After driving through a biblical storm on the Brenner Pass we arrive at Camping Fossalta in Lazise. As we enter the site the clouds part revealing clear blue skies.
A man meets us at the car and sends us on a walk to find a pitch. Armed with a map off we go.
The site is on a gentle slope down towards Lake Garda. Reception sits in the middle of the site along with the shop, bar and pool. A lakeside view would be nice so we head down towards the water. There are free pitches but it seems everyone had the same idea. It’s very tree shaded and seems quite cramped. Heading back up towards the top of the site it’s far more open, not as shaded and not as many people. The site is split into tree lined terraces, we choose a pitch and put the legs down.
The site is made up of a few statics, seasonals and tourers. On site there is a small shop which caters for every eventuality. A bar, sits next to the shop and to the side of the pool.
Two facilities blocks are located on site, one in the lower end near the lake and one in the upper part of the site. Whilst these facilities are spotlessly clean they do have a couple of draw backs. Water temperature and pressure can be hit and miss depending on whether other showers are being used. The cubicles are very small with two hooks for hanging. There is nowhere to put anything down and very little space to get dry. The toilets are clean but toilet roll, hand soap and hand dryers or paper towels are not provided. The separation wall between the gents and the ladies was approximately 10 foot high with a similar sized gap above. I wasn’t keen on hearing the daily ablutions of men whilst going about my business. It did mean The Boss and I were able to chat one evening on our final visit before bed. Outdoor washing up and laundry sinks are also on this block and a washing machine and tumble drier.
The site is located next to a theme park area, Movie World, and various other attractions. Which, for our trip in May whilst the schools were term time, meant all was quiet. This may not be the case in the height of the season. Perfectly located though for families with children to entertain. The site is dog friendly but didn’t seem to have a specific dog walking area, but with Lake Garda on your doorstep wasn’t needed. There is also a playground area and table tennis tables on site.
Whilst this review may sound slightly negative, for the time of year we were there and the perfect weather with unlimited access to the most beautiful lake and breath taking sunsets, we enjoyed our stay here and so far on this trip this has been the only site I have been a little reluctant to leave.
At a cost of €68 plus €4 visitor tax for 4 nights for 2 people, we thought was good value. Wifi is free with excellent coverage across the site and even down to the lake.