Italy, the picturesque and fantastically beautiful country on the Mediterranean that reminds many of a boot, has always been one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. There are many reasons for this, but the endless sandy beaches, exciting mountains, traditional cities and sights wherever you look.
With such a diverse natural landscape, pleasant summer temperatures and islands in the south of the country, Italy is of course also perfect for a camping holiday. The choice and range of superbly equipped campsites in Italy is huge and whether you are looking for a family campsite in Italy and camping on a sandy beach or want to take your dog with you, there is something to suit everyone’s taste.
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Camping is extremely popular in Italy and the range of well-equipped campsites throughout the country is excellent. Especially by the sea, both on the Adriatic and on the Tyrrhenian Sea, you will find numerous campsites where you can enjoy a cosy summer holiday with the whole family. The southern islands of Sicily and Sardinia are also popular destinations for a camping holiday in Italy.
With a total of 37 campsites included on the ADAC Superplätze list (4 new ones in 2023), you will have plenty of high-quality campsites to choose from. As a rule, they all have many leisure facilities, pools or entire water parks, including entertainment programmes for your children so that you can all enjoy a relaxing camping holiday by the Italian sea.
You can camp in Italy on designated campsites. Wild camping is not permitted and is regularly monitored in the vicinity of popular holiday destinations. Due to the associated fines, it is therefore not advisable.
Best time to travel for a camping holiday in Italy
Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, Italy is a particularly popular holiday destination in summer. The temperatures are pleasant, the day is long and plenty of sunshine is guaranteed. Thanks to the warm sea temperature, your children can stay in the water a little longer. The most popular period for camping in Italy is July and August, but it can also get a little crowded in the peak summer season.
That’s why Italy is also recommended outside the summer months for a relaxing family holiday by the sea. The temperatures are still pleasant even in spring and autumn, there are not so many tourists and you can visit popular sights at your leisure. There are also many campsites that are open all year round. A camping holiday in Italy is a good idea at any time of the year.
Popular regions with campsites in Italy
Veneto and the Adriatic coast for the perfect family holiday
Most campsites in Italy are located directly on the water, partly on the sea coast and partly along the large Italian lakes such as Lake Garda or Lake Maggiore. Campsites on the Adriatic are particularly popular. The Mediterranean landscape, endless beaches and idyllic little towns along the coast make this region ideal for a seaside holiday at a campsite. Even if you don’t have a motorhome, you can still head to campsites all over Italy.
Mobile homes and glamping tents are available at almost every campsite here. Enjoy maximum comfort, feel at home in mobile homes with 2 or even 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and at the same time enjoy all the comforts that a stay at a campsite entails. Let your children have endless fun in the pool while you relax and read a book on the terrace of your mobile home and whip up a delicious meal in the fully equipped kitchen just in time for lunch.
A barbecue evening right next to the house is also possible and when your children return to the mobile home exhausted from the water slides, a cosy bed awaits you. Air conditioning is of course included as standard, so you don’t have to worry about the summer temperatures.
If you do manage to tempt the children out of the campsite, don’t miss the city of love – Venice. Stroll through the dreamy alleyways, sip an espresso in St Mark’s Square and take unforgettable pictures of the canals adorned with gondolas from the Rialto Bridge.
Dreamlike Tuscany for a camping holiday by the sea or on rolling hills
Tuscany, one of the most beautiful and popular regions in the world, is not located in the heart of Italy by chance. Discover breathtaking landscapes, rolling hills where the most delicious wines are produced and let yourself be enchanted by destinations such as Florence or Siena – Italy shows its most beautiful and best side here.
Seemingly endless sandy beaches, picturesque green hilly landscapes and crystal-clear sea within easy reach. The campsites in Tuscany are located in unspoilt natural surroundings and will delight you above all with their facilities. Water park with all-day entertainment, slides for young and old and modern equipped pitches, mobile homes and glamping tents that offer you everything you need for a relaxing holiday in Italy.
Camping on Lake Garda with children and dogs
If you choose Italy as your holiday destination, the seaside is by no means the only option. Italy has picturesque mountain landscapes – the Alps are not only attractive in winter. If you want to escape the heat in summer, South Tyrol and the region around Lake Garda are the ideal choice.
There are numerous campsites right on Lake Garda that will win you over with their facilities and, above all, the range of activities on offer in the surrounding area. Lake Garda combines the marvellous mountain landscape of the Alps with Mediterranean flair and offers the best of both worlds.
Hike along the many well-maintained trails or explore the unique natural surroundings by bike. And if you want to surf, there is no better option than Lake Garda. This is where you will find the best surfing beaches in the whole of Europe. Thanks to the breathtaking natural landscape, this region is ideal for travelling with your dog. Your four-legged friend is welcome at most campsites and can enjoy your holiday with you.
And there’s no room for boredom with the children. If the campsite with its pool, water park and numerous options for an active holiday is not enough, a trip to Gardaland is definitely worthwhile. The largest amusement park in this part of Europe is sure to provide unforgettable memories.
Bella Italia campsite is located directly on the shores of Lake Garda and will delight you not only with its location and facilities, but also with its numerous activities and a water park full of attractions.
Mobile homes or glamping for a comfortable holiday in Italy
Do you like camping and want to spend your holiday in the great outdoors, but are not yet ready to sacrifice a high level of comfort? Then mobile homes in Italy are the ideal solution for you. This type of accommodation has become increasingly popular in recent times and for good reason. Fully equipped with 2 or more bedrooms and comfortable beds, 1 or more bathrooms and a covered terrace with dining table and sun loungers so you can really make yourself at home, nothing stands in the way of an unforgettable holiday.
Explore our extensive range of mobile homes in Italy and find your perfect holiday destination. And if you can imagine sleeping in the open air, then a glamping tent is the ideal option for you. This relatively new type of accommodation stands for glamorous camping and is the ideal combination of camping and high comfort.
The attractive tents are not only eye-catching, they also offer everything you need for a carefree holiday. Comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen and all the amenities you need for your holiday are at your fingertips.
Popular destinations and sights in Italy
This town in the immediate vicinity of Venice will delight you with its natural landscape and endless sandy beaches. Enjoy a view of the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea on one side and the Venice lagoon on the other. Explore the rich culture of the region and experience first-hand where the term ‘La Dolce Vita‘ comes from.
Choose from numerous campsites right by the sea and enjoy a summer holiday with the whole family. Camping Village Cavallino will win you over with its large selection of spacious and excellently equipped pitches and attractive mobile homes.
The city of love is worth a visit at any time of the year. Explore the numerous historical monuments and experience the true romance of a gondola ride through the endless canals. Venice can be reached in a short time from most campsites in the region and an opportunity to experience this breathtaking city up close is not to be missed.
Located on the Adriatic coast, Rimini is widely known for its shallow sandy beaches. In addition to the sun, sea and beach, there are numerous excellently equipped campsites where you can enjoy a beach holiday in Italy to the full.
The Eternal City is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations and will delight you with its many cultural treasures. Wherever you look, it’s bursting with historical significance and every little stone can tell hours of history steeped in its glorious past. Explore our campsites in Rome and the surrounding area and be close to one of the world’s greatest cultural treasures.
Italian gastronomy as the icing on the cake
While you are in Italy, you must also try the varied gastronomic offer, which will delight you with its aromas and flavours. Taste real traditional Italian pizza made with local ingredients, homemade pasta, wines and cheeses and, of course, creamy ice cream.
If you need a break from visiting the Colosseum in Rome, the cathedral in Florence or the Rialto Bridge in Venice, take a break in one of the Italian “piazzas” and enjoy an espresso.
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Due to the uncertain travel situation, it is important to book flexibly. At AdriaCamps you can cancel this accommodation free of charge up to a few days before your arrival.