What’s cooking at Marina de Venezia?

The skies the limit at this dinner table!

Dinner in the Sky Marina de Venezia tries to accommodate everybody’s needs to make the summer holiday the best it can be. This week from 31 July to 2nd August 2012 the campsite has gone all out. For those who require a little more adrenaline and glamour than the average camping holiday can offer, head [...]

The Wise Words Of Holidaymakers

IN MY humble estimation you can always judge a city by the words of those who have visited it.   Manchester, for example, has stirred many a poet into prose.   “Manchester has everything except a beach,” for example.   They may only be the words of mouthy Mancunian pop star and Stone Roses singer [...]

You know all about Italian food, right? Wrong!

OFF to Italy this summer? Looking for some seriously good al fresco dining in the warm Italian evening sun? Well, you’ll find pizza and pasta galore if you head towards the beautiful Venetian Riviera, where we spent our last family summer holiday. And, being on the coast, there’ll be more seafood than you can shake [...]

Escape The Cold Wet Summer

IT’S not even April and the summer sun is here already. But don’t get your hopes up for a sun-soaked UK though – the weathermen say, despite the current drought, it’s going to be a damp squib of a summer. Great, eh? So, as you’re dashing out to buy new sun-lotion, deck shoes, summer vests [...]

Explore the Venetian Riviera with our New Parc – San Francesco Campsite


The Venetian Riviera is home to one of the most fantastic and memorable cities to visit in the world – Venice With beaches, beautiful seafronts and sumptuous cultural experiences, it’s a wonderful place to visit for all the family. Our Thomson Al Fresco park San Francesco campsite is located in Caorle, and is a large [...]

Explore the Adriatic Coast at our New Park – Adriano Campsite


Adriano is one of our newest parks, situated close to Ravenna on Italy’s east coast. It offers a superb getaway for families with its sandy beach location and sociable atmosphere welcoming families from all over Europe. Adriano campsite is also just a short walk to Punta Marina’s beachside restaurants and bars, and there’s plenty of [...]

Holiday on the Venetian Riviera? Get on your bike


IT MAY seem an odd suggestion for those heading towards a region world-renowned for its canals but, if you’re heading for the Venetian Riviera next summer, you’ll be needing a bike. We spent two days of our seven-day holiday to Pra Delle Torri, in the Venetian Riviera, riding bikes around the region. Why? Because there [...]

Family Holiday Essentials


My gang has been guests of Thomson Al Fresco for the past two summers. We’ve enjoyed lazy summer days and lovely hazy nights at their parcs Pra Delle Torri in Caorle on the Venetian Riviera and Castell Montgri Estartit in Northern Spain. We wouldn’t swap those weeks for the world. And we’ve learned a thing [...]

Just One Cornetto (OK, Maybe Two Then)


I’m off to Italy in this week. It can’t have changed that much since I was last there in 1982 can it? I imagine the Leaning Tower of Pisa probably looks a little smaller than it did when I was 15, after all I’ve grown a bit since then. But, other than that, it’s going [...]

Pra Golf Club – Monthly Tournament


We became very proud Al Fresco Reps recently! On the first weekend of the month Pra Golf Club hold a tournament (a Stableford competition) and has around 100 entries. One of our guests, Darragh Flynn, aged 15, impressed The Club so much that he was invited to enter. He was the only English speaking player [...]