Stretching from the sun-baked plains of Campania to the toe and boot heel of the peninsula
, Southern Italy
is where some of the most famous tourist attractions
and vacation rental accommodations in the country are to be found. The region is famous for its sunny, warm weather and beautiful beaches, its ancient history and rich culture, and its famous and influential cuisine. At the centre of southern Italy's attractions is Campania
with its charming apartment rentals, condo rentals, chalet rentals and villa rentals. The region's long, sunny summer made it the breadbasket of Italy
in ancient times, and creates a pleasant climate that draws visitors from around the world in times both ancient and modern. Foremost among the region's attractions are the ancient ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum
, nestled among vacation rentals in the suburbs of Naples
The Amalfi Coast
with its beaches, rocky cliffs, lemon groves and azure seas rank easily as one of the loveliest vacation rental places in Italy. In the Bay of Naples, the island of Capri has been a playground for the rich and famous
for centuries. The modern island is home to luxurious apartment rental, chalet rental, condo rental and villa rental accommodation and wonderful sights such as the Blue Grotto
. Finally there are the towering heights of great Vesuvius
itself. Farther afield are the other regions of the Italian south. Calabria makes up the "toe" of the Italian peninsula
, and offers outstanding beaches in the summer and skiing slopes in its mountainous interior during the winter. Vacation rentals in Apulia, with both Mediterranean and Adriatic coastlines and the ancient Greek city of Taranto
, have history, beaches and some of the best seafood in Italy.
Southern Italy’s captivating apartment rental, condo rental, chalet rental and villa rental accommodations have a lot to offer to the outdoorsman as well. The heights of Vesuvius have already been mentioned, but that is a city-side mountain, being hugged closely by the urban sprawl of Naples. Farther afield and in more rural settings are the Apennines, running down the spine of Italy
, as well as the rugged mountains that dominate much of the landmass and villas of Calabria. The seas and their many ports and fishing towns
are natural bases for anyone looking to rent a sailboat for either a day's excursion or as the base for their entire holiday. Those same waters offer activities like snorkelling, scuba diving and para-sailing in close proximity to vacation home rental lodging.
The Italian south is a diverse region that has so much to offer in apartment rentals, chalet rentals, condo rentals and villa rentals. Its cuisine is famed and familiar around the world
, the land is endowed with a gorgeous coastline and scenic countryside
, and its history embraces the classical heights of Greek civilization, the Roman world that followed it, and much else besides. To find the ideal holiday accommodation in southern Italy, one only needs to look around for the sights and flavours.