Last Updated on May 27, 2021 by Helga Dosa
Camping yes, but feeling like in a 5-star hotel! Glamping (“Glamour” and “Camping”) combines the rustic experience of the campsite with the interior design. Travelers can experience full contact with nature, without renouncing comfort.
Glamping: the origin of a trend
So if you’re looking for an upgrade to camping in Italy, here’s the luxury version! Glamping is the new frontier of green tourism, moreover, it is rapidly developing also in Italy. This new trend combines the services of a classic hotel, such as beds with mattresses, blankets, designer furniture, electricity, and bathroom, with the beauty of living in nature. A chic way to immerse yourself in the beautiful Italian landscapes. In the sixteenth century in Scotland and France, these types of accommodation for special occasions already existed. In 2005 we started to hear about the word “Glamping” in England. It is a kind of sustainable tourism because the tents are still removable and usually it is preferred the use recycled and biodegradable materials.
Best eco-friendly Glamping sites in Italy
You haven’t decided yet if you prefer to live an adventurous experience or relax in a lovely hotel? You should go for a glamping holiday in Italy then! There are many possible options: on a lake, in the mountains, close to the sea, or on the beautiful Tuscany hills. In this article, you will find a list of options you could take inspiration from.
A village in Emilia Romagna
The Villaggio La Pescaccia is located among beautiful hills in Emilia Romagna Region, in addition, it is not far from the sea. It is the perfect place to enjoy both the hinterland and swim in the sea. There are glamping tents that have either a private garden and patio, a hot tub, and a view of the lake. You can even sleep in a panoramic dome under the stars.
Glamping in the Tuscan Maremma
If you dream of Tuscany hills overlooking the sea the Vedetta Lodges is the right place for you. This is the first 5-star Maremma agri-camping. The suites are equipped with a suspended porch and a private bathroom. You can choose between those with a sea view and those overlooking the village of Scarlino. For people who like sports, it is possible to rent bicycles or take part in guided tours or trekking.
Glamping in Salento
The Camping Torre Sabea is a campsite near the center of Gallipoli and a short distance from the beaches. Good food and a beautiful sea: what else do you need? Visitors can relax and enjoy a dip in the pool while being surrounded by the quiet Salento countryside.
Glamping resort in Trentino-Alto-Adige
Glamping resort Drena is located in a fairytale place. It stands on the slopes of the Alps, in the shadow of a medieval castle. It offers accommodation equipped with everything you need to camp comfortably, in addition, guests can enjoy the small wellness center with a sauna, Turkish bath, and shower.
Relax in the geodome
The Circle of Desire Glamping Retreat is located among olive groves and vineyards in the Abruzzo region. It has unique domed and yurt accommodation, moreover, it offers yoga and wellness retreats. There is also a pool and the camping overlooks the Gran Sasso. The most amazing thing is that some domes are equipped with open-air bath tabs under the stars.
Luxury among olive trees in Tuscany
Fall asleep and wake up by the sound of birds and the scents of nature. Glamping Terme di Vulci will allow you to escape from everyday life and indulge in an amazing experience surrounded by the nature on the border between Lazio and Tuscany. The tents are large and comfortable, moreover, they are not far from the spa. These accommodations are perfect for a couple’s stay surrounded by olive trees. Guests can relax and also have access to the thermal pools.
Elegant tents or small bio-architecture masterpieces. Glamping is a charming hotel room but under the stars. Italy embraced this new trend and from North to South, these structures offer the opportunity to relax in naturalistic settings, while spending an eco-friendly vacation. But how much does it cost to treat yourself to a holiday on a luxury campsite? To have an idea you can take a look at the glamping section on Booking, Airbnb, and Galmpinghub. If you are a fan of sustainable tourism and love the magic of nature, Italian glamping will offer you a dream experience!