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Any recommendations for decent campsites in Ticino? It'll be our first time camping with the kids (who will then be nearly 3 and 5.5) so we want decent facilities (hot showers, little restaurant/shop) and ideally with a pool and/or lake. 3-4 hour drive from vevey is ok.

We are thinking of going at the end of May - I'm presuming it'll be warm enough for lake swimming / shorts & t-shirts then, or am being naive?? We figured South would be warmer...
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Re: Camping in Ticino

Looking too now. Did you come up with anything interesting? Thought we'd go for a Deluxe Family pod in the TCS Muzanno but it's full up. Only basic pods left & as everyone in this world will end up in a plain wooden box one day, it's a bit off-putting. Want easy toilet access before I no longer have a choice.
The sites in the area look like they are in the 1970s. Rather irritating mix of languages on the web sites as some are only in German which is strange in an Italian speaking area but himself reckons that is because they attract Swiss Germans or Germans.
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Re: Camping in Ticino

https://www.tcs.ch/fr/camping-voyage...es-de-camping/

https://www.google.ch/search?q=campi...&ie=&oe=#spf=1

Lake swimming will still be cool in May, I recommend you go south of Pisa, but be aware the railway is noisy at night, so choose carefully.

I have been camping with a tent and daughter 3 times here in Cecina, highly recommended! http://www.camping.it/en/toscana/mareblu/

We used to take a cold breakfast and lunch, and eat out for dinner. If you can afford it, rent a chalet, it results in a much easier life!
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Re: Camping in Ticino

If you are used to decent UK sites you may be in for a shock, most (not all) Swiss sites are half full of statics crammed in and looking awful, touring pitches crammed together with little space between them and most facilities basic.
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Re: Camping in Ticino

Camping Delta in Locarno has lake and river nearby, and is close to the regional bathing centre which has pools, you can go even if it's raining and cold (there is a thermal pool with indoor access).
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