Embrace Nature and Wild Style Camping at Paladini...





is a welcoming space created by an international community of volunteers with a view to having minimum impact on the environment.

Situated in an ancient chestnut grove on a medieval track between the villages of Chiozza and Castiglione di Garfagnana.

Paladini is an oasis of calm where you will feel welcome, included and relaxed for the duration of your stay.

Your Host

Colombo and the community at Paladini produce much of their own food including chestnut flour, which is available for sale, try making a ‘neccio’ (chestnut flour pancake).

There is a fully equipped communal kitchen, camp fire, yoga platform and common area available to guests at all times

You can hang out, cook and eat with other guests in these areas or stay in the privacy of your own pitch as you choose.

Our bathrooms include hot showers, or you can take in the view from one of our solar heated outdoor showers.

Our Chestnut Flour...

Paladini is a working chestnut flour farm. 

We spend the autumn harvesting chestnuts which are then dried for 40 days and 40 nights in a traditional drying house known as a ‘metato’. 

The nuts are then deshelled, cleaned and selected, brought to a water mill and ground into flour, the whole procedure taking approximately three months. 

Ask us for various recipes involving this flour.


*chestnut flour is naturally gluten-free and therefore suitable for any type of intolerance


At Paladini You Can Rent:

Most people bring their own tent and sleeping equipment. Alternatively you can rent one of our four-metre Bell tents complete with wooden floor. Try out Rivendell, our treehouse suitable for maximum two people, suitable for anyone aged 12 and over.  All pitches are min. 60 square metres and come with free electricity socket and drinking water outlet.

Prices and booking

To book a pitch or tent at Paladini simply ring Colm on 0039 3295829433 or email wildcampingpaladini@gmail.com with details of your group and we will confirm your reservation within a couple of hours.

Camping Wild

Bell Tent

Rivendell TreeHouse

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“Paladini wild camping is a cure for the soul. It gives to hosted people the possibility to be in touch with nature and meet interesting life travellers. We just loved the vibe there, time takes a different value. Can't wait to be back.”
“We really loved our stay in this special place... The animals, the outdoor kitchen, the nature around us! There are so many things to discover! We could have spent much longer time in this little paradise! :).”

“The treehouse is super cozy and the whole campsite is just beautiful. There is a nice kitchen and so many nice places to discover. There is a natural pool to cool off just 25 minutes walking distance. Colm and all the other people at the campsite are really lovely. We will come back :).”

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