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Just forty minutes from Florence and an hour from Pisa, this site is beautifully situated high in the Tuscan hills close to the fascinating town...

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Green Village Assisi is an excellent site situated on the west side of Assisi and provides a green environment and tranquillity. Situated on a 30.00...

This spacious city site was established in 1993 on the edge of the Trade Fair Centre of this ancient and historic city and is...

Close to the coastal town of Marsala in western Sicily, best known for its fortified wine, Lilybeo Village is a small, family-friendly campsite within easy...

Camping Zocco is an excellent, professionally run site in a quiet, scenic location sloping gently down towards the lake where there is a jetty, buoys...

Situated at the southern end of the magnificent Costa Rei, this small, very friendly and well managed site has 83 touring pitches, many in great...

This small, very Italian, family-run site, just north of Pescara and south of Pineto, is situated between the coastal railway line and a superb sandy...

Castelvecchio di Preci is tucked away in the tranquil heights of the mountainous Umbrian countryside, as is Camping Il Collaccio, which is set on a...

Situated on the attractive natural woodland coast of Cavallino with its wide, safe, sandy beach, Ca’Pasquali is a high quality holiday resort with easy access...

Forty kilometres south of the ferry port at Messina, Camping Paradise is situated on a long narrow strip along the sea with direct beach access...

Pian di Boccio is a small-scale campsite in the heart of Umbria. It is situated nearby the fortress town of Bevagna and within a radius...

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...

Belvedere Pineta is situated on the edge of an almost entirely land-locked lagoon, 5 km. from Grado on the northern Adriatic Sea. A minor road...

Camping Village Internazionale Firenze is set in the hills about 5 km. south of Florence. This is a well-shaded, steeply terraced site with informal touring...

Set high on a peninsula, on the quieter western shore of Lake Garda, La Rocca is an amiable, family orientated campsite. The 180 attractive touring...

La Sfinge is peacefully located in the famous area of Cinque Terre and stylish Portofino, in a landscape of pine and acacia trees, with some...

Camping Rialto is a family run site with a pleasant atmosphere. Its main attraction is its short 10 minute bus ride to Venice, which can...

After years of experience in the camping industry, Barbara and Pieter Witschge have built their dream – Tenuta Squaneto, natural camping with brilliant facilities. Its...

Laguna Village is an unusual site located close to the lively Adriatic resort of Caorle. Three types of pitch are available here. Most pitches have...

Punta Spin is a large, well-maintained site, set between the road and a soft sand beach. About 300 flat touring pitches vary in size (65-10...

Italy

Italy’s rich history and unparalleled diversity make it a prime holiday destination all year round. Towering mountains, glassy lakes, ancient cities and golden beaches – this is a country that truly has it all. Camping in Italy is bound to be an exciting experience, no matter where you go.

Whether you want to explore historical cities, stroll around medieval hill towns, relax on sandy beaches or indulge in a little opera, good food and wine, Italy has it all.

Camping in Italy is a relaxed affair. Invariably surrounded by amazing landscapes, sensational food and plenty of real dolce vita, it’s impossible not to relax.

Camping in Italy has its own quirks and facets. For instance, pitches can sometimes be slightly smaller than in other regions, but that’s because vehicles are not permitted on many campsites (except to pitch up or at the end of your holiday). When this is the case, campsite life is so much more peaceful, and safer, without cars trundling to and fro.

Italian History

Italy is a relatively new country, being unified as recently as 1861. With some 60 million inhabitants, it remains a largely regional country with twenty distinct regions, each fiercely proud of its identity and local traditions. Italian culture has evolved over many centuries and is centred around the arts, music, architecture, family and food. Many eras have left their mark, from Roman, through Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical to today.

Italian Cuisine

Italian food has influenced cuisines around the world. To many it is simply an art form. Much of it is essentially simple: cheese, pasta, tomatoes, meat, garlic but of course the key to success is the detail, the quality and the natural passion that comes so easily to Italian chefs in the restaurant and at home.

The ripest, juiciest tomatoes, the infinite variety of pasta that comes in all shapes and sizes, the freshest of fish, all handled with care and prepared with respect. The Italians make time for eating and eat with an almost religious enthusiasm so that there is a real sense of occasion round every table.

Eating on a campsite is a doddle in Italy. The on site restaurants are invariably excellent with simple but good quality crowd pleasers. Pizza never tastes so good as in an Italian campsite restaurant, sitting on the terrace with a glass of something refreshing.

Italy’s wines are not to be missed either. Nothing says holiday quite like a glass of chilled Prosecco as the sun goes down, and an easy drinking Montepulciano or a fruity Bardolino will accompany anything from pizza to spaghetti carbonara. And when things culinary get a little more serious a Chianti or a chunky Barolo will always hit the mark.

After dinner, try a Limoncello liqueur for something a little decadent but deliciously moreish.

Northern Italy

The mountains of the Alps and the Dolomites drop down to the plains of northern Italy. The melt water makes its way down to the vast lakes for which this region is so famed. Lake Garda, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Idro, among others, each have their own unique character but all are rather stylish with elegant waterside towns and villages offering great eateries, plenty of sightseeing, shops and places of interest. The lakes are perfect for a relaxing cruise or perhaps some watersports.

Milan is a vibrant city, with fabulous shopping, fashion houses like Armani and Dolce & Gabbana and the famous opera house, La Scala, as well as Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ fresco. Other cities like Bologna, Turin and Genoa have their own appeal, not least Verona with its Roman amphitheatre and Juliet’s Balcony, allegedly the inspiration for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Central Italy

Encompassing Pisa, with its leaning tower, and Florence with its sublime views, Michelangelo’s ‘David’ and the Uffizi Gallery, it’s hard to beat Central Italy for pure ‘wow’.

Tuscany’s rolling countryside (is it ever anything else in Tuscany?) with its cypress trees, olive groves, vineyards and the gorgeous towns of Siena and San Gimignano are synonymous with this region. No surprise Tuscany is one of the country’s most visited regions.

Southern Italy

Pompeii and Herculaneum are overlooked by the ever-watchful Mount Vesuvius. The uniquely breathtaking scenery of the Amalfi coast is not to be missed, but only once you have delved into the winding narrow streets of Naples with its crumbling façades inset with Catholic shrines, and its lively markets, chaotic traffic and roaring scooters.

The beautiful islands of Elba, Sardinia and Sicily are each worth visiting, each with magnificent sandy beaches and unique charm.

Venice

Some of Italy’s greatest appeal is found in its cities where its art, history and culture are so concentrated. Bursting with Renaissance art and architecture, Venice exemplifies this, a unique mix of slightly down at heel shabby chic, exquisite art and world class music.

The evocative canals form an intricate network through the old city, a timeless and beguiling feature which tourists never fail to love. Wander through St Mark’s Square, even in winter, and it is impossible not to fall in love with this spectacular city.

Rome

In a league of its own, Rome is a world city like no other. Brimming with stunning Roman remains there’s something amazing around every corner: the Pantheon, St Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, Vatican City are all iconic structures. And artworks like Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling are absolutely unparalleled.