Camping Village Vallicella
Italy, Tuscany, Scarlino
- +39 0566 37229
- 4 April - 30 September.
Alan Rogers Review
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 across the mountains to incredible hilltop villages. Stone walls and wooden safety rails are features around the site – these are essential as there are very uneven heights to many of the steps. The 242 mostly shaded pitches are relatively flat with a gravel/sand surface and 6A electricity. Cars are parked away from pitches. The site is unsuitable for infirm and disabled campers and families with pushchairs find the 800 m. height of the site difficult.
The very steep slopes are surfaced with bitumen for ease of movement and the terracing is designed for privacy and views. Thought has gone into the design of the beautiful restaurant, pool and recreational area, which all share the superb vistas. A very limited entertainment programme includes late night darts and cards. The site is useful for visiting nearby Etruscan ruins, along with explorations of Rome, Florence, Sienna and Elba. Visits to local villages (3 km) such as Scarlino are a must – the picturesque village perches precariously on the hilltop above the site and is hauntingly beautiful.
Three blocks (one older, two modern) have squat and British style toilets. A very difficult site for those with accessibility issues because of the steep terrain but thoughtfully designed, good facilities are near a long terrace giving easy access to the hub of the site. Shop. Bar. Restaurant. Wine bar. Pizzeria. Swimming pools. Hydro-massage. Sauna. Some activities for children. Very limited evening entertainment for adults. Play area (supervision required). Bicycle and scooter hire. Internet point.
From autostrada E80/S1, take Scarlino exit and follow signs for the town of Scarlino. Site is well signed as you approach the town and are to climb the hill.Link to campsite location map on google
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|N42 54 46||W10 51 9|