Ref: IT62505

Camping Darna

Italy, Lombardy, Porlezza

+39 0344 61597
1 April - 31 October.

Alan Rogers Review

At the eastern end of Lake Lugano, Camping Darna is in a broad valley with a great view down the lake and mountains on all sides. It is a well run, family owned site which becomes lively in high season with plenty of entertainment for young and old; in low season it is much more relaxed. The 304 touring pitches are on flat ground, all with 3A electricity. There are 65 seasonal pitches (not along the lakeside). A restaurant serves a full range of Italian dishes and has a bar and an extensive terrace. There is an excellent swimming pool and a paddling pool.

An open air, covered area is dedicated to a children’s club and activities take place daily in July and August with ‘junior discos’ each evening. A stage hosts a variety of entertainment for adults, and sporting events. Lake tours and mountain excursions are organised in high season. There is a small private harbour and a boat trip to Lugano runs on Tuesdays and Fridays. Porlezza is just 12 km. from Menággio on Lake Como with boat connections to many points on that lake.


Five sanitary blocks, with controllable showers, are kept very clean. Facilities for disabled visitors. Washing machines and dryers. Motorhome services. Good shop and bakery. Bar/restaurant with takeaway and large terrace (all season). Swimming pool (open to public, free to campsite guests Mon-Fri, € 5 at weekends) and paddling pool (High season). Fishing, swimming and boating. WiFi (charged).

  • Bar Nearby
  • Bar on Site
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • Boat Launch on Site
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Fishing on Site
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kids
  • Lake/River Beach Onsite
  • Lake/River Swim
  • Nature
  • Pets allowed
  • Outdoor Pool Nearby
  • Outdoor Pool on Site
  • Restaurant
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Walking
  • Wifi Partial Site


Porlezza is 14 km. east of Lugano on SS340 to Menággio. Turn right at traffic lights in Porlezza (Via Osteno). Site is 1.5 km. on right. Note: SS340 is narrow and winding, especially on the Porlezza-Lugano section (not for large units). The Como-Menággio road is least congested between 12.00 and 14.00!

Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
46.02514 9.12603
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N46 1 30 W9 7 33