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Discover Northern Italy's Natural Beauty by Camping

Italy, a country rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, offers a unique experience for campers.

Italy, a country rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, offers a unique experience for campers. The northern regions are a treasure trove of picturesque landscapes, from the towering Alps to the serene lakes and the rolling vineyards. This blog post will guide you through the best campsites in Northern Italy and provide tips for making the most of your camping experience.

The diversity of Italy's northern natural landscapes

What makes Northern Italy an ideal camping destination for those seeking a balance of adventure and relaxation? It's the region's diverse natural landscapes, from the towering peaks of the Alps and the Dolomites to the serene waters of the Italian Lakes, that offer a unique camping experience.

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The region is also home to the Po River, Italy's longest river, which winds through the region, creating fertile plains and beautiful river landscapes.

In addition to its natural beauty, Northern Italy is rich in history and culture, further enhancing the camping experience. For instance, near the Camping Village Isolino, campers can visit the Borromean Islands. This group of three small islands and two islets in the Italian part of Lago Maggiore is renowned for its stunning palaces and gardens.

These factors combined make Northern Italy a perfect destination for campers seeking adventure and relaxation.

Best Campsites for Experiencing Italy's Natural Beauty

Camping Village Isolino offers a unique camping experience in the heart of the Borromean Gulf. The campsite is surrounded by natural beauty, with a view of Lake Maggiore and the surrounding mountains. It's approximately 2 miles from the historic Borromean Islands.

Continental Lido is located on the shores of Lake Mergozzo, a small and incredibly clear lake. The campsite is also a short distance from Lake Maggiore. The Sacro Monte of Domodossola, a historic site with a series of chapels dedicated to the Mystery of the Rosary, is approximately 15 miles away.

Camping Village Il Poggetto is situated in the heart of Tuscany, Camping Village Il Poggetto provides easy access to Florence and the Chianti region. The campsite is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, offering a peaceful retreat. The historic city of Florence, with its wealth of Renaissance art and architecture, is approximately 9 miles away.

Camping Le Capanne
is nestled in the heart of Tuscany, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Tuscan countryside. It's an excellent base for exploring the region's history and culture. The campsite is approximately 30 miles from the historic city of Pisa, known for its iconic Leaning Tower.

Camping Park Albatros
is located in San Vincenzo, Tuscany, is one of the most popular campsites in Italy. It's a short distance from the Tyrrhenian Sea, offering a perfect blend of beach and nature. The campsite is approximately 50 miles from the historic city of Siena, known for its medieval brick buildings and the famous Palio horse race.

Featured campsites

Lake Maggiore is one of the most attractive Italian lakes and Isolino is an impressive site and one of the largest in the region. Most...

Camping Continental Lido is a large, bustling site situated on the shore of the charming little Lake Mergozzo, about one kilometre from the better known...

This superb site has a lot to offer. It benefits from a wonderful panorama of the Colli Fiorentini hills with acres of the Zecchi family...

Marina di Bibbona is a relatively little known resort situated a little to the south of Livorno and close to the better-known resort of Cecina...

Camping Albatros is situated on the historic Costa Degli Etruschi and is a huge site with something for everyone. Of the 1,000 shaded pitches (6/10A...

Attractions and Places to Go

Florence Near Camping Village Panoramico Fiesole, you can visit the historic city of Florence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is known for its Renaissance art and architecture, including the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo's "David" sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" and da Vinci's "Annunciation." Florence is approximately six miles away from the campsite.

City of Florence at night with Duomo dominating skyline

Pisa and Lucca Near Camping Village Barco Reale, you can visit the cities of Pisa and Lucca. Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city's cathedral). It contains over 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces, and various bridges across the River Arno. Lucca is famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls. Pisa is around 50 miles away, and Lucca is approximately 30 miles from the campsite.


Verbania Near Camping Village Isolino, you can visit the town of Verbania, which hosts attractions such as the Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto and the Viani Dugnani Castle, an ancient manor with a medieval structure, high walls, and towers. Verbania is approximately three miles away from the campsite.

Verbania ,Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore Near Continental Lido, you can visit Lake Maggiore, a large lake located on the south side of the Alps. It is the second-largest lake in Italy and the largest in southern Switzerland. The lake and its shoreline are divided between the Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy and the Swiss canton of Ticino. The Borromean Islands, with their stunning palaces and gardens, are located in the western part of the lake. The lake is directly adjacent to the campsite.

Tips for Camping in Italy

Camping in Italy is a unique experience, but there are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure a smooth trip:

Respect the siesta In Italy, many businesses close in the afternoon for a siesta. Plan your activities accordingly and ensure you have enough bottled water.

Learn basic Italian phrases While many Italians speak English, especially in tourist areas, it's always appreciated when you make an effort to speak the local language.

Follow campsite rules Each campsite has its own set of rules. Make sure to familiarise yourself with them to ensure a pleasant stay for everyone.


Camping in Northern Italy offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the region's rich history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether exploring the towering peaks of the Alps, visiting historic monuments, or simply relaxing at a campsite, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience. Be sure to check out all our Italian campsites and enjoy your Italian camping adventure.