School summer holidays might be ending, but caravan and motorhome users can stretch their summertime even further, making the most of continental climates in Italy. The boot of Europe keeps it’s hot temperatures through September, and there are plenty of places to take in while you top up your tan. Here’s our top 5 recommendations:
See Florence from above at Cupola del Brunelleschi
The crowning glory of the cathedral that dominates Florence’s skyline, the Cupola was completed in 1434. Get to the Cupola early to beat the queues, and climb the stairs to get breath taking views of the Tuscan capital – if the scenery isn’t enough of a treat, a gelato in town afterwards will be!
Camping Michealangelo has pitches just a 10 minute stroll from the old town of Florence.
Live the high life in Lake Como
With it’s beautiful scenery and Mediterranean weather, Lake Como is a holiday destination for the likes of David Beckham and Tom Cruise – with George Clooney owning a lakeside villa there.
Camping Internazionale is a leafy campsite from which to enjoy the beauty of Lake Como
Step back in time in Pompeii
Preserved by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79AD, Pompeii has become a cultural hot spot for holiday makers. Remains of houses, markets, baths, temples, theaters and even people can be seen throughout the town, giving a fascinating look at ancient Roman life.
Spartacus Campsite rests at the foot of Mt Vesuvius, providing a comfortable base to explore from as well a pool and pizzeria to enjoy.
Soak up the culture in the Vatican City
The world’s smallest independent state, Vatican City is densely populated with some of the greatest sculptures, artwork and architecture in the world. The Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica and St Peter’s Square are all within the city limits.
Camping Roma is just 3 km from Vatican City and offers a shuttle bus service to make your journey there.
Dive into Venice Built on over 100 small islands in Italy’s Veneto region, Venice for many is the epitome of old world glamour and extravagance. Take in the sights at Piazza San Marco (including the stunning St Mark’s Basilica) or indulge in a classic gondola ride round the city’s famous canals. > Caravan Park San Giuliano is just a motorboat ride away from the centre of Venice