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"A glorious place to bring children for an affordable break…"
I have stayed here with my daughters several times over the years. It's a large holiday village rather than a campsite and has several good restaurants and a gelato bar as well as several different pools. We did cookery days and visited the local vineyards as well as using the site as a base to explore Florence and the surrounding area. Siena, Pisa and San Gimignano are all easily reachable by car. I also recommend a visit to a beautiful village called Greve up in Chianti.Read moreLess
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"We have been here several times over the past years.…"
We have been here several times over the past years. Our first trip was in a vintage VW Beetle with a small two man tent. Second trip on our honeymoon in one of the mobile homes. Third trip with our two young DC and my parents. You could say that we have grown up with Norceni Girasole.
The site is extensive, several restaurants and bars, two swimming pool areas, tennis, kids club et.
For younger children I would advise booking in the upper (newer) area where the shallow pool is. The lower area is older, greener and more pleasant as there are more trees offering shade, and the pool is better for slightly older children and adults. There is a little train that goes between the two parts of the site.
The upper area also boasts a small wine bar, which was lovely in the evenings - particularly if you take grandparents with you so that you can escape for an hour or so.
My father did a Tuscan cookery course while he was there and loved it.
The stables were not part of the campsite, and slightly difficult to find but if you want to do a bit of horseriding, you can do this nearby.
We stayed in one of the on site bungalows, which was fairly basic but fine. It is advertised as a 6-berth but be warned - it is a two bed with double bed and bunk above. I would say it would be fine for 4 people but with 6 it was a bit cramped. It did have two bathrooms though.
The sanitary blocks were not long refurbished when we were there and were really well done - with childrens' showers which were very handy.
There is a small supermarket on site, and the town of Figline has several shops and supermarkets.
The campsite offers trips to the surrounding areas and towns, including to Siena, Florence and even a wine tasting tour - although some are not available outwith the summer months.
If you have a car, it is well placed for doing day trips to the surrounding area, San Gimigiano, Moltepulciano, Pisa, Arrezo are all within a couple of hours drive.
All in all, I would say that Girasole offers something for everyone.Read moreLess
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