Articles – Camps in Italy

Italy is an ideal country for caravan enthusiasts: many sights, monuments, beautiful nature, breathtaking views and modern infrastructure, adapted to the needs of motorhomes and caravans. Where to go and which campsites in Italy should you choose?

Campsites in Italy – features

In Italy there are several thousand campsites where you can stay. Most are located in the north and center of the country. Sicily and Sardinia offer numerous campsites along the beaches. The facilities are modern and tailored to the needs of tourists. If you are planning a holiday on the shores of the Adriatic, Tyrrhenian or Ionian Seas, you will not be disappointed as there really is a lot to choose from.

Many of the campsites in Northern Italy and Tuscany are considered the most modern in Europe. They are adapted to the needs of people with disabilities and offer everything caravanners need. The south has somewhat inferior infrastructure, but still good enough for successful vacation planning.

Sicily is very popular in the summer season. Diving enthusiasts especially love Sardinia. In winter, tourists, in turn, eagerly opt for camping near the Alps and the Dolomites, combining caravanning with winter sports, especially skiing. Some campsites are above 1000m above sea level and are frequented in summer by caravers looking for scenic views or taking a few nearby mountain trails.

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Pets are not allowed on some Italian campsites. This often applies to facilities near monuments and the beach. In Italy, eco-friendly campsites are becoming popular, using and promoting eco-friendly solutions. You can find them all over the country, most of them on the coast.

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The interactive map of the “Polish Caravanning” campsites will certainly help you plan your trip. We have the largest base of campsites from Poland and Europe.

Where to stay in Italy and what to see

A beloved country by tourists, Italy offers so many monuments and attractions that some people often return to it. Italians can boast of the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We can find among others: the buildings of Rome and Florence, Venice, Etna, Verona, Assisi, numerous cathedrals and basilicas, the archaeological zone in Pompeii, the Dolomites and rock art in Val Camonica.

Close to the Gulf of Venice are large concentrations of campsites, from which it is worth going to nearby Padua. If you are looking for peace and closeness to nature, you will enjoy the surroundings of Lago di Garda and the Parco dell’Alto Garda Bresciano National Park.

Many campsites are close to the borders with France, Switzerland and Austria. A trip through the north of Italy is ideal for tourists who plan to visit several countries in one trip. Special attention deserves the Republic of San Marino, an enclave in Italy. It is worth visiting and viewing the fortress of La Rocca o Guaita.

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The area around the Gulf of Naples is highly recommended. Naples itself is rich in numerous tourist attractions, including the historic center, castles and cathedrals. If you’re planning to visit nearby Pompeii and Vesuvius, you can stay at Campeggio Spartacus or Camping Zeus, which are located in town and reach the volcano from there.

If you want to relax by the sea, you have hundreds of facilities to choose from at each of the sea borders. Do not forget that Italy ranks fifth in the world in terms of the number of tourists. During the holidays, the coastal areas and popular lakes such as Garda and Como are overcrowded. It is best to book campsites in advance. The Zingaro Reserve in Sicily and the Tuscan coast are also very popular.

Camps in cities that are attractive to tourists:

  • Rome – Village Camping Flaminio, Roma Camping;
  • Bologna – Campeggio Citta` di Bologna;
  • Milan – Campeggio Citta` Di Milan;
  • Verona – Castel San Pietro.

Sleeping in the wild in Italy

It is illegal in Italy to spend the night “in the wild”. Especially in the north of the country, at tourist attractions and on the coasts, motorhomes and caravans are checked. Overnight stays outside the campsite can be fined up to 500 euros. Private properties are an exception to the above rule. Some owners agree to leave the vehicle.

Before going to Italy:

Plan your accommodation using an interactive map of campsites.

Consider purchasing the ACSI catalog and CampingCard (50% discount on more than 3,000 campsites across Europe).

View the list of Italian objects and monuments on the UNESCO list.

Photo Camping San Biagio, Camping Mirage on the island of Ischia.

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