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Recent Europe reviews

  • Wonderful apartment

    "This was our second visit to this great apartment and we were not disappointed. In fact the new kitchen just added to how lovely the apartment is. Everything is exactly as depicted, quality and comfort. The location is also great. A few minutes to the train station to go down the mountain to the city centre, or up the mountain to explore further afield. Walking down isn't bad either! We explored Chernex this time and especially enjoyed a lovely restaurant only one street away. Deli, supermarket, post office, restaurant, pharmacy, all at your doorstep in this lovely quiet community. The apartment has fabulous views, plenty of room to relax and everything you could possibly want. We hope to return and would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting a home away from home."
    Guest: Barbara A. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 24, 2014
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  • Simply perfect!!

    "There is nothing to dislike and so much to love about this delightful Tuscan villa. The interior is comfortable, especially the bed, and very tastefully decorated. The views are spectacular from just about every window and definitely from the large terrace; beautifully landscaped gardens, with ponds, vineyard, plants, trees and frolicking bunnies, and beyond, the house where Michelangelo was born and the glorious Tuscan countryside. Dennis and Kumiko are wonderful hosts; friendly, welcoming and even looked after our dog, a big hairy beast called Tinkerbell, for the day so we could go out for lunch. Nothing was too much trouble! In addition, their own dog, Max, was delightful and a constant companion and playmate for Tinkerbell. We'll definitely be returning to this perfect little piece of Tuscany!!"
    Guest: SueRock Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 6, 2014
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  • Martha B.

    "We have just returned home from a wonderful stay at Villa La Carciofaia, the beautiful home of Signora Claudia. She is a lovely hostess and made our stay very special. Her attention to detail is evident in every beautiful room. Our bedrooms were spacious and the bathrooms modern. We were there with our three grown children and their spouses and there was plenty of room for everyone to gather. The pool is just beautiful and was the gathering place in the late afternoons after full days of sightseeing, wine tasting and exploring Lucca. We had Signora Cristina come to the house and cook dinner one night and it was beyond wonderful, from the first course to the last. She also brought local wines, very fun to know that the wines were from the area. The covered back patio was our favorite spot to eat, drink wine and play cards. We had all meals outside, the view from the porch was just amazing. The beautiful flowers were beyond anything we have in Texas including, the vineyard, hydrangeas, gardenias and herb gardens. We hope to get back to Lucca some day, and this fabulous villa would be our first choice."
    Guest: Martha B. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 26, 2014
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Germany Travel Tips

Seasons to Visit Germany Vacation Rentals

Most visitors to Germany travel in the warmer summer months that run from May through September. The peak travel season is typically during June and July. In general, summer days are long with the sun only setting after eight at night. This allows plenty of time for sightseeing and other activities. In the winter, the temperatures range from mild to freezing depending on where you are in Germany. The northern and eastern parts frequently get heavy snowfall during December and January. In the south and more mountainous regions, the snow and scenic beauty attract many visitors in the wintertime.

Attractions and Activities at Germany Lodging

Germany has a rich and diverse history. In almost every town or city, there are buildings dating back to the Middle Ages, beautiful churches or cathedrals, and local legends that have become part of the local traditions. There are many museums in Germany catering to a wide range of interests. Far from boring showcase-type exhibits, modern museums include video, sound and actual artifacts to bring history to life. While traditions remain strong, Germany is a modern nation and this is reflected in the high-tech modern style of living in the cities. Restaurants and bars range from traditional eateries to quirky and sometimes bizarre-themed venues. Most people visit Germany to take in the ancient castles, museums and churches. In the summertime, the best way to explore is on foot. Enjoy a cup of coffee at a street side café and browse through the shops in between your visits to museums.

Germany Travel Tips

Getting around Germany is easy but before you set out, make sure you have a good guidebook with you. In this way, you can plan some of your travel routes and make sure you get to the sights that you really want to see. If you plan to travel by train or are spending some time in one particular city, look into purchasing a travel pass. This is often far more affordable than single route tickets. Germany is relatively safe but be aware of walking around alone at night. Like most major cities, there is always a risk of becoming a target for crime.

Getting to and Around Germany

Germany takes up a large part of Central Europe and is easily accessible by air, land and sea. The harbor at Hamburg is one of the largest and busiest in the world. While it is mostly cargo that is transported, several worldwide cruise liners also dock at Hamburg. If you already reside or are traveling in Europe, one of the best ways to get around is by train. There is an extensive rail network in Germany that links it up with the rest of Europe. High-speed intercity trains are a convenient way of traveling longer distances. Smaller towns and villages can be reached on standard trains. Some of the rail routes, such as the one from Cologne and Dusseldorf to Frankfurt, follow the scenic route along the Rhine River. This is one of the best ways to see the countryside.

There is also an extensive road network; however, you do need to be confident in your driving ability. The high-speed autobahns and inner city congestion can be somewhat intimidating if you are not used to it. Germany has several efficient international airports. The busiest is Frankfurt International Airport. This is mostly due to its central location within Germany and Europe. Other international airports include Berlin Airport and Munich Airport. From these airports, you can get domestic connections on to other cities such as Dusseldorf, Bonn, Hamburg, and Dresden.

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