Glamping is a new way to go on vacation, a trend that has been growing in recent years. A different way of camping and living in contact with nature in wonderful places, where the luxurious glamping tents, thanks to the materials used and an accurate design, are able to dialogue with the surrounding environment, creating dreamlike atmospheres.
The summer is almost over but the data collected by coldiretti say that 11,6 million Italians will go on vacation in September.
Obviously the seaside resorts are the masters and a large chunk remains faithful to the campsite. In the face of a little spirit of adaptation, camping holidays remain one of the most relaxing and beautiful experiences to do. Direct contact with nature and total immersion in the surrounding environment give the sensations of well-being necessary to unload the stress accumulated in months of work.
Many are still wary of the campsite being held back by the belief that once they arrive on the spot the lack of some comfort limits the pleasure of the holidays. The words luxury and comfort are usually difficult to associate with camping and maybe that's what brakes many users, but maybe I'm not aware of a type of camping that has been taking place in Italy only for a few years, we talk about glamping, the Luxurious version of the campsite with dedicated structures and tents.
What is glamping
We have approached glamping with camping in order to provide a first approach to the subject but below we will see that there is a substantial difference between the two types of camping.
The word glamping comes from the union of glamor and camping and it is in the former that the differences are concentrated.
What's glamorous about a campsite? Not much in a normal campsite, but if we replace traditional camping tents with luxurious tents, furnished with design accessories and equipped with all comforts, such as private bathroom, heating for the coldest periods or for mountain glamping, then it is understandable that the difference is substantial.
Of course, the cost is also affected, some of the most exclusive structures may even exceed $ 1000 per night, generally the prices are similar to those of a good hotel. In addition to the luxury design of the glamping curtains, the quality of the services is also high, such as guaranteed linen change, in some facilities.
Ultimately you have all the pros of a camping holiday without giving up the comforts of a five-star hotel.
It is easy to understand that a glamping tent is not found in the camping department of any shop but must rely on specialized companies, the solutions are varied and vary in space, beds and costs. Among the most famous brands we find Glant, Crippaconcept, Adria, Trigano e Luxetenten.
Each offers a well-defined style and there is really a curtain module for every need. They range from the small 2-bed Rider to the complete and luxurious Alias, from 6 to 8 beds on an area of 34 square meters up to the 54 square meters of Gufo all of the company Glant.
Crippaconcept instead it makes eco-sustainability a real mission with glamping tents, some real houses, which immerse themselves in the surrounding environment as a natural element with a truly minimal impact. Three broad categories: WILDLIFE LODGE, EMOTION MOBILHOME, DESIGN MOBILEHOME for a truly complete catalog of great value in terms of furniture and design. Among the tents we find the Country Lodge 5 × 5,5 meters plus veranda with two bedrooms and bathroom or the beautiful Safari Lodge which has the predisposition for clear and dark water drains, shower cubicles and gas connection. Or the iconic A - Luxury Lodge, with its characteristic hut shape.
Solutions Adria they are recognizable by the tarpaulins that make up the covers hooked to the base like a traditional curtain but once inside you find yourself immersed in a luxurious mini-apartment made with the best woods. In this case the approach to hotels is marked. The categories are three and differ in the stars just like in the hotel, Bell, Safari and Boutique, respectively three, four and five stars.
Each brand has something that characterizes it but a common thread, luxury and eco-sustainability for a truly new and intriguing concept of camping.
Open a Glamping
Opening a clamping is no more complicated than other activities. It is necessary to follow the legislation and the precautions necessary to open a normal camping, therefore ASL authorizations and VAT number in addition to the authorizations regarding acoustic and environmental impact. However, the place is not so obvious, the ideal customer of a glamping accepts a holiday in a tent at the cost of a hotel, but the experience must be truly exclusive and the place enchanting. Therefore, the usual pine forest with access to the beach is not enough.
Another aspect, perhaps the main one, are glamping tents, in fact some models are real living modules expression of design and certainly at the forefront in terms of eco-sustainability, their price can in fact reach 30/40 thousand euros.
Glamping sea or mountain?
Glamping as for camping is suitable for both the sea and the mountains, Italy is moving ahead and can already boast of truly exclusive structures such as El Bahira which enjoys the enchanting setting near San Vito Lo Capo (PA) or the beautiful Capalbio glamping overlooking the Tuscan sea, considered among the top ten glamping sites in Europe.
No less glamping mountain, also equipped for the winter, enchanting those in Trentino Alto Adige and Tyrol.
We are convinced that even those who are not glamping enthusiasts will appreciate a holiday in a tent after having tried this type of experience and thanks also to the enchanting places present in every part of Italy, glamping is destined to become popular.