keycamp type holiday in italy, no car!

(30 Posts)
frazzled74 Thu 30-May-13 08:38:37

can anyone advise me a good campsite/chalets in Italy with good cheap flight connections and suitable with no car, would like a couple of places to visit by bus/train and a village, shops etc within walking distance.

Ezza1 Wed 06-Nov-13 14:10:06

Mintyy which campsite did you stay on on the Cavallino coast? I'm looking at Keycamp style holidays without a car in Italy and your experience up thread sounds promising.

<sorry for resurrecting slightly old thread>

sid8 Mon 15-Jul-13 09:10:18

You can reach your destination by hiring a car from LU car rentals, there are different type of vehicles available with different rent rates. All cars are insured and you can enjoy your journey as well.
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notcitrus Sat 08-Jun-13 20:59:17

West side of Lake Garda is a bus ride from Verona, so easy to reach that way.

minxthemanx Sat 08-Jun-13 20:57:13

Don't need a car on Venetian Riviera, and still get to see lots of places.

Portofino Sat 08-Jun-13 20:53:15

Unless you are happy to stay on site, which is perfectly doable.

Portofino Sat 08-Jun-13 20:51:31

We've been to park Albatros too. It is lovely. But there is nothing nearby. You do need a car.

minxthemanx Sat 08-Jun-13 19:55:46

We're going back for the 2nd year to Sant Angelo campsite, near Venice. We go with Thomson Alfresco, but keycamps etc there. Absolutely loved it last year, best holiday ever. Look at the Thomson Alfresco website, there are loads of campsites on Venetian riviera, and lake garda. We flew from Stansted to Treviso, got a preboooked taxi to the campsite (ok that wasn't cheap but didn;t want to hire a car) and got public transport into Venice, Lido do Jesolo etc etc. Fabulous.

Dededum Fri 07-Jun-13 19:20:30

Take the overnight train to Lake Garda, an adventure in its self.

Abgirl Fri 07-Jun-13 19:15:57

We went to parc albatros in Tuscany last year and did have a car, but decided we probably didn't need it. Train takes about an hour from pisa to san vincenzo and then site is a taxi ride away. There are organised trips to Rome, pisa and tuscan places, but public transport links also good. Also heaps to do on the site and canvas run kids and family activities. We had a fantastic time and are thinking about going back.

Mintyy Tue 04-Jun-13 10:39:32

We had a lovely holiday on the Cavallino Coast a couple of years ago. Easily got a bus from Venice airport to within 10 minutes walk of the campsite.

We travelled to plenty of places by bus and on hired bikes (the landscape is completely flat) and a wonderful day trip to Venice by ferry. There are loads of campsites along the beach. Highly recommend.

Our caravan was at the furthest reach of the campsite and so it was a good 10 minutes walk to the shops/restaurant/pool. I actually lost a little weight on that holiday because we walked everywhere. Was great!

Portofino Tue 04-Jun-13 10:30:51

You can fly Ryaniar to Beziers from Manchester, Edinburgh, London Luton and Bristol.

hotbot Mon 03-Jun-13 20:56:28

Perpignan..... Sorry for hijack, must say it looks fantastic.

Portofino Mon 03-Jun-13 20:49:07

Where would fly from?

Portofino Mon 03-Jun-13 20:40:06

Beziers airport and a taxi is all you need.

Portofino Mon 03-Jun-13 20:38:56

Which airport?

hotbot Mon 03-Jun-13 20:38:17

Bloody ipad... Portofino

hotbot Mon 03-Jun-13 20:37:44

Thanks portfolio, I have looked at the French campsite you mentioned and an airport is only 65miles away. So seems do-able to hire pick up etc.am being a scaredy cat re. Driving abroad, never done it and a bit wary.

Portofino Mon 03-Jun-13 20:20:08

Ryanair fly to Beziers. Not sure from which airports. We drove. It's a bout 10 hours from Calais.

hotbot Mon 03-Jun-13 20:09:39

Portofino, how do you get to visa plague from uk please

frazzled74 Sun 02-Jun-13 22:01:48

thanks thats all really useful information portofino, I am now planning the next 3 years holidays !!!!

Portofino Sun 02-Jun-13 14:38:15

Also, not Italy, but the best place for the car free (that i have experienced) is Vias-Plage in the Languedoc, la Carabasse or Club Farret. Everything is on hand, the beach, shops, restaurants, bars, huge funfair, mini-golf, lovely deli-takeaways selling paella, etc. 15 mins from Beziers airport. You can get the bus to Agde or Cap d'Agde, or do boat trips on the canal du midi.

Portofino Sun 02-Jun-13 14:32:49

I have NEVER regretted spending the extra money for a higher spec van. With Sibiu for example, whilst even the basic 2 model was perfectly adequate, it was small - no room to get dressed in the bedroom for example. Compared with the top range one we had (excellence?) where we got a washing machine, 2 bathrooms, a big living area etc. The Canvas mobiles we have had tend to fall more in the middle but we have never had any complaints.

Portofino Sun 02-Jun-13 14:25:54

I am talking your average taverna / brasserie type place, rather than posh restaurants of course. In France you can get a reasonable fixed price menu at different price points - say 15 euros for 2 and 3 courses and upwards. This is less common in Italy. But if find they go for starters, pasta course, then main meat or fish course. 2 of the 3 is normally plenty.

cacamilis Sun 02-Jun-13 13:18:36

Portofino, thanks for adding that info, I found it really useful too. :-)

Portofino Sun 02-Jun-13 09:13:52

A kids meal - say chicken nuggets or pasta with an ice cream and drink is normally between 5 and euros. 15 euros for a main course.

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