Camping in Rome

Rome camping holidays

Rome is, of course, one of the most visited cities in the world. Known as the Eternal city, Rome is full of ancient ruins and fascinating history. Rome is the capital of Italy and one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Located in the Lazio region of central Italy, the city extends to the coast and Tyrrhenian Sea, where the southwestern district of Ostia is located.

Rome is home to the Vatican City – a city within a city containing St Peter’s Basilica, the Apostolic Palace and the Sistine Chapel. Less well known is the fact that the coast is only 15 miles away from the city centre, meaning that you can combine your city adventures with a few relaxing days on the beach.

Things to do while you’re camping in Rome

Yes, there are a wealth of historical sites in Rome but, if you’ve got kids, they’re not necessarily going to enjoy shuffling round them all! So, why not take a child friendly tour with Tapsy Tours? Over 3 hours they’ll take you on a whistle stop trip round the main sites, such as St Peter’s Basilica, the Forum and Circus Maximus in a luxury van before skipping the queues at the Colosseum, where your guide will keep everyone entertained with stories of the people of Ancient Rome.

Whilst most museums in Rome aren’t geared towards children, Explora is the exception to the rule. This customised museum is specifically for kids, with loads of interactive exhibits. There’s also a fantastic pizzeria on site! Rome is also full of beautiful parks, of which the biggest and grandest is Villa Borghese. There’s loads to do in the park – you can visit the zoo, hire bikes or a rowboat to potter round the small lake or stop in at Casina di Raffaello where there are indoor and outdoor play areas for the kids.

Many people don’t realise how close Rome is to the sea and there are plenty of lovely beaches to explore. Do remember that some beaches charge for entry, so look for the public areas if you want to avoid costs. Some beaches to check out include Santa Marinella, Ostia, Fregene and Ladispoli.

As an alternative to the beach, you could visit one of the water parks located near Rome. Hydromania includes a large wave pool, plunge slides and a separate area for kids with 2 lagoon pools fitted with games, slides and waterfalls. Or take a trip to Luneur Park, Italy’s oldest theme park, which features 25 attractions geared towards children under 13.

Getting to Rome for camping

Fly to Rome with a variety of airlines including EasyJet, Monarch and Ryanair.

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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.

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.


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


Available Campsites



Camping Fabulous is set between the city of Rome and the coast at Ostia in Lazio's national park. The site has a wonderful pool complex with two swimming pools, a water slide, children's pool and jacuzzi. There's an excellent entertainment programme during high season including sports competitions, campsite shows and live music. There's a beautiful sandy beach just a short drive away and Rome is easily accessible by public transport.


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