View Full Version : Wildcamping in northern Italy

22-02-2014, 21:28
I'm setting off mid April and wondered if anyone has any good wild camping spots or northern Italy? I'll be sending most time around Venice and the Dolomites

23-02-2014, 08:11
Not wild spots but I do know of 2 fantastic Sostas up in the Dolomites. The first one is at Sauris here http://goo.gl/maps/yM48o and the other one is at Lake Barcis here http://goo.gl/maps/V0Qyk

The first one is next to a factory that makes smoked products and they are lovely. Its a free Sosta and even has EHU and a shower. The second one is right by the lake with plenty of space EHU and I think about 12 for 24 hours on a ticket machine.

We did find a few wild spots up there but I cant remember where.

Its a fantastic place though.

23-02-2014, 09:30
Cheers Barry it's a good start.

23-02-2014, 11:28
Italian law re wilding is a bit complicated but basically if you behave in a sensible, considerate way, don't cause any problems, don't leave any rubbish & bugger off the following morning the chance of anyone saying anything or complaining is less than zero.
Midnight engine revvers, vanside bangers etc just don't exist - they've got better things to do. If they are going to rob they'll ROB you but north & Dolomites are just about crime free. Just go for it.

23-02-2014, 17:11
Sounds good thanks for that iveco :)

Dolomite Pete
23-02-2014, 17:23
I've wild camped a lot in the dolomites, where there are lots of spots. Generally you can camp free on the top of the passes (although I've never been as early as April). There are free camper services where you can stay in Alleghe (just north of town) and Agordo (west side of town - well signed). Also at Lake Misurina (on road to Tre Cima - don't miss them; a must see!). You'll have no problems, loads of places for a night. There is also a pay machine place just north of Cortina on east of road on an old aerodrome.

23-02-2014, 22:17
Not wildcamping spots but when we went to Italy a couple of years ago, we found the Campingcar magazines aires book to be particularly useful in finding Italian Sostas. This along with the POI download from Campingcar. infos site we were well sorted

24-02-2014, 08:30
DolomitePete that's fantastic, really bucked me up ready for the trip :) Thanks.

motorhomevalet I was going to join the acsi scheme, is this where you get the POI downloads from? Or is campingcar something different?

24-02-2014, 11:17
Plenty of free or cheap Sostas. Look in camperstop Europe

24-02-2014, 11:58
I would start having a look at CAMPINGCAR-INFOS (http://www.campingcar-infos.com). You can download all the POI for free and you can get an offline version of the website for 10.

Its all I use for Europe.

24-02-2014, 13:59
Barry that's an excellent site. Just got the Italian ones. Many thanks :)