EATING UP THE MILES

 

We may love our fish & chips, but when it comes to cuisines we can't get enough of pasta, parmigiano and all things Italiano. 

 

With all Al Fresco holidays being self-catered, you are free to experiment using fresh food from local producers and try your hand at exciting new recipes. If you are lucky enough to be heading to one of our Italian parks - then you are in for a treat. 

Route 1 - Terrific Tuscany from Florence to Park Albatros Park

Drive Time 4:20hrs - Distance - 288km 

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If you like stunning scenery to go with your delicious food then this trip through Tuscany will fill you up. Stage 1 is the iconic city of Florence, whose skyline is as impressive as it is famous.

Stage 2 is the medieval hill town of San Gimignano - filled with amazing history and great restaurants, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. With Stage 3 being the picture perfect city of Siena, you’ll spend most of this trip taking photos of these beautiful places.

Route 2 - Shakespeare country from Altomincio Family Park to Union Lido park

Drive Time - 5:05hrs - Distance - 385km  

 
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“In fair Verona, where we lay our scene”. No visit to Verona, Stage 1would be complete without seeing Juliet’s balcony from Shakespeare’s most famous play. And no visit to Italy would be complete without seeing a Ferrari or 200! 

Stage 2 is Maranello - the home of the prancing horse and where you’ll find The Ferrari Museum. A short drive brings you to Stage 3 and I hope by this time you’re hungry, because Bologna is the culinary heart of Italy. 

They take their pasta so seriously in this city, there is a piece of tagliatelle made out of solid gold, which is kept in the town hall, and is made to the exact width and thickness the pasta has to be to be considered real tagliatelle.

As any Italian will tell you, it’s the only correct pasta to serve with Ragu Bolognese! You’ll never look at Tuesday night’s Spag Bol quite the same way again!

Route 3 - 'A city frozen in time, pizza to make you feel fine' from Camping Village Fabulous to Baia Domizia Camping Village

Drive Time - 5:23hrs - Distance - 566km

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Having seen the great architecture of Rome from a distance, Stage 1 gives you a chance to see amazing buildings close up. Rocca Di Papa has to be seen to be believed, with an incredible array of dwellings seemingly clinging to the hillside, almost on top of each other.

Luckily, stunning scenery is what this part of Italy has in abundance. On the way, it’s worth taking in Stage 2, particularly the breathtaking palace at Caserta, which doubled as Queen Amidala’s residence in the Star Wars films.

Stage 3 is Pompeii - the city destroyed in 79AD after the eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius. Neighbouring Herculaneum shouldn’t be overlooked, as it much more complete and better preserved.

It’s hard to believe something as ubiquitous as pizza actually has a home - but Naples (Stage 4) is it. This is where the world’s greatest food was invented and is still considered to be the best place for pizza. Order a margherita and enjoy the most authentic pizza there is. And whatever you do, don’t ask for pineapple! 

If you want to find out more about where to travel in Italy, take a look at our Italy country page and start planning out your driving route!