• REGION: Piedmont
  • ADDRESS: Via Sempione 62
  • OPENING: yearly
  • GPS COORDINATE: 45°57’43.7″N 8°26’35.7″E – 45.962141, 8.443257
  • SERVICES: loading/unloading, electricity
  • COST/24H: 10€
  • DISTANCE FROM CITY CENTRE OR TOURISTIC LOCATION: 500 mt from city centre and from Mergozzo lakefront
  • SURFACE: asphalt
  • VISITA DATE: August 17, 2020
  • VISIT AUTHOR: Seimetri.it

Mergozzo and its lake are a delightful Piedmontese town west of Lake Maggiore, right where the Sempione state road deviates towards Domodossola. The small village (just over 2,000 inhabitants) overlooks a charming lake where the use of motor boats is prohibited, which makes this place truly special.

The narrow streets of the historic center do not offer adequate parking spaces for recreational vehicles, but along the road leading to the center, the Municipality has set up a rest area that can accommodate up to 10 motorhomes. Nothing in particular: it is only a portion of paid parking reserved for our vehicles. The area is paved and in the sun and therefore can hardly be considered more than a temporary stop. Among other things, it is also close to the road, the church and some chicken coops: noise is guaranteed. But it is functional for visiting the town and its surroundings.

For €10 every 24 hours you can park (do not camp: it is forbidden to open awnings or use tables and chairs outside) and have access to electricity (€5), but available for only 4 vehicles. The loading and unloading area has ample space for maneuvers, even if the grid is quite small and of old design. For the cassette toilet there is a special drain. There is only one water tap and separate collection does not include glass. Payment must be made in one of the nearby public places (Bar King, via Sempione 40 – Newspaper and tobacco shop, via Sempione 25 and Bar Roma, via Sempione 9).

Here you can read our yardstick for rest areas rates.

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Paolo Galvani

Nato nel 1964, è giornalista professionista dal 1990 e imprenditore dal 2007. Si occupa di tecnologia dalla fine degli Anni '80, prima come giornalista poi come traduttore specializzato, e da circa tre decenni ama girare in camper. Dalla fine di maggio del 2019 è diventato "fulltimer". A luglio 2019 ha lanciato il blog seimetri.it.

Born in 1964, he has been a professional journalist since 1990 and an entrepreneur since 2007. He has been involved in technology since the end of the 1980s, first as a journalist and then as a specialized translator, and for about three decades he has loved traveling in a motorhome. Since the end of May 2019 he has become a "fulltimer". In July 2019 he launched the blog seimetri.it