Italy

Holiday to Pra delle Torri, Venetian Riviera, Italy

We are so looking forward to our holiday at Pra delle Torri, we started Al Fresco-ing a few years ago. We visited Prairies de la Mer, Cote D’Azur,  Norcenni Girasole, Tuscany and have recently been working our way up the Venetian Riviera coast from Marina de Venezia with the most fantastic pool facilities onsite, Union [...]

What a sight! Lambretta and Vespa Rally

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Hi Pauline Just thought I would let you know what a great week-end Pra delle Torri has had. On 3-5 June, we had the 19th National Meeting of the “Lambretta and Vespa Club”, which meant over a hundred bikes (some with side cars) visiting the site and parading around it. It was a fantastic free [...]

Fourth trip!

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I have been on 3 Thomson Al Fresco holidays and am due to go on my fourth back to Union Lido which is my favourite. The beauty of Union Lido is that it combines a beachfront location and a choice of swimming pools , on top of all that the beautiful city of Venice is [...]

Secret beach near Parc Albatros

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Gerald Heffernan discovered a fantastic beach in Tuscany on his holiday and has won a beach bag in the process.. “I recently discovered a gem of a beach at San Vincenzo, Tuscany, Italy,  just a short walk from Park Albatros. It’s a great stretch of sandy shoreline with glorious views over the med. It has [...]

Royal Wedding and Golf on Pra delle Torri

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Our reps often organise events on the campsites. For the Royal Wedding, Jackie and Ralph had the job of judging the mobile-home-made cards competition. Children and parents alike thoroughly enjoyed the activity. For some, it can be a difficult choice between family activities and the challenge of the beautiful golf course.

Being stranded results in life long friends at Pra Delle Torri

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Linda Bain has won a beach bag for her blog about her summer holiday experience… “I went to your campsite in Pra Delle Torre at Easter 2009,went for one week but didn’t return for a month the  car broke down and we couldn’t get a replacement part. We had to wait for the part to [...]

AL FRESCO ROYALS?

Kate Middleton and Prince William

With speculation on the honeymoon destination for the Royal newlyweds rife, we’re wondering if Thomson Al Fresco may be getting a look in? Boasting a number of quiet parcs across Europe, we think they could be the perfect solution for a secret hideaway destination. With the Royal couple reportedly being very down to earth, and [...]

Memories are made of this!

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Why not enhance your Tuscan holiday by taking advantage of the experience of a local operator who knows where to find the hidden treasures of the region. And at the same time, avoid driving your car in the Italian traffic. Camping Norcenni Girasole Club, besides maintaining a wonderful campsite, also manages “Norcenni Tours” which can [...]

Relax in Venice with a Bellini

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In Northern Italy, in Venice, or around Lake Garda, everywhere people seemed to be partaking the same elegant drink which looked very refreshing in the heat. We desperately wanted to try it – but it took a considerable time to learn what it was. You can’t really just say “Can I have one of those [...]

Moving On Up

Thomson Al Fresco has added six amazing, brand new parcs to their ever-expanding portfolio, including one in Corsica – yep, that’s a first for Al Fresco! So we thought we’d give you a sneak peak on what’s to come this year… CORSICA Marina d’Erba Rossa, Ghisonaccia The one and only Al Fresco parc in Corsica, [...]