Italian Lakes Trip

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  1. scotimage

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    Hi Folks!

    We are heading off to The Italian Lakes at the beginning of July for a couple of weeks with our 3 kids. We don't have any set plans so can anyone who has been to Lake Maggiore/Lake Como/Lake Iseo/Dolomites areas give me any recommendations for a fun family time outwith the huge campsites.:thumb:

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    if you have kids then i would say lake garda on the east side there is garda land and movie world great place and not to expensive to keep the kids happy and dont forget the larger sites have kids entertainment to keep the ankle biters happy :Rofl1:
     
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    Lake Garda - 'Peschiera' del Garda. 'Camping Bella Italia' ideal for families, on the edge of the lake - 10 min cycle into the town. Loads of trips from the site. :Cool:
     
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    great site been there twice as is camping del garda and Peschiera' del Garda is a wonderful place but i aint sure you will get on either of these in july prolly fully booked
     
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    Hi Scotimage

    We went to Lake Garda a couple of years ago and stayed at camping San francesco was quite expensive so if your a caravan club member give them a call as we got a good discount with them.

    Don't know what route your taking but if your going Via Innsbruck then spen a night or two at the campsite Nattersea the kids will love it.

    We visited Garda land for the day and found even I. The middle of July it wasn't anywhere near as busy as other big theme parks.
     
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    Good advice Ukbill, maybe try and book ahead if you like the look of any camping site especially if it is in the school holidays :thumb:
     
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    Just come back from Sicily and stopprd of at Lake Maggorie for a night.
    We went along the west side and stayed at Connobia.
    Be aware that on the sites around the lake the pitches are very tight and you pay extra for a lakeside view.
    We payed €37 for the night, which included electricity, and a premium for a partial view of the lake- and this was not high season!
    We stayed at the last campsite as you exit Cannobia going north. Sorry cannot give you name as our diary is in the van.

    If I went again I would go to one of the others though!

    Be aware the road on the west side is very twisty and very narrow.

    We were hit by a white van man on a corner. We suffered a hole punched in our inside wing mirror housing. From the noise his completely smashed.
    We were able to watch the event later at home as I have an on board camera mounted on a rearview mirror.
     
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    Iseo likely to be too quiet for the kids.

    We arrived at Bella Italia but left without staying - it is a large site with a lot going off, not our thing really.

    Camping del Garda is a busy spot too, but felt more spaced out. Trains are close by to Venice and Verona if you wanted a trip out.

    Russell
     
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    We are making our way to lake garda 21st June, dont really want a large commercial site with loads of people, somewhere to take dogs a walk but not too far from the lake, any ideas?
     
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    what we saw of garda, we traveled right down the west side,theres not much in the way of seclusion northen half all the sites are crammed on to hill sides and further south sites are larger\ and more commercial
     
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    Hi

    The West side is quieter. I have not stayed at camping Il Faro, but have had a look around. Good pool and little all else. We are going in September. Also, on the lake front is Camping Ideal Piave - again no fancy slides or water parks etc, so likely to be quieter. Facilities dated though.

    Both sites are at Manerba del Garda

    Russell
     
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    We stayed at Camping Wien just outside Peschiera del Garda during school holidays they have entertainment every night as they have an outdoor stage

    http://www.campingwien.it/

    Cheers
    G
     
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