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Campsites and pitches in Italy


Here we present campsites and pitches in Italy - ranging from lovely campsites around Lake Garda and Venice to simple pitches in the wine valleys and southern Italy. We also offer personal tips on things to see and do nearby, while you're on the road. We're travelling from north to south, so fasten your seatbelts because we're off!

Why camp in Italy?

There are plenty of campsites in Italy, many of which are close to nature and beautifully situated by the sea or lake. Italy also welcomes motorhomes with plenty of pitches, some of which are automated. In Italy you'll also find fantastic cities, lots of history, beautiful scenery and food and drink to enjoy.

Campsites and pitches in Italy - from north to south

Prager Wildsee ställplats

Lago di Braies - parking space/parking

  • Description: Parking spaces on asphalt or gravel, at a short distance from Lago di Braies.
  • Service: Refuse collection and toilets in some of the car parks.
  • Price: 10 euros/night (at least in the lower car park where we were) in July 2018.
  • Find here: Lago di Braies.
  • Things to see and do in the neighbourhood: The stunningly beautiful alpine lake Lago di Braies.
Riva del Garda

Lake Garda: Riva del Garda -. Area di Sosta per camper

  • Description: A simple motorhome campsite that works much like caravan parks in Italy. In this place you can stay a maximum of 48 hours. Very close to the water and also to the centre.
  • Service: A few toilets and showers, some "emergency food" at reception and reportedly WiFi (which didn't work when we were there).
  • Price: About 300 SEK for two including car (2018).
  • Find here: At the northern end of Lake Garda, Via Brione, Comune di Riva del Garda.
  • Things to see and do in the neighbourhood: Sun, swimming, water sports and outdoor activities on Lake Garda.

Lake Garda: Bardolino La Rocca campsite

  • DescriptionA huge campsite with a beach, swimming pools, families with children and play leaders singing children's songs. The picture is from the neighbouring area.
  • Service: All the usual campsite amenities including shops and restaurants.
  • Price: About 350 SEK for two people including car (2018).
  • Find here: East side of Lake Garda, Via gardesana dell'acqua 37, 37011 Bardolino.
  • See and do in the neighbourhood: Here is a good starting point for visiting the wind tunnels of the Valpolicella or Verona.
Campingar och ställplatser i Italien

Lake Garda: Moniga del Garda -. Piantelle campsite

  • DescriptionA nice big campsite with both a beach and a big pool.
  • Service:Service centre with toilets and showers, internet in the reception, etc.
  • Price: Approximately 450 SEK for two including car (2018).
  • Find hereVia San Cassiano 1/A - 25080 Moniga del Garda (Brescia).
  • See and do in the neighbourhood: Sun and swimming.

Lignano/Sabbiadoro, Adriatic Sea -. Camping Sabbiadoro

  • DescriptionA huge campsite with long rows of caravans and lots of people. There is a small pool and the large sandy beach is close by.
  • Service: Numerous service centres and a large camping shop.
  • PriceAbout 400 per night for two in high season including car (2011).
  • Find hereVia Sabbiadoro 8.
  • See and do in the neighbourhood: Sun, swimming and shopping.
Jesolo International

Jesolo, Adriatic Sea - Camping Jesolo International

  • DescriptionA very large and hugely luxurious all-inclusive campsite in Jesolo, not far from Venice. It has everything from extra large pitches for those who want them, to pools and a beach.
  • Service: Fresh service houses, latrine and grey water emptying, washing machines, WiFi, restaurants, doctors, sports activities, boat rental, etc. etc.
  • Price: 29 euros/night for the site + 13 euros per person in July 2011.
  • Find hereVia Alberto da Giussano 1, I-30016 Jesolo Lido. 
  • See and do in the neighbourhood: Sun, bathing, water sports and excursions to Venice.

Venice - Camping Rialto

  • DescriptionSimple campsites can work just as well as pitches in Italy, and this simple campsite outside Venice is one of them. Local buses run to Venice just outside the campsite. The campsite offers information on buses and bus tickets.
  • Service: Service building with toilets and showers, emptying of latrine and grey water, washing machines, WiFi.
  • Price: About 250 SEK for two including car (2018).
  • Find here: Via Orlanda 16.
  • See and do in the neighbourhood: Venice with the Rialto Bridge, Doge's Palace and St Mark's Square.
Ställplats i Chioggia med bra läge

Chioggia - Parcheggio del Padoan

  • DescriptionA relatively simple site, which is a combined motorhome site and car park for regular cars. The site is right on the beach, and is also well located for walking to town.
  • Service: Simple service houses with a few toilets, water and emptying of latrine and grey water.
  • Price: 17 euro/night incl. electricity in July 2018
  • Find hereVia San Felice 10.
  • See and do in the neighbourhood: Beach and city described as 'Little Venice'.
Milanos citycamping

Milan - Milan city campsite

  • DescriptionA good and relatively central campsite in Milan. From here you can get to the centre Milan by bus and metro.
  • Service: Service building with toilets and showers, water, latrine emptying, grey water emptying, car washing facilities, washing machines, WiFi and a small bar/café.
  • Price: About 450 SEK for two including car (2018).
  • Find hereCampeggio Citta di Milano, Via G Airaghi 61, 201 53 Milano. 
  • See and do in the neighbourhood: Milan with the Vittorio Emanuele shopping centre and Il Duomo Cathedral.

Sardinia campsites and caravan parks

In Sardinia there are plenty of places to stay with a motorhome. In particular, there are many nice campsites, but there are also occasional pitches.

Med husbil i Ligurien, på camping Albenga

Liguria: Albenga - Green Village campsite

  • DescriptionA green and beautiful campsite with both cottages and pitches for motorhomes and caravans. It is close to the beach and within walking distance (about 1 kilometre) to Albenga.
  • Service: Service building with toilets and showers, water, latrine emptying and grey water emptying. If you want to shower in hot water, you have to pay extra.
  • Price: 41 euros/day including electricity in July 2018
  • Find hereVia Che Guevara 17, Albenga.
  • See and do in the neighbourhood: The Flower Coast, beaches and Old Town of Albenga.
camping i Umbrien

Umbria: lago di Trasimeno -. Eden Park

  • DescriptionA simple and relaxed campsite located on the waterfront of Lake Trasimeno, with shaded pitches under the pine trees.
  • Service: Simple service houses with toilets and showers, water, latrine emptying, grey water emptying and a restaurant.
  • Price: 19 euros/day including electricity in July 2018
  • Find hereViale Del Lavoro,18/A, fraz. Torricella - 06063 Magione
  • See and do in the neighbourhood: Lake Trasimeno and glorious Umbria.
Camping Taranto

Puglia: Taranto San Bay campsite

  • DescriptionCamping combined with a restaurant and discotheque on the San Vito estuary just south of Taranto. A bit messy with service and payment when we were there and a lot of young people.
  • ServiceService centre with toilets and showers (extra charge), coffee machine, restaurant, etc.
  • Price: 28 euros/day including motorhome service in August (cheaper without motorhome service) in 2015.
  • Find here: Drive almost to the end of the San Vito peninsula (just south of Taranto) and follow the signs for the campsite.
  • See and do in the neighbourhood: Sun and swimming.
Ställplats i Otranto

Puglia: Otranto Parcheggio Via renis

  • Description: 24-hour car park for cars and motorhomes, within walking distance of the centre of Otranto.
  • Service:Surveillance and water.
  • Price: 6 euros/day 2015
  • Find here: Via Renis. Drive to Otranto and follow the signs.
  • See and do in the neighbourhood: Cathedral of Otranto (Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Otranto)
Husbilar står överallt längs kusten - både på ställplatser och helt oorganiserat

Puglia - pitches and free camping

In Apulia (Italian: Puglia), caravan parks are everywhere (especially along the south-eastern coast), and between them Italians hitchhike everywhere. So there is no need to mention any specific place. We stayed overnight in a car park on the northwest coast (2 euro/day) (2015).

Freedom på nattparkering i Tropea. Trodde ni vi blev ensamma? Inte då!

Calabria: Tropea parking space in the city centre

  • DescriptionParking area popular with motorhomes, within walking distance of the centre and the beach. Camping and serviced pitches are available nearby if you prefer.
  • Service: None
  • Price: Free
  • Find hereDrive to Tropea and follow the signs for the campsite. The car park is just before the town, on the left hand side.
  • See and do in the neighbourhood: Tropea with its spectacular location and the church of Santa Maria dell'Isola.

Sicily - campsites and pitches

In Sicily there are plenty of places to stay with a motorhome. There are both campsites and quite a few pitches.

Att besöka Colosseum
Peter and Helena Bergström in Italy, the travel magazine FREEDOMtravel

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Car and camping in Italy

  • Capital city: Rome
  • Language: Italian
  • Residents: 61 million (2017)
  • Currency: Euro
  • Price mode: As in Sweden
  • El: Like Sweden
  • Water: Drinkable
  • Religion: Christianity (mainly Catholicism)

Driving to Italy

  • Ferry from Gothenburg: Gothenburg to Kiel with Stena line takes about 14 h 30 min. Driving via the A9 takes just over 17 hours (1811 km).
  • Ferry from Trelleborg: Trelleborg to Rostock by Stena Line or TT-Line takes about 6-7 hours. Driving via the A9 takes just over 16 hours (1708 km).

Roads and driving in Italy

  • Roads: The roads in Italy are mostly good. In high season, there can be long queues around Lake Garda.
  • Road tolls: Many motorways are subject to a charge. You take a ticket when you enter the motorway, and when you exit, you read the ticket in a machine and pay the amount shown on a display. You can pay in cash or by card. For safety reasons, it is a good idea to carry cash with you at all times.
  • Environmental zones:  The sign 'Zona Traffico Limitato' (red ring on a white background) sometimes seen in cities indicates that only authorised cars are allowed to drive here. Pay close attention! If you drive where you see this image, you can be fined, and they can be sent to your home long afterwards.
  • Speed limits: Passenger cars and motor homes under 3.5 tonnes drive on motorway 130, motorway 110 and road 90. Vehicles over 3.5 tonnes may only drive 100 on motorways.
  • Per mille limit: 0,5
  • Traffic rules: Talking on a handheld phone and sending text messages while driving is prohibited. If you have two or more pets, they must be restrained, netted or caged. If you only have one pet, there are no special rules.
  • Words in traffic: "Parcheggio" means parking and "rallentare" means slow down.
  • Fuel: Diesel is called gasolio. Please note that petrol stations may be closed on Sundays.
  • Parking rules: Parking spaces with blue lines are subject to a charge and parking spaces with white lines are free of charge (but may require a parking disc). Parking spaces with yellow lines are reserved.
  • Security: Make sure you have Roadside Assistance, so that you can get help on the spot in case of an accident. The emergency number for the country's emergency services is 112.

Rules on camping and pitches in Italy

  • There are plenty of campsites and pitches in Italy.
  • Free camping is allowed on private land with the permission of the landowner and often on public land, but not in national parks. Overnight stays in a motorhome parked on a road, street or car park are allowed.

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  1. Ingemar ahlgren says:

    Hi we are going to drive down to Italy and Tuscany in early April. Wondering how the roads are to drive on. I have an 8 metre motorhome so I wonder which roads are best to drive. Would like to drive on smaller roads. Grateful for info

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