Camping in Tuscany and Rome
Offering stunning scenery, golden beaches and ancient cities, central Italy is hard to beat as a holiday destination.
The rich landscape of Tuscany has an enduring appeal for holidaymakers of all ages who come in droves to enjoy the region’s cuisine, culture and beauty, as well as the beautiful cities of Florence and Pisa.
Italy’s capital Rome needs no introduction. This city is famous the world over for its iconic attractions including the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon.
Our campsites in Tuscany and Rome are well placed for exploring all that this fantastic region has to offer.
Things to do when you’re camping in Tuscany
Florence is packed with treasures. The skyline is dominated by the Cathedral (the Duomo): climb up inside the huge dome to view the frescoes and on to the lantern for the fabulous view of the city. Right next door is the Baptistery with its spectacular mosaics and ‘Gates of Paradise’ doors.
Be sure not to miss Michelangelo’s David in the Galleria dell' Accademia.
At the edge of medieval Pisa is the Campo dei Miracoli – the Field of Miracles - where you’ll find not only the Leaning Tower but also the superb cathedral, the baptistery and the Monumental Churchyard, said to be built on earth brought back from the Crusades.
Amazing as it is, Siena’s ornate gothic cathedral is just part of what was planned – the half-built Duomo Nuovo is testimony to the Black Death that brought building to an abrupt halt. Be sure not to miss the frescoes and books in the Biblioteca Piccolomini.
A more unusual attraction is the relics of St Catherine displayed in the Basilica of San Domenico.
Things to do when you’re camping in Rome
Built over the tomb of St Peter, Vatican City is the world’s smallest independent state. Visit St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums – including the Sistine Chapel – or take a tour of the extensive Vatican Gardens.
This massive structure, built on the site of Nero’s Palace, was designed so tens of thousands of people could watch gladiatorial combat, wild animal fights and even mock sea battles. Tickets include a visit to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
The Trevi Fountain is dominated by the figure of Neptune in a sea-shell chariot. Throwing a coin over your shoulder into the water is said to ensure that you will return to the Eternal City.
Not far from the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon has the world’s largest un-reinforced concrete dome. Built by the Emperor Hadrian, this temple was dedicated to all the gods, and later to St Mary and all the martyrs.
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