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 …
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 …
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 waking up this morning specifically for the purpose of getting some food in my belly and discussing the project with katie - we unhappily discovered that due to some crazy activities everything we know has been closed. My options are Kebab or this little place further down the street, possibly a few others but they all involve paying sadly. I wonder what is going on in the square - ...
... they even had fragments from cups for mass. They demonstrated the way in which the baptistery actually got the water too, by using this complex hydraulic system so the water was always fresh.
When we came back up from this a mass was going on and we realized why the areas had been closed off earlier.
Then we walked around for a while until our backs hurt to much and we had to sit and find a bathroom. So all ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCamping Castel San Pietro Verona
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.