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  • Wonderful place!

    "This is just a wonderful place. The farmhouse is really nice with a lot of charm - such a great value for that price. Marta was super helpful and flexible and replied to all our questions very quickly. The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed! The location is great too. Quite high up on a hill you can see Florence on a clear day and the view over the hills is wonderful - especially when lying on the pool with a glass of nice Chianti wine. It is easy to access from Florence (30 mins by car) and to Siena you need about 45 mins. There are lots of cute little villages around to explore the Chianti area. You need a car however to reach the place - or renting a scooter is even better for the Tuscany! We had a great time at Villa Mezzano! Definitely recommended!! Stephanie"
    Guest: Stephanie Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 18, 2014
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  • Location, Location, Location!

    "The photo's are spot on, the apartment was very clean and if you need anything the owner is only a phone call or e-mail away and very quick to respond to needs or questions, terrific customer service. She met us upon arrival to introduce herself, show us around the apartment and ensure we were familiar with everything. This was my wife's 50th birthday present and the city of Florence didn't let us down, it really is amazing and you can do day trips to Venice via the high speed train, Tuscany via coach (which included Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano as well as a relaxing lunch at a Chianti winery overlooking the vineyards) without the need to rent a car and many other places, it's so central and the high speed train keeps everything so close. The apartment is walking distance to the train station and in Florence you can walk to everything. We based ourselves at this lovely little apartment which had everything we needed for two weeks and did day trips. This way we didn't have to pack and carry luggage. A trip to Rome probably requires three days to see most of what you want. It's about 90 minutes via the train and there's tours for everything and very reasonably priced. Take the tours as they get you to the front of the lines for not much more money. Florence is saturated with cafe's, restaurants, bars and bistro's. We sat outside and people watched at just about all our meals. The food is absolutely amazing and it's very common to have wine with all meals which suited us just fine:). It was all very reasonably priced. There really are restaurants everywhere and it seams like every other store is a leather store. Florence is the leather capital of the world and they have some beautiful stuff. I would highly recommend this apartment, if you're used to living in 5 star hotels this may not be for you, however if you want reasonably priced accommodation that gives you everything you need in an authentic building where you can really live like the locals in a beautiful ancient city this will not disappoint. My wife and I also had our adult son and daughter with us, the twin beds in the second bedroom were perfect for them and saved us looking for a three bedroom, although there is a sofa bed in the living room if needed."
    Guest: Colin M. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 14, 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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Lombardy Travel Tips

Experience European Sophistication in Lombardy, Italy

Lombardy is the primary business region in Italy; its capital Milan is reputed to be one of the fashion and couture capitals of the world. Home to many of the great designers, people come from all over the world to shop in Milan. The Lombardy region is wealthy and vibrant, offering both business and leisure travelers many attractions. The cities on the plains surrounding Milan are known for their art. Further north, the scenic beauty of the Alps and many lakes inspire and invite exploration. If you like the energy of big cities then Lombardy, Italy vacation rentals will provide you with an opportunity to immerse yourself in the city scene. And if you're looking to experience the tranquility of the north Italian lakes, you can book a rental home on Lake Como, Maggiore, Garda or Lugano.

Travel to and Around Lombardy, Italy

Milan has four airports serving both international and regional carriers. The four airports are Milan Bergamo, Milan Brescia, Milan Malpensa, and Milan Linate. The airports and major cities are well connected by a high-speed rail network. Added to the rail network is an efficient public transport system consisting of buses, trams and taxis. Getting around Lombardy is quick, affordable and convenient. Car hire is available but unnecessary unless you plan to visit more remote areas of Lombardy. It's much easier to simply use the public transport network. Many people staying in Lombardy, Italy accommodations tour the region by bike. This is a fantastic way to explore especially the lake and mountain areas in the summertime, although a good level of fitness is required.

Visitor interests in Lombardy, Italy

While a major attraction is the glitz and glamour of Milan holiday rentals, Lombardy has attractions that will interest a wide variety of travelers. With a rich art heritage, art and culture enthusiasts can browse the many galleries and visit the art cities on the lakes and plains near Milan. The cathedrals and displays of ancient architecture are impressive, and the cobbled streets and quaint houses in the smaller towns make you feel as though you have stepped back in time.

Bergamo is a town in the northern part of Lombardy that is a popular weekend getaway destination. Located at the foothills of the Alps and near Lake Como the town is split into two distinct sections. Bergamo Alta can be found on the upper hillside and is the older more traditional part of town. Bergamo Bassa is at a lower level and where the newer developments can be found. The town is the perfect base from which to explore and enjoy the many outdoor attractions that the region has to offer. You can hire boats and kayaks and enjoy leisurely days sailing or paddling the lakes. Alternatively, you can cycle or hike up the many paths in the Alps and enjoy the clear mountain air.

Many Lombardy, Italy villas can be found on the lake shores. The natural beauty of the area and peaceful atmosphere lends itself to relaxation. In addition to Bergamo, the medieval towns of Mantua, Pavia, Brescia, and Cremona provide visitors with great insight into age-old traditions and rural Italian lifestyles.

Enjoy the Gastronomic Delights of Lombardy, Italy

One thing is for certain, wherever you go in Italy, food is a celebration. Portions are generous and flavors are rich, infused with olives and Mediterranean delights. Specialities of the region include risotto al la Milanese, polenta, ossobuco al la Milanese, and bresaola. Bakeries produce fresh bread daily and browsing the local markets for fresh fruit and vegetables is an experience all in itself.

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