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Motorhoming in Italy | Camping overnight inside a Volcano Caldera… a first for us!

Motorhoming in Italy | Camping overnight inside a Volcano Caldera… a first for us!Score 69%Score 69%

Perhaps a first for us as motorhomers, hopefully not our last…. Can you imagine it!! The opportunity to enjoy a wonderful overnight stay inside a caldera in our Adria Matrix motorhome… Surely that’s a first for both Adria too…?. It’s a special Italian campsite gem not to be missed….

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Naples was not bathed in sunshine today, like yesterday, but despite that we sauntered the 25yds across to the heart of the caldera for Lottie’s hour long photography lesson.. Perhaps her favourite lesson/subject of the trip so far, and it’s great as you can see her photographs visibly improving across the hour… plus it helps when you have photographic evidence from a Volcano to prove it… Yes, that’s right, we’ve just slept in the centre of a volcanic caldera… and survived!!!
So after watching various YouTube clips of how and why volcanoes form, it was off to experience it at first hand… the sulphurous fumes, the pumice stones around our feet and the realisation that mother nature is so much more powerful than us!!! With steam rising from all 4 corners that surrounded a bubbling hot pool of churning mud…. it was atmospheric to say the least…. but it was the sheer heat from the pores in the rocks that really made us consider the magnitude of the place….


With so many thoughts to commit to paper, we headed back armed with facts from the plentiful information boards and a chance to reinforce the geographical learning from today….Naples awaits tomorrow before we hopefully experience the splendour of the Amalfi coastline over the next few days…. We can’t wait to explore more of Italy!



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Ever wanted to pack your bags, just jump in a motorhome and go off and explore Europe as a family? Well, that’s exactly what my family has done since September 2015. Visiting 35 European countries, travelling over 54,000 miles and grabbing over 450 family experiences on the way… enjoying Bobsleigh in Norway, Climbing into Mt Etna in Sicily or Kayaking the River Dordogne.

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