Where to go camping in Italy? A selection of the most beautiful places for your camping holiday on the Adriatic

Camping. Some hate it, others love it. There’s no middle ground. While for some travellers, spending holidays in a caravan or tent is completely out of the question, for others, camping is the ideal holiday. Opinions differ on this dilemma. However, it’s important to give camping a chance, especially with children, as it’s a welcome alternative to the classic hotel holiday.

Camping is one of the most beloved ways to spend holidays in Italy. Especially on the upper Adriatic coast, camping enthusiasts are spoilt for choice. We have selected for you the best places for your camping holiday on the Adriatic.

Caorle | Mediterranean climate, relaxing atmosphere, and picturesque beaches in the Gulf of Venice

Thanks to the pleasant Mediterranean climate, the impressive maritime panorama, and the golden sandy beaches, the city of Caorle in the Gulf of Venice is the ideal location for a relaxing camping holiday on the Italian Adriatic coast. Beaches stretching for 25 km, well-equipped cycle paths crossing built-up fields and picturesque fishing villages guarantee a diverse holiday for the whole family amidst enchanting nature. In the numerous restaurants, you can savour local delicacies while admiring the deep blue sea.

Tip: Planning a camping holiday on the Adriatic coast? Pra’ delle Torri campsite in Caorle combines the experience of a holiday in nature with the hospitality of a 4-star facility directly by the sea, not far from the Lagoon City. Come and visit us!

Cavallino | Ideal place for a holiday in the Venice Lagoon

The beautiful seaside resort of Cavallino, just 40 minutes away from the floating city of the Venice Lagoon, is located on a thin strip of land and is one of Italy’s newest municipalities and a unique tourist region for a camping holiday on the upper Adriatic. The proximity to the city of Venice and the particular tourist importance of the municipality make Cavallino a highly appreciated tourist destination for travellers seeking an active holiday amidst nature. Given the great biodiversity and the uniqueness of its seabed, windsurfing and sailing in the Venice Lagoon are also of particular importance as an underwater area. Various cycling routes excite cycling enthusiasts. Cavallino is also ideal for a relaxing beach holiday, with its wide sandy beaches and high water quality, marked by the blue flag.

Bibione | Suitable programme for every age group and interest

Through its diversity, Bibione attracts numerous visitors from Austria and Germany, as well as other countries. The beloved tourist resort on the high coast of the Adriatic wins over with its wide golden sandy beaches, an extensive programme of recreational and sports activities, and its thermal baths, thus offering the right choice for every audience: Families with children, as well as water sports enthusiasts and older guests seeking relaxation will find what they are looking for in Bibione. Campsites, houses, and holiday apartments are the ideal starting points for excursions into the picturesque landscape between the gently sloping 11 km long golden beach and the extensive pine forests of the hinterland.

Eraclea Mare | Child-friendly lagoon pool away from tourist currents

Eraclea Mare combines water fun and naturalness. Of the former swamp, only channels and locks remain, which, together with the extensive pine forests of the hinterland and the wide silky beaches with their fine golden sand, characterise the picturesque landscape of this family tourist destination on the Adriatic. Eraclea Mare is the starting point for cycling trips in Veneto. From here, for example, you can quickly reach the Mort lagoon, a lagoon formed following the flooding of the Piave river, which hosts countless species of native flora and fauna.

Wild camping in Italy? Attention wild campers!

Although there is no legislation that applies to all of Italy, wild camping in Italy is in principle prohibited. Especially in the most tourist-appreciated regions, the ban is strictly enforced. Offences can be punished with fines up to 500 euros. With Law 40 of 16.08.1984, the Veneto Region prohibits camping outside equipped areas. In addition to classic large campsites, the alternative to illegal wild camping is represented by minimalist fields equipped only with sanitary facilities. Even private landowners can grant permission to overnight on their property.

Camping in the midst of nature? Other alternatives to large campsites are farms offering parking spaces for campers (Agricamping). Often you can also buy own-produced products or even try local dishes in a small restaurant.

Tip: Planning a minimalist camping holiday with just your tent in the midst of nature? Pra’ delle Torri campsite in Caorle has a free area reserved just for you and your tent. Additionally, you have the advantage of using the high-quality facilities of the campsite and having access to the pool. Come and have a look!