We stayed at La Pineta for a week in June 2014 in a bungalow/cabin (number 10) at the corner of the site. First the service here was excellent; the reception was extremely helpful and the staff in the small shops and the restaurant/pizza were fantastic. (the young girl in the groecry shop especially was very friendly. The bungalow was OK but looking a bit old in places - the patio furniture was very worn and the bed uncomfortable. It was also a very small plot - as were all the bungalows as far as I could see. (you had to be happy to more or less sit next to your neighbours if eating out). There was much shade which is probably good in the height of summer but for us we missed the evening sun. The pitches may be better but they are at the end of the site next to the railway.
Also we got bitten a lot - it might be the area.
The pool was the best feature of the site - during the week in June it was hardly busy at all and I had it to myself some of the time.
We ate in the bar a few nights and had a good pizza etc at the reasonable prices and the house red was very good.
The only other downside of the site is that it is a bit far from anywhere...the beach is a longish walk from the site and couuldnt be done more than once a day there and back. Also the site is on a very busy road and just to get to the nest junction you had to walk against some heavy traffic - the walk of death as we called. Viareggio itself is very long walk though there are irregular buses for 1.10 euro (buy tickets at the shop). In truth you either need a car or a bike to get the best of the site - they hire at 7 euro a day. Viareggio is OK but not that much to do if you dont like beach holidays and the promenade beaches take away from the attraction of the place like many Italian resorts - though the architecture is interesting. The Lago de Torre is worth a visit and we also went to Lucca for a day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The campsite has been completely renovated and boasts all modern conveniences including two splendid swimming pools. It is situated in the shady, cool, fresh pine forest of Viareggio on the Tuscany Coast, just 1.3 km from the sea and the ideal location for a truly enjoyable holiday. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Camping La Pineta Viareggio, Italy - Tuscany