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  • Seaside site in Calabria, a four-minute drive from sandy beaches
  • Castles, temple ruins and marine reserve all within a half-hour drive
  • Café-bar and shop on-site; bike hire and sea and mountain excursions

Beaches + ruins + wildlife + you = ? No puzzles; Pythagoras found the answer here 25 centuries back.

Crotone, the main town in this marvellous bit of Italy's Calabrian coast, was once called Kroton, a Greek colony and home to master-mathematician Pythagoras. Traces of the Greek settlers and everyone else who wanted a piece of this fab landscape are dotted down the coast, along with wide sandy beaches and secluded coves.

See the lot from a comfortable base at Camping Residence Il Faro, a family-friendly site four minutes' drive from a sandy beach, with a bar serving breakfasts and snacks and a mini-market for basic supplies. Those sea views all around will tempt you out to explore and handily enough, there's bike hire from the site and they'll organise excursions for you on water and on land, from exploring the teeming life of the nearby marine reserve in glass-bottomed boats to touring the ancient hilltop villages.

For shops, eats and general promenading, it's a 15-minute walk into Capo Rizzuto, well worth a look for its lighthouse and pair of lookout towers. To explore the coast and its history and beaches, hike or drive 25 minutes to Le Castella, whose Aragonese fort testifies to the legions of foreign powers who pitched up on these shores; the fort museum segues into the life-story of Le Castella's most infamous son: a local lad who became the Muslim pirate Uluç Ali Paşa after being kidnapped by Saracen raiders.

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Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

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Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

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Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Shower available

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Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Medium (26-50 sites)


Hikers’ paradise


Spectacular scenery


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  • Via Torre Nuova 1, Isola di Capo Rizzuto, Crotone, Italy, 88841
  • Timezone Europe/Rome +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 38.8956°N 17.0928°E


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Local attractions

In same museum they've put up a screen with a live feed to underwater cameras capturing the diverse wildlife of the nearby seabeds. It's a combination you'll come across all over: at Capo Colonna (half an hour) the last remaining pillar of an ancient Greek temple sits alone over the marine reserve. You can organise boat trips from the site to see the shoals of fish darting through the seagrass prairies, or scuba dive for close-ups of the starfish and barracudas.

Also around half an hour's drive away, Crotone is a town marked by its encounters with Greeks, Romans, Ostrogoths, Venetians, and the Kingdoms of Sicily and Sardinia. Wander the assorted remains of walls, watchtowers, forts and palaces around the town, get an in-depth view at the archaeological museum and be sure to peruse the coastline nearby for its watersports and hidden rocky coves (some said to have harboured various mythical and historical fugitives, including Hannibal).

For inland explorations, head to the Valle Cupe (an hour and 10 minutes) at the tip of the Sila national park: wander forested trails through the vast gorges past nesting raptors and waterfalls feeling as if the ancients never left the place.

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  • What attractions are near Camping Residence Il Faro? In same museum they've put up a screen with a live feed to underwater cameras capturing the diverse wildlife of the nearby seabeds. It's a combination you'll come across all over: at ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Residence Il Faro?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  9 a.m. –  11:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

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

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

Dogs are required to wear a muzzle.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Firearms are not permitted.

Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via

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.

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.

Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Open fires are prohibited.

Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from to between 01/06 et 15/09.

The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/06 et 15/09.

Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorization from their parents or legal guardian.

Visitors must leave the premises by midnight.

You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.