• Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013
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Camping Holidays

While it may not be everyone’s perfect idea of holiday accommodation there’s no doubt that camping is becoming popular again, and with good reason. Gone are the days where the only campsites were miles from civilisation (although these still exist of course!), with many of the world's top cities having at least one site to pitch a tent and rest your head.

Once the weather starts to pick up, some people get the itch to be outdoors, whether it be doing work, going for a walk or just lazing around in the sun. A camping holiday is great for a number of reasons: you’re practically always outdoors, you can pick and choose your route and change your plans as you travel, you’ll bond with friends and family while making new friends along the way and, of course, it’s great value!

Don’t be fooled though; it’s not all isolation and fending for yourself. Most campsites now have a full range of accommodation types and impressive facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, football pitches, games rooms, restaurants… and a whole lot more.

We’ve put together a list of some of our most popular campsites from around the world and in another feature you’ll find our top tips for making your camping holiday an experience to remember. And that’s the thing - camping is a great experience; you’re guaranteed to have numerous stories about your big (or small) adventure!

Village Camping Santafortunata Campogaio

Village Camping Santafortunata Campogaio

Just out of the way, among the olive trees and lemon groves overlooking the Bay of Naples, you’ll find this perfectly located campsite. Village Camping Campogaio Santafortunata is 1.5km from Sorrento but has everything you’ll need on site, such as a bar, supermarket, restaurant, swimming pool, beach and more.

There's also access to public transport which will get you to the nearby tourist towns of Pompeij, Positano, Amalfi, Naples and Capri. Leaving may not be on your mind though, as the views around the campsite are pretty spectacular!

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Adrenaline-Check Eco Place

Adrenaline-Check Eco Place

A proper campers campsite, this one, while also being completely eco-friendly and offering all sorts of extreme adventure activities.

Located 12km from Bovec, but offering free pick-up, the Eco Camp Adrenaline-Check is built entirely from local natural materials and its appearance changes from one year to the next as artists move in and get creative!

The English speaking staff and guides will take you bungee jumping, biking, rafting, hiking, snorkeling and many more if you’re up to it!

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Camping Fusina

Camping Fusina

It may come as a bit of a surprise to find out that some of the best budget accommodation in and around Venice is campsites. Camping Fusina is located on the mainland but is a mere 15 minutes from the main island by boat - the only way to travel in Venice! But for those who don't have their sea legs, there’s also a bus option.

This campsite offers a whole host of facilities such as a restaurant, bar, mini-market, internet café and more. There are regular events such as beach parties and karaoke.

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PLUS Camping Roma

PLUS Camping Roma

Although located on the outskirts of Rome, this campsite is a great base for your stay in the Eternal City thanks to the frequent bus and a metro connections which whisk you into the city centre in no time. Plus Camping Roma itself is more a resort than a traditional campsite and the focus is definitely on having fun and getting to know your neighbours.

Swimming pools, beach volleyball courts, restaurants, BBQs and a late-night night bar ensure that you’ll always have something to do if you decide to stay put for the night. The campsite is also some of the best-value accommodation in Rome so you can save your Euro’s to spend somewhere else!

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By: Eóin White



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