90th F.I.C.C. International Rally, Ostia Antica (Roma), 2020

July 24 to August 2, 2020
This year will be celebrated in the beautiful town of Ostia Antica (is an ancient city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy, which served as the port of ancient Rome and perhaps its first colony). It is the town where this year many motorhomers will meet at the 90th FICC International Rally. It is located at 30 km from Rome.

The event will be organized by A.C.T. ITALY (Associazione Campeggiatori Turistici d'Italia). This entity has extensive experience in organizing these events.

The FICC International Rally (known as "FICC Rally") is the oldest and most traditional event of this type, as it has been held since 1933. It takes place every year in different parts of Europe and other continents.

Foto: audioguiaroma
GPS coordinates: 41.743143, 12.314080  |  41°44'35.3"N 12°18'50.7"E
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Please, note:
In this rally can participate all those who are in possession of the CCI card (Camping Card Internacional) and their families. This card is obtained through clubs that are affiliated to the FICC (Fédération Internationale de Camping Caravaning and Autocaravaning) based in Brussels).

Cadiz, an interesting place visit

Cadiz is a varied and interesting province to visit. Motorhomers can have a good time, since there are a number of stopovers to spend the night. In case someone decides to visit Cadiz, the following stopovers may be convenient.

BARBATE - Rate applies
Address: Avenida del Mar, s/n, 11160 -  Barbate (Cádiz)
Telephone: +34 856 10 83 99 - www.puertosdeandalaucia.es 
Number of places: 36  
GPS coordinates:  N 36°11'02.2" / W 5°56'08.7"  | 36.183611, -5.935556
Daily rate: €12 -  Only emptying and drinking water: € 3 - Electricity: € 0.08 per hour (prices 2018). In any case, check prices on the mentioned website.
Services: toilets, showers, drinking water and emptying. Ask for a key in the port office. Purchases can be made in the city center, 1.2 km, approx.
It is a city with more than 22,500 inhabitants. It is located on the Coast of Cadiz, between the municipalities of Conil and Tarifa, and in the area of influence of the Strait of Gibraltar. The municipal term of Barbate has a unique coastal character, and limits at both ends by the beaches of Zahara de los Atunes and Zahora.
Source: Ports of Andalusia

Address: Calle de Las Rosas, 2, 11350  - Castellar de la Frontera (Cádiz)
http://www.castellardelafrontera.es/  - Telephone: +34 956 69 30 01

Photo: Ayto. Castellar
de la Frontera
Number of places: 16  - Maximum stay: 72 hours - Name of the stopover: Área de Castellar
GPS coordinates: 
N 36°17'00.0" / W 5°25'16.9"  | 36.283333, -5.421389
Services: Drinking water and emptying of gray water and chemical WC. Purchases when shopping in the town, 300 meters, approx. Check holidays and certain weekends, as the area may not be available. There are bike lanes and hiking trails.
Castellar de la Frontera
It is a population with just over 3,000 inhabitants. Near the villa are the "White Villages". In the old town its fortress is located (ss. XII-XV), in perfect state of conservation although restored. Inside the castle is one of the few examples that exist of an inhabited nucleus inside a fortification. It retains a marked medieval character, with its winding layout of clean and whitewashed streets.
Source: Castellar de la Frontera

CÁDIZ - Parking del Muelle Reina Sofía (al lado del puerto) - Rate applies
Mixed parking, cars and motorhomes (except holidays).
Address: Paseo Almirante Pascual Pery, 4, 11004 - Cádiz.
GPS coordinates: N 36.53762° / W 6.29003°
Location map
Tel.: 607 87 78 49  -  Website: Parking del Muelle Reina Sofia
Exclusive price for motorhomes € 3 per day (2016 rate - check prices on the website) daily (except carnival and holidays).
Unofficially, there is the possibility to empty (in the services) and drinking water; You have to ask at the reception. Very convenient parking, close to the centre of Cadiz.
Source: autocaravaning.org

EL BOSQUE - Free of charge

Address: Calle de Juan Ramón Jiménez, s/n, El Bosque (Cádiz).
Telephone: +34 956 72 70 72  - More info:  www.elbosqueweb.es
Number of places: 5 (no reserved places) -  Maximum stay: 48 hours
Coordenadas GPS:   
N 36°45'28.0" / W 5°30'36.9" |  36.757778, -5.510278
Location map
Services: Shopping and restaurants in the centre of the town, just over 400 meters.
Drinking water, gray water discharge and chemical WC.
El Bosque
The Northeast of the province is located, at the foot of the Sierra de Grazalema. The municipality is located in the mountains of the same name, on the banks of the Majaceite River and Los Alcornocales Natural Park. It is part of the White Villages route.
Source: Ayto. El Bosque.

ALGODONALES  - Free of charge
Address: Calle Zahara de la Sierra, 19, 11680, Algodonales (Cádiz)
Number of places: 80  -Name of the stopover: Sierra de Lijar.
Maximum stay: 72 hours
GPS coordinates:  N 36°52'34.9" / W 5°24'32.3" |  36.876346, -5.408979
Open from September 1 to June 30.
Services: drinking water, emptying of gray water and chemical WC.
Shopping in the centre of the villa, just over 400 m.
It is a population with more than 5,500 inhabitants.
In the shadow of the Sierra de Líjar is this charming white town with streets full of orange trees and lively with the murmur of its twelve fountains, including the Algarrobo. To the prehistoric sites of Cueva Santa, Chamusquina, Castillejo and Cerro de la Botinera are added monuments such as the Parish Church of Santa Ana, a late Baroque style complex with neoclassical elements.

A family travels around the world by motorhome

Here is the great saga of The Fernández Ramírez, a Spanish family, who made the trip of their lives around the world. They have spent 3 years and 3 months traveling 4 continents and 43 countries, which translates into more than 97,000 kilometers of travel. For this they have used their motorhome, which they called 'Maggie', and 2 campers, 21 ferries, 3 cargo ships and 27 flights.

Photo: blog.viajarenfamilia.net
The adventure officially began on July 8, 2016. In 2007, when his daughter Carla was still a baby and Alejandro was not born, they bought the motorhome. They had always liked to travel, and therefore they opened a travel blog in which they were telling their experiences. They had always had the idea of going around the world, but they saw it as "something impossible," according to Nati.

When Javier, who was engaged in construction, lost his job, they began to consider it more seriously. "There were several circumstances that caused the idea, and we thought why not," says Nati. They sold a second residence they had in Majorca and embarked on the adventure.

The first stage of their trip toured Europe, from July to December 2016. That Christmas they returned home while their motorhome headed for Latin America, the second and longest stage of their adventure, which took place between January 2017 and June 2018 Then they traveled by plane to Asia (stage to which 'Maggie' could not accompany them), where they remained until September of that year. The fourth stop was Oceania - from September to December 2018 - and the last one, North America - from January to December 2019 -. Finally, on October 2, they returned to Seville, although they later moved to Belgium briefly to pick up their motorhome, which again crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a cargo ship.

For the family, the best thing about this trip has been the coexistence with all the people they have met, especially in Latin America: «people invite you and welcome you, what little they have they give you», explains Nati. On the other hand, what they have missed most has been "family and friends, without a doubt, but also the food: the ham and usual Spanish dishes," says Nati.
Their return to San José de la Rinconada (Seville) is not the end of adventures of this family. Nati and Javier are already thinking about their next destination.
Source: https://blog.viajarenfamilia.net/