Campeggio Village Flaminio

A cabin at the Flaminio Village Bungalow Park, Rome
A cabin at the Flaminio Village Bungalow Park north of Rome's city center

My beloved campground on the northern outskirts of Rome, Italy

This campground is well outside the centro storico but near to my heart, as I lived in it (in a hippie-orange pop-top VW campervan) for two months when I was 12 years old and my family was between apartments.

The Villaggio Flaminio boasts 80,000 square meters of camping—tents, campers, and RVs—plus 90 self-catering bungalows for rent. It’s actually located within the Parco Regionale Vejo, so there's plenty of greenery to go around, but it's a bit of a haul from the city center.

Our hippie-orange VW campervan took my family (the author, left age 12, his Uncle Marc, right age 19) everywhere in Europe. This campground is by a mountain stream high in the Italian Dolomites. (Photo by Frank Bramblett)

Here is that old loyal steed, our hippie-orange VW campervan, in which we lived when we lived at the campground. Later it carried us all over Europe, occasionally with company such as my uncle Marc, who was 19 at the time and visiting when my dad snapped this picture, I believe somewhere in the Italian Dolomites or Alps (I'm the little guy on the left). (Photo by Frank Bramblett)

To get to Camping Village Flaminio, take Metro A to "Flaminio." Go up into the Flaminio suburban rail station grab the next Viterbo-bound train (departures every 15 min.). Get off after five stops at "Due Ponti" (NOTE: This is a stop-on-request-only, so keep track of the stops you pass and puch the "fermata" button after you pass Tor di Quinto, since Due Ponti is the next stop). Walk west two blocks along busy Via Flaminia Nuova then cross the street to the camground's driveway. Sounds complicated, but it only takes about half an hour (maybe 45 minutes if you just miss that train).

Longer but more direct: take bus 910 from Termini to the end of the line (Piazza Mancini), then bus 200 right to the Flaminia/Bomarzo stop (13 stops) a short stroll from the campground entrace.


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Via Flaminia Nuova 821 (Outskirts) - Well north of the center
tel. +39-06-333-2604

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Bus: 200, N24; 232

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English (Inglese) Italian (Italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
Good day Buon giorno bwohn JOUR-noh
Good evening Buona sera BWOH-nah SAIR-rah
Good night Buona notte BWOH-nah NOTE-tay
Goodbye Arrivederci ah-ree-vah-DAIR-chee
Excuse me (to get attention) Scusi SKOO-zee
thank you grazie GRAT-tzee-yay
please per favore pair fa-VOHR-ray
yes si see
no no no
Do you speak English? Parla Inglese? PAR-la een-GLAY-zay
I don't understand Non capisco non ka-PEESK-koh
I'm sorry Mi dispiace mee dees-pee-YAT-chay
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...a hotel un albergo oon al-BEAR-go
...a B&B un bed-and-breakfast oon bet hand BREK-fust
...a rental room un'affittacamera oon ah-feet-ah-CAH-mair-ra apartment for rent un appartamento oon ah-part-tah-MENT-toh
...a farm stay un agriturismo oon ah-gree-tour-EES-moh
...a hostel un ostello oon oh-STEHL-loh
How much is...? Quanto costa? KWAN-toh COST-ah
a single room una singola OO-nah SEEN-go-la
double room for single use [will often be offered if singles are unavailable] doppia uso singola DOPE-pee-ya OO-so SEEN-go-la
a double room with two beds una doppia con due letti OO-nah DOPE-pee-ya cone DOO-way LET-tee
a double room with one big bed una matrimoniale OO-nah mat-tree-moan-nee-YAAL-lay
triple room una tripla OO-nah TREE-plah
with private bathroom con bagno cone BAHN-yoh
without private bathroom senza bagno [they might say con bagno in comune—"with a communal bath"] SEN-zah BAHN-yoh
for one night per una notte pair OO-nah NOH-tay
for two nights per due notti pair DOO-way NOH-tee
for three nights per tre notti pair tray NOH-tee
Is breakfast included? É incluso la prima colazione? ay in-CLOO-soh lah PREE-mah coal-laht-zee-YOAN-nay
Is there WiFi? C'é WiFi? chay WHY-fy?
May I see the room? Posso vedere la camera? POH-soh veh-DAIR-eh lah CAH-mair-rah
That's too much É troppo ay TROH-po
Is there a cheaper one? C'é una più economica? chay OO-nah pew eh-ko-NO-mee-kah
Rome's hotel tax

In January, 2011, Rome began charging a hotel bed tax. This is the city's doing, and sadly it is not a scam.

The following tax rates are per person, per night for all guests over the age of 10 and can be charged for stays of up to 10 days:

  • 1–3 star hotels: €2
  • 4–5 star hotels: €3
  • B&Bs: €2
  • Apartments: €2
  • Rental rooms: €2
  • Agriturismi: €2
  • Campsites: €1 (up to 5 days)

So a couple staying three nights in a four-star room would pay an extra €18.

Some hotels have begun folding this tax into their quoted rates; others tack it on when you go to check out, so be prepared.

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Flaminio Village Bungalow Park

Via Flaminia Nuova 821 (Outskirts) - Well north of the center
tel. +39-06-333-2604

» book

Bus: 200, N24; 232


Nothing's nearby! This campground is way up in the northern suburbs. However, on your way here and back, as bus 200 trundles over the Tiber River, look to the west. That other, much older bridge just downstreatm? It's the Ponte Milvio (Milvian Bridge), famous as being the site in AD 313 where Emperor Constatine the Great won his decisive battle against Maxentius, gaining full control over the empire—and, since Constantine (supposedly) won the battle only after having a vision of the cross, marking the event that led the emperor to declare Rome to be a Christian empire (though he himself only converted on his deathbed).

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