The last thing that comes to mind when thinking of your upcoming visit to Rome is an evening in a tent. However, if looking for an affordable, and sometimes more comfortable, alternative to Rome hotels, bed & breakfasts and hostels, camping Rome may be your best choice. In fact, many Romans head to their roulettes (trailers) along the coast (like Sabaudia in the beautiful Parco Nazionale del Circeo, approximately 90 minutes from Rome) for a summer of breezy beach time and camping. If interested in an alternative Rome vacation, here is a listing of Rome-area campsites and the services provided: from BYOT (Bring your own tent) to trailers. For a bit of on-line experience, please take a look at When In Rome’s article about camping in Terracina.
For those who are less interested in the Spartan aspects of going native but still want an outdoor adventure, glamping– glamour camping where the wilderness meets five-star luxury service- is the latest trend to hit the Mediterranean. A Lazio favorite in eco-luxury camping is La Piantata, a tree house in the country-side near Viterbo.