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  • So charming!

    "Rosella greeted us upon arrival with a bottle of Chianti wine and a warm introduction to her flat. You absolutely cannot beat the location of the property, as it is just steps from Ponte Vecchio where you have scenic views of the Arno River and plenty of shops and restaurants. Rosella even worked a discount for us at a local restaurant, and we liked it so much we ate there twice. You are in the heart of Florence, so sightseeing is very easy and you are 15 minutes max from anything in the city. Somehow the apartment keeps its peace and quiet for such a central location, which was pleasantly surprising. Rosella also provided a rolling grocery bag (similar to a rolling suitcase) that we were able to roll over the bridge to a nearby grocery store, making the shopping experience very easy. On the inside of the apartment, she has decorated the walls with lovely art, giving it even more charm. Sometimes during the day, you can open the windows and hear church bells or even opera-style singers in the distance, providing an appealing ambience. The kitchen had everything we needed and the beds were very comfortable, especially with the air conditioner and the extra fan provided by Rosella. We would recommend this property to anyone, and it will be our first choice when returning to Florence in the future. It is perfect for someone looking to have a real Italian experience in Tuscany with a wonderful and welcoming host. Thank you, Rosella!"
    Guest: Kathy L. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 20, 2014
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  • Bell’Estate is a gem and an unforgettable experience both for family reasons and for life style

    "We were a party of eight, 3 generations of family ranging in age from 26 to 81. Arriving at Bell’ Estate we realized that we had not rented a house but were in someone’s home- and we couldn't help but feel at home during our two week stay. As the website photos indicate, each room is beautifully appointed and each one projects a different personality that reflects the owner's family origins and generations. In advance of booking, Alessandra provided floor plans which we found to be complete and accurate and which were of particular importance given that we had two octogenarians who needed to know that they would be comfortable and able to negotiate what comes with a house built in 1870! Also very helpful both in advance of our arrival and during our stay, was the BE guidebook which included information specific to the house and property, recommendations and directions to shopping, restaurants and excursions. Building and grounds were clean and well maintained –thanks in no small part to Cinzia’s care and tending. On our first night (feeling very jet lagged), it was a brilliant idea to have arranged for Alessandra’s sister Sonia to prepare us a lovely Tuscan dinner -and as well, get oriented in the kitchen and pummel her with questions about BE and Lucca! We ate dinner out only twice and so became very familiar with BE's kitchen -cooking breakfasts and dinners for eight, we found it to be well supplied with cooking (and baking) equipment, appliances, utensils. We were thankful to have the basement washing machine on hand, it was well used during our stay- not always able to hang laundry on the outdoor line we hung it in the basement without any problem. Evenings were typically cool (cold for our Uncle from Hawaii) and Cinzia made sure that we had enough firewood for nightly gatherings by the living room fireplace. We found Alessandra always accessible, pleasant to deal with and most helpful. As we neared the end of our stay we sought her advice on how best to arrange for needed assistance at the Pisa airport for our elders -she got on the phone called the airport directly and emailed us within the hour with detailed instructions that were invaluable to a smooth departure. We whole heartedly recommend Bell'Estate as a wonderful and special place to stay, and Tuscany as a great area - both vital for a great family reunion (and my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary!). We thank Alessandra and her family for sharing all this with us."
    Guest: brian z. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 7, 2014
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  • Très beau séjour et propriétaire accueillant

    "Belle maison bien aménagée. Pièces un peu sombre, mais agréable. Merci à nos hôtes qui ont été très plaisants et courtois."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 17, 2014
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  • Great location!

    "This apartment was a great location to visit the big attractions in Paris with the Louvre just around the corner. It was a bit tight for our family of five but we made it work. My only concern was the fact that we found children's Lego pieces in the carpet in the living room which made we wonder if it had been vacuumed between tenants."
    Guest: PhD W. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 24, 2014
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Poland Travel Tips

Visitors to Poland Vacation Rentals

Poland has a rich and diverse cultural history. Each Polish town and city has a unique feel about it. While many of the historic buildings were destroyed during World War II, many have been rebuilt and restored to their former glory. In some parts of the country, ancient castles and summer palaces stand tall, as they have for many centuries. There are some parts of Poland’s history that are incredibly tragic such as the Holocast and the concentration camps of Auschwitz. Almost 30 percent of the Polish population lost their lives during the genocide of World War II. While some people will shy away from this depressing side of Poland’s history, other people who have Jewish ties may find it particularly significant. One aspect of Poland that many people aren’t aware of is its incredible scenic beauty. It is a country with many nature trails that can be explored in the summertime, making it a perfect destination for those who enjoy the outdoors

Poland Travel Regions

There are five main regions in Poland and each has its own unique set of attractions. The largest region is the central region which incorporates the cities of Warsaw, Lodz and Poznoa. The landscape is quite varied and the region hosts one of Europe’s largest remaining natural forest. This is where you can get to see Poland’s wildlife; birdwatching is a popular pastime. The cities offer a host of cultural and historical attractions. Western Poland is a region that shares its border with Germany and the Czech Republic, and has beautiful scenery. The northern region reaches up to the Baltic Sea. It is characterized by sandy beaches with high dunes, magnificent cliffs and lakes and rivers surrounded by dense forests.

Eastern Poland is a region for nature lovers. The primeval forests and beautiful rivers form the habitat for a wide variety of bird and wildlife species. The region is becoming increasingly accessible to tourists. The southern region is possibly Poland’s most visited area. It is home to magnificent mountain ranges, caves and a large number of historic sites. The region has some of the oldest operating salt mines. It is also home to the impressive medieval city of Krakow.

Getting to Your Poland Accommodation

The main air hub in Poland is in the capital city of Warsaw. The Warsaw Chopin International Airport hosts a broad range of European and international airlines. There are regular daily flights from most major European cities. Travelers from North America may need to route via Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris or London before connecting on to Warsaw. As part of the European Union, Poland has upgraded its rail links with the rest of Europe. High-speed intercity trains operate between Berlin and Warsaw as well as between Moscow, Prague, Vienna, Kiev, and Hamburg. Many of the longer journeys such as Moscow and Kiev are night train routes. It is relatively easy to hire a car in Poland and driving around is a good way to see the scenic countryside. Border check points with its EU neighbors have been removed which means that it you are traveling from Germany, there is less red tape to contend with. There are a number of European bus lines that provide efficient transportation to various parts of Poland. This is a relatively inexpensive and leisurely way to get around if you are not pressed for time.

Seasons to Visit Krakow Vacation Rentals

Summertime is undoubtedly the best time of year to visit Poland if you want to enjoy some sightseeing. The winter months are particularly freezing and not suitable for traveling around. The most pleasant time of year to visit is between May and August. The longer summer days are perfect for enjoying a wide variety of sporting and sightseeing activities.

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