More planning security & flexibility in Covid times: these campsites in Tuscany can be cancelled at short notice free of charge
Planning a trip in Corona times is anything but easy. It requires a lot of flexibility and spontaneity – not only on the part of the campers, but also on the part of the campsites. Anyone hoping to travel to Tuscany in late spring or summer will be glad to know that Freeontour has been looking at campsites that have adapted their cancellation policy to the coronavirus situation by allowing their guests to cancel for free (generally) at short notice.
To make your travel planning even easier, you can also check the capacities of these campsites here on Freeontour by entering the date you wish to travel and then simply booking it online. These are our Freeontour tips for your next trip to Tuscany:
Tip #1: Camping Barco Reale near Pistoia
Camping Barco Reale is located south of Pistoia on the Montalbano mountain chain, nestled in beautiful nature. The surrounding hills, the Via Francigena, the mountains around Pistoia and the Garfagnana caves are fantastic natural destinations that can be explored on foot or by mountain bike straight from the campsite. The campsite even rents out e-bikes. The old town and cosy cafés are great incentives for visiting the small town of Pistoia, which was the European Capital of Culture in 2017. Tourist attractions such as the cities of Florence and Pisa are not far away and are easy to get to for day trips.
This 4-star campsite has modified its booking and cancellation policy to the coronavirus situation: you can cancel up to seven days prior to your planned arrival without losing your deposit – you will only have to pay the €20 administrative costs. If you cancel less than six days prior to your arrival, the deposit can be used for a stay at a later date, e.g. in the following year.
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Tip #2: Camping Village Panoramico Fiesole near Florence
How about a sunset over Florence? Then the Camping Village Panoramico Fiesole campsite is an excellent choice. The campsite is only 6 km from Florence, on the Fiesole hill. The former Etruscan city of Fiesole is only a stone's throw away and ideal for spending the day exploring its monastery, cathedral and historical amphitheatre – or for enjoying a nice glass of wine in the piazza in the evening. The area around Fiesole is also rich in forests, olive groves and cypress trees that huddle against the rolling hills, thus a great area for hiking and mountain bike tours.
Camping Village Panoramico Fiesole has also modified its booking and cancellation policy to the coronavirus situation: the campsite is currently waiving deposits and cancellation fees up to five days prior to the planned arrival date.
Tip #3: Camping Village Mugello Verde in the Mugello valley
Camping Village Mugello Verde is a terraced campsite in Scarperia e San Piero and is located on a hill in a wooded area above the Mugello valley. Scarperia e San Piero is made up of two medieval towns and many consider it to be one of the most beautiful places in Tuscany. Both places have stunning attractions. In Scarperia, these include the Palazzo dei Vicari, the Propositura and the Oratory of Madonna di Piazza, all three built in the 14th century.
The 12th century parish church of San Pietro in San Piero is one of the oldest parish churches in Mugello. Not far from San Piero, you can also visit the Convent of Bosco ai Frati, one of the oldest in Tuscany. The Medici Villa of Trebbio, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (just like the other Medici villas), is not that far either. Moreover, it is a great starting point for day trips to Florence and Pisa. And the natural environment of the Mugello valley is perfect for hiking or mountain biking.
Camping Village Mugello Verde has also modified its booking and cancellation policy to the coronavirus situation: the campsite is currently waiving deposits and cancellation fees up to five days prior to the planned arrival date.