Address: Via Nizza, 2 - Malnate (VA) - Italy - Tel: +39.0332.425312 (Community) - Tel: +39.0332.427696 (Campsite)

The campisite “La Famiglia” was opened in 1974 around an early 20th – century residential villa in Malnate, a town 6 kms far from Varese, situated on a hill 400metres above sea level.

The area has an extension of 28,000 square metres and it’s rich in pine trees, hol oaks, chestnuts and firs : you can see squirrels jumping from one tree to another! The facilities respect the environment around : they are essential, but efficient and suitable. The campsite also provides its guests with a playground for children and a football field.

From a panoramic hall, which can be rented for Christening parties, birthday parties, anniversaries, the guests of the campsite can enjoy a spectacular view on the Prealps. School camps and Scout camps can be held in a dedicated area of the campsite.

Malnate is a reference point for tourists since from here travellers can easily reach places of cultural and touristic interest , such as Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, Lake Lugano; Campo dei Fiori and Sacro Monte offer a stunning view over the Alps and Milano and in Castiglione Olona the “collegiata” can be visisted. Milano can be easily reached in 50 minutes by train ; the train station is situated just at the entrance of the campsite.

The tourist accomodation offered here has the purpose to make the guests feel at ease, so that they can experience a relaxing holiday in a familiar atmosphere. Our guests often come back year after year and they spread the word about the beauty of the campsite and the brotherly atmosphere. This is our aim : to offer a lively experience of Christ and of being Church.

From this perspective we offer different kinds of meetings:


  • Every first Saturday of the month, we meet to pray the Rosary to find out how Mary loves her children and how we can accomplish her requests
  • A spiritual route with monthly meetings to focus on our inner self and to welcome with increasing awareness the Word of God
  • A spiritual and psichological route to heal the wounds of the soul in people who are getting separated or divorced or starting a new family . In these meeting we learn how to forgive ourselves so that we are able to forgive the others (ACOR Groups)


This activity welcomes groups who want to experience God’s love listening to His Word, in silence and sharing moments of prayer with the Community. The spiritual dimension is focused, so that this experience can be a long-lasting moment beyond leisure and holidays. 

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Accomodation facilities/pitches: 100

Housing units: 5

Accomodation capacity: 300 people

Total area: 28,000 sq.m.