Thanks all for your welcomes...
We did not get as far as Sicily but did do the Amalfi coast, Pompeii and Naples as well as Rome, Lucca, Florence and Pisa and the Cinque Terra villages and back through the south of France and the Cevennes- we pottered aimlessly as usual. We finished up at Amiens, somewhere we've never visited before but will certainly go back to.
We've had a brilliant time but have been a bit shaken by how expensive it's become in France and Italy since we were there last October. We paid the equivalent of £4.50 each for a cup of coffee at a service station in Switzerland. The first ( and last ) time we'll ever do that and it wasn't done knowingly ! At least it meant that we did not do a big shop - something I hate- before we left France. We've just been round Tesco and they are doing many of my favourite wines at comparable - or even lower- prices than Carrefour or Auchan.
Many thanks to all the people whose campsite and aires reviews and recommendations we used and we'll add some of our own shortly.
G and S