Hi Antony - Italy is not such a problem as you generally pick up a ticket at the statzioni when you join the autostrada, and then pay when you leave. In France, it's not so simple as there can be multiple toll booths (peage) all along your route. We grasped the nettle a year ago and bought an autoroute tag from Sanef, the operators. You pay an initial fee, a fee for the month(s) in which you use it, and the cost of each toll along your route, all billed to your bank account.
If you drive through Austria or Switzerland, then you need a vignette which you can buy at a service area near the border. In Austria it's less than €10 and lasts for about five days. In Switzerland, the vignette is €40 for the year, but it does include some of the tunnel tolls as well.
Toll roads in France are quite expensive. We took our caravan over for 16 nights last year, and avoided toll roads altogether. The "old" roads which generally run parallel to the tolls are fine, but slower due to all the roundabouts. That said, we saw some lovely places we'd have missed if we'd used the tolls. Plus, I'm a stingy git and preferred to spend the 90€ we saved on tolls, in the wine caves in Saumur Unfortunately a wrong turn saw us accidentally end up on a toll road, but it did only cost 90 cents.
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
Sept 11, 2019 20:01:03 GMT 2
kaz: Weather in Kent is very hot...........still not as nice as being in Roda!!!
Sept 17, 2019 16:19:06 GMT 2
kaz: Nights are drawing in...curtains closed.....lights on.........just not looking forward to a long Winter again ( it comes round so quick!!)...Just Xmas to look forward to now, then the New Year and THEN holidays in Roda
Sept 25, 2019 20:15:16 GMT 2
artisans: Be so good to see you again kaz ...
Oct 4, 2019 9:32:09 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks Steve.........hope I get to make it to Roda??
Oct 4, 2019 12:14:36 GMT 2
johnreig: Has anyone got Spiros Banos apartment (Roda) details
Oct 8, 2019 14:15:36 GMT 2
artisans: Details on the thread ....
Oct 11, 2019 22:46:07 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Steve...has sent you email this evening ok
Nov 16, 2019 19:21:05 GMT 2
artisans: Hi kaz - have replied twice now ..
Nov 21, 2019 8:03:35 GMT 2
artisans: Hi kaz - we have what you wanted
Nov 21, 2019 15:03:35 GMT 2
janiemou: Kaz your tea is on its way to the UK, will be posted when it gets there
Dec 3, 2019 10:31:47 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks Jan n Steve....sorry, not been on 'puter for a while but sent you an email to-day.....will let you know when parcel arrives ok, thanks a lot for going to all the trouble for me...take care love Jan n Rosie xxxx
Dec 7, 2019 18:48:58 GMT 2
janiemou: Kaz we'll sort it out when I know the postage etc
Dec 10, 2019 11:45:57 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz, are you OK?
Jan 14, 2020 12:41:51 GMT 2