In 1984 July was declared National Ice Cream Month in America. Naturally that’s made its way across the Atlantic and to celebrate, we thought we’d taste-test some of the best ice cream holidays in Europe!
Italy has a reputation for producing great ice cream. But you may be surprised to find that many of Eurocamp’s Italian locations offer fantastic ice cream parlours directly on parc – including Altominico Family Park, near Verona and the Italian Lakes. If you’re looking for holiday activities with kids, this is the perfect place – there’s an amazing pool complex and lots of parc-run entertainment too.
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If you stay at Park Albatros in Tuscany, or Garden Paradiso near Venice, you’ll find ice cream parlours on-site there too (that’s when you’re not devouring them in Pisa, or while chilling out in a gondola). And over on the island of Corsica you’ll find an ice cream parlour on a golden beach that you can access directly from Marina d’Erba Rosa.
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There’s so much love for ice cream holidays that there’s a museum about it in Bologna. Since you get the chance to taste historic flavours and even create one of your own, it’s well worth the effort to get there if you’re staying at Spiaggia E Mare.
You’ll also find an ice cream parlour on site at Aloha Village in the south of France, 11 km from Béziers. And stay at Bel on the west coast of France and you can fill your cones to your heart’s content in the resort of La Tranche-sur-Mer. You’ll be a 5-minute stroll from the beach as well – the perfect place to enjoy your icey treat!