Barco Reale - a 4 star campsite at the heart of Tuscany
The hills of Montalbano, in Tuscany, separate each of the city of Pistoia and the towns of Montecatini Terme and Empoli. At the heart of these, the Barco Reale campsite proves to be a leading holiday resort for anyone wishing to visit the region and make the most of a luxury and quality top-of-the-range campsite in Tuscany.
A campsite close to Florence
One hour's drive away from Florence, the capital of Tuscany, lies the top-of-the-range campsite Barco Reale. Located in Lamporecchio, within the Province of Pistoia this establishment enjoys both one of the most delightful settings, and one of the most optimum locations for discovering one of the most beautiful regions of Italy.
Barco Reale has been established at the summit of one of the hills of Montalbano, and hence overlooks the surrounding area. Holidaymakers going to this establishment can consequently make the most of an exceptional view over the surrounding countryside and especially from its water park. The surrounding area abounds in treasures, such as the city of Pistoia (16 kilometres from the campsite), the towns of Empoli (22 kilometres) and Montecatini Terme (23 kilometres), as well as the cities of Florence (47 kilometres) and Pisa (62 kilometres).
Pistoia features a medieval city centre, that is still well preserved today, which houses magnificent buildings such as the Duomo, the cathedral of Pistoia, the palaces Palazzo del Podestà and Palazzo del Comune, Pieve Sant’Andrea (the Church of St Andrew the Apostle) and others. Empoli, known by the name of town of glass, houses a museum dedicated to the history of glass. Lastly, Montecatini Terme is a spa town which is amongst the “Major Spa Towns in Europe.” There you find the oldest funicular railway still in operation in the world, this having entered into service in 1898. Florence and Pisa, themselves needing no introduction, are amongst the most popular tourist cities of the Italian Peninsula.
A relaxing family holiday resort
This relaxing family establishment occupies lush and wooded grounds. Designed in terraces, it has plots laid out so as to accommodate tents, caravans and campers, as well as a wide choice of holiday rentals. These take the form of mobile homes, glamping safari tents and wooden chalets.
The Safari Maxi Super Comfort tents are an invitation to relax. You make the most of the benefits of open-air life, whilst enjoying the comfort and facilities of a holiday rental! The pitches are separated from one other by natural greenery. Shaded or sun-drenched, as their occupants wish, they all feature a 10-amp electrical connection. Moreover, water dispensers are plentifully scattered within the park.
Amongst the services on this Tuscany campsite, it is worth highlighting the bar and restaurant. The menu of the latter could not be more varied, as in addition to traditional pizzas and international specialities, you can order dishes typical of Tuscany there, whilst making the most of a wide selection of vins de pays (regional wines). The campsite also features a grocery, an ice-cream parlour, as well a tourist information point. A bike, motor scooter and car-hire service is also available for holidaymakers.
Facilities to have fun
For holidaymakers’ fun, Barco Reale has thought of everything as the park is home to multiple leisure facilities. Play areas have, for example, been put in at several campsite locations, for children to have fun. A sports ground, as well as a fitness trail, enables those who wish to the opportunity to stay in shape, even during their holiday.
It should be noted that a plentiful programme of leisure and entertainment for young holidaymakers is planned each season, such that children as well teenagers can have fun and get together. At the same time this allows parents to rest or even indulge in other activities organised by the campsite team. This is, for example, the reason for multiple trips out: hikes, bike rides and horse-riding trips on the paths of Tuscany and others. Moreover, in collaboration with an agency in the surrounding area, canyoning, potholing, mountain biking and climbing are also on offer!
Lastly, the leading facility of the Barco Reale campsite is, without a doubt, the water park. It groups together 3 swimming pools, including two which are heated and one set aside for children. There are also two Jacuzzis and the lawned area around the pools is equipped with numerous sunloungers and parasols, enabling swimmers to indulge in idleness under the Tuscany sunshine.