Camping La Oliveto
Recommended for: Camping near Lake Como.
Value for money: 2/5
For around $35 AU per couple per night for a tent spot and car parking, you can stay here. Across the road is Lake Como, where there’s a place to sun-bake and swim on small rocks. From the beach, the view of Lake Como is breath-taking. From inside the campground, you’re at the base of an awesome mountain, which is also beautiful. It’s a ten minute drive to Bellagio.
Wireless internet could be available, there’s a router on-site, but as of this post the owner won’t let you connect due to firewall issues. No market or restaurant, but the owner will give you beers and make you a snack from the small bar or courtyard area.
You are literally across the road from Lake Como, however, the campground is surrounded by bush fences, so you can’t see them unless you walk out. I hate to say this, but two kilometers down the road is an awesome campsite called Camping La Fornatta, which is literally right-on Lake Como. From inside your tent you can pee in the water. However, it’s half the size and nearly always full during July and August.
The owner and family were lovely people, kind and helpful.