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Recent Europe reviews

  • Highly recommended

    "We had a wonderful time in the villa of Joe and Daniele in Porto Cervo. The house is convenient and cosy, the pool stunning and the surrounding and sights are beautiful. Joe and Daniela were very helpful hosts and warm people: the welcome was well prepared; there was a list with good restaurants; towels, linen etc were provided. We could walk to the centre of Porto Cervo, there were plenty supermarkets nearby and some really great beaches within a 5 min drive. A real highlight was renting a small boat in Portu Quatu and going to Isola La Maddalena. Highly recommended!"
    Guest: Rolf v. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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  • bob & jill

    "This is a great apartment for a vacation in Florence or Italy. Its location is the best feature for sure. it is located on "the other side of the Arno" which is a good thing. Less traffic, not as busy restaurants, less hustle and bustle. A walk to the river and historic section is just minutes away. The train station is walkable, but a taxi was a phone call away. As mentioned in other reviews, the stairs to the apartment is not for those who have trouble negotiating stairs or a medical condition. However once you get to the apartment, it is clean and comfortable with all your needs. There is a portable air conditioner which cools the front room down nicely. The bedroom did get stuffy with not much air moving in the room. (i might suggest a fan in the bedroom would make it more "sleep friendly"). If you plan on using the sofa sleeper, it is uncomfortable, not a great mattress on it. we pulled it out to rest on it in the evening time. You can feel the bars underneath you. Stefano, was always available and happy to help out. He set up arrangements for me in the parking garage beforehand for my rental which was very helpful. And answered all my e mails before our trip. (thank you)."
    Guest: Jill W. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 22, 2014
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Portugal Travel Tips

Best Time of Year to Visit Portugal Vacation Rentals

Portugal enjoys some of Europe's warmest weather. The climate is typically Mediterranean with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Because of its extensive coastline and many beautiful beaches, the favorite season to visit Portugal is summer. The weather starts to warm from early May and stays sunny until late in September. The peak travel season occurs during the months of June and July.

Stylish Portugal Holiday Rentals

Portugal is known for its vibrant and colorful lifestyle. Many of the vacation homes are apartments located in cities or seaside towns. Thin walls keep the homes cool in the summer heat and windows take in the beautiful coastal views. Many have beautiful gardens or overlook cobbled streets. As you open your window in the morning, you may get to smell the fresh coffee aromas brewing at the corner coffee shop.

Top Portugal Travel Destinations

Portugal's most popular summer destination is in the Algarve area. This region extends along the southern Atlantic coast of Portugal. It is known for its warm weather and vibrant holiday atmosphere. The main towns are Faro, Lagos and Tavira but the coastline is dotted with numerous small and welcoming fishing villages and towns. Many Europeans spend their summer vacations here lazing on the beaches and enjoying the warm Mediterranean weather.

Lisbon is the cultural and historical center of Portugal. It is a vibrant city that is a wonderful blend of old and new. There are several interesting museums that showcase the nation's history. On the city outskirts are several ancient castles and palace ruins from which you can enjoy great views over the city. Dining out in Portugal is a celebration in itself. Traditional dishes include fish and are often quite spicy. Portuguese food is known for its Peri Peri flavor which has a hot and spicy chili taste.

The northern part of Portugal is more rural. Major towns and cities in this region include Oporto and Braga. Oporto is famous as being the origin region for the strong fortified wine known as port. If that is to your taste, you can visit some of the local wineries and see the age-old methods of how port is produced. You may also get to sample a few different varieties.

Getting to Portugal

Portugal is located in the far southwestern part of Europe. It's only neighbor is Spain which surrounds the country to the north and east. Portugal also has two foreign island territories located in the Atlantic, namely the Azores and the Canary Islands. The main travel hub into Portugal is the capital city of Lisbon. The Portela International Airport is located just outside of Lisbon and linked to the city by rail and bus routes. The airport serves as a major travel hub for the rest of the country as well as the Azores and Canary Islands. There are regularly scheduled flights to Lisbon from most major cities in Europe. Several low-cost airlines operate flights from London to Lisbon as well as to Faro on the Algarve coast.

If you are traveling from North America, it may be worth your while to look into these alternative flight routings to find the best possible travel deal. The second major airport is in the city of Oporto. For travelers visiting this famous wine region, this will be the best airport to fly into. Once in Portugal, it is relatively easy to get around. There is an extensive road and rail network linking the various towns and cities. If you plan to hire a car, be aware that traffic in the major metropolitan areas can be quite chaotic. Outside of these areas, you can relax a little and enjoy the scenery.

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