This was our first venture into Italy in our Motorhome. On arrival we were made very welcome and although the pitches are smaller than those in France they are certainly adequate. The site is positioned on the side of the lake 10 min from Stresa via bus which stops just outside the campsite and travels every hour. The site is kept clean and tidy, shower, toilet block also very clean. There is a restaurant on site which is also excellent and is busy every night. Staff on site are brilliant and can’t do enough to help.
We stayed at this campsite during August in a tent on one of the front row pitches (definitely worth the extra fee). The site is quite small, but still has all facilities with amazing views of the lake. The beach is mainly pebbly, but there are beach showers dotted along the front. (No pool, not needed with the lake infront of you!)Smaller boats can moor up on bouys or boats over 5.5m can use the adjacent Solcio marina (cost for launching/crane and moorings on pontoon) There is a small shop but only sold water, drinks, beers and wine. However at the end of the road to the site there is a small supermarket, selling most things needed including fresh bread. There is also a larger supermarket about a mile from the site. There are 2 toilet blocks that are regularly cleaned as well as facilities for motorhomes. The restaurant on the site has a pizza take away as well as eat in. However they do not serve food between 2.30pm and 6pm. This site is perfect for a peaceful holiday away from the more commercialised campsites that you pay more for and don't necessarily use the facilities. It is next to a railway line (We got used to the noise as it wasn't constant) and the village church does chime every hour (& half jour)from 7.30am until 10pm, but that's part of being in Italy. I would definitely recommend this site to all groups of people. If you have a boat there are so many places to visit, you can leave the car on site. Remember to take water shoes and mosquito spray, although we weren't swarmed by them, no different to most campsites in the Mediteranean. The people on the site were very friendly as were the Italians as we visited the surrounding towns.…
Arrived early evening had to show passport to book in , none of this a problem. BUT the mosquitoes were horrendous , all three of us were eatan alive. Even when we'd put bug repellent on . We were put on the grassed play area just outsidethe camp site, had smiled and commented to each other about people's large mosquitoe bites so applied bug repellent. BUT these bugs are on another level !!!
The place is next to the Lago Maggiore, beach is small but lovely. The stuff was very friendly and helpful. We stayed in a mobile home and it vas nice and spacious. There is a small market and restaurant in the camp, bigger market just outside the place and a bus stop with buses to Stresa. Loved it!
We loved this small, well run campsite in the sleepy little town of Solcio. The campsite doesn't have all the facilities offered by the more touristy campsites in Lake Guards but it is very clean, has a supermarket just outside the campsite that sells fresh bread and an excellent take away pizzeria in the village. This is an ideal family destination as the campsite runs and excellent kids club that will keep your little ones entertained and happy for six and a half hours per day. We loved this campsite so much that we booked again for next year before we left this year.