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Recent Italy reviews

  • Cortona apartment, Under the Tuscan Sun

    "Vanna and Mirko have a lovely apartment with a spectacular view of the Tuscan countryside. We wanted to experience living on the economy, as well as having a base from which to explore nearby cities and points of interest. On both counts, and for almost two weeks, the apartment served us well. It is comfortable, well equipped and convenient to Cortona's town center, with its many restaurants, shops, a great grocery, and vegetable markets. Be sure to take advantage of Vanna's cooking class. We spent a wonderful evening finding new recipes, and enjoying their magnificent hospitality. We've found the perfect place. Thank you Vanna and Mirko."
    Guest: Bob and Anne K. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 15, 2014
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  • A truly magical place

    "We have recently returned from a fabulous vacation at La Buro and can't wait to return. It was definitely one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever had. The home is very well maintained and beautifully appointed. Everything you need to enjoy the Tuscan way of life is offered here and the owner, Elizabeth, went out of her way to ensure we would experience a wonderful vacation. The home has a pleasing, calm atmosphere and is positioned perfectly to explore the surrounding area. Our family of seven truly enjoyed the property and we spent many hours exploring the grounds, going on walks, and swimming in the pool. It was the ideal spot for us to stay in terms of being right in the middle of all the medieval towns we were looking forward to exploring. But the house and property itself held so many wonders that it was often difficult for us to pry ourselves away. The children especially never wanted to leave La Buro and we enjoyed many days just hanging around the property and enjoying the outdoors. We cooked many dinners in the well designed, well appointed kitchen and loved eating them in the outdoors dining area with gorgeous views in the evening. It is such a special place and we all adored it. Elizabeth arranged a fantastic Tuscan cooking class for us at a local farm as well as a dinner in the monastery near by. We also enjoyed a farm tour and cheese making experience (goat and sheep) with lunch overlooking the Val d'Orcia and took a short trip to La Foce which I highly recommend. I feel very fortunate to have spent time at this wonderful villa, it is a vacation we will all remember for a long time to come. Sarah (Ottawa, Canada)"
    Guest: Sarah Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 24, 2014
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  • Paradise in the Tuscan Hills

    "Wonderful family vacation and birthday celebrations! Very comfortable, relaxing, welcoming home! Loved the pool, sunshine, scenery, wine, food, easy travel to Florence and beyond! Can't wait to return! Thanks!"
    Guest: Lisa Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: September 8, 2014
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  • Perfect place to stay on Sorrento

    "My husband, grandson and I spent 3 nights at Il Pozzo and highly recommend it to others who are seeking comfortable lodging in the center of Sorrento at a reasonable price. Our studio had a lovely patio that we really enjoyed in the morning sipping coffee surrounded by lovely flowering plants and the sounds of merchants setting up for the day and having a glass of wine at sunset. While it is in the middle of the historic center, the apartment provides privacy and quiet after a busy day of sightseeing. Owner Massimo is a fantastic host. He met our taxi at the foot of the street (limited traffic area) and helped us with our bags...also walked us to a waiting taxi when we left. He was a wealth of information and suggestions that made our stay in Sorrento very special."
    Guest: Nicki and Bob Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 5, 2014
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Sicily Travel Tips

Discover Sicily Vacation Rentals

Sicily, Italy is one of the islands that the mainland owns. It is also one of the furthest islands from Italy in the Mediterranean Sea. As a large island, there are a number of destinations you may wish to visit from your Sicily vacation rentals. Depending on what you hope to see while on the island, you might want to stay in one of the bayfront Sicily accommodation homes rather than being more inland. Sicily has the distinction of being the world’s first “multicultural society.” It has historically always been a place for the mixture of different cultures, having been ruled by Asians, Europeans, and Africans throughout its history. If you want Sicily to touch you and your heart, do not wait to book Sicily villas for the summer months; travel anytime of year.

Travel Practicalities for Your Sicily Accommodation

Before you can book Sicily villas, you have to know where you want to stay. There are 12 top destinations on the Island of Sicily which you may wish to visit. Some of these destinations will provide you with white, sandy beaches, scuba diving, and sailing, while the others set you deep in the mountains. The top destinations include Aeolians, Taormina, Siracusa, Piazza Armerina, Palermo, Segesta, and the wine country of Sicily.

To arrive in Sicily, you have a couple of options. The mainland of Italy will offer cruises out to the island or you can fly directly to Sicily by using the Palermo or Catania airports. Both airports receive international passengers, though you will have to stop in Milan or Rome before flying to the island. The airports are generally small compared to most, but they do well to serve all travelers. Car rentals on the island are available if you wish to visit areas further from the cities. Public transportation like buses, trains, and taxis are also provided. Trains will depart daily from Palermo once every hour between 6 a.m. and midnight, making it easy to traipse around the island.

The Valley of the Temples Near Sicily Villas

Agrigento is known as the Valley of the Temples where you will find a nice Sicily accommodation. If you have a passion for archeology, this is the place you should head. Outside the town are olive groves and almond orchards. The orchards are celebrated by a February festival in which folklore is expressed. You can also experience several ancient Greek temples like the Temple of Concord. Agrigento is near Segesta which is also known for their Greek temples.

Mount Etna is Sicily’s Main Attraction

Whether you arrive in Sicily for the sandy beaches and watersports or for the mountain views, you cannot miss Mount Etna in the eastern section of the island. Mount Etna is perhaps the most important of all attractions in Sicily. Mount Etna stands at 10,922 feet and has the distinction of being the largest, active European volcano. The summit has mild eruptions each year but scientists state there is no imminent threat of it causing a major catastrophe. In 2008, there was a great deal of activity in the volcano which has since died down to limited eruptions in the past year.

Culinary Extravaganzas by Sicily Vacation Rentals

In Italy, food is almost an art form. Italians take their cuisine and wine very seriously which means you should take advantage of the local fare you might come upon. Your Sicily vacation rentals will have fully equipped kitchens, where you can try your hand at an Italian meal with fresh produce and seafood. However, you will still want to consider trying at least one local restaurant. Speak with a native of Sicily to find out where the best restaurants are located to avoid the more expensive tourist traps. By asking the locals, you should find even better food at a great price. Sicilian cheeses and wines from the wine region can be found nationwide.

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