Guys As I am now much older, our 1000 mile trip to Italy needs breaking up in the middle. We have 3 kids (17 13 and 9 so need a big room/two interconnects and our requirement is safe car park, safe hotel, clean, somewhere to eat and a decent breakfast, not a million miles off the motorways. Our route is Norfolk Line Dunkirk down through Luxembourg to Metz, cross the border at Strasbourg. Sometimes we go through Germany to Weil am Rhein, other times we stay in France to Colmar crossing into Switzerland near Basel. Down through the Gotthard tunnel and crossing into Italy at Coldrerio/Como Chiasso. Where we have been staying the last 2/3 years is the Postillon at Beckenreid, right off the motorway, nice outlook but getting dated and getting very expensive. In an ideal world an alternative would be the half-way point so about 450/500 miles from Dunkirk and therefore vice versa, Postillon is a touch too close to our Italian destination. ore than happy to modify route slightly and tailor the ferry crossings to suit the halfway point, or even use two different hotels this year on the outward and return.