Italy is often described as one big living museum, with more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country. The country is stunning from top to bottom – from its Northern Mountains, to the Central city of Rome and down to the Southern beaches. With its warm weather and beautiful countryside, it’s the perfect country for a camping holiday.
Italy is a great destination for camping with your family, not least because it’s easy to get too and a short flight from the UK. It’s well serviced by airlines such as Easyjet and British Airways. Car hire is easy to source and there’s also an excellent national train service.
The Italians love their food, art and lifestyle and thoroughly enjoy sharing it with visitors. The whole country is extremely child-friendly and Italians welcome families everywhere. If you’re looking for an ideal country in which to go camping with kids, you can’t fault Italy.
Wherever you’re based in Italy, you’ll find a wealth of fascinating things to see and do. In the North, you can enjoy mountains, alpine lakes and the wonders of Venice. Take a gondola ride through its canal streets and marvel at the beautiful architecture surrounding the waters. In the Central region are the stunning cities of Florence and Rome – packed with museums, art and ancient Roman buildings. And don’t forget Pisa with its iconic Leaning Tower! To the South is the stunning Amalfi coast, glorious Naples and volcanic Mount Vesuvius. Or you could take a trip over to the island of Sicily, with its wild volcanic vistas and tiny traditional mountain villages.
Some of the most beautiful campsites are to be found around the famous Lake Garda, where the countryside and lakes are stunning at every turn. The lakes make a great base for families, with a host of activities that children will adore. You can also easily make day trips from the lakes to numerous beautiful towns and cities, such as Verona – the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
With so much to see and do in Italy, staying at a campsite allows you to take full advantage of your stunning surroundings, whilst providing a relaxing base after a busy day’s exploring. Italy is served by a number of great camping companies, such as Canvas Holidays, Eurocamp and Alfresco. You can choose from a variety of accommodation to suit your family’s needs from tents, through luxury mobile homes and lodges.
All our recommended Italian campsites offer fantastic facilities, impeccable organisation, tasty restaurants and a relaxed holiday atmosphere. Set in stunning beach, lakeside, countryside and mountain settings you might find that it’s hard to leave the site! Wherever you choose to visit in Italy though, you can be guaranteed of a wonderful break with your family.
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