Family Camping Holiday at Lake Garda in Italy
We booked our Lake Garda holiday staying at Bella Italia Campsite. Family that went: two adults and three boys aged 11, 8 & 6.
Bella Italia Campsite at Lake Garda
Bella Italia is a very large campsite on the shore of Lake Garda in Italy. We booked through Topflight and they arranged transfers to and from the campsite. The linens & towels, and changes of towels and linens during our 2 week stay were included in our package. We flew in to Verona which was only 45mins away.
Accommodation ranged from the basic (pitches for Tents & Camper Vans) to the more substantial (Mobile Homes, Bungalows & Apartments).
We stayed in a bungalow with 2 bedrooms plus a sleeper sofa in the living area. It had air conditioning which was very important as the temps reached 32oC. The campsite was very well set up with a small supermarket and a few shops. There were lots of bathroom blocks which had laundry and washroom facilities (the bungalow had its own bathroom so I only used the washing machines).
Eating options onsite ranged from 3 restaurants to a snack bar and a pub. We ate in all the restaurants, sometimes we had to wait a bit as they were very busy. I found the food great and the children all ate from the adults menus, (so no chicken nuggets/chips!) which was a big plus.
We only rented a car for the last 4 days – the rest of the time we either took a bus or a taxi, (reception were willing to call taxis and they usually came quickly).
Family Activities on Lake Garda
As the campsite is on the shores of Lake Garda, there are lots of water sports. We rented kayaks, a paddle boat and tried paragliding. There is plenty to do in the campsite including, archery, tennis, table tennis, several playgrounds, bikes to rent, and swimming pools.
There was also a mini club where they could play games & do crafts – but my kids didn’t participate in those. There is a nice walk about of 20 mins along the lake shore to the local town of Peschiera where you can take the ferry to other towns around the lake.
Each evening in the campsite there was a kiddie disco and entertainment show which the kids enjoyed.