Are you looking for child-friendly campsites in Tuscany in Italy? Then you’ve come to the right place. Tuscany, the region in central Italy with beautiful landscapes, hills covered with olive trees, vineyards and dark green cypress trees, is a wonderful destination for a family holiday. With ancient cities and villages full of culture and history, and with good food. A holiday in Tuscany with children is pleasant with wonderful summer temperatures. We looked for the best child-friendly campsites in Tuscany for you and share our tips in this article.
About a holiday in Tuscany with children
Tuscany is a region in western Italy, centered on the beautiful city of Florence. The nice thing about a holiday in Tuscany with the family is that the variety is enormous: you can enjoy beautiful walks in the Apennines, opt for a campsite by the sea, make cultural trips and of course enjoy pizzas and ice creams. In addition, you are assured of good weather in Tuscany! Most campsites in Tuscany are open from the end of April to the end of September.
Tuscany is about 1,400 kilometers from Utrecht, so just a little too far to drive in one day. That is why we have a blog here with tips about the best stops to Italy, including tips for places to spend the night en route.
Child-friendly campsites in Tuscany: an overview
There are numerous child-friendly campsites in Tuscany. Our advice is to first consider at which location you would like to stay and how large the campsite can be. In contrast to, for example, the child-friendly campsites on Lake Garda, there are quite a few small-scale family campsites and even a number of glamping sites in Tuscany. In addition, make a choice in how far you want to stay from the beach, for example, and whether you want to rent accommodation or travel with your own camping equipment.
Book your child-friendly campsite in Tuscany well in advance, so you don’t miss out next summer.
These are our favorite websites to book directly:
Campsite Orlando in Chianti
One of the most famous campsites in Tuscany is Camping Orlando in Chianti. This family campsite is slightly higher, so that it cools down nicely in the evenings during hot summer days. Very nice, because at least you sleep well that way.
The campsite has numerous facilities such as swimming pools, a restaurant, camping shop, sports facilities and an entertainment programme. It is a somewhat larger campsite that is beautifully situated in the green and you can choose whether you look for liveliness or not. Don’t like this? Then choose an accommodation on the edge of the campsite, it is quieter there. This child-friendly campsite in Tuscany is especially suitable for families who want to rent accommodation, which come in all shapes and sizes. You can also use your own camping equipment, but those camping spots are not very spacious and have a gravelly surface.
Camping Orlando in Chianti is an ideal base from which to explore all of Tuscany. Florence, Siena, Pisa, San Gimigano and many other famous places can be reached.
Our blogger Saskia has been here and wrote this blog about it in which she talks about sleeping in the Airlodge, a very cool glamping site in Tuscany.
For more information about this larger family campsite in Tuscany, where many Dutch people also come, you can contact Vacanceselect.
Campsite La Futa, Firenzuola
Camping La Futa is a medium-sized campsite with 116 pitches in the middle of the famous Tuscan hills, located between Florence and Bologna. The site is very beautiful on top of the Futapass and you have a different view from every camping spot. The pitches are spacious by Italian standards, although there are also smaller pitches. There are even places where you can be completely on your own, ideal for peace seekers!
There is a pizzeria on the campsite. For the children there is table tennis, jeu-de-boules, a small swimming pool and a playground with a trampoline. The nearest supermarket is half an hour’s drive from the campsite.
Our blogger Marloes stayed at this campsite with her family, you can read her extensive report here.
For more information about this small child-friendly campsite in Tuscany, you can also visit the ANWB Camping website.
Paradu Tuscany EcoResort, Castagneto Carducci
Paradù Tuscany EcoResort is a very child-friendly car-free park on the coast of Tuscany. Hidden under tall trees you will find wooden chalets, luxury safari tents, a very good restaurant, a playground and beautiful swimming pools that are also ideal for very small children. In addition, numerous activities are organized for children, teenagers and adults.
Guest blogger Denise from Follow My Footprints spent the night there with her family, you can read her extensive report here.
View the different options, prices and availability of Paradù Tuscany EcoResort here.
Camping Nonna Stella, Bibbona
This campsite is located about 60 km below Livorno and 4 km from the coast, among olive groves. What particularly attracted us to this campsite were the very spacious grass pitches (150 m2, fixed BBQ and parasol if desired), good basic facilities (reception with information, fresh bread every morning, clean sanitary facilities, playing field, swimming pool, bicycles to borrow) but also not too many extras. A simple campsite for nature lovers.
Our blogger Fieke spent the night here with her family, read her report here.
The prices and more information can be found on the website of the campsite.
Camping Orbetello, Albinia
Still looking for a campsite with a little more facilities? Then Camping Orbetello in the south of Tuscany might be a good option for your family. It is a quiet but cozy resort with a private beach and a beautiful swimming pool complex. In addition, there is a football field, table tennis and a mini club with entertainment for children between 4-12 years old. Camping Orbetello has 264 pitches.
View the prices, different options and availability of Camping Orbetello here.
Camping Le Pianacce, Castagneto Carducci
Camping Le Pianacce is located in the north of Tuscany, near Livorno, and has 210 pitches. There is a large swimming pool and a separate pool for children, as well as a water playground. In addition, there is a tennis court, volleyball court, soccer field and special athletics track. You can go to the closest beach by bus shuttle. There are various accommodations for rent, for example glamping tents and mobile homes.
View the different options, prices and availability of Camping Le Pianacce here.
Valcella Glamping Resort, Grosseto
You can enjoy a real glamping experience at this medium-sized family campsite in Tuscany, for example in a mobile home, a cottage, a bungalow or a glamping tent. You can also come here with your own camping equipment, but campers from 9 meters and longer are not allowed. The campsite is located in a former olive grove, 7 kilometers from the nearest beach. There is a swimming pool, a playground and a pizzeria.
View the different options, prices and availability of Vallicella Glamping Resort here.
Even more child-friendly campsites in Tuscany
This was our selection of child-friendly campsites in Tuscany, but there are of course many more options. Check out the options at the following websites:
Other child-friendly campsites in Italy
Would you rather go to another holiday destination in Italy? Or combine your family holiday in Tuscany with another destination in Italy? Then the following blogs might also be fun for you to read:
What to do with children in Tuscany?
The options for outings are endless and depend entirely on the interests of you and your family. In any case, we can recommend the following trips:
You can find more tips for trips in our extensive article Tuscany with children.
Looking for handy camping gear?
Looking for handy camping gear? With the KidsErOpUit team we have tested countless useful items for the campsite, from child seats to tent carpets and caravan movers. Curious?
Read all our extensive reviews and about our favorite products here.
Our favorite stores for buying camping gear are:
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