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Recent Italy reviews

  • 1 week summer holiday with teenagers

    "Casa Bosco has rustic charm - accommodation is spacious and the house was equipped with everything we required. The garden offered a flat grass area to play football on , and a decking area as a pleasant place in which to sit and relax but it's only a short walk into the busy town of Chiavari . Although there are beaches locally and along the coast too, we weren't able to find a good sandy beach - at the time we visited all were very crowded and the vast majority are sectioned off by hotels who charge for access to a sun bed . The small strips of public beach were in our experience poorly maintained. However if you are looking for more than a beach holiday there are plenty of places to visit in the area & Chiavari itself is much more than a tourist town - you feel you are seeing the real Liguria . Jennifer was extremely welcoming, kind and helpful - it was good to have her on hand to answer any questions about the house or area and she dealt with a Wifi problem quickly and efficiently ."
    Guest: Sussex traveller Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 27, 2014
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  • Wonderful Rome Apartment

    "Our family of 4 stayed here for 3 days in November and it was a fantastic apartment. Located outside the center, it seemed more like a home than a vacation rental. The apartment was super clean, roomy and had everything you would need. The beds were very comfortable and the jetted tub and rain shower perfect. It was rainy when we stayed so we didn't spend a lot of time on the patios but they are very comfortable. The metro is a walk true but there is a bus at the end of the street and even with my bum knee I had no problem walking to the metro stop or the stores down in the square (about a 15 minute walk for me). Make sure you get off at the correct metro stop at night because it's confusing. What really made this place so great were Katia and Massimo. Not only are they great to deal with and very pleasant but if something goes wrong they are right there to fix it (btw, the only thing that went wrong was we tripped the breaker and I couldn't find it--duh) and if you need transfers they arrange them for you. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone."
    Guest: Madeleine Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 15, 2014
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Tuscany Travel Tips

Lovely Settings Around Tuscany

Known for its beautiful landscapes, ancient cities and artistic heritage, Tuscany is a charming part of Italy to visit. Stay in the quiet countryside just outside the bustling cities and enjoy the peaceful landscape dotted with Etruscan farmhouses, olive groves and delightful palazzo.

The Benefits of Tuscany Vacation Rentals

Renting a vacation rental is the best way to get the most from your Tuscan experience. Delightful villas and historic homes with quiet terraces are set amidst the rolling hills and wineries of the area. Imagine taking a relaxed breakfast in your own private herb gardens and olive groves. Italian food always tastes best when enjoyed outdoors in the fresh air! Vacation villas have plenty of room, making sharing the space with family and friends a real pleasure, and it makes good economic sense too. Dine at your leisure on local wines, cold meats and cheese picked up at the local market. Follow paths into the surrounding hillside or take a trip to the nearest historic city. Tuscany is packed with pleasures and a week is just not long enough to enjoy a Tuscany vacation rental!

Must-See Places to Visit in Tuscany

One day, at least, should be set aside for visiting Florence (Firenze) with its amazing historical buildings, frescoes, churches and artwork. The Duomo, with its “doors of paradise” and historic dome, the Fountain of Neptune and the Bargellow Museum in the Gothic palazzo are just some of the highlights.

Pisa is well known for its leaning tower but there is so much more to see and do in this historic city. The Campo dei Miracoli is considered one of the most beautiful piazzas in the world. The National Museum has many pieces of priceless artwork from the Medici, Lorena and Savoia courts.

The smaller towns of Lucca and Cortona contain some of Italy’s finest treasures. Thermal pools abound in the area around Lucca, offering a quieter place to relax than the crowded beaches in the summer months. It is always worth paying for a private “bagni” (a local beach club) to get your own chair, umbrella and private space on the busiest beaches.

Things to do Around Your Tuscany Accommodations

Tuscany is full of historic places to visit and things to see and do. Head for the hills and enjoy hiking or cycling amidst wild flowers, local fauna and acres of grape vines. Every hillside seems to have its own walled town with ancient red-tiled roofs and old-fashioned shops selling locally produced food. You can even take a cooking course here.

Castles, fortresses and watchtowers are testament to the Middle Age battles which have left an interesting legacy. Visit museums, churches with their centuries-old frescoes, and fabulous art galleries. Eating out is part of the pleasure of a visit to Tuscany. Sit back and let the waiter serve you course after course of tasty local morsels, each with their own wine accompaniment.

Getting to Your Tuscany Villas

Tuscany has two international airports, the Galileo Galilei International Airport at Pisa and the Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence which is also known as the Peretola Airport. Direct flights from North America can be expensive, so consider a stop-over in a London holiday rental or Paris villa and take a budget flight with a low-cost airline such as Ryan Air to complete the journey. Once in Tuscany, you can explore the major cities on foot but you will probably need a car to reach your vacation villa and to explore the surrounding countryside.

The Weather in Tuscany

The weather in Tuscany is generally mild with warm summers reaching 40 C (104 F). The hills are cooler than the coast and valleys during the summer; there are more showers at higher elevations, especially during the spring and fall seasons. Winters are chilly but temperatures generally remain above freezing in Tuscany.

Plan an amazing vacation in Italy and find the perfect Tuscany villas and self-catering apartment rentals here on VRBO. Enjoy the rich culture and history and enjoy the region's legendary wine and food as you explore Tuscany from your vacation rental home base. Find Florence tours and things to do in Tuscany from Viator.com. Choose from our huge selection of Chianti holiday rentals, Lucca villas, vacation houses in Siena, and more. Come experience Tuscany for yourself.

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