Italy Travel Guide
Bookings For You want you to enjoy every single minute of your holiday in your chosen villa in Italy or Italian apartment. We also know that planning your stay in Italy can be just as exciting as the holiday itself. And so, to ensure that you make the most of the time you're in Italy, we have put together our 'Italy travel guide'. Designed to cover all aspects of your Italian self catering holiday, it tells you all the best places to visit in Italy and the best attractions to see during your stay. Whether you want to know about the nearest beach, find out information about your favourite city such as Florence or Rome, or simply want the best places to eat, you should find all you need to know here!
We encourage you to take the time to read through our Italy travel guide to ensure that you choose the right destination in Italy to visit. Reading up on all the places to visit in Italy ahead of your stay in your Italian holiday rental will also ensure you make the most of every minute of your holiday. Our tips will help you beat the queues to the most popular attractions in Italy, will guide you to some of our favourite Italian restaurants, will ensure you keep the children entertained and will even help make your travel time less stressful.
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In the North East of the country, the Italian Lakes offers a true all year round holiday destination. With Lake Garda in the East over to Como and Maggiore in the West, the area has plenty to offer children and adults alike, with some of the best attractions in Italy. Whether it's lazy days on the lakeside beaches, a trip to one of the many beautiful lakeside towns and villages or a day spent enjoying the watersports on offer, our 'Italy travel guide' will show you that it is a holiday destination that will keep everyone happy!
The classic landscapes of Tuscany have long held an irresistable attraction for holidaymakers. Made famous by the Renaissance artists, the landscape provides a stunning backdrop to your stay in your chosen Tuscany villa or apartment. As you'll see by reading our 'Italy travel guide,' visitors are spoilt for choice in terms of sights to see, whether it's the Duomo and Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the leaning tower in Pisa or the Campo in Siena. Tuscany even offers some great seaside resorts and is also wonderful walking country.
Who can resist the lure of the beautiful city of Florence? With its stunning architecture and incredible sights, from the Duomo to the Uffizi, and from the Palazzo Pitti to the Ponte Vecchio, it's a city full of wonderful art and architecture and beautiful gardens. For those heading to Italy for the first time it must be one of the best places to visit in Italy. There's no doubt that you'll certainly find yourself returning. Florence is too wonderful a city to only visit once! Inbetween seeing the sights, and relaxing in your chosen apartment in Florence why not enjoy a rest at one of the wonderful Italian cafes and restaurants, and just watch the world go by...
Known as the 'green heart' of Italy, Umbria is a stunning area to visit. It's rolling hills, dotted with vineyards snd olive groves, are a picture of peace and tranquility. Visitors to the area shouldn't miss Perugia with its 'underground city', the Roman remains in Spello, Orvieto's Duomo or the Basilica of S. Franceso in Assissi. The region offers visitors a whole host of sights to see, some of the best attractions in Italy and wonderful things to do...
In the South of Italy, Puglia is a region renowned for it's wonderful cuisine, stunning coastline and exuberant architecture. Because of it's mild Winter climate, it's also a great area of Italy to visit whatever the time of year. With approximately 800 kilometres of coastline, it can also boast the longest coastline of any main mainland region in Italy and is subsequently a much larger region than many people realise. Because of it's size Puglia is also a region with much variety, stretching from the foothills of the Appenines in the North of the region to the rolling hills and plains of the Valle d'Itria and all the way down to Santa Maria di Leuca at the southernmost tip.
Travellers looking for the best that Central Italy has to offer are increasingly looking towards Le Marche for their holidays. With it's stunning natural beauty, it gives holidaymakers a taste of the 'real' Italy, unspoilt by mass tourism. It's natural parks are ideal walking territory whilst towns not to be missed include Urbino, Ascoli Piceno, Pesaro, Macerata and Fermo. With some great beach resorts on the Eastern coast, it also offers visitors the chance to have fun beside the seaside!
The Amalfi Coast is an absolutely stunning stretch of coastline in Southern Italy. With breathtaking landscapes, the area offers the ultimate romantic getaway. As the road twists and turns along the cliffs, holidaymakers will come across some wonderful towns and quaint fishing villages, among them Positano, Sorrento, Ravello and Amalfi itself. Make sure you use our 'Italy travel guide' to ensure you don't miss any of the area's best attractions in Italy.
The second largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia is encircled by dazzling blue seas. Our Italy travel guide will show you that it's an island of real contrasts with beautiful beach resorts along the fashionable northern coast contrasting with it's rugged and mountainous interior and quieter southern spots. With 1200 miles of stunning coastline, it is the perfect destination for a family beach holiday. With hot Summers and warm Spring and Autumns, it also offers a great option for those interested in watersports.
On the Western coast of Central Italy, Lazio is a region dominated by its principal city - Rome. No stay in Lazio would be complete without time here. You will surely fall in love with the city and it's sights from the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain, and from the Vatican to the Piazza Navona. There is no better city to enjoy the best historical attractions in Italy. Bordered by Tuscany and Umbria in the North and by Campania in the south, Lazio is a diverse region with lush grasslands, vineyards and olive groves in the north and cactuses and bleached rock scarps in the south.
Who can resist the lure of the beautiful city of Rome? With its stunning architecture and incredible sights, from the Vatican to the Spanish Steps, and from the Colosseum to St Peter's Square, it's a city full of fascinating history and wonderful architecture. For those heading to Italy for the first time it must be one of the best places to visit in Italy. You'll certainly find yourself returning. In between seeing the sights, why not enjoy a rest at one of the wonderful Italian cafes and restaurants, enjoy some delicious Italian gelato, and just watch the world go by...
The Veneto region of Italy is one of the wealthiest areas of Italy. Whilst it is undoubtedly most famous for it's principal cities - Venice and Verona - it's much more diverse than these cities would suggest. From the mountainous Dolomites in the North to the shores of Lake Garda in the West and from the beautiful beaches that mark it's Eastern coastline, it's a fascinating and varied region to visit.
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