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General

  • Peaceful terraced side overlooking the valley of Lake Barrea
  • Near Barrea village in Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park
  • Surrounded by scenic walking, cycling, horse riding and driving routes

Take a look at this for a spectacular setting – the views from here are really rather something, surrounded by mountains in all directions and overlooking Lake Barrea four kilometres away.

The site itself is also pretty excellent: Campeggio La Genziana lies 1,100 metres above sea level across two grassy hectares, with terraced pitches surrounded by acacia, maple and beech trees. It’s all set half a kilometre from the village of Barrea, right in the middle of the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park, and with smashing views towards the Mount Greco massif from the top of the site.

You’ll receive a friendly welcome from well-travelled owner Pasetta, who expertly ensures his guests have everything they need to make the most of this splendid mountain setting: talk to him about the various hikes that lead directly from the site, as well as which villages in the area to visit, and what wildlife to look out for around the locale.

This is a simple and well-maintained site that won’t leave you wanting for a thing (except a longer stay) – toilet roll is provided, showers are hot, the sinks are sectioned off to make your daily cleansing routine a little more private, and there’s also a hairdryer to help you blow dry your barnet back into order once you’re done.

A washing machine is available for use too for a small fee, and an iron is also on hand to straighten out your garments before donning them on your next adventure.

Please note

A charge of €1.00 (£0.89) applies for the use of shower.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.


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Beautiful site, lovely walks, gorgeous location. 26/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Christine a. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, touring caravan or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved almost everything about this campsite and the town. Marco(?) the owner couldn't have been nicer, offering us a choice of camp pitches and extra blankets if we wanted them. He even gave us hints on a lovely walking route and a guide book showing the best views and information on the hills around. The town was beautiful, possibly our favourite place in all of Italy, and the small museum was lovely with very nice enthusiastic staff. Marco recommended the castle, which was worth a visit and a lovely pizzeria for dinner. There are supposedly wolves and bears but we didn't see any, only lovely warm sunshine and unspoilt views over the lake.

    Disliked: 

    Quieter than it deserved to be. Wish we'd been able to stay more than 1 night.

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Klasse Ziel für Leute die gerne in der Natur sind 22/07/2018

Reviewer's country: Germany Alfons B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, touring caravan or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    extrem freundliche Betreuung durch den Besitzer, seine Familie und vor allem dessen Vater den "Almöhi" Pasetta, der immer gerne gute Wander- und Rundreisetips gibt! - Den kann man auch "googeln".
    Wir waren auf keinem Mietzelt, sondern mit dem Eigenen unterwegs - und ohne Kinder, daher keine Punkte bei Kindern.
    Temperaturen im Juli bei überwiegend sonnigem Wetter ca. 10° nachts und kaum über 26° C tagsüber.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Via Rione Orientale, 56, Contrada Tre Croci, Barrea, L'Aquila, Italy, 67030
  • Timezone Europe/Rome CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 41.7498°N 13.9915°E

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Local attractions

Your walking boots will be put to good use around here: direct from the site are several hiking routes, and the local village of Barrea is a popular departure point for moderately flat and short hikes in the surrounding parkland.

You can get up on a horse or get yourself on two wheels to explore the area too, on the mountain biking and horse riding trails for all abilities around Barrea and the wider national park. There are also spectacularly scenic driving and cycling routes around the mountain passes of Gran Sasso d'Italia, Maiella, Sirente and Velino.

Lake Barrea four kilometres from base (the view from the site is so clear you might just think you can dive in from your pitch) is the place to hire pedalos and windsurfing boards for something active, or if you’re feeling a little lazy, umbrellas and comfy sunbeds to lounge around under or on.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Camping La Genziana cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
A charge of €1.00 (£0.89) applies for the use of shower.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 05/05 and 30/09.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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