A few miles from the Tyrrhenian sea opposite the Italian President’s suburban palace (Castelporziano) is the Camping Village Fabulous. This large complex is set among rows of pine trees that shade every motor home and pitch. The area is bursting with history and beauty – outside my mobile home was a fantastic view of Lazionan (the area around Rome) countryside, while every corner of the region is drenched in history. The centre of the campsite has the remains of an unexcavated Roman villa, with its oven and walls just visible under a blanket of pine cones, and every pine tree has marks where Mussolini tried to extract the sap for use as industrial gum. The ancient cities of Rome and Ostia are a 15-minute drive away.
The character of the camp is essentially European. Dutch tourists dominate and there are lots of Germans and Italians, but everyone speaks English and as a British tourist I felt comfortable.
The site has 750 mobile homes and 100 tent pitches as well as 300 spots for those who wants to spend their whole summer (or even several months) here. The mobile home I stayed in had all the amenities – perfect for a family, with two bunk beds in a room separated from the master bedroom by the kitchen.
A continental buffet breakfast is available at the restaurant which, in the evenings, offers delicious Roman cuisine and pizzas cooked over a wood-fired oven, along with high-quality local wines. The onsite facilities provide all you can want from a campsite: several pools, including a sports pool, two whirlpools and a huge water park, which is paradise for kids; tennis courts; a supermarket; an ice cream parlour; a poolside bar, and a restaurant.
There’s a kids’ club where the play-leaders organise daily activities such as a mini club, games, parties and shows, so you can relax and enjoy your holiday knowing the children are safe and well entertained.
PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
For more information and booking details contact Fabulous Camping Village.