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  • Great and trully Rome experience

    "The atmosphere of the apartment and the neighbourhood contributed to the feel of an awesome and memorable vacation. The building is old but that contributes to the character… The apartment is very spacious, with high ceilings and high windows. In the living room there is a full height book shelf with lots of books in English and Italian, including children books and Rome sightseeing guides, which we took advantage of. We enjoyed having our morning coffee in the living room with the windows open or at the balcony to the charming interior courtyard. It would be nice if there were espresso machine. Our daughter loved the upper level ‘snug’ accessible from a metal stair in the second bedroom. The location is excellent, walking distance to Coliseum, San Giovanni In Laterano, and Santa Maria Maggiore and convenient starting point to any public-transit-accessible monument or area. Our host Paolo was great – always helpful and quick in replying on the phone and the emails. An excellent stay overall and we can highly recommend the apartment to anyone who wishes to explore Rome, also as a better alternative to the hotels - after a week we really had the feeling that we were part of the life in this great city."
    Guest: S.P. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 4, 2014
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  • Fantastic location

    "I spent two weeks at the apartment while studying Italian at the Istituto Venezia. The apartment was in a fantastic location – about 5 steps from the edge of the Giudecca canal and very close to the Palanca Vaporetto stop. Once on the vaporetto, it’s only about 5 minutes to Piazza San Marco and all the tourist areas. But the apartment and Giudecca Island are a wonderful quiet retreat during the evening, away from the main tourist sites, but still close to cafes and restaurants, shops (the big Co-op store is only 5 mins walk away and fish and bakery shops even closer, on the waters’ edge). The apartment itself was very clean and had every convenience including TV and wireless internet, a dishwasher and washing machine and smaller items like a classic stove top espresso coffee maker and every pan and frying pan and crockery you might need to make simple meals. The air conditioning worked very well, but was somewhat noisy. I found keeping the bathroom door closed during the night helped to keep the noise at bay. The bathroom was well equipped and the owner provides a useful booklet about the apartment and the general area. The bed was very comfortable (for an Italian bed!) but I would say it is a regular UK double size, and not a Queen size. Noel, the housekeeper, was very helpful, gave me his contact number and checked on me a few times during my stay, but I actually didn’t have any major problems. On the negative side, there were only small things. The apartment is in need of a little TLC – some of the paint is peeling a little, especially by the floor and the apartment smells a little damp. This is perhaps to be expected from an apartment in Venice so near the water, however. There was an outbreak of tiny black flies in the apartment while I was there, but I didn’t bother with them, and in fact there was a plug-in insecticide device available, if it had become necessary. The dryer part of the washing machine wasn’t working while I was there, but an airer was provided to hang clothes out to dry. I did need to leave them to hang for 2 + days to dry the thicker items like jeans, though. Being down a calle, behind the main building, the apartment is a little dark. There is little natural light, except some in the mid morning. This would probably not be a problem for those people spending all day out sightseeing. All in all, I would definitely consider returning to this apartment when I am next visiting Venice. It was perfect for me."
    Guest: Katy Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 11, 2014
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  • EXCELLENT

    "THE FLAT IS NICELY REMODELED, WITH A LARGE COMFORTABLE BATHROOM. THE PLUSES INCLUDE THE BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR TERRACE WHERE WE HAD MANY OF OUR BREAKFASTES AND MEALS. THE LOCATION IS NEAR EVERYTHING, INCLUDING A LAUNDROMAT AND A NEARBY SUPERMARKET, AS WELL AS A MULTITUDE OF NICE RESTAURANTS. GIULIANO WAS MORE THAN HELPFUL WITH US, AND WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO RETURN AGAIN. THIS FLAT IS PERFECT FOR A COUPLE"
    Guest: Octavio C. Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: November 11, 2013
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Emilia Romagna Travel Tips

Enjoy a Vacation in Northern Italy at Emilia Romagna Vacation Rentals

The region of Emilia Romagna in Northern Italy is known for its historic cities, beautiful countryside and exceptional gastonomy. The art cities of Modena and Parma draw thousands of visitors to enjoy their incredible frescoes and artworks created for the Renaissance Dukes of Ferrara.

The capital of Emilia Romagna is Bologna which has wonderful architecture and is an ideal base for reaching Venice, Florence, Milan and Tuscany. This ancient land is also known for its scenic beauty, lying on the slopes of the Apennines. It is a bountiful farming district and produces some excellent meats, cheese and wines to complement the divine pasta dishes served in the local trattoria.

Given the choice between staying in a modern hotel, which could be anywhere in the world, or renting a vacation rental, most couples and families choose rental accommodation. Staying in a historic cottage, townhouse or converted farm building adds a real sense of history and authenticity to your stay. Vacation rentals always offer plenty of space to spread out and give each family member privacy and space to do their own thing if they want to. Fully equipped kitchens make preparing family meals a pleasure, especially after a trip to a local market.

Many vacation rentals in Emilia Romagna have views of rolling hills, nearby towns and acres of vineyards. A well-located vacation villa is an integral part of the pleasure of staying in Emilia Romagna.

Things to do Around Your Emilia Romagna Accommodation

Exploring the local area and the historic cities is what most visitors choose to do, along with sampling the local delicious food and wine. However, the area is also ideal for touring by car or on foot. Hiking in the scenic hills is the best way to enjoy the fresh air and historic villages. Cycling is a popular sport in Italy and bikes can easily be hired for getting around. There are several golf courses offering everything from clubs to a restaurant. The best known golf club in Emilia Romagna is Golf Club Bologna.

The area has many festivals throughout the year, and carnivals with floats, dancing and fireworks are enjoyed at the slightest excuse. Saints Days, holidays and obscure legends, kitemakers festivals, and art and music festivals can all be enjoyed by visitors.

Getting to the Region of Emilia Romagna

There are regular flights from all over the world to Bologna International Airport, also known as Guglielmo Marconi Airport, after the famous radio-inventor who lived in Bologna. It is linked by a shuttle bus to Bologna city center which is just 6 km (3 miles) away. For those who want to explore the area independently, cars can easily be hired from the airport.

Places to Visit From Emilia Romagna Villas

Faenza is a well known ceramics-producing town southeast of Bologna. Further north is Modena with its Romanesque cathedral. Milan is the place to discover the latest fashions in designer clothing, either from the pricey boutiques or on the markets where imitations look just as chic.

Parma was the stronghold of the Farnese family in the 16th century and has a rich legacy of art and architecture. The Cathedral and Baptistery are well worth seeing. Ravenna should not be missed. Lying on the Adriatic coast, it has a pleasant beach but most visitors are attracted to the town for its stunning mosaics which date back to Roman times.

The Local Weather in Emilia Romagna

Emilia Romagna has a pleasant climate which allows visitors to enjoy the area almost all year-round. From May to September, it can be very hot, averaging 27 C (81 F) but a trip to the coast offers cooling sea breezes. The area gets heavy rain showers especially in the spring and autumn. The area is at its quietest from November to February when temperatures are around 6 to 12 C (43 to 54 F) and there is plenty of sunshine but cold winds.

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