In search of the perfect location
In search of the perfect location
Every year, we carefully choose the places we take our new Rimors. The breathtaking views, white sandy beaches, fascinating villages and mountains to explore will make you truly feel the beauty of camper life. It’s also an opportunity to introduce you to some special and sometimes little-known places to give you some ideas for your holidays!
So let’s dive right in to the beauty of the places we visited last year and which you’ve enjoyed through our videos and pictures. Happy reading, and have a great trip!
Garfagnana, which literally means ‘Big Forest’, is a lush and verdant oasis tucked between the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. Though it’s close to important cities such as Lucca, Pisa and Florence, it contains surprising natural treasures, picturesque medieval villages, ancient forests and karst caves. A land rich in history and traditions immersed in a timeless atmosphere.
Oasi of Campocatino
Oasi Campocatino is a small hamlet with just a few houses near the municipality of Vagli di Sopra. We could’ve come here just for the stunning landscape, but we also wanted to see the typical pastoral buildings called ‘caselli’ which have been preserved with their ancient construction characteristics. The area has been a Lipu Natural Oasis since 1991, owing to the presence of many different species of birds. It’s also home to a curious statue of David Bowie (which we loved, obviously).
We chose Camping Argegna (www.campingargegna.it) as a base of operations for our shoots in these beautiful areas. It overlooks the mountain of the same name at about 1,000 metres above sea level. It’s located on the border of the Apuan Alps on the edge of the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano National Park in a cosy woodland setting with spectacular mountain views. Francesca and Silvano are fantastic in their management and friendliness – they made us feel part of the family right away!
It’s no secret that we’re very fond of the Gulf of Baratti. If you’ve seen our videos, you’ll remember the scenes on the beach, the races to the water by families and children and the beautiful sunsets over the sea. Baratti also has some small natural miracles in its back pocket. ‘Caretta caretta’ turtles have once again chosen Tuscany as their nesting ground, and the Gulf of Baratti will be the scene of just such a spectacle this summer. This event is protected and carefully monitored by local and national nature and environmental associations, so that this year’s hatching will take place in complete safety.
Castiglione del Lago
One of the beauties of motorhomes is the possibility of moving from one place to another with ease, which makes visiting some of Italy’s most beautiful villages a doddle. So we decided to go here, to this beautiful village on the shores of Lake Trasimeno, where we can appreciate the beautiful combination of ducal palaces. We recommend you visit Palazzo della Corgna, which is home to some beautiful frescoes by Pomarancio, the spectacular view of the lake and the chance to taste some of the local delicacies.
There’s a castle in Tuoro so characteristic that it seems to encapsulate the idea we all have of a medieval fortress. Its protective walls stand at a lofty 450 metres above sea level and offer a truly singular lookout position over the surrounding area. Castello di Montegualandro is the perfect backdrop for this unique combination of history and nature. From here, you can enjoy beautiful views and even see Lake Trasimeno in the background.
Monte del Lago
eastern shore of Lake Trasimeno is Monte del Lago, a small village which plays home to only a handful of people, where time seems to stand still and where a echoing silence lives within the walls of the houses. The village is located on a wonderful promontory between Torricella and San Feliciano, and the view of the lake is certainly a candidate for the perfect representation of motorhome life!
These were the places that were the backdrop for our vehicles last season. Let us know on Rimor social media if you’ll be stopping by any of them! Any tips on where we should go next? We’ll keep the engine running and leave the light on for you in the new Rimor season!