Camping at campsites in Italy
Campsites in Italy
• Gastronomy• Sun, sea, beach and lakes
• Visit world cities from the campsites in Italy
• Public holidays in Italy
• Italian wines
Many campsites in Italy are located between imposing mountains, lakes or on the coast. You can enjoy culture, food and drink, both on and around the campsite. The famous lakes in the north of Italy, including Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore, are tourist attractions.
The camping holiday is an adventure in itself when you stay at a campsite in regions such as Tuscany and Umbria. At Italian campsites on the Adriatic coast it is wonderful to sunbathe and relax on the elongated beaches. The islands of Elba, Sardinia and Sicily are also part of the Italian republic, and are becoming increasingly popular areas for camping holidays.
When it gets too hot for the tent or caravan and you want to take a refreshing dip in the cooling pool at the campsite, don't forget to put on a bathing cap: this is mandatory in swimming pools in Italy at some campsites!
Visit world cities from the campsites in Italy
The country is divided into 20 so-called 'regions' (including Tuscany, Umbria, Le Marche, Piemonte). Important big cities that are absolutely worth visiting are Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin and Florence. No shortage of art! The smallest independent state in the world 'Vatican City', the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, is also well worth a visit. Vatican City and many major cities are often easily accessible by train from the train station in the vicinity of the campsites in Italy.
Pizza, pasta or a delicious gelato? Italian cuisine is rich and known all over the world. Did you know that the pizza Margherita is named after former Italian queen Margaretha? And have you ever noticed that the pizza has the national tricolor? The ingredients mozzarella, basil and tomato mimic the Italian flag.
But Italy has more to offer than pizza. Have a bruchetta with a glass of wine in the afternoon. This is a piece of toasted bread, slathered with garlic and drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper. There are also variations with tomato, vegetables and cheese. Ideal as a snack or beforehand. Be gastronomically surprised by the rich Italian cuisine.
Italy is the country of wine par excellence. Wine is made from different types of grapes in almost every region. A well-known wine is the Chianti Classico. Originally this wine comes from the area between Florence, Siena and Arezzo. In terms of surface area (160km), this region is larger than the French wine region of Bordeaux. But the red wines from the blue grape Montepulciano and Sangiovese from Tuscany are also widely known.
The sunny, warm and dry climate ensures that the grapes are rich in sugar. The further south you go, the warmer it gets, making the wines generally sweeter. The liqueur-like dessert wines usually come from the south. The north of Italy especially has the somewhat lighter, more elegant white wines.
Take a trip to one of the many wineries from the campsites in Italy. The owners can tell you everything about the wines of the region and of course let you taste them. Often excursions are organized from the campsite to one of these wineries or tastings. And don't forget to take a few good bottles of wine home with you, so that when you return home you can enjoy the wonderful camping holiday in Italy!
Public holidays in Italy
Italy has a number of public holidays. One of the most important days to remember when camping in Italy is August 15th, the so-called 'Ferragosto'. All of Italy is then closed and locals flock to the beaches, lakes and parks in the area. A good idea to enjoy the sun and the peace and quiet by the tent or caravan, at the campsite.
A valid passport or European identity card is required when driving to the campsites in Italy. Motor vehicle drivers must carry a valid driver's license, vehicle registration certificate and green card. When you drive a trailer or caravan, it is mandatory to have the corresponding papers with you. Italy is a member of the EU and has the Euro as its official currency.
Campsites in Italy by the sea
Italy has many coastal areas with a lot of variation in nature and environment. Think of the colorful houses in the Tuscan area or the peaceful and natural coasts of Sicily. When you book a campsite in Italy by the sea, it offers you countless choices of activities such as water sports, snorkeling, beach volleyball or nature walks. As a result, the range of campsites on the Italian coast is enormously varied. You decide for yourself; crowded or completely deserted, child-friendly or purely aimed at couples, there is something for every camperwills. As Italy has been one of the most popular destinations for campers for years, Campingnavigator strives every year to offer the best available offer. Take a look for yourself and find the best campsites in Italy by the sea!