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Camping Barco Reale

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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Camping Riva Nuova

Situated at the south end of the small town of Martinsicuro on the Adriatic coast, this excellent site offers a first-class camping experience with a...

Camping Cevedale

Nestled under a castle and close to a tiny village, Camping Cevedale has a European atmosphere with very little English spoken, however, you will be...

Camping Rosa

Camping Rosa is open all year round and is to be found in San Bartolomeo al Mare, just 200 metres from the beach, in the...

Camping la Sfinge

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 Village Baia Verde

Baia Verde is a smart, well-equipped and peaceful campsite located in the attractive village of Manerba on the southwestern corner of Lake Garda, backed by...

Camping Ca’Pasquali

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...

Camping Ca’Savio

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2019, 2018

Ca’Savio is a very large, family owned site of almost 50 years standing. It is in traditional Italian style and is set on a wide...

Camping River

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Camping River is a large oblong site on the banks of the Magna river but only the swimming pool/entertainment area has river views. It provides...

Camping la Liccia

Campsite La Liccia is a campsite in Santa Teresa Gallura, Olbia-Tempio; situated on a hill overlooking a very long white sandy beach ( a 1...

Camping Village Roma

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Perched high on a hilltop on the edge of Rome, the site is owned by the Cardini/Vanucchi family, who have other quality city sites in...

Camping Village Il Poggetto

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...

Camping Village Cavallino

This large, well-ordered site is part of the Baia Holiday Group. It lies beside the sea with direct access to a superb beach of fine...

Camping Lago di Levico

Camping Lago di Levico, by a pretty lakeside in the mountains, is the result of the merging of two popular sites. An impressive new reception...

Camping Vela Blu

Thoughtfully landscaped within a natural wooded coastal environment, the tall pines here give shade, while attractive flowers enhance the setting and paved roads give easy...

Caravan Park Sexten

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...

Camping Villaggio La Gardiola

Located at the end of a narrow lakeside road, this small neat site has just 25 touring pitches; five are fully serviced. The touring pitches...

Parco delle Piscine

Sarteano is an ancient spa town and this large, smart site utilises that spa in its very open environs. This site is well run with...


Southern Italy forms the lower boot of the Italian peninsula, containing the ankle (Abruzzo and Molise and southern Lazio), the toe (Calabria), and the heel (Apulia). On the eastern coast is the Adriatic Sea, leading into the rest of the Mediterranean through the Strait of Otranto. On the Adriatic, south of the spur of the boot, the peninsula of Monte Gargano, the Gulf of Salerno, the Gulf of Naples, and the Gulf of Gaeta are each named after a large coastal city. Basilicata is a remote and wild region that has remained largely unspoilt.

Basilicata is mostly an upland country, scattered with ruins. The brooding town of Melfi has a formidable Norman castle, while nearby Venosa was once the largest Roman colony. The town has an archaeology park with remains of Roman baths and an amphitheatre.

Basilicata has two provinces: Matera and Potenza.


Places of interest


Matera: Town perched on edge of a ravine.

Sassi di Matera: Cave network inhabited since the Paleolithic era with excavations & expansions over the years.

Palombaro lungo: Subterranean cistern carved from rock beneath a busy plaza in the 19th century, with guided tours.

Parco Regionale della Murgia Materana: Rugged regional park featuring churches carved out of caves & cliffs, one with 8th-c. frescoes.

Casa Grotta nei Sassi di Matera: Historical site featuring a recreated cave dwelling with period furnishings, tools & artifacts.

 Melfi Castle: Square-towered fortress, built by Normans in the 11th century & stretching across a verdant hilltop.


Cuisine of the region

Pasta mollicata

Cuisine of Basilicata is mainly based on the use of pork and sheep,  beans, cereals and vegetables, with the addition of aromas such as hot peppers, powdered raw peppers and horseradish. The local gastronomy is for historical-cultural reasons, typically based on simple recipes and on the culture of reuse, in particular of meat and bread.

Cavatelli e fagioli: A hearty pasta dish made with cavatelli pasta, beans, tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil.

Pasta mollicata: A simple but delicious pasta dish made with stale bread, onions, tomatoes, and red wine.

Rafanata: A savoury omelet made with potatoes, horseradish, eggs, and cheese.

Lucanica: A traditional sausage made with pork, fennel seeds, and hot peppers.

Canestrato di Moliterno:  A hard, aged cheese made from sheep's milk.