Extraordinary Sites

Our family has had four Eurocamping adventures over the years and people often ask which campgrounds were our favorites.  Sometimes a campground is interesting because of its proximity to a beautiful natural area or a great city.  But other times a campground can be memorable and extraordinary.

Here are a few of the most memorable.


Camping Castel San Pietro above Verona

Camping Castel San Pietro (Verona, Italy)

Imagine camping in the ruins of the ancient city walls high above Verona.  What could be more exciting?  The tent sites are fairly small, but there is an extensive network of wooded terraces with enough space to set up a tent.  The views of the city are incredible and we enjoyed the covered picnic shelter for dining al fresco.

Camping in Budapest

Camping in the Buda Hills

Zugligeti Niche Camping (Budapest, Hungary)

Located in the hills above Budapest, this campground was once a historic tram terminal and the station building now houses an on-site restaurant offering authentic favorites such as goulash.  The owner is friendly and helpful and greets guests with a welcome drink and free breakfast.  Nestled in a wooded setting, the campground is fairly convenient for public transport to the city with a bus stop right outside the entrance.

Luxury camping in France

Luxury Camping near Chambord

Camping Chateau du Marais (near Chambord, France)

This campground is far from roughing it.  On the grounds of a chateau less than 1 km from magnificent Chateau du Chambord, this site is in a beautiful setting and features a water park, tennis courts and mini golf.

camping above Florence Italy

Camping Michelangelo above Florence

Camping Michelangelo (Florence, Italy)

Camping Michelangelo offers the best views of Florence and rates are a steal for staying in the city.  With a terrace restaurant, store and the city of Florence a short walk away, camping under the olive trees is convenient and memorable.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. qiquan
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 08:32:42

    I have camped at various lovely places in Italy, from the east cost to the west cost, and from the south to North through Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and finally back to the Netherlands in 2006 by bicycle alone. Tuscany has some good campsites at hill, and the most breathtaking campsites are around the Austria border, near Lago di Garda. The campsite alone the Rhein river in Germany is also quite beautiful.


    • puravida
      Sep 17, 2012 @ 08:59:11

      Thanks for your response. That must have been a wonderful trip! There are so many places to see and I look forward to discovering more memorable campgrounds.


  2. Maryann Murphy
    Sep 19, 2012 @ 13:15:14

    I’ve read some good stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting.


  3. anyone4curryandotherthings
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 22:42:31

    Puravida, have you ever considered renting a flat for all of you in the country you want to visit? We have done this now for years, either just for JO and myself or with the 2 grown up girls. It gives you all the comfort and freedom and it did not brake the bank. Just shop around. Need help? We cannot camp – and a hotel for a few weeks at a time is not convenient (and does break the bank, lol!!!) unless the Chef is Indian (for JO), so a flat is the perfect solution for us.


  4. anyone4curryandotherthings
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 22:44:26

    the photo above, is this taken in Fiesolo??????


  5. puravida
    Oct 27, 2012 @ 12:41:20

    No, but it looks like it’s not too far away on Google maps. Camping Michelangelo is in the hills above Florence, right next to Piazzale Michelangelo. In the square/Piazzele, there is a copy of the David statue.


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