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  • Tuscan Countryside

    "Casa Alina, located on the outskirts of the small town of Montespertoli, is a hidden gem. A private home in a cluster of several other homes, the setting is lovely with serene garden space in both the front and the back. Private parking is also available. Renting a car in Florence is easy and the drive to Casa Alina is less than an hour. Beautifully decorated with a mix of antiques and modern pieces, the first floor of the home has a comfortable sitting area, a well-equipped kitchen, a full bathroom, and laundry facilities. Two very comfortable and spacious bedrooms and a large hall bathroom take up the second floor. The third floor, a loft or attic space, serves as a tiny third bedroom. Excellent home-cooked meals can be arranged through Laura or you can try some of the local restaurants. Artevino was an especially good choice for a delicious dinner and Pizzeria Ristorante Il Mundo degli Gnomi was a great casual choice. The town square was a fun place to wander and explore, and the local Co-Op grocery store has all the necessary food and supplies to support your stay. Casa Alina is also the perfect jumping-off spot for visiting the many little towns in the area. It's also very close to Castello Sonnino, a local winery, which offers tours along with relaxing meals overlooking the vineyards. Kimberly is very helpful throughout the booking process as well as a great resource for local activities. In short, Casa Alina was a delightful place to stay - the perfect home away from home."
    Guest: Lou D. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 25, 2014
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Croatia Travel Tips

Best Time of Year to Visit Croatia Vacation Rentals

Croatia’s climate is largely dominated by the warm Mediterranean Sea. The coastal areas in particular benefit from a relatively mild climate with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Because it is drier, summer tends to be the most popular times to visit Croatia. Even though it gets hot, there is typically always a cooling breeze from the Mediterranean that provides some welcome relief. The summer months are from June to September and the peak tourist season is during the months of July and August. For those traveling to Croatia for its cultural and historic attractions, you can benefit from off-season rates. Many of the attractions are indoors so good weather isn't crucial to your trip.

Croatia Travel Attractions and Activities

Croatia is a spectacularly beautiful country. Tall mountains and high cliffs contrast with the calm turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea. The result is a spectacular and dramatic coastline. Croatia is one of the Mediterranean’s most popular destinations for cruising. The more than 1,000 islands that are located off the coast, providing the perfect destination for sailing. You can charter a yacht with a crew or go sailing on your own if you have the required qualifications. In recent years, more dive sites are being opened up. There are impressive walls and drop-offs, a collection of ancient wrecks, and magnificent corals. For most of the summer, the visibility is good and the warm water temperatures complete the combination that makes Croatia an excellent scuba diving destination. You will need to obtain the necessary diving permits. Also be aware that there are some areas in marine reserves and near busy sea routes that are off limits for diving.

Fishing is another popular pastime and charters can be easily arranged at any one of the local marinas. On land, there are a wide variety of adventurous ways to explore Croatia. Guided horseback riding and mountain biking excursions are popular. There is also a wide range of hiking trails, and local outfitters offer guided multi-day excursions.

Croatia has a rich cultural heritage with a long and interesting history. The architecture in cities such as Dubrovnik dates back to medieval times and provides some interesting insight into the traditions and culture of that time. Many historic buildings have been destroyed through wars and earthquakes, and newer structures have been built in their place. The history of the country is evident throughout the towns, cities and villages. There are numerous interesting museums worth browsing and guided cultural tours can also be easily arranged.

Find a Rental Accommodation in Croatia

Perhaps one of the most convenient and affordable ways to stay in Croatia is to find a rental apartment. They are located along the coastline and in major cities such as Dubrovnik, Zagreb and Spalato. Rental homes are generally comfortably furnished and well equipped with most modern conveniences.

Cultural Enthusiasts Will Love Dubrovnik Vacation Rentals in Croatia

Dobrivnik is a well-preserved medieval city that is the cultural and historical hub of Croatia. The impressive city walls were built over a period of 200 years and are a major attraction in the area. Beautiful historical buildings include the 14th-century Franciscan Monastery, the Cathedral Treasury, and Onofrio’s Fountain among others. The medieval center of the city is an absolute treasure. The architectural styles and magnificent old buildings provide lovely photo subjects. There are several excellent museums where you can view exhibits of Croatian history and cultural traditions. One of the most impressive museums is in the Franciscan Monastery where there is an ancient working pharmacy dating back to the 14th century.

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