In a tent, but comfortable as a home. Have you ever heard of Glamping?. The word comes from a combination of ‘camping’ and ‘glamor’ and is the new frontier of outdoor vacations.
The trend of glamping comes from Northern Europe and America, where travelers are looking for direct contact with nature, but also the comfort of a hotel.
The Glamping offers the freedom of a camping but the comfort and well-being of a house. If you can not decide between be surrounded by nature and sleep in a comfortable bed, it could be the right solution for you! In your tent you will find mattresses and fluffy pillows, designer decor, private bathroom, or even a space for cooking and a veranda.
1. Garda Lake: with breathtaking lake views
You need to relax? The place for you is La Casa del Tempo Ritrovato. Here you can sleep in a modern Yurt tent, furnished with comfortable king beds, carpets and design details, set in one hectare of olive groves, few kilometers from Garda Lake.
Why is it ‘Green’: Sheets are made from organic cotton, and at breakfast you can taste organic food, homemade jams and exquisite oil dop of Garda Lake. The old farmhouse has been restored following the principles of green architecture and enhancing the local tradition. The accommodations retrieve rainwater and reduce energy consumptions.
How much does it cost: from €135 per night for a tent for 2 people with a comfortable King Size bed, private bathroom and raised decking.
Why we adore: Because it’s located in the countryside, with a breathtaking lake view. There is also a swimming pool and lots of hammocks where you can enjoy reading a good book.
2. Marche: waiting to be explored
Have you always dreamed of sleeping under the stars? In this transparent curtain decorated with comfortable mattresses you can. In the morning you wake up with the colors of dawn behind the mountains and the first sounds of nature. All around the soft contours of the hills of Marche (center of Italy), and a lot of possibility for walking or biking.
Why is it Green: La casa dei Nonni Guesthouse is an organic farm in Monteleone di Fermo, Marche, which offers excellent breakfasts with local and organic food, and homemade cakes. The old farmhouse has been restored following the principles of bio-architecture and using traditional materials. Water is heated using solar energy (with solar panels), and recycling is more than 80%.
How much does it cost: €70 per day for the transparent curtain with double bed and separate bathroom. Included the excellent organic breakfast.
Why we love: because the experience is unique and the price is low. In addition, guests can use bicycles for free and explore the surroundings.
3. Tuscany: with the cleanest seas in Italy
Looking for a stay just a step from the sea? Here you can enjoy 11 km of white sandy beach and one of the cleanest seas in Italy. You can sleep in a comfortable African tent with a raised wooden veranda.
Why is it green: the Camping Capalbio uses natural products for cleaning, serves organic and zero miles food, is engaged in the waste reducing. In addition, the camping offers a bicycle rental service to encourage soft mobility.
How much it cost: from 80 € per day (low season) for the tent furnished with comfortable bed, a raised wooden terrace and separate bathroom. Prices vary according to the season, and in July and August you can rent tents only weekly.
Why we love: because the camping is just one step away from the sea, in the Natural Reserve of Burano, Tuscany.
The african tend near the sea at the Capalbio Camping, Grosseto, Tuscany
4. Sardinia: tradition and beauty
Looking for the most authentic Sardinia? Start this magical place, surrounded by mediterranean trees, 2 kilometers from the sea and the sand dunes of the beach of Cape Conino. Here you can sleep in the ancient ‘pinnatu’, the traditional houses of the Sardinian shepherds.
The ancient huts are equipped with comfortable wooden beds and organic sheets. In the bathroom you can find natural soaps and spring water served in earthenware jars. At night the light is given by a lamp to the salt, just as once.
Why is it green: old houses, abandoned for over 50 years, have been recovered respecting the tradition and transformed into unique accommodations. They offer organic food and body care products made with essential oils. How much does it cost: 120 € per day for a Pinnatu lodge with double bed, private bath, and mountain spring water served in earthenware jars every morning. Why we love: for the eerie silence, broken only by the sound of birds and wild animals, and for the incredible starry sky at night. Info: Sardinna Antiga, Nuoro
5. Umbria: tradition and nature
In this glamping amongst olive trees, in Umbria, you’ll rediscover the scents and sounds of nature. You can taste the freshly pressed oil and eat the fruit from the trees. The tents-lodges are built with natural materials. They have a king size bed, a wooden patio, and a private bathroom with shower. You can also awaken your senses with color therapy. Why is it green: Villa Eleiva Glamping offers a shuttle service and electric cars’ rental service. Rainwater is retrieved, water flow reducers and energy saving lights reduce consumes of water and energy. Breakfast is organic and zero miles.
How much does it cost: 120 € per night with breakfast, welcome tasting, and use of the swimming pool.
Why we love: because is surrounded by olive trees, and is the ideal starting point to discover medieval villages, Le Marmore waterfalls, and Umbrian cuisine.
So, have you found the perfect Glamping for your holiday?