A fact emerges from many quarters: Italians seem to increasingly appreciate camping holidays. Thanks to the rediscovery of outdoor tourism and outdoor activities, camping is no longer just a popular way, a bargain for those with little money to spend, but a conscious choice for those who, among the first needs, have to stay in contact with nature, while enjoying the exclusive services typical of glamping, such as the wellness area, well-kept swimming pools, tennis courts, areas for children and so on and so forth.
The Certificates of Excellence by Campeggi.com, the leading portal in Italy for campsites and holiday villages, were created with the aim of finding the Italian excellence of en plein air tourism. The intent is to recognize and celebrate the camping villages and at the same time help campers to choose the best offers available.
Numerous categories were examined: from the best camping for campers to the best wellness facilities, passing through the most beautiful aquapark, the camping with the best offer dedicated to sport and the one that stood out for the best Wi-Fi. Here are the new 8 Certificates of Excellence awarded in 2021.
Campsites Award for Camper
The best campsites for campers are those that offer easy access maneuvers, the possibility of loading and unloading for families and to experience excursions, walks and sports: word of campers. The Camping Riva di Ugento (LE), born in 1976 with the intent to preserve the nature of the place and the surrounding landscape. The structure, since its inception, has tried to improve its quality standards in the fundamental respect of nature and offers a wide choice of pitches inserted in the surrounding natural environment.
Born in 2021, in a year in which tourism activities could only be based above all on online to maintain an active relationship with its customers and to try to reach new ones, the “Digital” award is a recognition dedicated to realities with the best activity on social networks and on the web. The first edition was won by the Camping Europa Silvella in San Felice del Benaco (BS), a campsite overlooking Lake Garda, which, thanks to its excellent location, allows guests to explore far and wide the territory between art and nature.
The second new entry among the Certificates of Excellence is the “Experience” award, dedicated to campsites that offer their guests the opportunity to spend their holidays in the name of new experiences. Leading the first ranking is the Salice Club Resort, Corigliano Calabro (CS), an exclusive resort in Calabria inserted in a unique context that offers the opportunity to take a real dip in the past. At 3 km, in fact, you can admire the archaeological remains of the archaic Sybaris, the capital of Magna Graecia, and the museum where the precious remains of the Sybarite people are preserved.
Best Wi-Fi Award
Whether it is to always stay connected with friends, family or social networks or to experience the new concept of workation, the living room that combines vacation and work, the wireless connection has become essential, even when traveling. This is why the “Best Wi-Fi” award was born, which celebrates the open air structures that have equipped themselves to offer Italian and foreign tourists a high quality wireless connectivity service. List header 2021, as well as in 2018, is the Camping Village Le Esperidi in Bibbona, in the province of Livorno, a structure that offers many housing solutions to spend a holiday directly overlooking the Tuscan sea, in a natural setting of extreme beauty.
Original Accommodations Award
Tree houses, colorful bungalows with particular shapes, habitable wooden barrels: these are just some of the particular accommodations made available to guests by the Italian en plain air structures. To reward originality and creativity, Campeggi.com has created the “Sistemazioni Originali” award, which this year crowned the Camping Village Santapomata, Castiglione della Pescaia (GR), where you can choose between eco-chic glamping and many creative solutions with attention to the smallest details, all immersed in the splendid Tuscan nature just a stone’s throw from the sea.
For lovers of active holidays, Campeggi.com has established the “Sport” award, dedicated to all those open air tourism structures that pay particular attention to sporting activities for the whole family. To stand out this year was the San Francesco village of Caorle, in the province of Venice, a 5-star reality immersed in a rich vegetation where guests can have fun with five-a-side football, basketball, tennis, volleyball, gymnasium and dance. Among the activities available are archery and bowls, while lovers of the sea can have fun with windsurfing, water skiing and kayaking.
A camping holiday does not mean giving up wellness or spa experiences and Campeggi.com remembers this with the “Wellness” award, which celebrates the campsites that create and take care of the spaces dedicated to relaxation of the body and mind in the smallest detail without forgetting the contact with nature. To win the first place this year is La Rocca Camping Village, Bardolino (VR), a structure on Lake Garda and a stone’s throw from some of the main Italian amusement parks. Welcoming and modern, the campsite has facilities with the highest tourist standards and offers its guests a Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, relaxation area and chromotherapy including design, music and perfumes.
Password: fun. The “Aquapark” award is designed for structures that host water play areas not only for children, but for the whole family. This year the gold medal goes to Residence Village, Cavallino-Treporti (VE), a 5-star campsite that in addition to traditional services also offers a large water park with two very high and exciting slides to experience the thrill of speed, a 50 cm deep pool for the little ones, an adventurous galleon and a new suitable Spray Park to all the family. In the evening, moreover, the illuminated swimming pools become the suggestive stage for the shows organized by the entertainers.