Fattore Amico 2017 (Italian Passion)

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Description

Fattore Amico is an Italian farm and vineyard stopover scheme similar to France Passion. Pitch up at a host's property and meet the people who work the landscapes around you. Your hosts will be local producers who are passionate about what they do - and nobody exudes that passion like an Italian artisan, so be ready for some fantastic evenings.

Italy is, numerically, the third most motorhome-friendly destination in Europe having 3000 overnight parking areas, see Aree di Sosta CamperLife, and 505 vineyards and farms whose owners encourage motorhomers to stay on their land for free. 

Valid February 2017 until 1 March 2018. 

Buy the guide and you will become a member of Fattore Amico until 1st March 2018 (the scheme is annually renewable). With the guide you will receive a windscreen sticker and a membership card.

The Fattore Amico guidebook is multilingual, written in English, Italian, French, and German. There is also a multilingual key to the symbols on page 16. Regional maps identify the stopovers by number, so it is easy to find details of host sites.

Stop for 24 hours for free across Italy

There is no financial or commercial obligation between the members of Fattore Amico and the hosts. You will not be charged to stay, but clearly the sites have something to sell and you should support them when possible. You may genuinely not like the wine (or other produce) and are not obliged to buy, but the next person to visit may love it and buy a case, so it all works out in the end.

Directions

Directions to the participating farms and vineyards are also multilingual.

For example: From A5 exit Chatillon-St Vincent, SS26 in the direction of Aosta, after Km7; at Champagne Verrayes turn right, 3.5 km in the direction of Verrayes. Guided tour and excursions. Local products: jam.

GPS Coordinates are provided for every entry and are written in the following format: N 45.32909 E 11.67200

The number of farms and vineyards participating in the Fattore Amico scheme by region:

  • VALLE D'AOSTA - PIEMONTE: Alessandria - 22; Aosta - 4; Asti - 6; Biella - 3; Cuneo - 26; Novara - 4; Torino - 8; Verbania - 2; Vercelli - 1
  • LIGURIA: Genova - 1; Imperia - 5; La Spezia - 2; Savona - 3
  • LOMBARDIA: Bergamo - 1; Brescia - 6; Como - 2; Cremona - 4; Lodi - 2; Mantova - 9; Milano - 9; Monza Brianza - 2; Pavia - 13; Sondrio - 7; Varese - 10
  • VENETO: Padova - 7; Rovigo - 2; Treviso - 4; Venezia - 4; Verona - 6; Vicenza - 5
  • TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE: Trento - 12
  • FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA: Gorizia - 1; Pordenone - 4; Udine - 4
  • EMILIA ROMAGNA: Bologna - 3; Ferrara - 4; Forli Cesena - 7; Modena - 4; Piacenza - 11; Parma - 8; Ravenna - 2; Reggio Emilia - 3; Rimini - 5
  • TOSCANA: Arezzo - 1; Firenze - 5; Grosseto - 9; Livorno - 3; Lucca - 2; Pisa - 12; Siena - 12
  • UMBRIA: Perugia - 16; Terni - 4
  • MARCHE: Ancona - 9; Ascoli Piceno - 3; Fermo - 1; Macerata - 9; Pesaro Urbino - 5
  • SARDEGNA: Medio Campidano - 1; Nuoro - 4; Olbia Tempio - 1; Oristano - 1; Sassari - 2
  • LAZIO: Frosinone - 6; Latina - 1; Rieti - 4; Roma - 3; Viterbo - 11
  • ABRUZZI: Chieti - 4; Pescara - 5; Teramo - 5
  • MOLISE: Isernia - 1; Campobasso - 4
  • CAMPANIA: Benevento - 3; Caserta - 2; Napoli - 3; Avellino - 5; Salerno - 4
  • PUGLIA: Bari - 13; Brindisi - 5; Foggia - 13; Lecce - 7; Taranto - 3
  • BASILICATA: Matera - 5; Potenza - 6
  • CALABRIA: Catanzaro - 3; Cosenza - 4; Krotone - 1; Reggio Calabria - 11; Vibo Valentia - 2
  • SICILIA: Agrigento - 2; Caltanissetta - 1; Catania - 3; Enna - 2; Messina - 3; Palermo - 6; Ragusa - 2; Siracusa - 4; Trapani - 9
  • SLOVENIA: 1
  • BAVARIA, GERMANY: 4

Code of Conduct

Members must adhere to the general rules, which are a mixture of courtesy and respect for others, as laid out in the code of conduct.

Common sense and courtesy are important. Please accept any restrictions imposed. Fattore Amico hosts are not providing the service of a campsite.

  • Arrive at the chosen site between 9.00am and 7.30pm. Visitors turning up in the middle of the night will not be welcome and some sites have gates that will be closed at night.
  • On arrival at the chosen site show the Fattore Amico membership card for the current year to the host. Being farmers, they are likely to be out working during the day. Don't worry, just park in the designated places and await their return. Hosts, for reasons of security, will only let identified members of Fattore Amico park overnight on their property.
  • Remember you are not a paying client, but a welcome guest. Be friendly, respect their wishes, and thank your host on leaving. Sometimes, either due to personal circumstances or because all the spaces are occupied, a host will be unable to accommodate visitors. In these circumstances you will have to visit an alternative farm or vineyard.
  • To avoid inconveniencing the work of your host park only in the areas indicated by them.
  • Fattore Amico hosts do not provide facilities for servicing motorhomes. So arrive with fresh water tanks full and waste tanks empty.
  • Fattore Amico hosts do not charge for staying overnight so do not expect to find campsite facilities. Do not use site toilets, water taps or drains without the host's permission. Never light fires or BBQs. The sites are working vineyards or farms, not children's playgrounds. Ensure your children are behaving and kept in sight. If you have a dog, please ask the host's permission before letting it off the leash. Sites that do not accept dogs are marked.

The 2017 scheme runs from February 2017 to March 2018. You need to re-join Fattore Amico annually by buying a new guide each winter. A new window sticker and membership card will be included.

Key Features

  • 505 Italian farms and vineyards.
  • Free 24 hour stopping.
  • GPS coordinates for all entries in format: N45.32909 E11.67200
  • Written in English, Italian, French and German.
  • Motorhomes and self-sufficient campervans only.
  • Buy the guide to become a member.

Who Should Buy?

Offering a little more security than the standard Aires network, this scheme is perfect for people who are interested in dipping a toe into the freedom of motorhoming or for anyone looking to explore the authenticity of rural Italy. Open to self-sufficient motorhomes and campervans only.

Fattore Amico is an Italian farm and vineyard stopover scheme similar to France Passion. Pitch up at a host's property and meet the people who work the landscapes around you. Your hosts will be local producers who are passionate about what they do - and nobody exudes that passion like an Italian artisan, so be ready for some fantastic evenings.

Italy is, numerically, the third most motorhome-friendly destination in Europe having 3000 overnight parking areas, see Aree di Sosta CamperLife, and 505 vineyards and farms whose owners encourage motorhomers to stay on their land for free. 

Valid February 2017 until 1 March 2018. 

Buy the guide and you will become a member of Fattore Amico until 1st March 2018 (the scheme is annually renewable). With the guide you will receive a windscreen sticker and a membership card.

The Fattore Amico guidebook is multilingual, written in English, Italian, French, and German. There is also a multilingual key to the symbols on page 16. Regional maps identify the stopovers by number, so it is easy to find details of host sites.

Stop for 24 hours for free across Italy

There is no financial or commercial obligation between the members of Fattore Amico and the hosts. You will not be charged to stay, but clearly the sites have something to sell and you should support them when possible. You may genuinely not like the wine (or other produce) and are not obliged to buy, but the next person to visit may love it and buy a case, so it all works out in the end.

Directions

Directions to the participating farms and vineyards are also multilingual.

For example: From A5 exit Chatillon-St Vincent, SS26 in the direction of Aosta, after Km7; at Champagne Verrayes turn right, 3.5 km in the direction of Verrayes. Guided tour and excursions. Local products: jam.

GPS Coordinates are provided for every entry and are written in the following format: N 45.32909 E 11.67200

The number of farms and vineyards participating in the Fattore Amico scheme by region:

  • VALLE D'AOSTA - PIEMONTE: Alessandria - 22; Aosta - 4; Asti - 6; Biella - 3; Cuneo - 26; Novara - 4; Torino - 8; Verbania - 2; Vercelli - 1
  • LIGURIA: Genova - 1; Imperia - 5; La Spezia - 2; Savona - 3
  • LOMBARDIA: Bergamo - 1; Brescia - 6; Como - 2; Cremona - 4; Lodi - 2; Mantova - 9; Milano - 9; Monza Brianza - 2; Pavia - 13; Sondrio - 7; Varese - 10
  • VENETO: Padova - 7; Rovigo - 2; Treviso - 4; Venezia - 4; Verona - 6; Vicenza - 5
  • TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE: Trento - 12
  • FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA: Gorizia - 1; Pordenone - 4; Udine - 4
  • EMILIA ROMAGNA: Bologna - 3; Ferrara - 4; Forli Cesena - 7; Modena - 4; Piacenza - 11; Parma - 8; Ravenna - 2; Reggio Emilia - 3; Rimini - 5
  • TOSCANA: Arezzo - 1; Firenze - 5; Grosseto - 9; Livorno - 3; Lucca - 2; Pisa - 12; Siena - 12
  • UMBRIA: Perugia - 16; Terni - 4
  • MARCHE: Ancona - 9; Ascoli Piceno - 3; Fermo - 1; Macerata - 9; Pesaro Urbino - 5
  • SARDEGNA: Medio Campidano - 1; Nuoro - 4; Olbia Tempio - 1; Oristano - 1; Sassari - 2
  • LAZIO: Frosinone - 6; Latina - 1; Rieti - 4; Roma - 3; Viterbo - 11
  • ABRUZZI: Chieti - 4; Pescara - 5; Teramo - 5
  • MOLISE: Isernia - 1; Campobasso - 4
  • CAMPANIA: Benevento - 3; Caserta - 2; Napoli - 3; Avellino - 5; Salerno - 4
  • PUGLIA: Bari - 13; Brindisi - 5; Foggia - 13; Lecce - 7; Taranto - 3
  • BASILICATA: Matera - 5; Potenza - 6
  • CALABRIA: Catanzaro - 3; Cosenza - 4; Krotone - 1; Reggio Calabria - 11; Vibo Valentia - 2
  • SICILIA: Agrigento - 2; Caltanissetta - 1; Catania - 3; Enna - 2; Messina - 3; Palermo - 6; Ragusa - 2; Siracusa - 4; Trapani - 9
  • SLOVENIA: 1
  • BAVARIA, GERMANY: 4

Code of Conduct

Members must adhere to the general rules, which are a mixture of courtesy and respect for others, as laid out in the code of conduct.

Common sense and courtesy are important. Please accept any restrictions imposed. Fattore Amico hosts are not providing the service of a campsite.

  • Arrive at the chosen site between 9.00am and 7.30pm. Visitors turning up in the middle of the night will not be welcome and some sites have gates that will be closed at night.
  • On arrival at the chosen site show the Fattore Amico membership card for the current year to the host. Being farmers, they are likely to be out working during the day. Don't worry, just park in the designated places and await their return. Hosts, for reasons of security, will only let identified members of Fattore Amico park overnight on their property.
  • Remember you are not a paying client, but a welcome guest. Be friendly, respect their wishes, and thank your host on leaving. Sometimes, either due to personal circumstances or because all the spaces are occupied, a host will be unable to accommodate visitors. In these circumstances you will have to visit an alternative farm or vineyard.
  • To avoid inconveniencing the work of your host park only in the areas indicated by them.
  • Fattore Amico hosts do not provide facilities for servicing motorhomes. So arrive with fresh water tanks full and waste tanks empty.
  • Fattore Amico hosts do not charge for staying overnight so do not expect to find campsite facilities. Do not use site toilets, water taps or drains without the host's permission. Never light fires or BBQs. The sites are working vineyards or farms, not children's playgrounds. Ensure your children are behaving and kept in sight. If you have a dog, please ask the host's permission before letting it off the leash. Sites that do not accept dogs are marked.

The 2017 scheme runs from February 2017 to March 2018. You need to re-join Fattore Amico annually by buying a new guide each winter. A new window sticker and membership card will be included.

  • 505 Italian farms and vineyards.
  • Free 24 hour stopping.
  • GPS coordinates for all entries in format: N45.32909 E11.67200
  • Written in English, Italian, French and German.
  • Motorhomes and self-sufficient campervans only.
  • Buy the guide to become a member.

Offering a little more security than the standard Aires network, this scheme is perfect for people who are interested in dipping a toe into the freedom of motorhoming or for anyone looking to explore the authenticity of rural Italy. Open to self-sufficient motorhomes and campervans only.

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