Barco Reale is a large campsite located in the heart of Tuscany. It sits at the top of a picturesque hill and is just an hour from Florence, Pisa, Lucca. It’s located near Pistoia, which makes Barco Reale an ideal site to discover Tuscany.
Access to the site is via a twisty mountain road. The roads on the site are just about big enough for a large Motorhome, RV or Fifth Wheel and are steep in places. The final turn on to Via Nardini from Via Montalbano is quite steep, and very tight if approaching from Casalguidi. If you have a large motorhome, we would recommend approaching from Lamporecchio.
There are various sized pitches, some open, some under trees but quite a few suitable for large vehicles. Each pitch is grass and equipped with electricity and water standpipes (you need a tap head or to borrow one by way of a deposit from the site). The staff were very helpful, friendly and spoke English. The gentleman that showed us around the site on a golf buggy was very patient (it was 10 pm!) and allowed us to view many pitches before we settled on one.
Although this is a large campsite the pitches are placed in such a way amongst the trees that you can feel quite secluded. You can also find some pitches with lovely views over the below town and distant mountains.
The facilities on site were fantastic, very clean, warm and spacious toilet facilities, including small toilets and showers for children. There is a room with sinks for washing, as well as a washing machine and tumble dryer at a small cost. There is also a good dog shower on site.
There is a park for children near reception as well as a few pieces of play equipment dotted around the site. Sports facilities, such as volleyball, tennis, football and ping pong tables. There are three pools with amazing views of the below towns.
There is a wonderful little restaurant on site, owned and run but an ex English couple who made us feel very welcome and cooked lovely homemade Italian food. There is also a nice little on-site shop selling groceries and you can order bread for the mornings.
The motorhome point was a little tricky for us to get to so the staff took us in the back way so that we could empty our black and grey waste.
The WiFi on site was not too bad, although we did end up buying and using a TIM sim.
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