Delle Rose, a campsite just inland of the Italian Riviera
Just a stone’s throw from the Italian Riviera and from France, the Delle Rose campsite accommodates holidaymakers wishing to stay between the sea and the mountains, in a campsite where peace and quiet and tranquillity reign. It is also possible to make the most of numerous facilities and a multitude of activities, to enjoy yourself and have a good time as a family…
A family-oriented campsite, in the Province of Imperia
The Delle Rose campsite was established in 1969, whenPeitavino Fortunato bequeathed the verdant lands at the heart of the Nerva valley to his grand-daughter, Flora. Assisted by her husband Pinuccio, they decided to make this green setting, with Mediterranean scents a perfect holiday location, nestling at the heart of Liguria and its olive trees.
Nowadays, it is Lorena, their daughter, her husband Mauro and their son, Lorenzo, who attend to your every need, so as to welcome you on their campsite. It is vital that you know Mauro has inherited Pinuccio’s ability to make delicious pizzas cooked on a wood fire, at the “Pizzeria del Bairo”, the restaurant on the campsite. Alternatively, you might discover the specialities which make the reputation of Ligurian cuisine, such as pastas with basil and garlic, or Ligurian rabbit. If you are lucky, maybe you will make the most of a little saxophone concert, improvised by the chef Mauro, and his joyful band.
As regards accommodation, you can camp in the shade of chestnut and pine trees, on one of the pitches overlooking the valley. Or even savour your holiday, by basking in the hammock of your delightful “Wood Lodge”, and its amazing view over the valley. Even make the most of the comfort of fully equipped spacious bungalows, and have your meals on their charming terraces. Maybe you will opt to have your own holiday cottage below the campsite, camouflaged in the generous vegetation of the Mediterranean Alps.
A panoramic view over the summits of the Monte Toraggio
The genuine heart of this campsite on the Ligurian Riviera, the aquatic area is comprised of a swimming pool for adults, and a small children’s pool. Settle yourself under the pergola of the “Bar Lorena” and order a creamy Italian Cappuccino or, if it is time an evening apéritif, try a glass of red wine from the Rossese di Dolceacqua region. Children can have a feast of excellent ice creams, when they are not in the middle of making traditional craft items, having a treasure hunt, a walk or a football tournament with the activity team.
From your sunlounger, admire the sun-drenched summits of the Monte Toraggio mountain. Moreover, we highly recommend that you slip a pair of sports or hiking shoes into your bag, as the region is mountainous.
Indeed, Liguria is a genuine paradise for lovers of hikes or cyclists, and offers courses adapted to all ages and levels, around the charming villages of Dolceacqua or Apricale. For those who are sailors at heart, a multitude of activities are on offer, only 12 kilometres from the campsite: scuba diving, snorkelling, canoeing, windsurfing, or even sports fishing or parasailing. All this in the warm and crystalline waters of the Ligurian Sea.
Between the sea and the mountains, a genuine concentrate of Italy.
Take your family to the “Balzi Rossi” caves in the footsteps of Italian and French archaeologists, who discovered implements and ornaments belonging to Cro-Magnon Man (early European modern humans). This small museum, by the water's edge, will teach you all you have ever wished to know about prehistoric Man and his way of life.
Your stay will also be the opportunity to discover Ventimiglia, Sanremo or even the French border towns, such as Menton or perhaps a little further: Monaco. Moreover, why not play hide-and-seek in the village of Bussana Vecchia, abandoned by its population 100 years ago, following an earthquake?
When you have had more than than enough sunshine, walks on the winding paths leading to the charming medieval village Isolabona, and you have pampered yourself in the thermal baths of Pigna, you can then sample “Taggiasche” olives, produced on the campsite. They are harvested by hand, using the “trappa” technique. A slow, physical and onerous method, which enables the olives to preserve all of their taste characteristics, and gives the top-of-the-range truly delicious olive…
If you are dreaming of a family holiday, between a river with colourful flowers and the Mediterranean Alps, amidst the mimosas, eucalypti, chestnut and pine trees, the Delle Rose campsite is made for you. It awaits you with open arms!