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  • Eco-friendly wild camping site in a remote Apennine forest
  • Two kilometres' walk from the village of Castiglione di Garfagnana
  • Outdoor kitchen for guests' use and communal evening meals

Nature seekers, go wild. As the name may well suggest, Wild Camping Paladini is a place where you can cast off modern cares and get back to a simpler way of life.

In a secluded part of an unspoiled Apennine forest two kilometres from Castiglione di Garfagnana, this eco-friendly community aims to have minimal impact on its surroundings and maintain a peaceful atmosphere. You can’t even drive up here; you’ll need to ditch the car a kilometre and a half away and walk, cycle or ride to the site so as not to disturb your neighbours (of the human variety as well as the local deer, wild boar and foxes).

Facilities are kept to a minimum here but you’re not entirely without comforts: an outdoor kitchen has drinking water and places to keep food and cook – you can either do your own thing or join with other guests for a communal meal of an evening. A compost toilet and a shower (with woodfired hot water) are provided and there’s also a little wood-framed cob building housing a sauna – all the better to relax the muscles after a day of hiking or biking...

It’s not just nature spotters who come here – the site also particularly welcomes musicians, painters and artists in search of inspiration: hang out in the lounge area’s hammocks or gather round the communal campfire by night for some interesting chats.

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Il soggiorno è stato estremamente piacevole! Si respira nell'aria ciò ...08/19/2019

Reviewer's country: ItalyElena B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Castiglione primitive forest floor tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Il soggiorno è stato estremamente piacevole! Si respira nell'aria ciò cui tutti noi dovremmo avere diritto: senso di comunità e consonanza con la natura.
    La coppia che gestisce il campeggio è meravigliosa e lo stesso vale per praticamente tutti gli ospiti che ho incontrato! Un piccolo locus amenus immerso nella natura!
    Consigliato assai! :)


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Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy




Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home


Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade



TV room


Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access



Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Small (11-25 sites)


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  • La Fallita, Chiozza, Castiglione di Garfagnana, Lucca, Italy, 55033
  • Timezone Europe/Rome +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 44.1520°N 10.4276°E


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

When you do want to head out from the site, you’ll be doing so on foot or by bike as there’s no vehicle access. Handily, these are also the best ways to see the best of what the immediate area has to offer, thanks to some tracks that were put in place during medieval times to lead between hilltop villages.

A popular route from the camp is the two-kilometre trail that leads to the walled village Castiglione di Garfagnana where you can see the medieval bridge and have a swim in the river that flows beneath.

If you do have access to your own wheels (either two or four will do), you can travel a little further afield, such as 20 kilometres away to the hilltop Verrucole Fortress, thought to date back to the 11th century. Nearby is the Selva del Buffardello Adventure Park, where you can see the forest from a different perspective from one of the 10 treetop adventure trails.


Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  noon –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Wild Camping Paladini cancelation 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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

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


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The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

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Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

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The site has no facilities for parking and is accessed by a path suitable for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders. The closest parking space is in the village of Chiozza, 1.5km away.