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We regularly have new additions so we can cater for all tastes. Browse through our extensive database of holiday accommodation rentals. Whether you are travelling alone, as a couple, or part of a big group or small family, you will find here an excellent selection of holiday resorts, simple or luxury villas with pool, affordable apartments or villas near the sea, self-catering apartments with sea view, bed and breakfast, hotel and lots of other types of lodging to rent in Italy.
Italy is known worldwide for a variety of reasons. Great food and wine, stunning landscapes, beaches and relaxation. The country is packed with a variety of coasts, mountains, hills, fields, archeological sites and museums.
There are many places which are really worth visiting and spending time in.
Our suggestions are:
Historical cities: Roma, Florence, Venice, Pisa, Siena, Genoa, Naples, Palermo.... (for more information and rental suggestions please visit Italy guide in the above menu)
Picturesque towns: Portofino, Lucca, Taormina, Cefalu, Trapani, Amalfi, Sorrento, Pompei, Positano .... (for more visit the Italy guide in the above menu)
Italy is the fourth most visited country in the world, More than 40 million foreigners touch down to visit some of the most amazing places in the world during just one year. Half of the world's historic and artistic assets are within its boundaries (UNESCO).
Italy is situated on the southern border of Europe and her peninsula, with surrounding islands, reaches almost to the coast of Africa. This geographical position is what makes Italy really interesting as the different civilizations which have made Italy their home left behind a piece of their history.
Italy has 23 National Parks, 89 Regional Parks, 270 Regional Reserves, 142 State Reserves, 47 Marsh reserves and 7 Marine Reserves, which are protected zones managed either by the State in some form - Regional Councils, Provincial Councils and Municipalities - or by the environmental and protection associations such as Italia Nostra, WWF, Lega Ambiente, Greenpeace, LIPU, Touring Club, etc.
Best Beaches: The best beaches in Italy are in the south, Apulia, Calabria , Sicily and in Sardinia.
Sicily: San Vito lo Capo, Trapani and Scopello (west) - Cefalu (north) Letojanni and Taormina (east) - Pachino, Pozzallo and Marina di Modica (south)
Sardinia: Emerald Coast (North east) - Spiaggia della Pelosa (North west) - Cala Luna (East coast) - Baia Chia (South west)
Calabria: Cir˛ Marina (east coast) tropea , capo vaticano (west coast), pizzo calabro (west coast, Paola ( west coast)
Apulia: Manfredonia and all the Gargano (north coast) Otranto and santa Maria di Leuca ( South coast)
Most famous Islands:
Sicily, Sardinia, Aeolian islands, Egadi islands, Pantelleria, Lampedusa, Giglio, Elba, Capri, Ischia, La Maddalena, Caprera, Montecristo ...
Great Lakes: Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda.
Famous Ski resorts: Courmayeur, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Bormio, Val Gardena, Breuil - Cervinia, Sauze d'Oulx, Canazie di Fassa, Bardonecchia, Arabba, Sestriere, Livigno.
The National Parks
Abruzzo, Gran Paradiso, Circeo, Stelvio, Calabria, Pollino, Monti Sibillini, Archipelago Tuscany, the Caserta Forests, the Belluno Dolomite mountains, Aspromonte, Cilento-Valle di Diano, Gargano, Gran Sasso-Laga, Maiella, Val Grande, Vesuvius, and Gennargentu-Asinara-Golfo di Orosei, Alta Murgia, Appennino Tosco-Emiliano, Arcipelago La Maddalena, Cinqueterre, Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna, Lo zingaro reserve (Scopello).
The Mediterranean Diet
Handed on from one generation to the next over the centuries, the Italian Mediterranean diet is based on seasonal fresh produce with a rich variety of fruit and vegetables to complement the staple pasta dishes. The culture of food is so deeply entrenched in the Italian way of life that food is so often a passionate topic of converastion. Even traditional national dishes vary
in accordance to the region they are in. In recent decades the Mediterranean diet has gained widespread acclaim because of its recognised health value (World Health Organisation).
Italy is a very romantic place which makes it ideal for both honeymooners and couples alike
Emergency Telephone Number
118 for Medical Emergencies
12 Phone Directory Assistance
112 for Carabinieri's service
113 for Emergency Police Help
115 for the Fire Department
116 (Italian Automobile Club) - for road side assistance
176 International Inquires
Traveling With Your Pet
Pets may enter Italy only if accompanied by their owner or a person responsible for them on behalf of the owner during their stay in Italy, and are not intended for sale. Up to a maximum of five pet animals are permitted.
The monetary currency is the Euro which is divided as follows: bills of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500; coins of 1, 2, 5, 10 Euros, 20 and 50 cents.
Although normally shops are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30/4 p.m. to 7:30/ 8 p.m., in large cities and tourist areas there is a tendency to stay open from 9.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. with possible variations from town to town.
Exports from Italy
There are no restrictions on gifts purchased in Italy except for antiques and works of art. These require the authorization of the Ministero dei Beni Culturali e Ambientali.
Moneybelts are perhaps a good idea particularly in crowded tourist sites as, like many other tourist places around the world, are at pickpocket risk. One should always be on alert for these petty thieves and prevention is better than cure. Keep your money hidden preferably in an inside pocket or money belt.
Stamps may be purchased only at tobacco shops and at the Post Office. Always check at the counter for the exact fare to the country of destination
Post Office Hours
Post Offices are open from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. On Saturdays they close at 12:00
Consulates in Rome
Australia - Corso Trieste, 25 Tel 06/852721
Canada - Via Zara, 30 Tel 06/445981
Denmark - Via Monti Parioli, 50 Tel 06/3200441
Finland - Via Lisbona, Tel 06/85350852
France - Via Giulia, 251 Tel 06/68806437
Germany - V. Martino d'Battaglia, 4 Tel 06/492131
Great Britain - Via XX Settembre, 80/A Tel 06/4825441
Ireland - Piazza Campitelli, 3 Tel 06/6979121
Israel - Via Michele Mercati, 14 Tel 06/3221541
Netherlands - Via M. Mercati, Tel 06/3221141
New Zealand - Via Zara, 28 Tel 06/4417171
Norway - Via Terme Deciane, 7 Tel 06/5717031
South Africa - Via Tanaro, 14 Tel 06/852541
Spain - Via Campo Marzio, 34 Tel 06/6871401
Sweden - Piazza Rio de Janeiro, 3 Tel 06/441941
USA - Via Vittorio Veneto, 119 Tel 06/46741