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Hire a camper in Italy
Is there anything better than exploring the highlights of Italy on four wheels? Whether you want to see the popular Lake Garda, Tuscany or prefer to explore some more remote regions – with a roadsurfer campervan you can travel all over Italy in a relaxed way and set your own pace.
High-end vehicles VW California T6, Mercedes Marco Polo and other models. The first registration of all our camper is less than 24 months
Your advantages with roadsurfer
No cleaning fee
Individual vehicle instruction
24h roadside assistance
Every mile included
Minimum rental of only 3 nights
Rent from 18 years old
Campervans in Italy
Camper rental in Italy – this is how it works
It is not always easy to understand the Italian laws when it comes to camping because the individual regions act in very different ways. Wild camping is usually prohibited but there are many designated parking areas where you can stay overnight with your campervan for free. Depending on the car park, you will find showers and toilets on site or just sleeping places to park your camper. If you are unsure where you can stay overnight, you should ask the local police beforehand.
There are also numerous campsites in Italy where you can find a safe place for your campervan. These are often very scenic, have extensive service facilities and often a pool and pizzeria on site.
Rent your roadsurfer campervan at our locations in Milan or Rome and set off to see some of the most beautiful corners of the country!
Starting from Milan
Our Milan location is the perfect starting point to travel the north of Italy by campervan. There is so much to choose from: in a few hours you can reach Lake Garda, the Dolomites but also romantic Verona or the city of Florence.
Our tip: drive along the Emilia-Romagna. The area stretches from the river Po in the north to the Adriatic Sea and it stands for two things above all: sports cars and food. Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini, among others, are at home here. This also gave the region its name “Terra di Motori”, the land of engines. Of course there are many more car museums, such as the Ferrari museums in Modena and Maranello.
If you prefer the chilled way of travelling drive your campervan and discover the culinary delights of Emilia-Romagna. It is the home of Barilla pasta and Parma ham, Parmigiano Reggiano and balsamic vinegar. You can see how they are made and then fill up the fridge for dinner.
From Milan you can also reach Cinque Terre easily. Did you know that this is not only a picturesque mountain village with sea views but also an entire national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site? Cinque Terre translates as “Five Countries” because five places belong to it. What they have in common are iconic, colourful houses and steep streets that require good stamina and shoes.
Cinque Terre may no longer be an insider tip but it’s still worth a visit. It’s best to come in the low season when it’s less crowded. As there is only one small beach in Cinque Terre you won’t miss anything when it’s cooler.
There are some nice campsites in Cinque Terre where you can park your campervan. Once you are there it is best to set off by feet or take the train that connects the five villages in a picturesque way. Otherwise, the National Park is also a great place for hiking. There are several trails that offer something for everyone – whether you are a hiking novice or a mountain goat with stamina.
Starting from Milan
After you have enjoyed the pulsating life in Rome it is time to visit the most beautiful beaches in Italy. The Amalfi Coast!
Stop for a pizza in Naples which is on the way and reachable within less than four hours. The road between Sorrento and Amalfi offers a unique coastal panorama but you’d better leave your camper and change to a scooter unless you have nerves of steel and are the best driver in the world. Scooters can be rented everywhere and will help you to get around the coast faster and find a parking space more easily. A highlight you shouldn’t miss is the picturesque coastal town of Positano. Admittedly, Positano is always a bit too popular with travellers in summer and is also quite expensive. That’s why a trip with a campervan is perfect to save the travel budget. In the immediate vicinity there are many great campsites (both in the mountains and by the sea) which provide a good base for exploring the surroundings.
Visit the Black Madonna in the church of Santa Maria Assunta before you plunge into Positano’s nightlife. Numerous bars and cafés invite you to linger and most of the time you get a magnificent view for free with your aperitif.
If you prefer to enjoy nature, the area around Positano offers numerous hiking trails and in the village itself you will have to be able to walk easily. Positano is built almost vertically into the cliffs. Take the path of the gods which connects Positano with Nocelle via a staircase with 1,500 steps.
You can also drive to the inner regions of the country and end up in Umbria. The region is also called the green heart of Italy. Unlike Tuscany, Umbria is still a real insider tip – not only for truffle pigs. And this is great because you can still find original Italian charm, low prices and almost no crowds. And best of all – Umbria is for sure a highlight as Tuscany in terms of landscape and cuisine. You can expect forests, medieval castles and palaces and the picturesque capital Puglia.
The cuisine of Umbria is traditional: pecorino, umbricelli, a kind of thick spaghetti often served with ragù, with fantastic olive oil and, for those with a sweet tooth, chocolate. The famous Baci (chocolate pralines, which literally mean “kisses”) come from the area and every year there is even a chocolate festival. Another highlight of Umbrian cuisine is the black and white truffles which you can even afford here.