Canvas recently introduced a new site for 2016, Stork Camping Village in Abruzzo, Italy. Elizabeth Mercer from Canvas Sales Team recently visited and here she gives a comprehensive guide into what others can expect from this relaxed site.
Arriving at Camping Stork
On arriving at the site we drove up to the barrier to check in. A member of staff took a photocopy of our passports and gave us bracelets to be worn around the site, there was no deposit required for these. We then had the option to drive into the site to unload our luggage at the accommodation, however we then had to park just outside the site in the main car park.
There is night security and the reception is open from 7am – 10pm without a break. The staff have excellent English and were very helpful.
Camping Stork accommodation
Canvas has 10 Moda accommodations in Avenue Belgium which are arranged back to back heading from the beach towards the reception. The odd numbered units – except number 1, which is next to a hedge – have a sea view from the covered part of the decking. Our unit faced away from the sea but fortunately had the sun from 11am until the evening which was a lovely bonus.
Delicious food onsite
Onsite there’s a restaurant/pizzeria which offers delicious food and is very reasonably priced. There’s a kid’s menu which offers pizzas at around 4 euros and the main menu is extensive for a campsite restaurant. Prices started at about 7 euros for a pasta dish.
The restaurant is open from 12am to 2:30pm, then again from 6:30pm until 10:30pm. They also offer a take-away service from 6pm until 11pm which is great for those nights you would rather relax at your accommodation.
Next door there’s a bar/gelateria and also a shop which was very well stocked. The shop is open from 8:30am until 12:30pm and then again from 3:30pm to 7:30pm.
If you care to venture further there is a fish restaurant called Fernando’s Pesce in walking distance from the beach towards Giulianova. As well as this there’s also a restaurant called The Triangolo which is part of a hotel just outside the campsite gates. So plenty to choose from when hunger calls.
Pool and beach
The main pool has no shallow end (depth 1.7 M) but there’s a lifeguard on duty, a kid’s pool with a small slide, a Jacuzzi and a separate shallower pool which was popular with younger children.
The sun loungers with parasols are 1 euro each day but there are also grassy areas you can put your towel on if you prefer. The pool area is open from 9am to 1pm and then from 4pm to 7pm but closed on a Monday morning.
Heading down to the beach you can expect to find lovely golden sand and shallow warm water, the perfect setting for young families. Canvas accommodation is located relatively near the beach – perfect for letting the sea lull you to sleep!
Exploring the local area
You can walk into Giulianova from the site which is around 3km away. Getting there is simple you just exit the site then turn right, walk along as far as you can go, turn left and cross the footbridge over the river. Continue into the town or towards the promenade.
The nearest station is at Giulianova, you could get a taxi from there or also Roseto degli Abruzzi which is slightly further. The main train line runs quite close to the site but we didn’t hear any noise from our emplacements.
The facilities at Camping Stork
A few important points about facilities in the campsite:
- Wifi is 3.50 euros a week but could be a hit or a miss at busy times.
- There is a cash machine on the wall at the side of the reception. There are also banks in Giulianova (5 minutes by car) and Roseto degli Abruzzi (10 minute drive away).
- The laundry facilities are at the toilet blocks on the outside in an alcove. It was 4 euros to use the washing machine and the same for the tumble drier.
- Baby baths and baby change facilities are available in the toilet blocks and there was a disabled toilet as well. The toilet blocks were immaculate – plenty of showers and the toilets are a mix of UK and continental styles.
- Near to the shop you’ll find an excellent playground which will keep kids well amused. There’s also a small games room next to the bar area which is ideal for entertaining youngsters.
- There is a tennis court and a volleyball court next to the Canvas units.
- It’s also worth bearing in mind that Stork Camping Village has a ‘quiet time’ policy. This is between the hours of 2pm to 4pm.
Overall this was a wonderfully relaxed campsite with all you need to have a great time.
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