We started Camping Il Falcone in 1997 (the name of campsite is derived from falconry, which was practised in medieval times at the castles in the surroundings) with the philosophy that there are enough massive campsites around in Umbria and that instead, we would prefer to aim at the holidaymaker who appreciates a fair-sized pitch on a quiet small-scale campsite in Umbria in the middle of nature.
That's exactly what you will get in the 2017 season. The campsite has a fabulous view (look at how many times people mentioned this in the guestbook), modern and clean amenities, a swimming-pool, a bar/terrace with local products amongst other things our own olive-oil, a small shop ... and not much else.
Our mini-campsite offers no animation, just a table-tennis table. No bars, disco or cinema can be found here or in the near vicinity. The medieval village of Civitella del Lago - walking there is easy and takes about ten to fifteen minutes, by car it's two minutes - has a very good pizzeria and a topclass restaurant plus a few shops, but that's it. Sorry about that. However, over the years we have found that our philosophy attracts couples and young families who come here to take a rest and at the same time have an excellent starting-point to see a lot of Umbria and Tuscany. And we love to have that type of guests in our campsite. So we're not really sorry ☺. We're even very happy as it is. As long as you are happy with us, of course.
The campsite's facilities include fresh water and electricity at every pitch. The swimming-pool is non-chlorine, current is mainly generated by solar-panels. We care about the environment and are proud of our Ospitalità Italiana award.
The altitude of over 500 metres is responsible for the fact that the nights are cool, even in the high season. The campsite also hardly suffers from flying insects, because the lake is 400 metres below the campsite (but if you think you can take a dip in Corbara Lake, we have to disappoint you. It's not advisable and moreover ☺ forbidden).
The size of the pitches varies from 30 to more than 100 m2. In Italy, a campsite can call itself small-scale and only has to offer one sanitary building if it has a maximum of 36 pitches. Italian law suggests 4 people to a pitch, which means that we are allowed to accommodate a maximum of 144 people. Camping Il Falcone, however, attracts a lot of couples. So that means that in the thick of the high season we hardly reach that number of 144.
PS: Good to know: nearly all pictures were made and sent in by people who stayed with us and became enthusiastic. From the bottom of our hearts: thank you for all your trouble and time to get the pictures to us! We really appreciate this.
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