Sea Pines Lodge
Camp Darby, near Pisa, Italy
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The Camp Darby Website contains the current information and can be found at http://www.livornomwr.com/home.php
|Sea Pines Lodge
||Information, Tours & Registrations
|Equipment Checkout Center
||CDR, Livorno AST
||Attn: Sea Pines Lodge
||Unit 31301, Box 60
||APO AE 09613
Reservations can be made Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Any reservations not confirmed by phone 24 hours in advance or by deposit may be cancelled at 6 PM on the day of said reservation.
If a monetary deposit is sent, the reservation will be held until noon of the following day. Any changes to your
reservation can be made during reservation hours.
Check-in time is 2 PM
Check-out time is 10 AM
Only American Active Duty military and civilians on leave are authorized to purchase gas coupons at the AAFEES Exchange. When purchasing gas coupons, you must present your Leave orders and car registration or
rental car agreement (POV's and rentals cannot be registered in Italy) to the Provost Marshall on base next to the Fire Station. If you're using a borrowed POV, you'll need a Power of Attorney. After the Provost Marshall fills out a form, take that form to the cashier in the PX to get your 200 liters of gas coupons. Buying gas on the economy costs about $4.70 per gallon!!
Esso gas coupons from Germany are not valid in Italy. The gas coupons available in Italy are accepted at any AGIP or IP gas station. You cannot pay for gas in dollars at the AGIP gas station on Camp Darby, so be sure to buy your coupons first.
Information, Tours & Registration (ITR)
The ITR office located on Camp Darby can help you with vacationing ideas. Daily trips include Rome, Florence, Venice and many others. Any tour questions or directions needed, call ITR at DSN 633-7599.
Major Area Attractions
- Pisa, famous for its Leaning Tower (6 miles from Camp Darby). Turn left on SS11, turn right at the fourth stop light. Go under the railroad tracks and 100' past the next insection (the one with the stop light) and turn RIGHT into the parking lot. The Leaning tower is on the other side of the wall.
- Carerra, famous for its marble quarries (the same ones used my Michaelangelo). North of Pisa, take the Carerra exit, follow the yellow signs "CAVE DI MARBO" up the mountain. There are several marble gift shops. We shopped around and found the best one to be GIANCARIO CONTIPELLI & C. They have a small cafe in the middle of the store and they give Americans a 12% discount! Their phone number is (0585) 758005. We bought marble rolling pins ($9), marble lazy sus
ans ($9), alabaster chess sets ($50-$90) and many other marble items! The tolls on the Autostrade are 6000 lire each way (exchange rate was 1538 lire / dollar) DON'T MISS IT!
- The walled city of Lucca, a quaint medieval village with its soaring cathedral and a commanding view of the Tuscan Hills (20 miles from Camp Darby)
- San Gimignano, a picturesque 14th century town renowned for its medieval atmosphere and characteristic towers (56 miles from Camp Darby)
- The peaceful Isle of Elba, Napoleon's first place of exile (car ferry during the summer months, 52 miles south of Camp Darby)
- Florence, incomparable city of world art treasures, churches and palaces (75 miles from Camp Darby)
- Siena, showcase of Italian gothic architecture (60 miles from Camp Darby)
- Livorno, home of Modigiliani (6 mi. from Camp Darby)
Children, Youth and Teens
Many summer activities are planned this year at both Child Development Services and the Youth Services Center. To enroll your children in either hourly child care or summer activities for school-age kids, you must bring your CDS/YS card or shot records and physician's certificate performed within the last year. For more information, call DSN 633-7903 / 633-7459
The American Beach is located 4 miles from Camp Darby in the Italian Riviera resort town of Tirrenia, and will be open daily from 24 May to 2 Sept 1996. The beach, which is staffed with American Red Cross certified life-guards, offers beach chairs and umbrellas, cabanas and paddle boats at reasonable prices. Additional beach services include picnic tables, playground equipment, grills, volleyball and an American Snack Bar.
Tirrenia is one of the most famous resort towns on the Tyrrhnian Sea, and has nightly discos as well as art galleries and lots of opportunities for shopping.
We went to the town of Marina de Pisa, 5 km north of Tirrenia. It has a nice small beach protected by wave breakers. Our children loved the starfish that washed up to the shore!
The Lodge consists of 24 rooms that can accommodate up to four people. The rooms include a satellite TV, VCR, refrigerator, private bathroom, daily maid service and private telephone. Prices range from $41 per night for 1 person to $61 per night for 4 people. Cribs are $3 per night and pets require a $50 refundable deposit and cost $3.50 per night.
The Sea Pines Campground has 48 electrical sites (220V), 41 non-electrical sites, 2 handicapped sites and 3 large grassy overflow areas. All of our sites are big enough to accommodate 2 four-man tents or a regular sized caravan. There are BBQ grills, sinks and picnic tables located throughout the campground area. Prices range from $14 per day to $18 per day.
There are twenty pre-fabricated cabins on the campground that can accommodate up to four people comfortably. Each cabin has 3 SMALL rooms; one with a double bed, one with a bunk bed and one with a kitchen table, small refrigerator and small TV. Each cabin has a front porch (not screened). The cabins are heated and have 220v outlets, they are not air-conditioned and they do not have running water or bathroom facilities!! There are two large shower facilities at each end of the campground. Linen is not p
rovided. You basically get a matress. You bring the sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, etc. Prices range from $46 per night to $51 per night, based on the season.
We thought the cabins were WAY overpriced. The rooms were very small. The room dimensions are approximately 8' x 5', 8' x 8' and 8' x 10'. Judge for yourself.
Created 5/1/96; Updated 5/1/96 by Tom Nunamaker