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Camping Holidays in Italy

For hours of endless sunshine you need to head for Italy. They have a magical mix of glorious sunshine and a great network of local airports which means planning a camping holiday in Italy is really easy.

La Dolce Vita – the sweet life that comes from the climate, the diet and an enviable attraction for the finer things in life make Italy a place to go back to time after time after time.

For peace and tranquillity try the Italian lakes. Stunning scenery makes a fantastic backdrop at places such as Lake Garda and Lake Magiore. The area is peppered with pretty town and villages to explore and where hospitality and famous Italian cuisine will make a memorable holiday for you.

Tuscany is the land of Prime Ministers, Rock Stars and folks on a cycling tour with the latter being the best way of savouring this delightful part of Italy. The landscape of gently rolling hills, terracotta colours and pencil thin Cypress trees looking as though they are drawing wispy white clouds in the sky is what postcards back home are made of. Art lovers the world over love Tuscany as it is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and galleries such as Florence’s Uffizi Gallery are highly recommended.

For beaches you should travel to Italy’s Adriatic coast. South of Venice things turn to the seaside but this is Italy. The best beaches are served by resorts. Bars and restaurants who will rent you an umbrella and serve you food and drinks all day. This is certainly no Blackpool. It’s very elegant and very, well, Italian. The warm waters lap up against some truly wonderful beaches but you can’t think of the Adriatic without thinking of Venice.

Sicily, down in the south of the country is a wonderful fly-drive destination and it’s dramatic, rugged landscape is unlike any other part of Italy. Tall mountains at the heart of the island blend into green agricultural land with orange and lemon groves and small traditional towns and villages with busy food markets.

Holiday Parks in Italy

Italian campsites are lively affairs and with the fantastic Italian summers tend to be very pool or beach based holidays. Accommodation will be of a good standard and there will usually be lively animation teams to keep you amused and organised. You can get more of an idea by reading the Italian campsite reviews below:

Bella Italia – Lake Garda

Ville Degli Ulivi

Parco delle Piscine

Barco Reale

Rosselba le Palme

Independant campsites in Italy

Skiing Resorts in France

Things to do in Italy

Vatican City

Technically not part of Italy the Vatican City is the home of the Roman Catholic church. Even if you are not Catholic a visit to the Vatican is a must to see. The sense of history you get looking at St Peters Square and the overwhelming presence of Renaissance masterpieces makes the visit worthwhile. St Peters Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are amongst the places to see if you are in the Vatican but remember that they are working religious buildings and services will be being conducted.

Florence

Florence is a must for anybody on a European vacation. It is a tourist dream with prices to match so get off the tourist trail to really sample what the city is like. Find the time to savour the experience that is the Italian Florence of narrow streets and local cafes. Getting back onto the tourist trail reminds that the seat of the Renaissance makes cities such as Siena and Florence places to be gently marvelled at and not done in a day. It is very pretty and the single best thing to do is to get up high, above the roof tops. Try the Duomo Dome, take the tour up and get outside to look across the cityscape of gently rolling roof tops with terracotta colours that looks as though its inspiration was taken from very landscape the city springs from.

Venice

One of the top tourist destinations in the world Venice is always busy. Canals, bridges, gondolas and Italian palaces make this city unique in the world. How many times have you heard the expression “The Venice of…..” and then some other area where they try to make themselves grand by comparison? Nowhere else in the world is as beautiful as this city but you have to be in love with people to enjoy it. A quiet romantic gondola trip – something of dreams I fear, given the number of other romantic gondolas all plying the same routes.

Once a year there is the Venice Carnival. A tradition of masked events going back to 1268, the carnival takes place in February and March every year and is known for its intricate masks worn as part of the festival.

Getting to Italy

The best way to get to Italy is by flying. Scheduled airlines fly into major Italian cities such as Rome, Milan and Naples whilst no frills and charter airlines flying into the myriad of regional airports that exist across the country. Ancona, Pescara, Pisa, Brindisi, Genoa, Rimini and many others. Flights leave the UK from the major London airports and many regional airports such as Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast. Exact choices will depend on the time of year you are flying but there is a huge choice.

Because of the distances it is possible to travel to Milan by Eurostar but the journey times can be quite lengthy and will involve changing trains, sometimes several times. Beyond Milan, cities such as Rome and Bologna are in reach and the trains are comfortable and a meal on one of these trains can be an unforgettable experience.

Written by of Family Camping Reviews

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