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Recent Europe reviews

  • Perfection in Albufeira!

    "You couldn't ask for more in accommodation in Albufeira. Maybe 3 minutes walk (downhill) to beach. Flat balcony and master bedroom faces south east so opposite to town center (avoiding any possible noise, although its not that kind of place), overlooking parkland, sea. and Lovely pool which is rarely used so very clean and private. Plenty of space with three bedrooms, two bathrooms. A little quirky with the hot water flushing though... Modern kitchen with all the 'stuff' you need. Loads of channels (even English) on giant LED TV. Easy to find parking on street at front door to flat. Bonus is having Paula (owners sister) nearby for help if needed. All round great experience. Would highly recommend. Ian & Jan"
    Guest: Ian & Jan Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: December 6, 2014
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  • Great find / Great location

    "Bordering the Forum and the Monti district, and just a short 10-minute walk from the Colosseum, Enzo's apartment is in an ideal location. It's as advertised, or better, and my wife and two teenagers loved it and we had a fantastic time. We walked everywhere, even to Travestere and the Vatican, although those are serious walks. However, the Forum borders the building, and it almost seems like the building itself was a part of the Forum. There is a charming elevator, and a quaint breakfast place immediately next door. Enzo is very communicative, and makes everything abundantly clear. I felt it was a fair price. Much better and economical than Rome hotels, if you ask me. I'd stay there again. Two pieces of advice: get a private tour to the Villa Borghese, and get the ravioli at Glass Hosteria (to die for!)."
    Guest: Jack Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 3, 2014
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  • Pat Barry

    "Owner Owen is a pleasure to deal with, next time I'm on the French Riviera I'll certainly check this tastefully decorated apartment out again, great location with stunning views front and back, stone's throw away from centre ville, beach, market, bus station, everything is in the apartment that one would need in a home away from home, from a laptop to a nail scissors and numerous helpful books & dvds in situ should anyone find themselves with any down time here! If you're looking for a relaxing week or two this is the place to do it, highly recommended."
    Guest: pat b. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 23, 2014
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  • Great Place to Stay

    "We stayed here in August 2014 with two adults and three teenagers. It was perfect for us. The extra space and kitchen made it easy for the kids to spread out and for us to cook breakfast and late night snacks. The apartment is as advertised. We would definitely stay there again. The owners and managers were very easy to work with. There is a small deli in San Giovanni that has breads, meat, excellent cheeses, coffee, etc and we went there daily. The apartment is located in the middle of a beautiful park. There is not a view of the lake, but after seeing views all day we were fine with that. There are a few ways to get to Bellagio. Many people walk the road from San Giovanni to Bellagio, but we only did it once as the road is very busy with cars. You can walk part of the way through a less busy road next to one of the villas, but you still have to walk a part of it on the main road. We had a rental car, so used that and dealt with the parking situation in Bellagio, which is very difficult in Summer. There is also a bus and a little tourist trolley, but we never waited for those and I think the trolley was 5 euros each which was a bit much for us to just get to an from Bellagio. You can also take the ferry from San Giovanni to Bellagio, but that is infrequent so is difficult to rely on. There is also easy access to the beach at San Giovanni which was fairly crowded on nice days. Overall, we really liked this place and recommend it."
    Guest: Gary K. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014
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Italy Travel Tips

Seasons to Visit Italy Vacation Rentals

For the most part, Italy is widely thought of as a summer vacation destination. Because it has such a long coastline, it is a popular beach destination in Europe. The summer season starts in May and runs through to September. Traditionally, June and July are the peak travel months and major tourist centers can get very crowded. For those traveling to Italy to go skiing, the peak season is during December and January when the snowfalls in the Alps are their best.

Visitors to Italy Villas

People visit Italy for a number of different reasons. Some have an interest in ancient civilizations and will spend their time exploring the ruins of Rome and other historic cities. Many of the coastal towns on the southern coastline have forts and ruins bating back centuries. There are many areas where archeological digs have produced a range of interesting artifacts. Italy is a country known for its distinctive flair for things artistic and creative. Cities such as Milan attract fashion enthusiasts from all over the world. Florence attracts art lovers and Venice draws the romantics. The rural countryside is often explored by bikers and cyclists who prefer to explore at their own pace. The far northern Alps attract ski enthusiasts in the cooler winter months. During the summertime, many Europeans flock to Italy’s beaches to take advantage of the warm Mediterranean climate and beautiful beaches. Many religious visitors plan their stays around being able to visit the Vatican and see or hear the pope speak.

Italy Travel Attractions

Italy is a country of diverse landscapes. To the north, there are the Italian Alps which are a major ski attraction during the winter months. There are many top-quality ski resorts that offer downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross country ski routes. In terms of ski resorts in Europe, Italy is often thought of as one of the more affordable ski destinations. In the summer months, the Alps provide many trails for hikers and mountain bikers.

Italy’s cities are a wealth of cultural attractions. The ancient ruins in Rome tell of empires past. The beautiful churches and cathedrals that are characteristic of Italy vary in style and design but are all undeniably beautiful. Magnificent artworks decorate the ceilings and walls. Some of the most famous are the Sistine Chapel that is home to Michaelangelo’s creation. Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper can be seen at the church of Santa Maria Belle Gracie in Milan. Fountains, alleyways, city squares and monuments are all part of Italy’s wealth of attractions.

The cities are a wonderful blend of both old and new culture. In some areas, traditions are held onto, whereas in other centers there is a distinctly modern feel to life. Venice is unique because of its extensive network of canals and beautiful architecture. The rural area of Tuscany is well known for producing award-winning wines and rich olive oils. The smaller towns and villages tend to be more traditional and this is where you can experience the Italy of old. Warm hospitality and meals that are a celebration of life are characteristic of rural life.

Getting to Italy

Italy is well connected to Europe and the rest of the world through air and rail links. There are several international airports in cities such as Rome, Milan, Florence, and Venice. Several smaller domestic and regional airports provide easy access to other parts of the country. There is also an extensive rail network that links Italy to the rest of Europe.

Nothing's quite like a vacation in Italy, whether you rent a country villa in Tuscany or see the sights from your self-catering apartment in Rome. Italy offers hundreds of delights for travelers, and our owners offer a vast selection of vacation rental homes and apartments that will invite you to relax and enjoy your Italy vacation to the fullest. Find Italy tours and things to do in Italy from Viator.com. Whatever you decide to see and do, your Italy vacation is sure to be unforgettable.

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