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Tuscany Camping Holidays

Tuscany is renowned for its rich cultural heritage; from fine art and architecture to fine wines and gourmet food. And all this set in the breath-taking scenery of the rolling Tuscan hills with vineyards and olive groves a plenty. With the Tuscan sun shining there’s no doubt why this is such a popular family holiday destination.

Whilst it may be seen by many as an art or food lover’s paradise this beautiful corner of Italy also has more to offer. From the coast to the hills there’s something for everyone and you will just love getting out and about to explore this fantastic location.

Tuscany

For a family holiday destination then look no further. Tuscany offers a wide range of activities for all tastes.

Although some of the fine art and architecture may be a little overwhelming for the younger members of the family the cities are still not to be missed. With the fantastic museums, galleries, eateries and ice cream parlours (Gelateria) there’s enough to keep everybody amused. If you like to shop then the cities of Florence and Siena in particular will keep you entertained for hours. From high street designers and boutiques to smaller shops selling locally made produce perfect for souvenirs.

If you prefer more energetic pastimes then the Tuscan scenery lends itself to hiking and biking. Whether it’s along a rugged coastal path or through the shaded pine forests there’s fun to be had. Water based activities such as kayaking and sailing can be enjoyed along the Tuscan coastline, there’s nothing quite like some fresh sea air to stir those senses!

If it’s the food and wine which appeals to the senses then there’s plenty on offer. Hire a bike and tour around the vineyards of Chianti and visit the local markets to marvel at the fresh produce. Why not practice your Italian and order some fresh goodies to take home to cook your own Italian feast!

Campsites in Tuscany

There are an excellent range of family friendly campsites in Tuscany. Whether you want to stay by the coast or tucked away in the pine forests there’s something to suit everyone.

With outdoor swimming pools, sports facilities and restaurants you will be well served by the campsites’ excellent facilities. For those on a budget cheaper alternatives can always be found, even if the facilities aren’t as grand rest assured that the grandeur of the location will be.

Holiday Parks in Tuscany

Things to do

Siena

The beautiful medieval city of Siena has a lot to offer. Starting with the Duomo, Siena’s cathedral is a classic example of Romanesque-Gothic architecture that the area is known for. Then there’s the Piazza Il Campo, famous for its horse race or ‘Palio’ run twice yearly and also featured in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace.

Firenze (Florence)

Steeped in cultural heritage Firenze is a city which requires more than a day to see all its treasures and delights. The breath taking Duomo made from pink, white and green marble is truly remarkable and its vastness will leave you in awe. The Uffizi gallery has enough Renaissance art to keep even the staunchest of art critics engaged and as for the rest of us there are some very famous paintings and sculptures worth a closer look.

San Gimignano

This immaculate medieval hilltop town offers some amazing views of the Tuscan countryside. Wander around the narrow streets with its quaint shops full of locally made products and with plenty of street cafes to keep you refreshed all day and night! In the summer months it gets very busy so be sure to head out early to see the best of what it has to offer without the crowds.

Grotta Del Vento

Although there’s much to offer above ground don’t forget to venture below. You will marvel at these majestic caverns with their impressive rock formations created over thousands of years from water droplets seeping through from above.

Poppi Zoological Park for European Fauna

Located 60 kilometres east of Florence in the Arezzo province this park offers an educational and fun day out for the all the family. With all the cultural marvels that the cities have to offer it’s good to explore and learn about the natural inhabitants of Tuscany too!

Getting there

Many of the UK’s regional airports fly direct to Pisa meaning it’s a relatively quick and easy journey. Car hire is always available and usually advised for getting the best out of the Tuscan delights once you’ve arrived.

The main international airports are Milan and Rome and Tuscany is easily reached by car journey from these too.

If you prefer rail travel then you’ll not be disappointed. Direct trains to Florence go from Paris, Brussels and Calais (summer only) and with connections to these via the Eurostar from London there’s no excuse!

Written by of Family Camping Reviews

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