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65th INTERNATIONAL F.I.C.C. YOUTH RALLY IN SORRENTO/ITALY FROM 2 TO 6 APRIL 2015


Date: 02/02/2015
Source: FICC

Confedercampeggio will be celebrating its 65th Anniversary in 2015 and is marking the event by organising the 65th International F.I.C.C. Youth Rally 2015 on the “Santa Fortunata” campsite in Sorrento on the Amalfi coast.
The Prime Minister of Italy is patron of this rally while the Automobile Club of Italy, Assocamp, the Province of Naples, the town of Sorrento, Terme Catez (SLO), Camping Zaton (HR) and Knaus (programme and booking form) are all sponsors.

Sorrento is easy to get to by car or motorcaravan via the Turin-Milan-Trieste and Rome-Naples-Salerno (A2-A3) motorways. Exit at Castellammare di Stabia. Naples airport is only 35 kms from the rally site and shuttle buses will operate from Naples airport and from Sorrento train station to the rally site on the day of arrival and departure.
The town of Sorrento is only a 15-minute bus ride from the rally site. The campsite has everything one needs plus a private beach, a swimming pool, restaurants, a small shop and mobile homes and bungalows for rent. The organisers are planning excursions to the Amalfi coast.

Rally programme:

2 April - Arrival and town visit individually by public bus (€1.30 per journey)
6 pm – Opening ceremony, followed by a welcome drink provided by Confedercampeggio
8.30 pm – Dinner (individual arrangements) in the campsite restaurant (see www.65thyouthrally.eu)
3 April – 07.30 am Sports programme (information at the reception desk)
Optional alternative: boat trip to Capri (weather permitting) – Length of crossing 45 minutes with lunch and opportunity for shopping
6.00 pm - Return to campsite
9.00 pm - Free evening in Sorrento: traditional religious and folklore processions (most of the city is closed to traffic).



4 April – Sports programme
10.30 am Optional alternative: bus trip to Positano (the bus stops on the outskirts of the town – town visit on foot)
1 pm – Lunch (individual arrangements)
4 pm - Return to campsite – sports programme
9.30 pm - Disco until midnight in Hall B
5 April – Free day
Various excursions, hikes and tours will be proposed (further details and tickets in the information package)
Morning: Mass in the church about 300m from the campsite
11 am – Delegates’ meeting
1 pm – Lunch (individual arrangements)
11 pm – Farewell evening with presentation of prizes, tarantella dance and fireworks
6 April - Entertainment programme and/or sports
Optional alternative: excursion to Pompei – Vesuvius, minimum 30 participants.
Rally-goers depart.

How do you get to the campsite?
By air
From Naples airport you can take the CURRERI bus route to SORRENTO (Piazza Lauro) and change to the blue SITA bus for SANT’AGATA (via Massa Lubrense) that leaves from Piazza de Curtis or Piazza Lauro (in front of the station).
Otherwise: Take the orange CIRCUMVESUVIANA route A to Capo di Sorrento that leaves from Via degli Aranci (behind the station) and takes you straight to the the busstop at Villaggio Campeggio Santa Fortunata Campogaio.
By train
From Naples mainline station (Piazza Garibaldi) walk through the underpass to catch the local CIRCUMVESUVIANA service to SORRENTO. The journey takes about an hour. In Sorrento you can either take a taxi to the campsite or catch the blue SITA bus for SANT’AGATA (via Massa Lubrense) that leaves from Piazza de Curtis or Piazza Lauro (in front of the station).

Otherwise there is the orange CIRCUMVESUVIANA bus route A to Capo di Sorrento that leaves from Via degli Aranci (behind the station) and takes you straight to the the busstop at Villaggio Campeggio Santa Fortunata Campogaio.

Villaggio Santa Fortunata Campogaio is a beautiful campsite in a Mediterranean setting of olive groves, lemon trees and old oak trees with great views over the Gulf of Naples. The village is right in the middle of the Sorrento peninsula so you can easily explore the surrounding countryside, historical, architectural and cultural sights.

Accommodation
42 bungalows, each with 4 beds
45 caravans, each with 4 beds
65 log cabins each with 3 beds
26 mini chalets, each with 2 beds
25 tents, each with 2 berths.
(Bungalows, chalets/cabins/tents have bedding)

Foreign participants (adults and young people) travelling to Italy in motorcaravans and caravans will be offered free breakdown assistance from midnight on 30 March to midnight on 8 April thanks to the generosity of the Italian motoring club (ACI) that has signed an agreement to this effect with Confedercampeggio.
However this assistance will not be extended to listed vintage vehicles, rented vehicles, vehicles with temporary number plates or dragster vehicles.

Services and facilities
Swimming pool, bar and small shop, restaurant with sea view, private beach and excursions, transfers, wi-fi, discotheque, live entertainment, car hire, laundryroom etc.