Italy: Historic Sites and Natural Wonders

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Italy: Historic Sites and Natural Wonders

Mesajde letsholiday » Dum Apr 18, 2010 5:58 pm

Once the capital of the largest empire in history, Italy today is a popular holiday destination for those who love romance, history and great food. Italy has everything to make an ideal vacation destination, with mountains in the north and miles of beautiful coastline in the south, as well as some of the world’s most famous historic attractions and the best wine in Europe.

Those on holiday who wish to explore Italy’s natural beauty may wish to book holiday accommodation in the Verona province. In the centre of the province sits Lake Garda , which is surrounded by gentle rolling hills and towering mountains. Verona, the capital city of the province, offers fine wines and tasty local food. In this province, those on holiday can book rental homes in Italy’s countryside, offering a quiet vacation destinations away from the crowds in the more popular areas, like Rome and Venice.

Travellers who love history and enjoy the city scene will want to look into a holiday rental apartment in Rome or one of the surrounding cities. As the heart of the Roman Catholic Church, Rome houses many religious relics and icons that the devout traveller will want to see. In addition, this city has historic landmarks like the Coliseum and the Arch of Constantine. Rome is the country’s capital and is part of the Lazio region.

Tuscany a holiday destination in central Italy is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. With cities like Siena, Florence, Lucca and Cortona, Tuscany is known for its rich culture and beautiful natural landscapes. Six cities, including Florence, are designated as World Heritage Sites, offering several historic sites to explore. In addition, Tuscany has over 120 nature preserves, offering visitors a chance to see Italy’s flora and fauna. Because the region is so popular with tourists, many rental villas, apartments and holiday homes in Tuscany are found scattered throughout its cities. Tuscany is filled with wineries and vineyards, and guests frequently indulge in wine tasting tours to experience the finest in European wine directly from the source.

A trip to Tuscany is not complete without a visit to Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower. Pisa sits on the mouth of the Arno River and has over 20 historic buildings, including several palaces and churches that are open to the public. The Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) is the most popular tourist destination in this city.

For the romantic at heart, Venice, the capital of the Veneto Region in Northern Italy, may be the destination of choice. Venice, the city with canals instead of streets, is packed with artwork and architectural marvels. Rental apartments in Venice provide the ideal vantage point to view the thriving activity of this unique city. Holiday rentals in Venice often overlook the Adriatic holiday rentals in the Venoto area are available on Lets Holiday.

In Northern Italy in the Lombardy region sits one of the largest cities in Europe, the city of Milan. This thriving cultural destination offers much history and culture to the visitor, as well as many rental homes and apartments. The Milan Cathedral is one of the most popular sights to see, with its breathtaking architecture and religious significance. This building is the fourth largest church in the world. Vacation villas can also be found in other Lombardia cities, including Cremona, Bergamo and Pavia, renting private holiday villas in Italy has become popular in recent years due to budget airlines offing bargain flights at affordable prices.

Those who wish to experience Italy’s coastal areas may wish to book a holiday rental home in Calabria, the region that makes up the “toe” of the country’s boot shape. Quaint fishing villages, mouth-watering seafood and beautiful seaside towers set this region apart from others in Italy. Gerace, Reggio di Calabria and Tropea are all popular coastal towns in this region. The airport in Calabria is near Scilla, which makes an excellent base for exploring Calabria and the adjacent island of Sicily.

Whether a traveler is visiting Italy to enjoy its wonderful food, beautiful natural life or thriving culture, the right holiday rental home makes the trip as comfortable as possible. Homes should be booked early, as the most popular destinations tend to sell out quickly because of the popularity of Italian travel.
The Campania region of Italy offers superb views overlooking the bay is Sorrento and the Almalfi coast-line holiday accommodation in Campania is catered for tourists from many international destinations holiday villas to rent in Sorrento can be rented from the owners direct.
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