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  • Unbelievably beautiful - Amazing family vacation

    "This is what is must be like to summer at an old family place at the top of a Tuscan hill town. The views were spectacular from all sides of property. The place is even more beautiful that in the pictures. Angelo and Martina were wonderful hosts. Don't miss using the pizza oven -worth the euros to have Angelo spend 3-4 hours firing it up (a hot and messy job!). We found pizza dough at the larger grocery store near the train station - it's sold in long rolls in the refrigerated section, not the dough balls I was expecting. We had absolutely everything we needed either at the villa or within walking distance - including the oft-mentioned gelateria at the end of the drive. Cappuccino bar is just a little further up the main road on the left. Another don't-miss is the walk through town to the 180 degree overlook. There's not much in town itself (no touristy shopping for example) but it's unbelievably picturesque. A few notes/recommendations: This property is so charming and truly ancient in some parts. However, the inherent unevenness of steps/flooring and frequent level changes in the house made it a little treacherous for those with mobility issues, especially in the middle of the night. Not a criticism, just a note for those who might need to worry about that. The beds are hard. There's no way around it. I should be used to the Italian standard mattress by now but....ouch. No way to avoid a car rental. The drive down the hill to either the A1 or the train station is about 15 minutes and not walkable. We found that there was more variety and frequency of trains if we drove to Orvieto train station - about 20 minutes away. Orvieto should be a required stop regardless for anyone visiting this part of Italy. One of the most spectacular towns in Europe."
    Guest: milligan Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: September 4, 2014
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  • Lovely apartment in the Vatican neighborhood

    "Loredana, the owner, welcomed us upon our arrival with a bottle of wine. She was very helpful and arranged our trips to and from the airport. She answered our emails promptly and we felt very much at ease. The apartment is clean and well maintained. It has a personal touch and while the bathroom is small it is very nice and the shower fixtures are brand-new, The highlight is the lovely outdoor patio with potted plants and little wind-lights. We had breakfast outside and at night, after a long day of exploring Rome, we sipped our wine on the patio and relaxed. We stayed 5 nights and felt right at home! The location is ideal: very close to the Vatican Museum and St. Peter, two supermarkets nearby and close to the subway. We loved stepping out for ice-cream at night and having dinner at the local restaurants. I would definitely stay here again."
    Guest: Matt B. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 18, 2014
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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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