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The best campsites in Italy: the top 12 for families with children

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Camping: is there a better combination of relaxation, nature, entertainment and outdoors? Especially when you have children you can particularly appreciate this type of holiday which makes the entire family agree and balances the budget as well. We have gathered the best campsites in Italy, our top 12, taking into account the quality of the facility and of the services offered, as well as pools and animations.

Camping Union Lido in Lido di Cavallino – Venice

Camping Union Lido is considered the best in Italy. A world of pools, infinite chutes, a true paradise for every child and kid but also for mom and dad who can finally enjoy the sun while their children are having fun like never before. And then there’s also a beautiful pine forest with the right degree of shade, mobile homes which resemble luxury houses with modern furnitures and arbours giving onto the surrounding vegetation. Moreover, you have the possibility of staying with your dog and you will find special spaces for them, because the vacation belongs to the entire family, pets included. Clearly you will also find restaurant services and a beach. Close to the campsite you have Aqualandia (if you like thermal baths read this post), Venice and Jesolo, with all the life that holiday resorts usually have.

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The waterpark and the pools at Camping Union Lido in Cavallino

Camping Village Baia Blu La Tortuga in Sardinia

On the island that is perhaps the most beloved by those who look for a turquoise sea, Sardinia, we can find this wonderful camping village situated in Vignola Mare, within the municipality of Aglientu. The sea is the real protagonist of this facility, with a beach that you can reach by feet in a few minutes and a blue expanse of incredible beauty. Then there are mobile homes, a restaurant, and all the services that a traditional camping village has, but here with an edge over usual campsites. You can also stay with your dogs. It boasts 450 pitches and it’s definitely the best in Sardinia!

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The coast before the campsite in Sardinia

Le Capanne, a top campsite in Tuscany

We have been there with our children and we can just confirm the quality of this outdoor facility. A place with which you fall in love from the very first day. Pools, a lot of greenery, and all the shade you need during the sunnier months. The animations are engrossing, and the same can be said about the food, maybe even more. The mobile homes, where we have stayed, are very well-kept; they are basically small houses in a pine forest. It is an optimal camping site for families with children even if it does not abut on the sea, but there is a shuttle, with very frequent runs, with which you can reach the sea in a few minutes. In a few words Le Capanne in Marina di Bibbona is highly recommended for a holiday, or event two, maybe we’ll go there again!

A campsite right in the middle of Tuscany

No sea for the Norcenni Girasole Club in Figline Valdarno, near Florence, but in this place you can really have a good time all the same thanks to the pools and the typical environment of the Tuscan Chianti hills, between Florence and Siena. Nature, good food, resort-style rustic flats or mobile homes, much relaxation and the best atmosphere for a holiday with your family. A good starting point for visiting Florence. If are interested in a Holiday Farm near Tuscany read here too.

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The campsite in Tuscany near Florence


Camping by Lake Garda

We move a little further north to reach Lake Garda, and exactly Peschiera del Garda. We are talking about Camping Bella Italia. The campsites along Lake Garda are generally very well-kept and this one has been recognized among the best ones of the lake area. It is just a few minute walk from the beach, and its strong points consist in the pools equipped with chutes and the possibility of staying also in flats. In this area you should not miss out on amusement parks such as Gardaland or Caneva.

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The pools of Camping Bella Italia by Lake Garda

Isamar Camping and Holiday Village

A wide park on the Green Island (Isola Verde) of Chioggia for this camping and holiday village of the Adriatic Riviera. The animation is the strong point of this facility, along with pool parties, animations at the beach, laughters and amusement for the entire family. At the village you can also try horse riding, fitness activities, soccer and various other sports and activities. For your stay you will find a camping area with pitches and mobile homes but there are also flats and resort-style bungalows. The pitches are adequately shaded and toilets are well-kept. In a nutshell, it’s a quality facility which deserves its position among the top 12 campsites in Italy.

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Camping and holiday village Isamar near Chioggia

Camping in the mountains in Pozza di Fassa

The Fassa Valley, in Trentino, a place encircled by deep beauty, hosts this campsite which is also a holiday resort complete with rooms and flats, and whose name is Vidor Resort. There’s a playground area for children, a wellness centre and many activities such as: discovering the animals at the shepherd’s hut (cows, donkeys, chickens and kids), playing in the internal room which measures 120 sq m in case a few raindrops are falling outside, swimming in the heated pool, learning to climb or exploring the botanical gardens that you can find close to the facility. There’s no boredom in the mountains, and especially in this resort which is specially designed for families with children, and therefore its presence among the TOP campsites is highly deserved.

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The mountain camping resort Vidor

A family-size campsite in Lignano Riviera

In the Northeast we can find this wonderful campsite situated in the westernmost portion of Lignano, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It is a medium-size campsite, not too large, not too small, placed in a nice pine forest and it has direct access to the beach, so much so that from certain pitches you can even see the sea. Pino Mare has a wide waterpark with pools in addition to a playground, restaurant and an enviable location where you can fully enjoy your holiday, far from the urban chaos. Lignano Riviera is the greenest part of Lignano; there are various trails in the pine forest, where you can take walks or a bicycle rides. In Lignano there are some parks that are interesting for families, such as the waterpark Acquasplash, the zoo park Punta Verde, the Junior Park or Gulliverlandia.

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The waterpark of the camping village Pino Mare in Lignano

In Sesto, a TOP campsite among the TOP campsites

Every time we enter Alto Adige it really seems that we are entering a new world. The houses are all well-kept, you see plenty of flowers on the balconies and there is a special attention to details. The Caravan Park Sexten doesn’t really differ from this style; everything is carefully aimed at transforming every holiday in something special. Animators for the children and one house just for them, and then the cinema, the playground and the covered pool for any eventuality. Clearly the toilets are children-oriented and this campsite is also the starting point for unforgettable hikes in the Dolomites. Have you ever been to the Valdaora park? This large amusement park includes a very long chute where we’ve had a lot of fun!

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The toilet block of the campsite in Sesto

Camping in Lazise by Lake Garda

Again Lake Garda but now in a different place, which is Lazise, where we can find the camping village Piani di Clodia. Another award-winning campsite with a brand new playground, a special area for entertainment and various activities, and a wide range of accommodation solutions, even luxury solutions with hydromassage pool. The possibility of having private bathrooms (something that really belongs just to top campsites) and having a holiday by the lake also with your dog put it by right among the top campsites.
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The perfect village: Altomincio Family Park

We can remain in the area of Lake Garda to include, in our top 12, also the Altomincio Family Park which is situated in Valeggio sul Mincio, not far from Verona. Near the very well-known Parco Sicurtà and Gardaland, this is more of a village rather than a campsite, in fact there are no pitches for campers or tents; you will find only mobile homes. A beautiful waterpark with various pools and chutes, a lot of greenery, restaurants cafès and ice-cream shops. A particular quality is that cars are not allowed to circulate within the village area.

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Within the Altomincio Family Park a great village near Garda Lake

Albatros in San Vincenzo, in Tuscany

Park Albatros Village is well-known and very crowded, in fact it’s always better to make a reservation in advance! There are 5 pools available with various chutes, naturally including also those for kids, and there’s a good amount of greenery. Animations, mini club, and you can reach the beach with a 15-minute walk. The area offers numerous opportunities for trips or for tasting the specialities of the local Tuscan food.

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