Are you coming to Florence by camper van? Find here some useful information to plan your journey.
If you want to camp, in the true sense of the word, in Florence there is a campsite with a dedicated area for camper vans. It’s the Camping Firenze (via Generale Dalla Chiesa 1/3), a huge structure, with many services, along the river Arno in the south-eastern area of the city ("Firenze Sud" motorway exit). Each pitch for camper van is equipped with water connection, electricity and wifi; It is connected to the city center in several ways: by the campsite's shuttle bus service (for a fee), by a convenient cycle-pedestrian path along the Arno (about 4 km from the historic center) and by public transport, AT line 14 A, direction Il Girone / Stazione SMN.
In the surroundings of Florence there are two other campsites with special areas for camper vans:
the Camping Panoramico of Fiesole, on the hills north of Florence, can be reached from the center of Fiesole through a road, sometimes a bit narrow, about 2 km long; the public AT bus nr. 7 "Fiesole-Firenze" is very frequent, but the stop/terminus is only in the central Piazza Mino.
Near Impruneta (Florentine Chianti), the Camping Village Internazionale will reopen from July 1st. It is situated in via Cassia 2 (Bottai, Impruneta); AT Bus nr. 37, direction Piazza Stazione S.M.N./Tavarnuzze.
It may be useful to know that in Florence, in some car parks, there are equipped areas with essential services for camper vans, such as water and waste. Just pay attention! In those places it is forbidden to camp and stay overnight. One is located in the Gelsomino car park (via del Gelsomino 11 ).
Finally, in other Municipalities, not too far from Florence, there are some “Camper Stop Areas”. In addition to essential services (loading / unloading water, etc.), they offer a range of services, starting from the minimum ones such as toilets and showers. Here is the list of these places:
The two Camper stops Valle del Sole - Croce S. Antonio, Incisa Valdarno - and Bilancino - situated in Andolaccio, Barberino di Mugello - and the Camping Il Sergente (Barberino del Mugello) open all year round.
Antica Etruria via Ferruccio Parri, Sesto Fiorentino has been recently shut down.