Camping Pian di Boccio May 2011
This site is right in the centre of Umbria so is a perfect base for exploring this historic and picturesque
area. Bevagna and Montefalco are right on the doorstep, Assisi is 22 km, Perugia 35km, Orvieto 50km. In fact virtually every small town and village in Umbria is worth seeing!
Pian di Boccio is an 'agriturismo', a working farm with a
campsite, swimming pools and restaurant, set on a hilltop and surrounded by typical Umbrian countryside. The family who run it are friendly and helpful.The farm has olive groves and walnut orchards, and there are acres of land to explore. A traditional old
farmhouse has been converted into holiday apartments and there are some cabins and bungalows for rent. There are no pitches as such, but some flat, grassy areas and lots of places in the pine-woods, though larger outfits might have trouble accessing some of
these. There are numerous EHU's throughout.
In high season there are a lot of activities - three swimming pools, tennis courts, volley-ball, a football pitch, a lake for fishing, and archery. There is a bar, a small shop, a pizzeria
and a restaurant, and the farm's own produce is on sale - three kinds of olive oil and various conserves, both fruit and vegetables.There is wifi, but during our stay there were some problems with it.
As we were there in low season
it was very quiet and only one of the pools was open, but it was a good size and very welcome in the heat. Only one of the two sanitary blocks was open, and although clean and modern it was a little odd. The cubicles had both a shower and a toilet in them,
an arrangement I've not come across before! As the site is not on mains water but uses its own wells, showers are operated by tokens. There is a charge, but tokens are free to those using ACSI cards. There is a much larger toilet block in the woodland camping
area, which is open in high season.
There were never more than a dozen other 'vans there during our stay, almost all Dutch, and we enjoyed the peace and quiet, broken only by the cuckoo in the woods, and a couple of peacocks in the
aviary next to the shower block!
It was a site that grew on us. At first we felt it was a bit basic, but we came to appreciate the peaceful atmosphere. In high season it would be very different, and while it wouldn't appeal to us so
much, it would be great for families who like activities.
The local town, Bevagna, is a little gem - a perfectly-preserved medieval walled town, with interesting narrow streets and some good restaurants. For a selection of larger supermarkets,
Foligno is only 10 km away.