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Travel tips Italy! Sabaudia, on the Italian Riviera, south of Rome.

This is the first stop on our journey in Italy in the summer of 2022. You can join us on a pleasant trip south from Rome, along the coast towards Naples and on to the area around Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. First stop, Il San Francesco Charming Hotel i NB! all my photos on this trip were taken with the iphone 11.

Bay the se side
Il San Francesco Charming Hotel, (c) Ingar Naess, Norway

This was the summer of 2022 when the heat wave swept across Europe, except in the Nordics. Otherwise, we had strikes and other challenges at airports around Europe, which made us choose Norwegian to Rome. To avoid possible luggage problems, we chose to travel with a suitcase up in the hat shelf. It went as quickly and easily as we had planned and since we had also booked a car at *Hertz, we were out of the airport in less than twenty minutes. Normally, we would have traveled by train and bus on this trip, but since it was mandatory to wear a mask on all public transport and with up to 40 degrees, we chose a rental car instead. Since we were late, the selection wasn't the biggest, but when you're traveling through small Italian towns, it's not recommended for large cars either. After a few days of diligent checking, Hertz managed to get us a car. Thanks for that! Since we had now chosen a car, we also had greater freedom to choose areas and through that also hotels. The first stop was in the area of ​​Sabaubia and the hotel, Il San Francesco Charming, it looked very nice in the presentation on Booking.com and yes it was actually far better than expected. To be honest, it was a bit tricky to find, but thanks to Google Map, this went well. One of the reasons why it was right down by a little bay, which was just absolutely lovely.

The hotel and the car from Hertz
Il San Francesco Charming Hotel, (c) Ingar Naess, Norway

The hotel is privately owned, which also has a positive impact. If you are concerned about cleanliness and good breakfasts included in the price, this is something you can look forward to - if you follow in our footsteps.

Il San Francesco Charming Hotel, (c) Ingar Naess, Norway


The rooms are perfectly fine, and will be much better if you spend a few kroner, then you can have your own terrace and a view of the garden and a beautiful bay that is right next to the property.

l San Francesco Charming Hotel, (c) Ingar Naess, Norway

It was precisely here that we found our own little private oasis where we enjoyed ourselves for several days. Service and the serving were top notch, but they are a little bad in English, but most things can be solved with Google in hand.


If you are here on the right dates, they also offer light entertainment, but unfortunately we missed this.


Otherwise, we can recommend dinner at the hotel, but we chose to go into a small town, Sabaubia, a maximum of ten minutes away, by car. This is a very 'local' town for Italians and don't expect a large selection of shopping, but they do have some good restaurants and a super good ice cream parlor. We ate at Bar Lo Spuntino and certainly got a taste of Italy both here and......

på andre siden av gaten hvor vi inntok kaffe og italiensk is på Bar Italia - Caffetteria e Gelateria.


Du finner milevis med strender i disse områdene nodover fra Sabaubia (c) Ingar Naess, Norway

Those of you who like to get sand between your toes can rejoice. Here there are miles of beaches and the hotel has its own plot with the possibility of renting sunbeds for 40 euros per day, for two beds and a parasol. The water is great and the temperature is exactly where it should be.


When it comes to dining on the beach, we have no recommendations. You mustn't have too high expectations here, but you can get full. If you want a hotel right down by the beach, there are several options.


How to drive from Rome I have a tip for you who want to drive along the coast from Rome and down here and or further down. Don't do it, there are narrow roads, lots of queues and often accidents. Take S-148 as far as you can and you'll have more time to enjoy yourself when you arrive.


Feel free to follow us... Tomorrow I will post an article from the areas around Sorrento and a place called Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi.


And to Pozzuoli,


If you have questions or opinions just contact me. *) Hertz / Car rental Smart tips when renting a car abroad! Become a member of a well-known chain that you know has service in all the places you travel. Book at home : If you use Hertz, you can book a car at customer service with (Norwegian) consultants who will help you find a car, Insurances - arrange all insurances so that the only thing you do is pick up the car, where you have agreed. If you are a Gold member, you can always reask sercvice. Like this time, we went straight to delivery and everything took 3 minutes. Check the price also for returns from a different address, than picked up, if necessary. Regardless of who you choose, you should check the total bill, then you will often see that as a loyal member it will be cheap with Hertz.

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