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Published: September 26th 2019
Gabby the motorhome is sitting on an almost empty car park outside of Camping Citta Bologna. We have been here before many times. Each time we get lost and miss the turning. Sometimes we pass the ladies of the night in broad daylight displaying their wares . Today we came a different way. We missed the turning but eventually after negotiating the one way system we finally managed to find the campsite. It looked almost empty. There was a reason as I was soon to find out.
Our drive had been marred by heavy rain . It was still muggy and the work of fiction admits the rain will be short lived and the sunny weather will return. Last time we were here we bumped into an owner of a Globecar - discussed its merits and you know the rest . I left Glenn and Gabby in the car park and headed off for reception. Knowing it well I arrived at the desk. One night , one camping car , two persons please , The receptionist smiled in that Italian way and said "It is high season" I thought that odd . He carried on. "There are exhibitions in town
and the fee is 38 euros a night ." My face must have told a thousand words . "How much?" I wondered if I had misheard him . No I had not . It was 38 euros take it or leave it . We do like the site . The plots are reasonably sized and flat . The facilities are good and there is a small shop and a good restuarant . The bus picks up from the campsite to take you to Bologna. It ticks all the boxes but not at that price . We left in a hurry deciding to find somewhere cheaper to lay our heads down for the night. Not only have they lost the 25 euro we intended paying but also the money I would have spent in the shop and a meal at night. It felt extremely short sighted of them.
We set the sat nag for another campsite only to find this one closed for three hours until late afternoon. Nothing for it but we needed to head to Mugello and Camping Village Verdi. It was huge set over several acres. The usual mixture of bungalows and plots for motorhomes. Set amongst trees it was a lovely place to stay. Reception friendly, a massive swimming pool, small shop , games areas and a restuarant . Under the trees grew pale pink cyclamen and pretty mauve Autumn Crocus. 21 euros ACSI site with everything you could possible need.
The restuarant looked small outside but was like a Tardis inside . We joined a German couple but it was not long before the conservatory area filled up and the large room behind us. We chose Mugello blue cheese risotto and grilled chicken washed down with a lovely red and followed by a Creme Caramel and a semi freddo with coffee. All for the princely sum of 38 euros . Two espressos too and a bottle of water plus bread. We could find no fault with it,
In the morning we left in pouring rain for the short ride to the Autodromo Mujello We could have paid 5 euros to go round the circuit and into the paddocks but the poor weather put us off . Instead we had to make do with the many speed cameras on the way . If we have survived the trip without a speeding ticket it will be a miracle .
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