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Glamping – luxury camping holidays

The word “glamping” comes from the fusion of “camping” and “glamor” and is the new frontier of outdoor holidays. It has become particularly popular in recent times, especially among tourists who want to enjoy the pleasures of a camping holiday without giving up the luxuries of a hotel.

The glamping trend comes from northern Europe and America, where travelers seek direct contact with nature, but also the comfort of a hotel, and is spreading quickly, especially in this period of pandemic, because in a campsite it is easier to keep the distance among people.

Sometimes called “boutique camping” or “luxury camping”, glamping offers facilities such as yurts, typical tents, pods (a kind of wooden huts), dome tents, caravans, safari tents and tree houses. The price of the various “glampsite” varies according to the services offered, which may include fresh bed linens, private bathrooms, catering services and private verandas. Often then additional services are also offered such as bike rental, beach umbrellas and deck chairs, surfboards.
Inside tents or bungalows, in addition to beds, there are often armchairs, sofas, bathroom, minibar, microwave and wifi internet connection, shower with hydromassage. For those who cannot give up a wellness treatment, inside the luxury campsite there can also be a wellness area, where you can enjoy a massage.

Glamping is now widespread also throughout Italy. Among the best campings we remember:

I Canonici di S. Marco

Just outside Venice is the camping Canonici di San Marco, a zero environmental impact structure, well integrated with the environment and eco-friendly. A fusion of ecology and design with comfortable, luxurious and refined furnishings that follow the Venetian style. The breakfast at the Canonici di San Marco is homemade, with sweets taken from the family tradition, yogurt and milk from the dairy company and artisan jams. It is also possible to taste local wines in the cellar, accompanied by the tasting of farm products.

Vedetta Lodges

In Tuscany, on a hill overlooking the sea, in an oasis of peace, is the Vedetta Lodges. Here are seven suites of 50 square meters, with suspended porch and private bathroom. In this campsite it is also possible to rent bicycles to discover the surroundings, or rent a dinghy if you prefer to take a trip to the sea, or even sunbathe on the private beach. In addition, the property organizes guided tours and trekking, on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. At the restaurant on the campsite you can taste local products, accompanied by a selection of local wines.

Yurta nell’uliveto

In this campsite on Lake Garda, surrounded by one hectare of centuries-old olive groves, it is possible to sleep in a large and modern Yurt tent, furnished with comfortable beds, carpets and design details. The campsite is surrounded by greenery and the view of the lake is breathtaking. There is also a swimming pool and many hammocks where you can relax while reading a good book. The sheets are in organic cotton, the breakfast is based on local organic products, homemade jams and exquisite oil from Lake Garda.

Shauri Glamping

In this campsite near Noto, in Sicily, you can enjoy contact with nature while benefiting from all the comforts. In an uncontaminated setting, the ecolodges are surrounded by almond, olive and carob trees and they are integrated spontaneously with the surrounding environment. There are private bathroom inside a wooden house and it is possible to order breakfast in the ecolodges. In addition to parking for cars, a transfer service is available to and from the local airport.

Torre Sabea Glamping

Camping Torre Sabea is a luxury campsite near Gallipoli, in the heart of Salento, a short distance from the sea. The campsite offers a swimming pool for the exclusive use of guests. Here you can immerse yourself in the quiet of the Salento countryside and enjoy a sustainable holiday in contact with nature. For quick snacks and breakfasts based on typical products, there is the campsite’s Risto-bar, not far from the tents. The campsite is also pet-friendly. Bike rental is also provided.

Glamping is the accomodation of this new Era!