14 of the best campgrounds in Tuscany and Umbria

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From my observations, you either love Tuscany or you hate it. The latter may be due to the fact that a holiday in Tuscany for a camper driver can often be very stressful. Narrow, winding streets without a shoulder, where it is often difficult to pass each other, as well as narrow parking lots are standard in this part of Italy. However, we had quite a good time driving the camper in Tuscany and one thing is certain: you won't see such views anywhere else in Italy! Additionally, I am adding to this list a few campsites in Umbria , which are located quite close to the border with Tuscany and are a great base for visiting its southern part. And also two campsites on Elba . When choosing campsites in Tuscany, remember that the sun shines on Elba 200 days a year! It's really worth going there, even just for one day. But first I'll start with the heart of Tuscany.

Camping Firenze – Tuscany, Florence

Camping Firenze

Two years ago there was a camper park in this place, and now there is a 4-star campsite in the city center! Because Camping Firenze is located only 4 km from Ponte Vecchio, to which a bus leaves the campsite every day. If you miss the bus departure time, it doesn't matter, because the campsite is also close to a public bus stop (500m), from which the bus takes you to the very center of Florence. You can also reach the center by bike - your own or rented at the campsite - along the bike path that is right next to the campsite and runs along the Arno River. New toilets, a new store building, a gelateria with home-made ice cream and brand new swimming pools!

Activities for children at the Firenze campsite

There are two swimming pools at the campsite, including one with a soft, non-slip bottom, perfect for children. There is also a small playground .

Where to eat in Florence?

There is a great restaurant and pizzeria at the campsite. They also brew their beer here. If you want to eat here, be sure to book a place in advance. If you want to eat in the center of Florence , I especially recommend: Enoteca Pinchior. In 2008, this restaurant was ranked 32nd among the best in the world. In this place, wine with dinner will definitely be a perfect match.

It is also worth going to the so-called aperitivo, where you only pay for alcohol and get small snacks for free.

What to see in Florence?

It is especially worth climbing the hill and Michelangelo Square , from where you can see the entire panorama of the city. If you have the opportunity, go there at sunset or even after dark. It is also worth climbing the Duomo tower and, of course, Ponte Vecchio .

Norcenni Girasole – Tuscany, Figline Valdarno

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This campsite is a real Family Park . It is situated in terraces on the Chianti hills. It has two pool complexes, one at the bottom and the other at the top of the campsite. An electric train runs between these two places. From the Norcenni Girasole campsite you can go on many organized trips, including: to Pisa, Lucca or Florence, and even Rome, so you don't have to move your car or camper. It is worth paying attention to the new wellness program and individual training assistants (ANTS).

Activities for children at the Norcenni Girasole campsite

Pools with a soft surface, one heated swimming pool that can be indoors in case of bad weather, slides, a water playground for children , several small playgrounds, a games room, a rope park and trampolines, animations, and a mini club. The campsite has football, tennis and volleyball fields, ping-pong tables and a mini golf course. The campsite also offers trips to a nearby agritourism farm.

Where to eat in Tuscany?

There is a restaurant at the campsite with a long tradition. It was founded over 50 years ago and operated next to the campsite. As the campsite grew, the restaurant was "included" in its offer. We especially recommend eating beef here. It is worth going for the famous ice cream in San Gimignano to the Gelateria Dondoli ice cream parlor.

What to see in Tuscany?

While staying at this campsite you can relax by the swimming pools, visit the nearby Chianti vineyards, or go on a trip to Arezzo, Florence, Pisa or Lucca. You can also reach all these places by organized trips or by renting a car at the campsite.

Park Albatros – Tuscany, San Vincenzo


The campsite is located close to the sea, with several entrances to the beach along 10 km of its coastline. Every day in high season, an electric train transports camping guests to two selected beaches. This campsite also has a large Family Park , where it is impossible to get bored, and at the same time it is worth taking bikes or scooters with you to move around the area more easily. There is a large rope park suspended on the tall trees of the pine forest in the heart of which this campsite is located. There are swimming pools (including one Olympic-size), two water lagoons with a soft surface and one heated swimming pool, which can also be indoors in case of bad weather. There is a bicycle rental service at the campsite.

Attractions for children at the Park Albatros campsite

A huge playground, a rope park, a mini club where children can, for example, make a pizza, there are also animations and a mini disco in the evening - these are just some of the attractions offered by Park Albatros . During the season, thematic events are organized here, such as Foam Party, shared pizza baking, etc.

Where to eat in Park Albatros?

Good food is available at the campsite and you can choose from several restaurants and pizzerias. A particularly nice family option is the "all you can eat" restaurant. There is a great grill restaurant near the campsite: Bar Pizzeria Ristorante Al Tramonto.

What to see on the Tyrrhenian Sea?

I recommend going on a bicycle trip to San Vincenzo, which has a bicycle path leading to it. You can stop at one of 10 beaches along the way. From here you can also go on a one-day trip to Elba, Livorno or Lucca and Pisa - alone or with an organized group from the campsite. If it's too far for you, go to Bolheri or Piombino.

Barco Reale – Tuscany, Lamporecchio

Barco Reale campsite

The campsite is a great base for exploring Tuscany. During the season, many cultural events are organized here, such as piano concerts. If you prefer to do sports during your holidays, there is no problem at the campsite, for example, there are volleyball and basketball courts, and even tournaments are organized here during the season. You can also sign up for cooking classes here.

Attractions for children at the Barco Reale campsite

There are daily animations for children at the Barco Reale campsite. One of the activities for children is taking care of the vegetable garden. There are two swimming pools and a playground.

Where to eat in Tuscany?

There is a restaurant on the campsite where you can eat delicious local Tuscan food, but if you want to go to Lucca, for example, I especially recommend the Buca di Sant'Antonio restaurant, known for its pasta dishes and typical dishes from the Lucca region.

What to see in Tuscany?

See cities such as Pistoia, Lucca, Pisa and of course Florence. It is worth noting that the famous Via Francigena pilgrims' path with beautiful views runs directly next to the campsite.

Le Cappanne – Tuscany, Marina di Bibbona

Le Cappanne campsite

It's a great place for families with small children and also has great sports facilities. Volleyball, football and tennis courts, as well as aqua-aerobics and a wellness program. Are you planning to spend your holiday with your dog ? This is great, because there is a beach for them next to the pools, and the campsite has a dog run with obstacles, water lighting and a bathroom for dogs. There is also a dog beach by the sea a few km from the campsite.

Activities for children at camping le Cappanne

Beautiful new swimming pools with bridges, slide and waterfalls. Playground with a climbing wall. Indoor playroom . Indian village with teepee tents for fun and animations. Go-kart rental and mini golf.

Where to eat in Piombino?

There is a restaurant at the Le Cappanne campsite where you can eat delicious local Tuscan food, but if you want to go to, for example, Vinci, I especially recommend the La Burra di Vinci restaurant or Agriturismo il Piastrino, where for just €20 you can have dinner, which consists of anti pasto, main course and wine and olive oil from this agritourism farm.

What to see in Piombino?

The entire Etruscan coast is worth seeing. There are plenty of beautiful Blue Flag beaches in Marina di Bibbona. Also worth seeing are the nearby towns of Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci, Campiglia Marittima, Suvereto, Populonia and Piombino.

Camping Village Le Pianacce – Tuscany, Castagneto Carducci

Le Pianacce campsite

It is a great place for road and mountain bike enthusiasts, but also for mountain walks. You can arrange an electric bike ride with a guide here. There are plenty of paths around for walking dogs because the campsite is pet-friendly . There is a swimming pool with terraces, and since 2019 the water in it has been heated to 28°C. The campsite is not located directly on the beach, but offers transport to the nearest beach, which takes about 15 minutes. There is also a dog beach nearby. The campsite has glamping tents , including one with a jacuzzi on the terrace!

Activities for children at Le Pianacce campsite

Swimming pool, spray park , slide. Animations with organized games, such as treasure hunting. The campsite also has a treehouse where children can play all day long.

Where to eat in Castagneto Carducci?

There is a restaurant at Le Pianacce campsite open in high season, but it is also worth going to the nearby town of Castagneto Carducci to one of the many restaurants overlooking the Val di Cornia.

Cypress roads in Tuscany

This is where you will see the famous cypress roads. In addition to Castagneto Carducci, be sure to visit nearby towns such as Bolgheri, Donoratico and Marina di Castagneto.

PuntAla Camp & Resort – Tuscany, Castiglione della Pescaia

Camping PuntAla

The campsite is located by the sea, which is usually calm, and the water temperature in the season ranges between 18°C and 24°C. The beach is safe and the water is clean. There is also a water equipment rental with a kite and windsurfing school, bicycle rental and service, a pump track, and a tennis court. Shop with local products.

Attractions for children at the PuntAla campsite

A rope park, a beautiful, large playground and a mini club are the main attractions at the PuntAla campsite .

Where to eat in Follonica?

There are plenty of very good restaurants in Follonica with sea views. I especially recommend Oscar Club, known for its fried dishes, and La Baracca, where you can have dinner right on the beach!

What to see on the Tuscan coast?

Follonica, Punta Ala, Castiglione Pescaia or even Grosetto. The famous Saturnia thermal baths are only 100 km away. It is also worth planning a trip to the Monte Argentario peninsula.

Camping Village Rocchette – Tuscany, Castiglione della Pescaia

Camping La Rochette

The campsite has swimming pools with a total area of over 2,000 m², including both a jacuzzi and 2 small children's pools, which are visible from the terrace of the bar and restaurant. Adults will definitely like the pool bar. Camping Village Rocchette has completely new toilets, but there are no separate pitches. It is also worth taking advantage of the Turkish baths here. The campsite is only a few minutes from the beautiful Rocchette beach, which is sheltered from the wind. At the campsite you can play tennis, rent MTB bikes with a guide, arrange horse riding, windsurfing and diving lessons .

Activities for children at the Rocchette campsite

Themed and costume parties, animations for children , playground and swimming pools for young and old.

Where to eat near the campsite?

The campsite has a great restaurant, cozy called Mama Restaurant, where you can really eat like at a real Italian mom's. The restaurant offers gluten-free dishes in addition to pizza and fried food.

What to see on the Tuscan coast?

Massa Marittima, Castiglione della Pescaia. You can go to the islands of Giglio, Gianturi or Pianosa. The Saturnia and Venturina thermal baths are nearby.

Camping Orlando in Chianti – Tuscany, Cavriglia


As the name suggests, the campsite is located in the Chianti hills. It has heated swimming pools , a jacuzzi and a water lagoon with a soft, non-slip bottom. This place will appeal to lovers of bird watching, but also to those willing to go hiking and cycling in the surrounding hills. The campsite also offers organized tours of Chianti vineyards with the possibility of tasting wine and local food. The famous Eroica cycle route is also close to theOrlando in Chianti campsite.

Attractions for children

Pools, water lagoons with a non-slip, soft bottom, animations, pony riding. Animators conduct activities all day long, also at the swimming pools.

Where to eat?

There is a restaurant on the campsite, but if you are going, for example, to nearby San Gimignano , be sure to book a place at Le Vecchie Mura, a restaurant famous for its Fiorentina steak and delicious wines. They also have a gluten-free menu here.

What to see?

San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena, Florence.

Roselba le Palme – Tuscany, Elba


This amazing campsite is located in a botanical garden! You definitely won't see something like this anywhere else. Palm trees, tropical plants and flowers, countless paths on the hills where you can walk safely with your children or even a stroller in the shade of the trees. From Roselba le Palme camping you can walk to the beach, but only via steps. The campsite has beautiful jacuzzis and swimming pools where you can try diving lessons. The campsite is dog friendly.

Attractions for children at the campsite

Pools with slides and a spray park. Playground.

Where to eat near Capolivieri?

There is a restaurant at the campsite with very good local food. In Capolivieri, Ristorante Pozzo Vecchio is really worth visiting. It's off the beaten track and tourists don't come here.

What to see on Elba?

It's worth going around the entire island, but if you don't have that much time, I especially recommend visiting Portoferraio in this region. A walk around its walls is a good start to getting to know the city. Another town worth seeing is Capolivieri. This place is not included in any guidebooks, and you definitely won't see sunsets like this anywhere else!

Ville degli Ulivi – Tuscany, Elba

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It is very close to the sea, just a few steps. The beach is nice, uncrowded and stretches several kilometers until the town of Marina di Campo. The campsite is located very close to the airport , but planes do not fly often and it is not bothersome. There is a car and scooter rental service at the campsite.

Campsite with swimming pool on Elba

At the Ville degli Ulivi campsite there is a swimming pool with a slide, a large playground and animations. Entry to the swimming pool is via watches. The swimming pool area is fenced.

Where to eat on Elba?

There is a great restaurant at the campsite. This campsite has been run for over 50 years by the same family, who have extensive experience in running not only the campsite but also the kitchen. We especially recommend ordering seafood here.

If you want to eat outside the campsite, you will find plenty of restaurants with a sea view within walking distance in Marina do Campo.

What to see on the island of Elba?

The campsite is located quite close to the west coast from where you can observe the most beautiful sunsets in Tuscany . If you like thrills, be sure to take a cable car ride to Monte Capanne. Rent a boat and see the coastline of Elba from the sea.

Camping Kursaal – Umbria, Passignano Sul Trasimeno

This unusual, small, intimate campsite consists of just a few plots in the garden of the hotel of the same name. You will be delighted with the hospitality and openness of the owners who are constantly present at the campsite. There are plots on the first shoreline from the lake. The campsite has a swimming pool overlooking the lake.

Attractions for children at the campsite

At Kursaal campsite there is a small swimming pool with a slide and a small playground.

Where to eat in Umbria?

The restaurant at the campsite serves delicious food, but there are plenty of pubs in the town.

What to see near Lake Trasimeno?

You can cycle around Lake Trasimene . It is also a great starting point for visiting Assisi and the southern cities of Tuscany, such as Montepulciano or Pienza.

Camping Trasimeno – Umbria, Passignano Sul Trasimeno

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This is a brand new campsite opened in 2017. It is of a similar size to the previous one on this list and also has pitches overlooking the lake. In high season you can listen to open-air classical music concerts. In addition, at the campsite you can play football or tennis, and rent bicycles that can be used to ride around the entire lake.

Attractions for children at Lake Trasimeno

At the Trasimeno campsite, children can enjoy a swimming pool with a slide, a beautiful new playground and playing fields.

Where to eat in Umbria?

At the nearby Montemelino agritourism farm, you can make an appointment to taste wine and olive oil of their own production.

What to see in Umbria?

Montepulciano, Pienza, Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto, Isola Polvese or Maggiore

Green Village Assisi Hotel & Camping – Umbria, Assisi


The main advantage of the campsite is that it is located only 3.5 km from Assisi. There is a bus to the city and back every day. Camping Village Assisi is located in an old pine forest and has a lot of shade. The campsite is pet-friendly. There is a fenced dog run on its premises, as well as the possibility of leaving your dog under supervision for a few hours.

Activities for children at the Assisi campsite in Assisi

Swimming pool, playground, soccer field, ping-pong tables and bocce ball. There is even a rental of strollers and even babysitting services.

Where to eat?

The campsite has a bar, wine bar and restaurant.

What to see near Assisi?

In addition to Assisi, which is at your fingertips, it is worth visiting Perugia and Spoleto.

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