Glamping in Italy with GoOutside
Sleeping in the Italian countryside is as heavenly as it sounds. Glamping at Nordisk Village took camping to a whole other level. On our trip around Europe, we decided to explore popular destinations in alternative ways. In Amsterdam we slept in a bright yellow caravan like hippies. For Venice, I jumped at the opportunity to stay with GoOutside in their glamp'ed up tents.
While in Venice I was given a complimentary stay at Nordisk Village. As always, all opinions in this blog are my own and I will only ever work with brands I think are rad.
Traditional camping has never been my thing. I went once when I was eight. I can admit that staying up all night, star gazing and devouring s'mores was fun but doing that in a country as beautiful as Italy, seemed almost too good to be true. First things first, getting around Venice isn't easy. The city is built on a lagoon making ferries are a major part of the public transportation system.
Nordisk Village is located in Ca Savio, a small camping town about fifty minutes outside of Venice. We were not down to spend 90-130 euros on a airport taxi because #budgettravel, so we opted to hop on a ferry & bus to reach Camping Ca Savio. I highly recommend arriving to the camp grounds during the day.
When we arrived, even under the darkness of the night we were met with an idyllic village dotted with tents dressed in ivy with private decks and a outdoor communal kitchen. Talk about dreamy. This place was glamorous yet minimalistic all in one breath. It's the is the brainchild of Danish outdoor equipment company, Nordisk and GoOutside (the travel agency that operates the village and other properties throughout Italy). The concept effortlessly infuses Nordic simplicity with Venetian flair combining outdoor, vacation and lifestyle elements.
Getting To Ca Savio from Venice
- Use Google Maps to navigate from the city center to Ca Savio. It has accurate step by step directions and provides the arrival & departure times of bus/trains/ferries.
- Public Transportation will take anywhere from 35 minutes to an hour, depending on your destination. Renting a car wouldn't be a bad idea, as most people who were at the campsite did.
- When you get to the closest bus stop to Ca Savio there will be a 13 minute walk from the stop to the camp grounds. The roads are a bit dark but restaurants are nearby and there are streetlights too.
I had no idea this was a beach town but the palm trees gave it away quickly. Nordisk Village sits steps away from a beautiful beach. There is a market, restaurant and playground/outdoor gym on within the camp. This is the perfect place for a couples getaway or a girls trip because you get to relax without being too far from lovely Venice.
Of course, glamping comes with all the usual bug bites, thinking you saw a spider and hearing noises at night. Although those things happened, it was in a much more glam way so I didn't mind. We had our own refrigerator, mini living area and the most comfortable bed ever. No sleeping bags here. The design is simple and rustic. Hello wooden and fur decor. It's the perfect Instagram situation so of course we had a little photo shoot).
Each tent comes with a private (covered) deck with a dining table and access to the shared kitchen. You can save yourself a ton of money by cooking a few meals. Nonetheless, Ca Savio has a great selection of authentic Italian restaurants to fulfill your cravings. We enjoyed a pasta, wine and charcuterie dinner at Hotel Villa Gentile.
If you're going to camp why not do it in one of the most beautiful countries in the world? I truly recommend staying with GoOutside because there is nothing quite like getting outside of the city to explore the countryside. It's peaceful, magical and rejuvenating too.
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