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Recent Italy property reviews

  • Great Apartment in Roma

    "My husband and I spent 3 wonderful days at Crownorsetto in July. The apartment was wonderful, well maintained, and very clean. It was exactly as pictured on the website but the pictures don't portray just how spacious the apartment is. The location was great - we walked almost everywhere from the apartment. There are plenty of shops and restaurants close by and Piazza Narvona is delightful, epecially in the evenings. Irina met us at the apartment when we arrived and she explained everything about the apartment that we needed to know. There was a large bowl of fresh fruit, milk, and coffee pods for the Nespresso machine waiting for us in the kitchen-nice touch! Fabrizio, the onsite property manager, was very helpful also. We were without luggage for 2 days and Fabrizio actually came to find us at a restaurant (which he had recommended) on the Piazza at 10pm to let us know that our luggage had finally arrived. I would definitely recommend this apartment and hope to stay there again on a future trip."
    Guest: Catherine Murphy1 Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 24, 2014
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  • Absolutely Perfect

    "We stayed at the smaller Rialto Bridge apartment for three nights. From beginning to end everything about our stay ran smoothly. Fabio always responded to my emails in a timely manner and once we booked our stay, sent us comprehensive information about finding the apt and meeting up with his representative. Due to problems with our cell phone we were unable to call prior to arriving at the train station in Venice, but there was no problem, the representative was waiting for us at the vaporetto station and walked us to the apt. She explained everything we needed to know about the apt and gave us back the check we'd sent as a deposit. Unfortunately this apt is not pictured on the website, but it is lovely! Smaller than the one pictured, it is perfect for 2 people. There is a nice newly appointed galley kitchen, a bedroom with a very comfortable bed (twins pushed together - we're used to a king bed and this was plenty big for us), and a small but well appointed bathroom. Everything in the apt was immaculate! The apt is at the end of street in a wonderful neighborhood, close to the Rialto fish and produce market and Rialto Bridge - we walked or used the nearby vaporetto to get everywhere. It is quiet and in an fantastic location. I would highly recommend this property - it is professionally managed, with English speaking representatives, and in a great spot."
    Guest: Susan Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 13, 2014
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  • Relaxing, quite place in a beautiful setting

    "My husband, three year old son and I recently rented La Capanna for one week. The house was wonderful. We are picky, and agreed the accommodations were nicely updated and very comfortable. We felt at home immediately. We also loved the location. It was quiet and absolutely beautiful. The house was also in a great location for daily excursions. Ilaria and Coralia were both extremely gracious and helpful and were always available to assist us, if we needed. Thanks to them for all their help! We would come back to La Capanna again without hesitation. It really was wonderful - the photos don't do it as much justice. Also, we recommend eating dinner in the restaurant while visiting the area. It was the best meal - by far - of our trip!"
    Guest: Highsider Date of Stay: June 2010 Review Submitted: July 8, 2010
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  • So lucky to have found this apartment and Isabella

    "The apartment was nice and the canal we were on was beautiful. Isabella was a wonderful host and we are very thankful to have stayed."
    Guest: Lisa from California Date of Stay: March 2013 Review Submitted: April 21, 2013
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Italy Travel Tips

Seasons to Visit Italy

For the most part, Italy is widely thought of as a summer vacation destination. Because it has such a long coastline, it is a popular beach destination in Europe. The summer season starts in May and runs through to September. Traditionally, June and July are the peak travel months and major tourist centers can get very crowded. For those traveling to Italy to go skiing, the peak season is during December and January when the snowfalls in the Alps are their best.

Visitors to Italy

People visit Italy for a number of different reasons. Some have an interest in ancient civilizations and will spend their time exploring the ruins of Rome and other historic cities. Many of the coastal towns on the southern coastline have forts and ruins bating back centuries. There are many areas where archeological digs have produced a range of interesting artifacts. Italy is a country known for its distinctive flair for things artistic and creative. Cities such as Milan attract fashion enthusiasts from all over the world. Florence attracts art lovers and Venice draws the romantics. The rural countryside is often explored by bikers and cyclists who prefer to explore at their own pace. The far northern Alps attract ski enthusiasts in the cooler winter months. During the summertime, many Europeans flock to Italy’s beaches to take advantage of the warm Mediterranean climate and beautiful beaches. Many religious visitors plan their stays around being able to visit the Vatican and see or hear the pope speak.

Italy Travel Attractions

Italy is a country of diverse landscapes. To the north, there are the Italian Alps which are a major ski attraction during the winter months. There are many top-quality ski resorts that offer downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross country ski routes. In terms of ski resorts in Europe, Italy is often thought of as one of the more affordable ski destinations. In the summer months, the Alps provide many trails for hikers and mountain bikers.

Italy’s cities are a wealth of cultural attractions. The ancient ruins in Rome tell of empires past. The beautiful churches and cathedrals that are characteristic of Italy vary in style and design but are all undeniably beautiful. Magnificent artworks decorate the ceilings and walls. Some of the most famous are the Sistine Chapel that is home to Michaelangelo’s creation. Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper can be seen at the church of Santa Maria Belle Gracie in Milan. Fountains, alleyways, city squares and monuments are all part of Italy’s wealth of attractions.

The cities are a wonderful blend of both old and new culture. In some areas, traditions are held onto, whereas in other centers there is a distinctly modern feel to life. Venice is unique because of its extensive network of canals and beautiful architecture. The rural area of Tuscany is well known for producing award-winning wines and rich olive oils. The smaller towns and villages tend to be more traditional and this is where you can experience the Italy of old. Warm hospitality and meals that are a celebration of life are characteristic of rural life.

Getting to Italy

Italy is well connected to Europe and the rest of the world through air and rail links. There are several international airports in cities such as Rome, Milan, Florence, and Venice. Several smaller domestic and regional airports provide easy access to other parts of the country. There is also an extensive rail network that links Italy to the rest of Europe.

Nothing's quite like a vacation in Italy, whether you rent a country villa in Tuscany or see the sights from your self-catering apartment in Rome. Italy offers hundreds of delights for travelers, and our owners offer a vast selection of vacation rental homes and apartments that will invite you to relax and enjoy your Italy vacation to the fullest.

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