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Choosing the right holiday destination in Italy

Choosing the right holiday destination in Italy

So…. you’ve decided that you want to spend your 2014 holiday in Italy but, if it’s your first time in the country, you might be finding it hard to decide where in Italy to visit….cropped-header

If so, don’t worry. Help is on hand!

The best thing to do is to start by thinking about good holidays you have had in the past. Think about what it was that made the holiday so successful. Was it the accommodation, the choice of things to do or was it more to do with the people you met? It could be anything but getting clear on this will help you to decide what you need to prioritise when making any future holiday plans.

Italy is a surprisingly diverse country. Even the landscapes differ dramatically, from the rugged mountains and lakes in the North of the country to the gentle rolling hillsides of Tuscany and Umbria and then further South to the combination of mountainous rocky terrain, farm land and sunny beaches of Calabria and Sicily.

The choice of things to do in each region also varies dramatically. If you like food and wine, Tuscany and Umbria is often an obvious choice of area to visit with their array of vineyards and olive groves and focus on food. However, Italy is renowned for it’s food wherever you go so don’t restrict your choices too quickly. The Slow Food movement started in Italy and strives to preserve the traditional and regional cuisine of each area. The movement is flourishing all over the country.

Other factors to consider may be the weather. The South of Italy can get exceptionally hot during the Summer months, so may or may not suit you dependent on your ability to tolerate the heat! On the flip side, if you are looking for a Winter holiday, maybe you want to be near some skiing opportunities? With the Alps in the North and the Appenines running more from North to South, there are a number of areas where you can combine some days skiing with some days sightseeing.

Rather than getting bogged down in the number of choices on offer, consult an expert! If you want any suggestions on where to visit, it is worth getting in touch with Bookings For You. The family-run company prides itself on its professional and personal service, and strives to offer its clients the very best possible advice. They have visited each of the areas in which they offer holiday rental properties and would be happy to advise you on where the best place for you and your family and friends would be. To help make it easier, they have also put together a series of travel guides about each region. These will tell you everything from the best places to enjoy some sightseeing, to the best activities to take the children to. They will also educate you on the array of museums to visit as well as providing information on cycle routes, golf courses and walking trails. Whatever information you require, these guides should be a helpful starting point.

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