When you think of your previous trips to Italy, places, typical dishes and that Southern atmosphere come to mind. The tower of Pisa, a pizza quattro formaggi and the warm-blooded and talkative Italians are concepts that you have certainly already been able to taste. But every year thousands of Europeans choose a campsite in Italy during their holiday. And they are right! Dolce vita after all, you will also experience it while camping in Italy.
Table of contents
- Camping in Italy, more choice than you think
- Campsites by the lakes
- Camping in Italy, many birds with one stone
- Glamping in Italy
- Camping in a safari tent
- Where can you find Italy's glamping campsites?
- Small campsites Italy: an overview
- Camping La Gardiola – San Felice del Bonaco, Lake Garda, Lombardy
- Camping Lido Salpi – Manfredonia, Apulia
- Camping Badiaccia – Castiglione del Lago, Umbria
- Camping Dune – Biblione, Venice
- Camping Claudia – Malcesine, Venice
- Camping Piccolo Paradiso – Albenga, Liguria
- Campsite RioRequesa – Maissana, Liguria
- Camping Darna – Porlezza, Lombardy
- Il Bel Sogno – Montefiore dell'Aso, The Marches
- Camping T'Asteria – Montelparo, The Marches
- Camping Casa Tartufo – Doglio, The Marches
- Minicamping House on the Hill – Castel San Pietro, The Marches
- Piccolo Camping – Domaso (Lake Como), Lombardy
- Camping Vela – Marone on Lake Iseo
- Campsite Le Querce – Monzuno, Emilia-Romagna
- Camping Valle Gaia – Casale Marittimo, Tuscany
- Camping Le Balze – Volterra, Tuscany
- Camping La Futa – Tuscany
- Camping Viora – Paroldo, Piedmont
- Camping Claudia Di Lombardi Luciano – Malcesine, Venice
- Mini campsite Rocca di Sotto – Penne, Abruzzo
- Agriturismo Camping San Marco, Basilicata
- Camping Gardenia Ravelli – Domaso, Lake Como
Camping in Italy, more choice than you think
Italy may not be the camping country par excellence and there are a lot of small and less well-known campsites. This small scale makes camping in Italy just extra cozy. Are you looking for a nice, not too massive campsite for you and your family? Then take a look at the page small campsites Italy, here you will find tips from other Italy fanatics.
Do you have your own tips for nice, small-scale campsites, then we'd love to hear from you.
Campsites by the lakes
The most famous campsites are mainly located along the Lake Garda. You can go to various travel organizations for a place at a well-equipped campsite with its own beach. Moreover, there is a real holiday atmosphere along Lake Garda, which only makes the fun more fun.
But you can also enjoy the sultry Italian atmosphere at campsites elsewhere in Italy. Just think of the cozy Bibione Pineda on the Adriatic coast, where most campsites also have their own beach. Also around it More from Bolsena, not far away from Rome, or around Lake Maggiore, in the north, it is wonderful to stay at the small but cozy and family-friendly campsites.
Do you think that camping in Italy is not for you, because you can not do without the luxury of home? Then try one glamping in Italy! Glamping is the atmosphere of camping, but with all the luxury you are used to. Glamping is on the rise at the moment!
Camping in Italy, many birds with one stone
Just as Italy never disappoints, camping in this country is rarely a disappointment. What's more, you can also continue to experience all the fantastic features of Italy at campsites. Camping in Italy is best done in the summer, when it is often too hot in the cities. Or in the preseason (second half of April, May, June) when the temperatures in Italy are often already attractive, nature is in bloom and the rates are extra attractive.
on many smaller campsites in Italy it is not overly crowded even in summer as high season, which can only benefit the holiday. Don't forget your anti-mosquito spray and make it a successful holiday!
We get a lot of questions about small campsites in Italy. People wonder if there are only those mega-campsites in Italy. There are small campsites in Italy, but you have to look for them just a little better than in France, for example.
Of course you can go on the 'spec' and simply ask for a nice place to spend the night at your holiday destination, but if you are traveling with children you would rather know in advance where you stand. That is why on this page we give you some tips about small campsites in Italy. These tips have been passed on by visitors to This is Italy. Have you also been on a nice, small campsite, Let us know (preferably with photo)!
Glamping in Italy
What is glamping? Glamping stands for 'glamorous camping', or camping the Gordons way. Enjoy camping in the open air with all the luxuries of home. There is nothing not to do with the toilet roll over the campsite or put on your clothes while lying in your tent, camping is also a holiday and that should involve some luxury. Are you going glamping in Italy this year?
Glamping in Italy is the new trend. Not so strange, because glamping is that wonderful free camping feeling, without all the burdens of it. The safari tents, lodges (a kind of huts) or mobile homes in which you stay usually look more like holiday homes and are equipped with a kitchenette with a refrigerator. You may already know them, but you will also come across them more and more at the campsite in the Netherlands. Sometimes there is even a TV, although of course you don't use it during the holiday. Wifi, on the other hand, can be nice to poke out your friends with cool Facebook updates (or to send those few necessary business emails). Children sleep in a bunk bed and the adults in a separate room in a double bed. Of course you can prepare your own food in your glamping accommodation.
Camping in a safari tent
Glamping in Italy is perfect for the kids. Enjoy playing with their camping friends and make use of the luxurious facilities of the campsite. Because you don't do glamping at just any campsite: only the most luxurious campsites in Italy are eligible for this. And as parents you can of course also enjoy yourself. How exactly your glamping holiday is structured depends on the campsite you choose and all the available facilities. New providers are added almost daily where you can book super-deluxe accommodations at the most beautiful campsites in Italy. Fortunately, you can easily compare them in advance via the internet.
Where can you find Italy's glamping campsites?
The glamping sites in Italy are usually located in the tourist areas where there is a lot to do for young and old. You will mainly find the glampings around the coastal area of Italy and at Lake Garda. Do you have experience with glamping in Italy? Have you visited a top glamping site? We would like to hear your experiences, so that we can share the most interesting options on this website.
Small campsites Italy: an overview
Are you looking for small campsites in Italy? Then take a look at the campsites in this overview, which have been submitted by visitors of This is Italy.
Camping La Gardiola – San Felice del Bonaco, Lake Garda, Lombardy
A small campsite on Lake Garda? It really is possible, that proves Camping La Gardiola with 50 pitches on the western shore of Lake Garda.
Camping Lido Salpi – Manfredonia, Apulia
Friendly, peace and space, fantastic beach, excellent restaurant, special motorhome pitches, wifi, fresh bread rolls in the morning, great place to discover the Gargano and the campsite is open all year round!
Camping Badiaccia – Castiglione del Lago, Umbria
On the border of Tuscany with Umbria. Beautifully located on the Lake Trasimeno. The cook in the restaurant of the campsite is a Dutchman, and cooks delicious! The campsite is definitely recommended!!
Camping Dune – Biblione, Venice
Near Venice, on the beautiful Adriatic coast.
Camping Claudia – Malcesine, Venice
Just north of Malcesine at Lake Garda. Small campsite located on
the most beautiful part of Lake Garda.
Camping Piccolo Paradiso – Albenga, Liguria
Piccolo Paradiso is very nicely located and small.
Campsite RioRequesa – Maissana, Liguria
This small campsite in Liguria has 15 pitches, six of which are equipped with a (luxury) rental tent. There are two places available for folding trailers and/or caravans. The other places are intended for your own tent.
Camping Darna – Porlezza, Lombardy
Located at the Lake Lugano, really recommended with children. A small campsite with fun activities for kids. An extra advantage is that the owners of the campsite speak Dutch, which is always handy if you have questions or if something happens.
Il Bel Sogno – Montefiore dell'Aso, The Marches
Il Bel Sogno is very small-scale (6 camping pitches, 2 B&B rooms with their own outdoor kitchen and terrace, swimming pool) with a beautiful unobstructed view over the Valdaso. Wonderfully quiet, without children, where you can really relax. Only 10 km from the sea and about 40 km from Monte Sibillini.
Camping T'Asteria – Montelparo, The Marches
This mini campsite is located in the hills of the Marche region in the municipality of Montelparo, a medieval village with less than 1.000 inhabitants, 588 meters above sea level. The site has spectacular views of the Sibillini Mountains and of the historic hilltop villages, vineyards, farmland and fields.
Camping Casa Tartufo – Doglio, The Marches
The entire forest around Casa Tartufo is an official truffle area. A part of this has been set up for perhaps the most attractive and comfortable small campsite in Le Marche. The 20 camping pitches are shaded by the afforestation, a welcome relief from the occasional fiercely burning Italian summer sun. There is also space for caravans and motorhomes and there are 2 safari tents available for hire. You can also book an apartment (there are 6 available).
The small campsite in Le Marche is comparable to a 'farmer's campsite', eco-camping or nature campsite, but in addition it is a location that has a beautiful panoramic view, where you can relax and enjoy peace, space and quiet. Casa Tartufo also has a spacious swimming pool.
There are 2 sanitary blocks with a total of 5 toilets, 5 showers, 5 washbasins, 5 sinks and 2 private sanitary facilities. There is also a washing machine in this room. Each camping pitch is equipped with electricity.
Fancy a wine or oil tasting? Or a hike? Benjamin and Sabine can arrange that for you. In addition, there is a pizza evening twice a week with freshly baked pizzas from our own wood oven.
Minicamping House on the Hill – Castel San Pietro, The Marches
With only 14 tent pitches, it can rightly be called a mini campsite. There are also 2 fully equipped rental tents. In a beautiful setting, in the green Marken. Please note: due to the small size, the tent places are quickly reserved.
Piccolo Camping – Domaso (Lake Como), Lombardy
Just the name and the view!
Camping Vela – Marone on Lake Iseo
Campsite Le Querce – Monzuno, Emilia-Romagna
Last year we stayed at a very nice campsite with very large pitches by Italian standards, which we really like. and we have a dog and they have special things for that, that was really great. There was just no real animation, they organized a joint barbecue once a week, and there are children's play equipment and there is a very nice swimming pool. They had caravans and tents for rent.
Camping Valle Gaia – Casale Marittimo, Tuscany
Between the green-yellow hills of beautiful Tuscany you will find the quiet family campsite Valle Gaia. The pitches on this campsite near Casale Marittimo are attractively surrounded by olive trees. Only a few kilometers away are the popular sandy beaches of Vada and San Vincenzo where you can sunbathe, swim in the sea and stroll on the boulevard. The fantastic location in combination with the extensive facilities and the friendly atmosphere have made Camping Valle Gaia one of the top destinations for Dutch people in Bella Italia for years!
Camping Le Balze – Volterra, Tuscany
Camping La Futa – Tuscany
Tip: a small campsite in Tuscany on a hill, saves just a bit
few degrees in a hot summer.
In the valley near the campsite a beautiful lake for swimming. It
pool is on the small side.
Camping Viora – Paroldo, Piedmont
A small rustic campsite in South Piedmont. Camping at the farm in Italy on a spacious camping pitch of 90 to 100 m2. There are only 11 camping pitches in total. You can enjoy the peace and the beautiful view. All pitches have an unobstructed view of the hills of the Langhe region. In the background you can see the Alpi Maritime that rise above everything else. The sanitary facilities are in perfect order. There is plenty of information at the campsite for days out. There are nice villages in the area where there is always a weekly market. Eating out is a real spectacle in this part of Piedmont. You are close to the town of Barolo, so you have ample opportunity to taste wine in a wine cellar. Owners Rob and Monique may have nice addresses where to do this.
Camping Claudia Di Lombardi Luciano – Malcesine, Venice
A small site on Lake Garda, just north of Malcesine. This is located in the mountainous northern tip of Lake Garda, which is at the same time the quietest and most beautiful part.
Mini campsite Rocca di Sotto – Penne, Abruzzo
Jan and Willeke operate a 'farm nature campsite' in Abruzzo. Here you wake up under an ancient olive tree and enjoy the view of the Apennines. In their own words, a 'camping holiday at its best!'
This small-scale, rustic agricamping site has terraces with 18 spacious tent pitches in the grass between the olive trees. There is room for up to 40 people, who all come to enjoy peace, space, privacy and nature. You can also rent a furnished tent at Rocca di Sotto.