We keep a track of what of costs as we travel around Europe in our motorhome. Below is a breakdown of what we spent while travelling across Northern Italy, so you have an idea how much it will cost to travel there yourself.
|Daytime parking||0.00 €|
|Train/bus/tram (vapporetti in Venice)||36.00 €|
|Wild Camping||8||0.00 €|
|Free Aires||8||0.00 €|
|Paid for Aires||4||36.00 €|
|ACSI campsites||0||0.00 €|
|Camping Cheque Site||0||0.00 €|
|Campsites other||2||44.00 €|
|Food (ie Supermarket)||206.86 €|
|Food (ie eating and drinking out)||120.85 €|
|Contact with home (paid wifi, phones, post)||69.87 €|
|Tours/Entrance fees||0.00 €|
|Supplies (non motoring items for Dave)||12.50 €|
|Total cost||625.83 €|
|Cost per day||28.45 €|
|Cost per day (minus repairs)||28.45 €|
|Total Mileage (@ approx 29mpg)||927|
|Average miles per day||42.1|
*Diesel was expensive in Italy so we only filled up there once, opting to nip over the border into Switzerland and Slovenia to fill up there instead.
We found several sosta (Italian aires) to stop in and they were generally very good with decent facilities – one even had free electricity, but they weren’t in every town we wanted to visit. Speaking to tourist information in Piedmont region they told us that as long as we were legally parked and nothing was touching the floor other than the wheels, we were OK to sleep.
We struggled to find places to do laundry and we only stayed on one campsite at Punta Sabbioni near Venice which we picked because of the location not the facilities. Those that there were at the site were spotless though.
We found eating out expensive. Apart from a couple of meals we only had snacks while out – ice creams etc and ate our main meals in our motorhome. Supermarkets were more expensive too, but we had stocked up before we left France and again when we reached Slovenia, so we only had to shop for day to day basics.