Buy a day-pass on the water bus, the Vaporetto
and become acquainted with the 118-island city of Venice
which was mainly built between the 13th and 18th century. Admire the breath-taking mosaics that line the walls of the “Golden Church”, the famous Basilica di San Marco
. Explore the secluded canals of Venice and become part of the activities of daily life as you browse the shops.
Within the north-eastern quarter of Italy
, the charm and beauty of the Veneto region
will entice you to explore beyond the romantic city of Venice. The eastern shore borders the Gulf of Venice. To the north lies the Dolomite Mountains, with Veneto occupying the basins of the Po and Brenta rivers. Vacation rentals accommodation will give you the conveniences of home. Italian villa rentals, centrally-located apartment condo rentals, accommodations in a restored manor, country side cottages or a villa rental on a hill overlooking the valley or by the sea are the perfect holiday home.
Discover the islands: the glass blowers of Murano
, the fishermen and lace makers of Burano
and the old-world Torcello
, where Ernest Hemingway wrote parts of Across the River and Into the Trees.
is a well-preserved medieval walled city. Visit the Castle of San Zeno, and the Gothic cathedral with its Renaissance additions and shop in the older section of town. Take in the July choral music festival
in the agricultural town of Mel. For a family holiday, a vacation rental large enough to accommodate everyone comfortably is ideal. Cook your own meals in the kitchen, or have a meal catered showcasing the local produce and flavours of the region. Many lodging accommodations have swimming pools. After a swim, relax on the terrace.
Hear an opera which is held outdoors in one of the largest Roman arenas in Verona
. Shops line the pedestrian-only streets. The town of Padua
is home to the university where Dante and Tasso studied, and where Galileo lectured. A boat trip on the Brenta canal will bring you close to Venetian style villas.
Surrounded by forest-covered mountains; gaze into the deep-blue waters of the 50-mile long Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake
– touching the provinces of Trento and Bescia, as well as Verona - popular for swimming, sailing and relaxing. A villa rental or a condo rental is a popular choice for a vacation rental accommodation. Sail on the lake by Riva del Garda; head to the secluded beaches to the east of the main harbor. Take in the wind-surfing completions at Torbole
Imagine: You are entering the center of a town by walking over a bridge and through beautiful castle walls. Do so and you are in near-by Sirmione, walking on its narrow streets.
For your Italian holiday, villa rentals can be found on the website of Owner Direct Vacation Rentals.
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