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    "We had a fabulous 6 day stay in this Venice apartment. It was close to everything, it had wonderful atmosphere and we felt very safe. The apartment was clean, the bed was comfortable and all of amenities we needed to do all of our own cooking were provided. It was a bonus being able to do our laundry there. The grocery store was within a minute's walk and this feature made things very cost effective. The stay was made very special by the owner, Nina, who bent over backwards to provide information and make us feel very welcome. In a heartbeat we would stay there again."
    Guest: Rosemary Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 3, 2014
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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."
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Abruzzo Travel Tips

Rural Italian Charm at Abbruzzo Vacation Rentals

Abruzzo is one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Far from the busy tourist towns of the north, Abruzzo is a quiet rural gem. It’s filled with spectacularly beautiful natural scenery, medieval castles, monasteries, quaint villages and Roman ruins. For those that take the time to explore the region, you’ll wonder why it’s not promoted more. But perhaps it’s the quietness that is really part of its charm. The beautiful rural setting, friendly villages and ancient buildings almost make you feel as though you have taken a trip back in time. After spending a few days in your vacation home, you may feel you never want to leave. Abruzzo is a region that attracts nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and people with a keen interest in Italian culture.

Abruzzo Accommodation Options

Renting a home in Abruzzo is the best way to soak up the culture of the region. Choose from lovingly restored ancient villas to cozy farm cottages. Many have sweeping views over the Adriatic Sea. You can sit and enjoy meals alfresco, soaking up the amazing views. This is the ideal destination for a romantic vacation or honeymoon. In this quiet rural atmosphere, you may feel like you are in your own private piece of paradise.

Activities and Sites near Abruzzo Villas

Abruzzo has arguably one of the richest deposits of natural and cultural attractions in Italy. Almost a third of the region is protected national park land. It is one of the few regions where you can see bears, wolves and chamois. Nature walks, hiking and climbing are popular activities among visitors. There are routes that can accommodate novices as well as more challenging alpine routes.

The Appenines are the tall glacial mountains that separate Abruzzo from Rome and western Italy. The region has good quality snowfalls each winter and hosts 21 different ski areas. Some areas are almost comparable in height to that of the Alps. Cross country skiing is popular, especially on the elevated plain of Campo Imperatore.

L’Aquila is the region’s largest city and most well known for its medieval architecture. Its most famous landmarks include a 16th-century castle and the fountain with 99 spouts. The fountain represents the 99 villages that united to form the city. There are several beautiful old churches in L’Aquila. Perhaps the most striking is the Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio which has an impressive gothic interior.

Sulmona is a town famous for its sugared almonds which are known as confetti. Two churches worth visiting to view their architecture are the 13th-century San Francesco delle Scarpe and the 11th-century cathedral of San Panfilo.

Pescara has several miles of beachfront promenade and sandy beaches suitable for swimming and suntanning. From there, you can take a drive up the coast and enjoy the magnificent coastal scenery.

Travelling to and Around Abruzzo

Abruzzo has its own international airport, located just outside of Pescara. Low-cost European airlines have daily scheduled flights that arrive and depart from here. As an alternative, you can route via Rome and rent a car to drive to Abruzzo. Once in the region, it is best to have your own car to get around in. There are three main roadways that connect Abruzzo with other parts of Italy. All are toll roads and information on the toll fees can be obtained from the car rental companies when you collect the car.

The rail system is not known for its reliability and bus schedules between the towns do not operate that frequently. Driving through the countryside of Abruzzo, be aware of livestock that may meander across the road. The area is a large sheep farming district and it’s not uncommon to find a flock absentmindedly standing in the middle of a road.

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