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  • Outstanding location! Wonderful hospitality.

    "Almost every year, we vacation in Europe, and get houses through VRBO or other related sites. This year was the best!! Casa Leopoldo is a gorgeous house with breathtaking views of the Liguria coast to the West and of the hills to the East. It is perched above the picturesque little commune of Castiglione Chivarese. The house is beautifully restored and very well equipped. Monika, the owner/manager is very professional and nice. She made sure we were well-taken care of: from the moment we got to the house, we were warmly welcomed by Marco, who oriented us to the house's many amenities, and we had dinner prepared by the wonderful Luisa and her mother Maura (we asked them to come for the last night we were there, and had a cooking class, a dinner, and we got to keep the recipes) . The house was also cleaned daily (well beyond what was agreed upon in the contract), and we found fresh-cut flowers and fresh fruits and vegetables on our table every day! Also, the house is conveniently located for sight-seeing; so in one week, we visited Florence, Monte Carlo (Monaco), Cinque Terre, Portofino, and Sestri Levante. We dined daily under the stars. It was a dream vacation! Thanks to Monika and the wonderful local people who help her and who made us feel at home. We hope to be back!!"
    Guest: BassemB Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 20, 2014
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  • Wonderful Stay in Lucca!

    "We had a wonderful, relaxing 6 nights in this lovely hilltop home. We were so comfortable plenty of room for our family of four. Loved going to bed and hearing the church bells ring, our teenage daughters enjoyed the pool and the olive orchard and played together like they did when they were little. We loved the walks into town and its a great location to get to all the local main sights. Cinque Terra, Sienna, Pisa, Lucca and even a local beach! We loved returning in the evening and visiting a wonderful local restaurant or even cooking in. Anna goes out of her way to ensure a wonderful visit. We would highly recommend and hope to visit again someday!"
    Guest: Lisa Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 1, 2014
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  • Lovely apartment in the heart of Rome

    "We loved this place. It was our first time in this amazing city, and we felt totally immersed in the beauty, culture, history and life of Rome. This apartment was integral to our experience. Highly recommended if you want to enjoy Rome at its best. And a big bonus was Barbara, the owner, and her friend Stefanie. They both went above and beyond to ensure that we had a wonderful time. Bottled water, juice, teas, coffee and snacks were provided in the apartment, along with all kinds of information, maps and books. In addition, they were very helpful in providing directions to the apartment and advice for getting into Rome, and they arranged a ride to the airport for us at a very reasonable price. We definitely will be back."
    Guest: Laura J. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 19, 2014
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Calabria Travel Tips

Stay at Calabria Vacation Rentals

Calabria is a region is the southernmost part of Italy, made up of five provinces. It is bordered by the Ionian Sea to the southeast and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. The coastline is spectacularly beautiful and characterized by high cliffs, ancient castle ruins and a number of beautiful beaches.

Culture Enthusiasts Will Appreciate Calabria's Charms

Separating Calabria from the central part of Italy are the towering peaks of the Pollino Mountains. Although Calabria has a relatively long coastline and some nice beaches, the area is mostly mountainous. Because its tourism industry has only really been developed in the last few decades, the region is unspoiled by large developments. As a result, visitors to Calabria vacation rentals can enjoy some of Italy's old-fashioned charm. The region is much less developed than central and northern Italy and has retained much of its rich cultural heritage.

Experience the Italian Lifestyle

Many of Calabria accommodations are tucked away in historic village centers. The ancient and narrow streets overflow with sounds and fragrant smells from the local bakery, grocer and street corner café. Experience a taste of authentic Italian lifestyle as you explore the seaside villages, sip a cappuccino or espresso, and visit the historic ruins of the region. Visitors interested in architecture and culture can follow the cobbled streets, stop in at museums, archeological digs and castles, and enjoy the magnificent sea views from the cliff tops.

Things to see and do Near Calabria Villas

The town of Stilo is known for its beautiful architecture. Its two most famous landmarks are the Cattolica which is a magnificent Byzantine church and the Norman castle. The town is also the home of Tomaso Campanella.

Calabria's oldest and largest city is located on the narrow strait between Italy's mainland and Sicily. Reggio Calabria's 3,000-year-old history is reflected in the many art nouveaux buildings, beautiful botanical gardens and historic places of interest. The National Museum of Magna Greca houses the famous Riace Bronzes. These tall Greek bronze statues date back to 460 to 430 BC.

On the Tyrrhenian Sea coastline is the town of Tropea which is most well known for producing sweet red onions. It is also home to the Santa Maria dell'Isola sanctuary. This magnificent ancient building is set high up on the cliff, overlooking two beautiful beaches which are accessible only by a long and winding staircase.

To view both the Ionian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea, you must visit the area of Catanzaro which is located in the middle of Italy's narrowest point. Walk along the promenade on the Ionian coastline or visit the archeological park where ancient civilizations are studied. There is also the impressive Viaduct Morandi-Bisantic, a massive one-arched bridge. Nearby are the ruins of the Le Castella, a castle shrouded in mystery and legend. Believed to once have been a love nest to a Greek goddess, it was occupied through the ages by both the Greeks and the Arabs.

If you enjoy hiking then visit the Pollino National Park, the La Scilia and Aspromonte mountain regions. The tall peaks are covered with dense pine forests and dotted with the occasional lake. In general, only the lower slopes have been cultivated and the upper slopes are covered by natural vegetation. Be sure to take your camera along to photograph the impressive landscapes.

Getting to Calabria Lodging

Calabria is served by two national highways that run along the coastline. On the inland route, the A3 motorway links Reggio di Calabria with Salemo. The main roads are generally busy with the traffic, only calming as you get into the smaller seaside villages. There are two main airports providing access into Calabria. One is located in Reggio di Calabria and the other in Lamezia Terme.

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