June 15, 2015 at 3:41 PM
After advising you on how to drive is Spain, Italy and France, why not visiting it? If you love the “Italian way of life” then this article is for you.
Of course, it takes a very long time to reach Italy but its sun, warm sea and food will definitely reward your efforts. So here comes the list of campsites that will make your trip unforgettable. You will be able to see their positions referring to the maps.
This article is trying to cover the 3 major Italian coasts, nevertheless, you can still ask for more information.
Tyrrhenian Sea (West)
The Tyrrhenian Sea shores are known for their incredible history, varied landscapes and unique lifestyle. Cradle of many civilisations such as the Etruscans or the Romans, its cultural patrimony is enormous. Also the variety of its landscapes is very impressive and ranges from sandy beaches in Tuscany to the sheer dolostone cliffs of Amalfi.
Here are 5 campsites that will help you enjoy that area of Italy. We tried to concentrate them in the North of Italy but we’ve also given you the choice to go South as well.
1. Camping Rosselba Le Palme, Portoferraio (LI)
Located on the Island of Elba less than 20 km (about 12.5 miles) away from mainland Italy and accessible by ferry in about an hour, this campground offers a great environment to have fun with the family at a fair price. Friendly child carers will take care of your little ones, meanwhile you can enjoy the activities offered by the campsite. In case, you do not want to go outside of the campsite there is; a supermarket directly on site, a botanic garden and 3 swimming pools, a gym as well as an amazing Italian restaurant offering you the most amazing example of traditional Italian cuisine. In addition, you can also play ping pong, volleyball, tennis and participate in archery classes.
2. Camping International Etruria, Marina di Castagneto Carducci (LI)
Located 50 minutes’ South of Pisa and its famous leaning tower, the Camping International Etruria is located directly in front of the Tyrrhenian Sea which is accessible directly from the campsite. With its minimarket, pizzeria, butcher and kids club the campsite also has a fully equipped private beach with sun-loungers and parasols. Enjoy the Italian weather in the middle of the pine forest.
3. International Camping Baia Verde, Punta Ala (GR)
Located in the famous Tuscany’s Maremma, the campsite is surrounded by a maritime pine forest. Featuring football, volleyball and tennis courts as well as a daycare for your little ones, you will find a supermarket, a butcher shop, a fruit and vegetable market as well as restaurants, bars and even a hairdresser and a newsagent/tobacconist. Wi-Fi is available throughout the campsite. This campground also applies an environmental protection policy including the recycling of waste and a limitation of water and electricity consumption. It’s the perfect place for eco-tourists.
4. Tuscia Tirrenica Camping Village, Lido di Tarquinia (VT)
Located 1 hour and 15 minutes’ drive North from Rome the Tuscia Tirrenica Camping Village is a great place to enjoy the South of Tuscany, located just on the seashore the campsite has its own private beach, also the gentle sloping of the sea will allow even the little ones to have fun playing in the sea. The campsite is also equipped with two swimming pools, a restaurant a supermarket and a bar. Also, during the summer you will be able to enjoy parties, shows and concerts organised by the staff.
5. Sambalon Villagio-Camping, Zambrone (VV)
Located on the tip of the boot about 100km (62 miles) North-East from Messina, Sicily and 70km (44 miles) South-West of Catanzaro, this campground is located directly on the seashore in the middle of a traditional Mediterranean landscape where dried grass, rocks and sea mix-up in harmony. With its crystalline waters and sandy beaches this is an amazing location to spend some well-deserved time off. Try the local food at the restaurant such as the “Piscispata ‘rustutu cu’sarmurigghiu” (swordfish cooked in salmoriglio). Enjoy the campsite’s private beach, for those who don’t want to stay at the campsite the area is famous for its Ancient Greek and Roman remains, as well as its rich history during the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies or its incredible landscapes. For those who are believers the campsite organises Roman Catholic masses. Of course, like any campsite lots of activities are organised by the staff. Only small pets are accepted.
Adriatic Coast (East)
1. Cesenatico Camping Village, Cesenatico (FC)
Located about 30km (19 miles) North-West of Rimini Airport and 40km (25 miles) North of the Republic of San Marino the Cesenatico Camping Village is a great place to relax on the beach. For those who don’t like to swim in the sea the campsite is equipped with 3 swimming pools for all ages. The campsite also organises tours to Venice, Florence, Rome, San Marino, Urbino, the Frasassi Caves or to theme parks such as Mirabilandia. The campsite also has a restaurant specialising in Romagna cuisine. For sports fans, don’t miss the international competitions that your team participates in with the widescreen TV. Of course, many activities are organised throughout the summer. Small and medium sized dogs are generally accepted but some breeds may be refused, check on the site to make sure.
2. Camping Villagio Turistico Internazionale, Bibione (VE)
Located 100km (62 miles) North-East from Venice the Campsite is conveniently located about 300 metres from the beach. It is equipped with 3 swimming pools, slides, water games and it is located in a huge park. If you feel hungry try one of the two restaurants or go to the pool bar if you just want a snack. For those who want to keep fit during the holidays facilities such as the gym or the fitness classes are available. You can also attend windsurf and sailing school as well as archery, tennis and football lessons and tournaments. For those who have kids between 4 and 16 kids clubs are organised by the campsite. Excursions are also available to Venice, Padua, Treviso and Udine and to Trieste. For those who feel like driving Slovenia is only 80km (50 miles) away.
3. Camping Ca’ Savio, Cavallino Treporti (VE)
Located about 1 hour’s drive from Treviso in Cavallino Treporti the Camping Ca’ Savio is located just in front of a kilometre-long-beach. The campsite is equipped with two swimming pools, playgrounds, minigolf, a supermarket and three restaurants, and guess what - there’s even a pub! The campsite also organises excursions to Venice islands such as Murano, Burano and Torcello. In addition, before you depart you will be offered the “Sapori del Veneto” box that contains Veneto soil and typical varieties of tomatoes, peppers and chicory of the Veneto region (just as an additional memory to add in your kitchen).
4. Camping Tahiti Bungalow Park & Terme, Comacchio (FE)
Located on the outskirts of the Regional Park of the Po’ Delta (Italy’s longest river) and 50km (31 miles) from the capital of the Dukes of Este the Camping Tahiti Bungalow Park & Terme is one of the best campgrounds of central Italy. Equipped with 3 swimming pools and located only 800 metres from the beach the campsite also has two restaurants, a supermarket and three bars. It also benefits from access to the thermal water naturally flowing, which you’ll be able to enjoy the curating effects of. A mini club is accessible to kids from 4 years old.
5. Camping Village Vela Blu, Cavallino Treporti (VE)
Located about 1 hour’s drive from Treviso in Cavallino Treporti the Camping Vela Blu is located less than 50 metres away from the city’s kilometre-long-beach. Equipped with 2 swimming pools with sun-loungers all around, you will also be able to enjoy one of the campground’s two restaurants, or chill at the Pool Bar, you will also be able to shop directly in the campground via the supermarket. From Punta Sabbioni (accessible from the campground with bus line 23A, ticket price: €2.00) you will be able to take the “Vaporetto No. 12” (Venice traditional boat buses) that will go through the islands of Venice, S. Michele, Murano, Burano, Mazzorbo, Torcello and the Lido di Venezia. Do not think about driving there, there are no cars in Venice and no bridges within the islands.
Ionian Coast (For the most courageous, full South)
1. Camping Santa Maria di Leuca Gagliano del Capo (LC)
Located on the heel of the boot, 2386km (1,483 miles) from London and 104km (64 miles) South-East from Brindisi. The campsite is located less than 5 minutes’ drive from Marina di Leuca and the Ionian Sea. Surrounded by pines and carob trees it is equipped with 2 swimming pools, 2 multisport courts, a bar/tobacconist, a small supermarket, a playground and 2 restaurants as well as a spa. You can also rent boats and bicycles or learn how to sail. You will also be able to attend a number of events ranging from karaoke nights to shows.
2. Torre Castiglione Camping, Torre Castiglione (LC)
Located next to Porto Cesareo in Torre Castiglione the campsite is located less than 200 metres from a nice private sandy beach washed by crystal blue waters and located in a shaded park, where you will be able to park your caravan and enjoy the facilities of the campsite such as the sports courts, a mini golf, 2 restaurants, where you’ll be able to discover traditional Apulian cuisine, a bar and a supermarket as well as many shows organised by the campsite.
3. Vilaggio Tiziana, Manduria (TA)
Located less than 40km (25 miles) from Taranto, the campsite is located in area famous for its ancient Greek remains and its mysterious “Trulli” (Apulian traditional constructions). Located 3km from the sand beaches of Porto Cesareo, Gallipoli, Campo Marina, the campground is equipped with two swimming pools, a multisport court, a tennis court, a restaurant and a supermarket.
4. Centro Vacance Punta Alice, Cirò Marina (KR)
Located directly on the Ionian shore of the Region of Calabria the campsite is equipped with 2 swimming pools, an amphitheatre, multisport courts, an archery range, a mini club for your little ones as well as a playground. For those who would like to learn to scuba dive the campsite can organise it for you. In addition you will be able to enjoy the amazing sea view that the restaurant offers, if you feel like it you will also be able to discover the ancient Greek remains in the surrounding area.
5. Metapontum Villagio-Camping, Metaponto (MT)
Located 50km North-West of Taranto on the shores of the Gulf of Taranto the Metapontum Villagio – Camping is located 500 metres from the private sandy beach belonging to the campground, you’ll also be able to enjoy equipment such as a 25 metre-long swimming pool, a multisport court, a playground, tennis and 5-in-line football pitch. The campsite also organises several performances and kids clubs.
We hope this article has given you a few ideas for your next holidays, we’ll be in touch soon for new ideas.