully landscaped in beach-side setting; totally modernised and spotlessly clean facilities inc washing machine; hospitable and helpful owner - nothing too much trouble; supermarket in San Croce.
One of best sites of whole trip
+5





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Il Forte
IC-318
Marzameni village near Pachino 8 April €20 but given €15 Grubby and run-down, with surly owner; €1.50 shower tokens but no hot water; one of worst campsites of trip, best avoided - wild camp instead at Marzameni fishing harbour or along coast -4




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Sabbiadoro Camping
IC-309
On coast 4 kms north of Avola 9~11 April Normally €28.50, but we negotiated €25 inc sconto Beautiful terraced pitches above shore-line shaded by exotic trees; peaceful setting in April; family-run and welcoming, but expensive given basic facilities; small shop selling Camping Gaz; baker's van calls at 8-00 am +3





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Agritourist Rinaura
CE-2-459
IC-322
4 kms south of Siracusa, just off SS 115 road 12~16 April €18 inc CCI sconto Open field with no shade or shelter but helpful and welcoming owner; midges a problem but kept at bay with Baygon; buses along main road into Syracuse +2



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Baia del Silenzio
CE-2-456
IC-317
On coast near Brucoli village north of Augusta 17 April €17 inc CCI sconto Windswept bleak coastline; flattish open area with power supply by  wild shore preferable to enclosed camping areas; reasonable facilities +2


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Jonio Camping
CE-2-457
IC-311
On coast at Ognina in northern suburbs of Catania 18~20 April €28 inc CCI sconto (€31 full price) Rather enclosed pitches but good, clean facilities; ultra helpful and welcoming staff; but very expensive; buses #534,535 or 448 from Ognina into Catania +3



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Camping Etna
IC-318
2 kms from Nicolosi village, Etna south side 21~22 & 25 April €17.50 inc sconto Set in gloomy pine woods on black volcanic sand; 80% statics with high noise potential at weekends and little space for tourers; limited and basic facilities; site plagued by packs of scavenging stray dogs and indifferent warden -2





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Rifugio Sapienza
wild camp
Car park at Rifugio, Etna Sud 23~24 April   Wonderful spot among lava flows at 6,500 feet, once all the tour-buses and cars have departed by 6-30pm; looming presence of snow-covered Etna summit craters; start point for high climbs on Etna Perfect




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Mareneve Camping
IC-318
Milo village on NE slopes of Etna 26~27 April €14.80 Set at 700m on Etna's NE slopes amid vineyards; volcanic gravel pitches which drain well in heavy rain; excellent location but basic facilities +2



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Rifugio Citelli Etna North
wild camp
Parking area by Rifugio on Etna north side near to Piano Provensana 28 April   Flat volcanic ash-surfaced area by Rifugio amid Etna birch trees; wonderful views of Etna summit early morning; just pray Etna does not erupt in the night! Perfect



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Maramonti camping aire (sosta) Francavilla di Sicilia 29 April Free of charge, but tip gardien Aire provided by Francavilla commune; no facilities other than power supply, but beautiful location under eucalyptus trees alongside river and surrounded by hills; ideal position for watching Etna in eruption from safe distance of 8 kms; welcoming gardien +4






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Camping Paradiso
CE-2-459
IC-314
On SS114 road between Letojanni and San Alessio 6 kms north of Taormina 30 April
1 May
€23 inc CCI 10% sconto Helpful owners and excellent facilities but busy and noisy with holiday makers; shop selling Camping Gaz; buses along main road for Taormina +2



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La Focceta Sicula
CE-2-459
IC-321
San Alessio Siculo village north of Letojanni 2 May €17.50 inc CCI 10% sconto Welcoming owner; bleak coastline but pleasant environment scented with orange trees; limited facilities but machine machine +2


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Camping Cirucco
CE-2-458
IC-317
At Capo Milazzo 5 kms north of Milazzo port 3 & 11 May €15 Very helpful and welcoming staff; sheltered location among olive trees but limited facilities; bread van calls mornings; convenient for Aeolian Islands ferries +2



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Baia Unci Camping
IC-315
Canneto village, 3 kms north of Lipari port, Lipari Island 4~7 May €22 demanded, €20 paid Worst campsite ever experienced in 40 years of camping: surly, officiously unwelcoming staff; owners operating dual standards: over-regulated 'rule-book' mentality for regular campers, but indifferent laissez-faire attitudes to noisy school parties running amok;
to be avoid at all costs
-10







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Togo Togo Camping
 
Vulcano Island, just round from port 8~10 May €26 normally but agreed €20 Delightfully peaceful setting by volcanic sand beach shaded by eucalyptus trees, with wonderful views of Vulcano Grand Crater with smoking fumaroles; hospitably welcoming owners and adequate facilities +4





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Camping Marinello
IC-318
On coast below Capo Tindari at Oliveri village 12~13 May €20 inc CCI 10% sconto Large site sheltered by eucalyptus trees in delightful setting alongside beach; helpful and welcoming staff; good facilities; well-stocked shop selling Camping Gaz 907 cylinders +3



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Rais Gerbi Camping
CE-2-457
IC-319
1 km west of Finale, 12 kms east of Cefalu 14~17 May €16 special discount price Helpful and hospitable staff; excellent terraced tent camping area overlooking shore, but camper area more crowded and noisy with large groups; good facilities +2



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Madonie Mountains
wild camp
Mountain woodland clearing near to Piano Battaglia in Monti Madonie 18 May   Wonderful mountain setting with views of surrounding Madonie peaks; tinkling sheep bells from nearby pastures; spoilt only by wet weather Totally idyllic



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Camping Costa Ponenta
CE-2-457
IC-312
On coast 2 kms west of Cefalu 19 May €19.50 inc CCI 10% sconto Mediocre resort campsite, overrun with noisy holiday makers; very limited facilities and no hot water -1


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