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Niente Lire
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:09 pm    Post subject: I need help! Reply with quote

And I might be in the right place to get it :-)

We are planning a holiday to Italy again next year, but one of our sons
has a terrible allergy to mosquito bites. So, we need to find the best mosquito free place Think

I have heard there are not many near Lago di Garda, but I don't feel like being around Dutch people that much, a few of them are ok.. but not too many :-)

How are the other lakes when it comes to mosquitos? idro or Iseo maybe?
And the Riviera dei Fiori?

We want to travel by car, and want to travel less than 1500 kilometres.
We need some water for the kids to swim, a pool would be nice ;-) And we need 6 beds.

Any suggestions???
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think That is a very difficult question to answer Christie, because the fact that a place 'has' or 'doesn't have' mozzies is regulated by so many things. To give you an example:

Where I live there have been (so I'm told) NO mozzies for a number of years. In fact I've been here now for two summers and there have been none at 260 metre's where my house is. But below me in the village there are! Yet in another village, a bit higher than me, but only 2km away there are, and have always been mosquito's.

It depends on the weather, the movement of any water in the area, the plant life....etc. etc.

But I'll ask around and see if anyone knows of such a place for you!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!! And funny that you call me Christie ;-) My real name is Cindy, but in forumland I'm Christie Lee, which is a Billy Joel song :-) So, everywhere on the internet people know me as Christie.

I have been told that if you stay between 250 and 500 metres above a lake, there are no mosquitos, I'm reading every review on every campsite and appartment I can find, so far I've read a lot of good ones and I know where I shouldn't go. (Between Venice and Ancona for example).
It's pretty sad, 'cause I have spend many summers near ravenna at Lido di Estensi and I would love my kids to see where I spend my summers when I was their age :-)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carole... where you live are NO mosquitos and you're 40 minutes away from George Clooney Whistle Whistle sounds like the #1 holiday spot for me Dancing Dancing
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Cindy

My younger son is also allergic to mosquito bites, and we have tried many things over the years to stop those luminous orange/red lumps that often seem to get infected. He seems to attract them from fifty miles in any direction!!!! The combination we use is to start him on antihistamines three days before we go, and then use an african-strength mosquito repellant. You can also get those plug-in things to use in the rooms at night. My mother-in-law uses the same combination. She need steroid injections when they bite her! We tease her that the rest of us are safe when she comes along because they all flock to her. She must taste good!!!

Marisa Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never been there in July, but in June and August in Macerata-Civitanova (in Le Marche) I havent encountered Misquitoes. This past June was very nice as I had been getting eaten alive for awhile in Milan so spending a week there and actually being bite-free by the time I left was great. Of course as soon as I returned to Milan I was eaten again Sad

It's also very lovely in Le Marche - you have both the sea and the mountains within easy driving distance, and there are so many little hill towns to explore. The beaches get fairly packed during the summer, but it's mainly by Italians. If you stay away from Urbino, San Marino, and a few other places you're pretty much tourist free. It does, like most of Italy get very hot there though. So if you have problems sleeping in the heat I would suggest finding accomodations with air conditioning.

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Niente Lire
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Le Marche is on my list as well, but it might be a bit too far, we have 4 kids, next year they'll be 15, 9, 4 & 3 difficult ages if you have to drive for a day and a half.
Past summer we drove to Slovakia, near Bratislava. It was easy to get there, about 1200 km.
Lago di Como is only a 1000 km, Lago di Garda about 1150/1200

I'll try to get the mosquito info translated, lol, no idea what it is ;-) I have heard garlic is good, but I can't get my 4 years old to take garlic pills. My 8 years old is kind of addicted to grlic sauce and they leave him alone...

I know it gets hot in Italy, no problem ;-) I also know the nights can be cooler especially when you're a bit up, like 500 metres, and on some places there's this wind (forgot the name) which keeps you cool ;-)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all. I'm searching and searching and still I haven't found the perfect place to spend our next summer holiday. Please, please, help me Angel
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well certainly up near me there are plenty of places to stay...even my niece has a small holiday apartment that she rents out during the summer...that is just above the town of Colico at the top of Lake Como.....

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They do get the occasional 'mozzie' up there, but not too many.

Where I live - in between Colico and Delebio (see the map) - there are mozzies down in the village, but up where I am, just a little higher, in the two years I've been here there has not been ONE mosquito.....and believe me, they just love biting me!

If you Google Colico I'm sure there are places that may interest you. But you don't give much information on what kind or quality of accommodation that you are looking for. Give me a bit more to go on and I may be able to help you!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much!!!!

Well, my two oldest sons want a swimming pool, can't blame them ;-)
I wouldn't mind a bar, LOL

I'm now down to Lago di Como, Lago D'iseo or Lago Di Ledro...
the smaller lakes....
I'll Google a bit more, but there's are so many places.. Slovakia was way more easy :-D
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