Your Italy roadtrip begins now…
You start your journey to the most beautiful campsites in Italy from Bavaria. From Munich, you can take the A8 and A93 to Innsbruck. Hello Austria! Now take the A22 in the direction of Bozen and continue to Verona. This takes about five hours – enough for the first day of your journey. Lake Garda is the perfect place to spend the first night!
You drive via Switzerland to Italy? Then you will certainly leave Germany at Konstanz. The journey continues in the direction of Zurich, from where the south is calling. The Swiss A2 will take you to Milan within four hours. Here it’s all about fashion awareness: Hold on to your wallet! Maybe you’ll treat yourself with an opera evening at Milan’s Scala? Whatever, it’s already worth simply breathing in the pulsating flair of Milan’s old town.
Our top sights in Italy
Before you decide on your campsite in Italy, you should first think about what you want to experience in the Mediterranean country. There are plenty of campsites in Italy and our Top 10 list will help you to make your choice. But first it is important to choose your destination – after all, you are completely free and unbound with your camper. That’s why we’ve gathered the coolest places in Italy from north to south – there’s something included for everyone!
You like mountains and lakes? Then you should come here!
In Italy, one can not only get up high but also dive deep into the blue. You have already crossed the first mountains when you arrive in Italy: The Italian Alps! And it’s all high up here: For skiers and hiking enthusiasts, there’s plenty to experience right at the start of the tour. Just like the Alps, the Dolomites of Italy have a very special attraction. They may not be the highest mountains in the world, but with their rosy granite rocks and meadows covered with wild flowers they have a magical attraction.
Two of Italy’s most beautiful lakes – Lake Como and Lake Garda – will cool you off for the first time in Bella Italia. Lake Como is surrounded by a number of spectacular Art Nouveau villas with gardens where camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas invite you to dream in spring. Lake Garda, on the other hand, is not only the largest lake in Italy, but also offers lush vegetation and a wide range of leisure activities. Cedars, mourning cypresses, olive trees, oleanders and even palm trees can be found on the lake in northern Italy. In Riva, water sports enthusiasts will find what they are looking for as will mountain bikers on Monte Baldo and sun worshippers in Bardolino or Lazise.
You should not miss these cities
With all these historical and highly cultural cities in Italy, it is not easy to decide where to go next. However, you are mobile and can get with your camper fast from one place to the other. So you can certainly have a look at some of the following cities on your trip.
You should definitely visit Venice – just because of its golden domes and magnificent canal streets. Sure, you’ll have to swap your camper for a gondola, but it couldn’t be more romantic and pompous. After Venice it goes on to San Marino. The old town and Mount Titano, on which the San Marino was built, were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008. The medieval character of a city is rarely as well preserved as here.
Absolutely worth seeing: The Amalfi Coast!
Now we continue into the heel of the boot to Lecce. Baroque lovers will get their money’s worth here. Due to the particularly soft stone of the region, many craftsmen settled here – the facades of the houses tell stories about it. The journey continues via Calabria to the west coast of the country. The Amalfi Coast is one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines: Fragrant lemon groves, thousands of flower-covered rock faces and sugar-sweet fishing boats make up for the poorly constructed roads.
Before going to Naples you should visit Vesuvius and the historical excavations of Pompeii. In Naples itself you can expect almost North African bazaar flair: Fruit and fish merchants praise their goods, at every corner it smells of a different product, and loud turmoil wherever you look is included as well. Fireworks for all the senses!
Rome is always worth a visit
Of course, a city like Rome should not be missing afterwards: All the historic buildings such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Sistine Chapel or the Trevi Fountain are simply part of a visit to Italy. Before Genoa, the Italian Riviera stretches out: Narrow paths through vineyard terraces up to dizzying cliffs that promise a heavenly view. Don’t miss to get off the train and watch!
Before returning home, it’s worth making a detour to Florence where according to UNESCO, the most universally recognized works of art exist in the world. Florence has been destroyed less often than other comparable cities, so the center boasts an incredible number of historic buildings and gardens. Above all the Medici Palace, the Uffizi paintings and the Ponte Vecchio.
Further north, your trip is rounded off by a visit to Milan where you shouldn’t miss a visit to the cathedral.
Camping in Italy: Our Top 10 campsites in Italy
We have put together our top 10 campsites in Italy. You are guaranteed to find at least one that is within easy reach of the sights and along your route through Italy!
- Camping Village San Francesco (Lake Garda)
During your first stop at Lake Garda, it is worth spending the night at the Camping Village San Francesco. Here you will find pitches with a direct view of Lake Garda, you have plenty of shade and a particularly family-friendly campsite. Sports and entertainment programs are also available.
- Camping Marina di Venezia (Venice)
This campsite near Venice is not recommended for a short detour during high season as the minimum stay is 7 days. Otherwise, however, it captivates with a wonderful atmosphere: It has a large adventure mini golf course, agility courses for dogs, a bus transfer to the jetty of the boat lines to Venice, cooking courses and wine tasting.
- Centro Vacanze San Marino (Adriatic Coast near Rimini)
A swimming pool, football, tennis, volleyball. This campsite even has a farm. The animation team offers Aqua Gym courses, sports tournaments and group games and the “Teatro Arena” has every evening a program of funny sketches, cabaret, baby dance and dance groups.
- Centro Vacanze La Masseria (Puglia)
The campsite is located in the heart of a former agricultural area, in the village of Torre Sabea. In the middle of a pine grove are many shady pitches for your camper. Here nature and culture meet with the right mixture of animation, bar, boutique, sports facilities, kiosk, a mini market with products directly from the own farm Coppola and much more.
- Camping da Mario (Calabria)
This campsite is situated directly on the sandy beach: Sunshades, deckchairs and showers are available. For the little ones is also a lot to discover. Besides, fresh fish and vegetables from the market are available every day.
- Campeggio Villaggio dei Pini (Campania)
On this campsite, you not only live directly on the sea but even have a private beach at your disposal. It offers a bar, restaurant, pizzeria, supermarket, snack bar, hot showers, daily entertainment, parking and WLAN next to sporting activities like tennis, beach volleyball and football courts. Finally, it also has a playground for the little ones.
- Camping Villaggio Santa Fortunata (near Naples / Pompei)
If you like a great view, you’ve come to the right place: This Italian campsite offers panoramic pitches with a wonderful view over the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius. Olive trees, lemon trees and oak trees make a truly Mediterranean dream.
- TAHITI Camping e Thermae Bungalow Park (Adriatic coast north of Ravenna)
This is one of the largest Italian Adriatic campsites: Nestled in lush greenery, this place offers a swimming pool, an esoteric pool with palm trees and a Mediterranean lagoon surrounded by rocks and waterfalls. The theme of Rome is also taken up in the ambience here. In addition, there is an extensive private beach. A wide range of sports provide the necessary exercise after sunbathing. Fun and lots of animation are guaranteed.
- Camping Arizona (Parma)
Nature camping with the whole family? This is exactly what you want? Then this place in the province of Parma should be your first address. Your pets are also welcome and your little ones won’t be bored thanks to the numerous attractions they offer.
- Holiday Village Florence (Adriatic coast north of Ravenna)
This campsite in the north of Italy is family and animal friendly. In addition, it offers an extremely wide sports and entertainment program. There are also several restaurants located on the campsite. The beautiful beach with many water sports activities make this campsite one of our top campsites in Italy.