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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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This well developed site, south of Livorno, is fashioned out of a very extensive area of natural undulating woodland (with low trees) famous for wild...

Caravan Park Sexten is 1,520 metres above sea level and has 268 pitches, some very large and all with electricity (16A), TV connections and water...

Le Soline is a country hillside site with wonderful views of the beautiful Tuscan landscape from its steep slopes and a very pleasant atmosphere. Just...

This site is relatively new and is in pristine condition, set between the road and the beach. There are two types of pitches available here...

This site is ideally situated for a beach holiday, with easy access across the road to a lovely, long sandy beach. Ostia is just ...

This lovely little mountain site is well situated on the edge of a small village and is open all year round. It takes its name...

Lago di Bracciano is just 47 km. from the centre of Rome. The site is of a size that provides excellent opportunities for watersports and...

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...

Camping Le Sorgenti is surrounded by countryside and is just a few steps from the village of Palazzuolo Sul Senio in the heart of the...

Camping Orchidea is an immaculate family owned site on the western bank of Lake Maggiore, 35 km. south of the Swiss border and 8 km...

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...

Tahiti is an excellent, extremely well run, family owned site, thoughtfully laid out 800 m. from the sea (a continuous, fun road-train link is provided)...

Cleverly set into two sides of a valley like an amphitheatre, some of the pitches here have glorious views over Tuscany to the sea and...

Camping Delle Rose is close to the French border, and a few miles inland from the Italian Riviera. This is a peaceful spot, set deep...

Villaggio Camping Lungomare is a small, family-run site close to the town of Cropani Marina. There are 100 marked pitches that are well laid out...

Camping Villaggio Italgest is a mature, pleasant site with 208 touring pitches (with 6A electricity) on level grass with plenty of shade. Cars are parked...

Camping Mario is a family site near the Lake Caldonazzo, one of the most attractive small Italian lakes where swimming, fishing and other water-based activities...

The Villenpark Sanghen enjoys a particularly privileged position being located directly on Lake Garda, in Manerba. Surrounded by greenery and featuring a wide range of...

Villaggio Camping Desiderio is located on the beautiful coast of Paestum, a city known worldwide for its archaeological importance to the extent that it is...

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.