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MattH

Garaging near Bari Airport

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hi all

we are toying with the idea of driving from the UK, down through Europe and leaving our car (15 year old Yaris) there until September, then flying back from time to time and using the car when we do.

Our house in Puglia is 20 minutes drive from Noci, out in the middle of nowhere, so we are pondering how we can get to the airport and back.

One thought is to garage the car near the airport. Can anyone suggest a reputable garaging service near Bari airport?

 cheers

Matt

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Hi Matt 

Can't help with your question but be aware- I suspect it will be almost impossible or very expensive to insure a UK registered  car for long periods of European use after brexit. The company i use no longer offers it. The Italian government are also pushing for stricter policing of foreign cars being used here, although I don't think that policy has reached our corner of Puglia yet! 

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hi and thanks for responding.

I received a quote from Saga, which was very reasonable and they will cover us for anywhere in Europe within that quote, for the full 12 months. I told them the date, so I'm assuming, because brexit is still so up in the air, Saga are talking business as usual. Interesting about the policing situation though, I will do a little research into that, thanks.

We have decided, rather than garaging our car, to hire a car for a single day every time we need to get to the airport or back, it's only three instances and car hire is super cheap this far in advance. 

thanks again for responding

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hi

just a bit more info on the foreign plate thing: according to this article https://www.corriere.it/english/18_marzo_29/italians-avoid-road-tax-and-fines-by-fitting-foreign-plates-4550474e-332b-11e8-8d05-67d9ee233e6b.shtml?refresh_ce-cp the main problem is that of Italians attempting to avoid fines and taxes by driving cars registered in Bulgaria and Romania, so hopefully English plates won't be targeted any more that usual. 

Fingers crossed

cheers

Matt: )

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7 hours ago, MattH said:

hi

just a bit more info on the foreign plate thing: according to this article https://www.corriere.it/english/18_marzo_29/italians-avoid-road-tax-and-fines-by-fitting-foreign-plates-4550474e-332b-11e8-8d05-67d9ee233e6b.shtml?refresh_ce-cp the main problem is that of Italians attempting to avoid fines and taxes by driving cars registered in Bulgaria and Romania, so hopefully English plates won't be targeted any more that usual. 

Fingers crossed

cheers

Matt: )

it is not only Italians driving around with foreign plates (mainly french german) plenty of expats living here driving on UK plates (some even driving around in sorn cars)

 

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Hi Matt,

Try https://www.stuartcollins.com/ for insurance for UK registered cars outside the UK. 

They have been excellent for us for the last 6 years, however, recently their policy has changed and all vehicles covered cannot be SORN'd, therefore you have to have a new UK MOT every year which means taking the vehicle back once a year for the MOT check.

 

 

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On 12/28/2018 at 4:28 PM, MattH said:

hi all

we are toying with the idea of driving from the UK, down through Europe and leaving our car (15 year old Yaris) there until September, then flying back from time to time and using the car when we do.

Our house in Puglia is 20 minutes drive from Noci, out in the middle of nowhere, so we are pondering how we can get to the airport and back.

One thought is to garage the car near the airport. Can anyone suggest a reputable garaging service near Bari airport?

 cheers

Matt

To come back to your original question, for Bari airport, we've used both Koala Parking (€5/day) and Quick Parking (a bit cheaper: €25,--/week if you book online). The cars are parked outside, but in a closed area. You are taken right up to the airport doors in a shuttle bus, which saves lugging cases around. We were happy with the service, we didn't have to wait long for the shuttle. There are also several other such companies advertising online. BTW, we also live in Noci, how far are you out?

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