Why Camping in Italy Should be on Your Travel List

There are few better ways to spend your leisure time than heading out on a camping trip. After all, it’s an activity you can share with your partner or family, and it allows you to travel freely and make decisions as you go rather than having to plan everything in advance.

Camping is even better when you combine it with travel to new countries overseas, as that elevates it from a trip to an adventure. Italy is in many ways the perfect place for a camping vacation, so here are three reasons why, and how to make the most of your Italian camping experience.

A Perfect Climate for Camping

Italy is an earthly paradise for those who love to camp, for not only does it have a huge number of campsites spread across the country, many of which are specially designed to be family friendly, but it also has one of the most equitable climates in the world. Weather conditions can vary depending upon whereabouts in the country you are, but the south in particular has hot, generally dry summers with warm springs and autumns and pleasantly mild winters. That means you can camp in Italy practically all year round, although it’s advisable of course to pack warm clothing if you travel during December to February.

A Nation of Contrasts

Italy covers an area of around 116,000 square miles, a little less than the state of New Mexico, but it is a country of exciting contrasts, culturally and geographically. To the north of Italy are the Alps which draw winter sports enthusiasts from across the world. Further south we have Tuscany, an area renowned for its natural beauty, from its rolling hills to gentle vineyards, not to mention the breathtaking city of Florence at its heart. To the south of the country there are lakes, farmlands and communities which seem to have changed little over the centuries. Italy also has a spectacular coastline, including stunning beach resorts such as Torre del Lago which hosts an annual opera festival in honor of its former resident Puccini. A camping vacation allows you to see all these sites and more.

The Majesty of Rome

Of course, there’s one location more than any other that draws visitors to Italy: its capital city, Rome. There can be nowhere on earth that is so steeped in history, and visiting ancient sites such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon can swiftly take you back to the time when the Roman Empire was the largest on the planet. Every corner you turn in Rome seems to bring a striking piece of history before your eyes, and its back streets and alleyways are so beautiful they simply cry out to be photographed. Accommodation in Rome can be expensive, so camping is a smart and economical way to see this city that should be on every bucket list.

How to Make the Most of Your Italian Camping Adventure

The great joy of camping is that you can simply pack up and set out, but it’s still important to pack carefully. It’s a country that rewards those who head off the beaten track, so ensure your camping equipment is both strong and lightweight. When it comes to sleeping bags, find one that’s easy to roll up so you can tie it to your backpack. Also, ensure that your tent is quick and easy to install, so you can spend more time enjoying this country’s spectacular attractions.

With great quality camping gear that’s easy to transport, some sun cream and a good pair of hiking boots, you’re ready to enjoy Italy to the full. Whether you travel alone or with your family, along the coast or the mountains, it’s sure to be a vacation that lingers in your memory for all the right reasons.

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