Book an Italian vacation tour package vs. Do it yourself travel

December 21st, 2011

What comes to mind when you think Italian vacation? To me its Roman ruins, amazing food, cheap wine and art. But to others, when you mention an Italian holiday, all that comes to mind is the stress of a hotel rental, buying train tickets, getting ripped off by unscrupulous locals and hours spent waiting in line. But there is a better way. Read the rest of this entry »

Tech support for your next Italian vacation

November 22nd, 2011

Already most people use technology to plan their Italian vacations. Hotels, apartments and villas can all be found online. Online ticket bookers find us the best prices for flights. We can use websites to book train tickets and search for the bus connection that will take us to our ideal villa rental and we use online banking to pay for it all. However, many people are not aware of the wide range Read the rest of this entry »

Italian vacation in Veneto

October 21st, 2011

If you are looking into an Italian holiday and would like to find an apartment, villa or house to rent, you should consider the province of Veneto. Especially if you have never been to Italy on holiday, Veneto is a great choice as it is not as popular as the area around Rome, but is still Read the rest of this entry »

An Italian holiday with and eco-friendly villa

August 26th, 2011

What fun it is to travel the world. You get the adventure of meeting new challenges, the relaxation of enjoying a bit of luxury on vacation and we expand our minds and broaden our horizons by meeting new people and cultures. Competition between hotels, the low cost of airline tickets and more spending money all make planning the perfect holiday easy and cheap. But there is a downside, Read the rest of this entry »

Italian spa vacation

June 15th, 2011

You work all year long, five days a week, maybe ten hours a day, maybe longer. By the end of summer you are ready for a break. But so is everyone else; airline prices are high and rental options are slim. So why not take a nice winter vacation and tour some of Italy’s day spas? Never thought of it? Read the rest of this entry »

Calabrian vacation

June 4th, 2011

Located at the very tip of the toe of Italy is the province of Calabria. This region, which splits the Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas is known for its tall mountains and breathtaking cliffs that run directly up to an deep emerald sea. A well-known spot for local holidays and rustic vacations, Calabria is home to some excellent Read the rest of this entry »

Famous villas in Italy

May 25th, 2011

Villas in Italy have a long history. The word villa has taken on a variety of meanings, from a luxury vacation home to even just a one-room apartment in a sleepy Italian village. In truth, the word is just Latin for home or house, but the term harks back to the days of the Roman empire when wealthy aristocratic families escaped the heat and disease of crowded Rome by retreating to their houses outside the city. However you define villa, the sole purpose of the vacation villa has not changed. These second homes have always represented an escape from the daily grind.

Famous Italian villas

It should come as no surprise that some of the most famous Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday at Lake Garda

May 12th, 2011

Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and one of  Europe’s most popular vacation destinations. This 360 square kilometer lake is fed by crystal clear water from the Italian and Swiss Alps that lay directly to the north. Located in the northern  of the Italian mainland between the cities of Verona and Trentino, this lake is a vacation hotspot and offers a many family friendly options for holiday villa, apartment and house rentals.

Villas on Lake Garda

The shores of Lake Garda are packed with resorts, villages and secluded villas. One is Sirmione, an medieval fortified town found on the southern end of the lake. Here you can visit the castle or Read the rest of this entry »

Apulian vacation holiday

May 8th, 2011

Apulia, or sometimes called Puglia, is a superb location for an Italian vacation. Known as the ‘heel’ of the boot that Italy, this area is typically a dry, agricultural region. Due to its location, Apulia has received many visitors over the years, first the Greeks, then the Goths, the Lombards, the Normans, the Saracens, the Holy roman Empire followed by the Turks and then the Saracens. While these people were not in Apulia seeking vacation rentals, today their flavors remain and options to enjoy a pleasant Italian holiday are many.

Apulian holiday
Apulia is not your necessarily your typical location for finding an Italian apartment or vacation home rental. Read the rest of this entry »

Rent an apartment at a idyllic Tenuta Cavalier Pepe vinyard

April 23rd, 2011

Anyone seeking the real-life Italian villa experience should consider Tenuta Cavalier Pepe in Campania. Here you won’t find a cramped apartment in the fashion district of some bustling Italian city, you wont  find a vacation resort  town packed with sweaty tourists nor will you find a tiny villa on the beach with a greedy owner and hidden fees. What you will find at Tenuta Cavalier Pepe is a gorgeous, secluded, all-natural, family-owned winery. Anyone looking for the real-deal in Italian rentals, needs to check this out.

Vacation at Tenuta Cavalier Pepe

To be clear, Tenuta Cavalier Pepe is not a hotel and apartment rental is not their game. Its a winery, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Tenuta Pepe. Run by the  charming Milena Pepe, who took over the family vineyard years ago, Tenuta Pepe offers Read the rest of this entry »