Spent a week here from 23/4/11 -30/4/11 staying with Thomson Alfresco. The site is set right at the end of the venetian peninsula and very quiet. The weather was fabulous when we were there - low 20's everyday but the mozzies were a bit of a problem so take repellent if you are prone to bites!
The site itself is huge but the roads and footpaths are excellent and everything is well signposted. I had read previous reviews about how unfriendly the Italian staff were but this was not at all the case and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. The pools are fantastic and everything is exceptionally clean. You do have to hire the sunloungers but plenty of people just lay on their towels next to the pools instead. There is a siesta here from 1 - 3pm where just about everything closes and you aren't even allowed to drive your cars so you do have to plan your days a bit.
The beach is literally a 3 minute walk away and again is so clean with footpaths almost to the sea (so ideal for pushchairs/wheelchairs etc) and also has several beach bars. The kids loved collecting the gorgeous shells on the beach (we came back with a carrier bag full!)
There is a supermarket on site which is slightly more expensive than we would normally pay but the wine is SO cheap! You buy an empty glass bottle for 1 euro and fill it up for 1.80 euros time and time again! They have about 7-8 different types to choose from and they are very good. Also there is an ice-cream stall in the main shopping square which is 1 euro per scoop (again with about 10 different flavours...). There is also a supermarket just outside the camp gates although we never actually used it.
Crazy golf on site was 4 euros per person and excellent value - it took us about 90 minutes to complete the 18 hole course. The play park was also excellent with loads of slides, swings etc. You can also get the ferry from nearby into venice ( a 40 minute trip).
Overall, it was without doubt the best holiday park we have ever been to (and we have been to quite a few in various countries) and kept 3 generations very happy indeed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Camping Village Marina di Venezia was founded in the 60s by two close friends, who shared the same business interests. Our present management maintains a strong bond with the Founders' vision. Starting from these values we keep on devloping new ideas and creativity and promoting innovations. Nowadays as in the past what is most dear to us is giving you memorable moments, unique sensations which will always remain with you. We are happy to create an unforgettable holiday, always accompanying you with our smiles and professional manner. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Marina Di Venezia Camping Hotel Cavallino-Treporti
- Camping Village Marina Di Venezia Cavallino-Treporti, Italy - Province Of Venice