Rome still contains many remnants of its past glory, and between its architectural heirlooms is a bustling, lively and modern city. Take time to wander round and soak up the spirit of this city; enjoy fresh pasta from one of the bustling cafes, dodge vespas on the chaotic streets or stop to hear stories from an elderly couple ambling down the street. Obvious highlights of a visit to Rome include the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. The Vatican City is an independent state within Rome which has its own currency, postal service and army – this unique city within a city is well worth a visit too.
Camping Fabulous is the closest campsite to Rome and the city can be reached in under 30 minutes by public transport. Short breaks in early June start at £138 for four nights in a Maxi Tent. The site is 13 miles from Rome Ciampino and there’s also a shuttle service available to the campsite. (Price correct as of February 2016)
The regional capital of Tuscany is one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in the world and is recognised as the birthplace of many of the world’s most influential artists, writers and philosophers. Soak up the cultural atmosphere around the stunning cathedral. Within the bustling avenues that encircle old Florence are fascinating streets full of elegant buildings and some of Italy’s best museums, cathedrals and churches. While Michelangelo’s David bares all in the Loggia della Signoria the locals show off the latest fashions, effortlessly strutting, flirting and enjoying life.
In a stunning setting, 28 miles from Florence, Camping Norcenni Girasole Club is a fantastic base for combining some city sight-seeing with total relaxation. It’s also in a great location for reaching Pisa and Siena. Short breaks at the beginning of June start at £272 for four nights in a Classic 2 bedroom mobile home with air-conditioning and decking. (Price correct as of February 2016)