Camping Castel San Pietro
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The transit from Venice to Verona went smoothly, however, it took us hours to find the camp site. The buses only show half of their stops on the signs and we ended up going the wrong way twice (although the second time was on the correct number bus). The camp site was beautiful, the pitches were outlined by vines bearing fresh grapes and the site …
Forever ingrained in the consciousness as the home of Romeo and Juliet, Verona is a beautiful town with far more to do than may at first seem the case. The Castle San Pietro sits high on the hillside on the opposite side from the River Adige to the main centre of Verona which itself is another UNESCO site. The view from the castle back into the …
After packing up and walking to the station, a familiar route by now, we caught the 8:01 for the 10 minute trip to Verona. We walked in the direction of the town centre and eventually arrived at the central square with the Roman arena after a small pause to get coffee at a McDonald's - one of the most heavily disguised McDonald's that we had ever …
We visited Sirmione castle on the 21st September - the most significant example of the defensive structures on Lake Garda. We climbed up some stairs and soon we were able to see all of the city. This was the first time in my life that I had been in a proper castle. It was amazing to walk the ramparts, see the arrow slits and climb the tower.
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... Switzerland... Just before I end this blog... It's our beautiful daughter Nicki's 30th birthday tomorrow, and obviously we can't be there to share it with her, but we both want to wish her a fantastic birthday and tell her that we love her so ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
This appears to be the only campsite in Verona so if you want to camp you may have no option but to come here. There is NO sense of luxury here, this is camping at its most rustic, the hot water is only on for 2 houra each morning and evening, there is no bar, restaurant or pool and most of the individual pitches are a walk away with some kind of gradient. The shower and toilet rooms are often not lit and although they are pretty clean, this is certainly not at the top end of the scale in terms of amenities.
That said, it has some cracking views over Verona from just below the castle which dominates the north of the river and it has many communal cooking areas so there is a very social feel to it.
The guy who runs it is (i think) a botanist either by trade or casually and so nature is allowed to roam free over the entire site; lizards, cockroaches, all manner of butterflies and crickets are just some of the creatures you may see on wanders around the site.
There is a shop on site and you can walk through the grounds of the castle and down into Verona in less than 10 mins (though it takes substantially longer coming back up if you are me).
There are not many car parking spaces and most of the sites seems to cater for tents so camper vans should think about booking in advance if you can.
I have been here twice and love it, my fiancee was less keen mainly due to once being unable to use the toilet paper in the (non-bowl style) toilets a result of the friendly cockroach which had settled down for the day there!!
If you come expecting a very rustic experience and don't mind a bit of nature then the views and the tranquility will appeal nicely.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.