Camping in Italy

Italy is often described as one big living museum, with more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country. The country is stunning from top to bottom – from its Northern Mountains, to the Central city of Rome and down to the Southern beaches. With its warm weather and beautiful countryside, it’s the perfect country for a camping holiday.

Italy is a great destination for camping with your family, not least because it’s easy to get too and a short flight from the UK. It’s well serviced by airlines such as Easyjet and British Airways. Car hire is easy to source and there’s also an excellent national train service. 

The Italians love their food, art and lifestyle and thoroughly enjoy sharing it with visitors. The whole country is extremely child-friendly and Italians welcome families everywhere. If you’re looking for an ideal country in which to go camping with kids, you can’t fault Italy.

Wherever you’re based in Italy, you’ll find a wealth of fascinating things to see and do. In the North, you can enjoy mountains, alpine lakes and the wonders of Venice. Take a gondola ride through its canal streets and marvel at the beautiful architecture surrounding the waters. In the Central region are the stunning cities of Florence and Rome – packed with museums, art and ancient Roman buildings. And don’t forget Pisa with its iconic Leaning Tower! To the South is the stunning Amalfi coast, glorious Naples and volcanic Mount Vesuvius. Or you could take a trip over to the island of Sicily, with its wild volcanic vistas and tiny traditional mountain villages.

Some of the most beautiful campsites are to be found around the famous Lake Garda, where the countryside and lakes are stunning at every turn. The lakes make a great base for families, with a host of activities that children will adore. You can also easily make day trips from the lakes to numerous beautiful towns and cities, such as Verona – the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

With so much to see and do in Italy, staying at a campsite allows you to take full advantage of your stunning surroundings, whilst providing a relaxing base after a busy day’s exploring. Italy is served by a number of great camping companies, such as Canvas Holidays, Eurocamp and Alfresco. You can choose from a variety of accommodation to suit your family’s needs from tents, through luxury mobile homes and lodges.

All our recommended Italian campsites offer fantastic facilities, impeccable organisation, tasty restaurants and a relaxed holiday atmosphere. Set in stunning beach, lakeside, countryside and mountain settings you might find that it’s hard to leave the site! Wherever you choose to visit in Italy though, you can be guaranteed of a wonderful break with your family.

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Save an extra 10% on your 2019 Canvas Holiday with our What to do with the Kids discount!
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*Offer not available on the following campsites: Camping Airotel Oléron, Camping Bella Italia, Camping Cambrils Park, Camping Cote d'Argent, Camping Cypsela, Camping Duinrell, Camping Fréjus, Camping Front de Mer, Camping Idéal, Camping Mar i Sol, Camping Marina di Venezia, Camping Palace, Camping Playa Montroig, Camping Port de Plaisance, Camping Pra'delle Torri, Camping Ruisseau des Pyrénées, Camping la Sirène, Camping le Soleil, Camping Soleil de la Méditerranée, Camping Union Lido.


Free nights - enjoy great value camping in the early and late season on campsites throughout Europe
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Al Fresco Holidays

Extra 10% off all holidays in July and August
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This offer is valid for every park on bookings made by midnight on the 28th June.


Med Sale - Save up to 50% in May & June Half Term
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Extra 10% discount (in addition to the current May half term & June offer) is valid on holidays between 26th May - 30th June and applies to parcs in the Riviera, Western Med (Languedoc & Roussillon), Tuscany, Central Italy, Costa Brava, Costa Dorada, Sicily and Corsica. Includes all accommodation types except The Aspect Holiday Home. Offer excludes the following parcs included in the June max price promise: WM094, RV025, RV062, CB036, CB037, CB038, CB040. The extra 10% discount is off the parc and accommodation supplement (where applicable). Minimum of 3 nights duration. Can be combined with loyalty discount. Book by 4th April.

Camping in Abruzzo

Abruzzo is one of Italy's lesser known regions but is full of stunning Adriatic beaches with a backdrop of mountains. With one third of the region given over to national parks and protected nature reserves, Abruzzo has beauty at every turn, as well as plenty to keep the family happy and busy.

Camping in Emilia-Romagna

With its beautiful coastline and stunning countryside, Emilia Romagna is full of great activities to keep the whole family entertained. Be sure to enjoy some of the regional food specialities as well!

Camping in Lake Garda

Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, is an ideal venue for a fantastic family holiday. With safe swimming spots, masses of activities and stunning landscapes, there's something here to suit everyone.

Camping in Rome

The Eternal City of Rome is full of ancient ruins and fascinating history. But it's also only 15 miles from beautiful beaches and has lots of kid friendly activities for the whole family to get involved in.

Camping in Sardinia

Beautiful Sardinia is full of glorious white sand beaches, crystal clear blue waters and gorgeous countryside. The island is incredibly child friendly with plenty of activities and gorgeous nature to keep the whole family happy.

Camping in Tuscany

Tuscany - birthplace of the Italian Renaissance is awash with beautiful architecture, history, art and stunning coastline and countryside. There’s so much to see and do in Tuscany that you’re bound to want to make a return visit!

Camping in Venice

Venice is a city like no other - built on the water, with the canals of the city forming 'roads'. The whole city is a living museum and it, and the surrounding Venetian Riviera, offers much for the whole family to enjoy.


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