It's your first 'problem' though a delightful one. Seduced by images of azure seas breaking onto white sand, by the Classical grandeur of Rome, by some of the world's best food and wine, you've decided you must have an Italy vacation. And we concur ... Italy is one of the most beautiful, delightful, culturally rich and sensuously enticing places to holiday on the planet. The Italians know how to enjoy food, wine, culture and life like no others .... and they are delighted to share their country with visitors.
But which Italy vacation is it to be? You could spend weeks exploring the Renaissance treasure house that is Florence. And then there is Pisa or Siena ... whole Italy vacations could be spent just exploring the Vatican Museums! You could ski in Valle d'Aosta, or you could be drifting in a gondola down Venice's Grand Canal. You could spend your Italy vacation in the stunning mountain wilds of Calabria, or on the chi-chi beaches of the Amalfi Coast. So which Italy vacation do you choose?
We can help you narrow things down a little in your search for an Italy vacation. Spend a few minutes (hey, spend an hour or two, we don't mind) browsing through our tourist information on Italy vacations in the various regions. You can search for Italy vacation accommodation by region, by proximity to the seaside, whether it's in the town or the country, by number of rooms... Now you can start zeroing in on where you want to stay.
What you want from your Italy vacation will dictate the type of accommodation
you select. Americans are more used to spending their holidays in hotels,
European holidaymakers tend to favour self-catering accommodation. This latter
can make big family holidays much more manageable and affordable. You spend
your Italy vacation in a villa or apartment completely set up for family accommodation:
with your own lounge, kitchen, possibly garden and swimming pool. It means
you can come and go as you please, and relax in a way that's hard to do in
You'll probably have somewhere to park your car, and you'll quickly find your
Italy vacation villa becoming a home from home.
Most rentals in Italy run from Saturday to Saturday. Flight schedules don't usually match up to this, and you may find yourself either arriving or departing a day or so on either side. More than likely you will need to stay in a hotel, and we are happy to recommend ahotelinitaly.com. They offer over 2000 hotels in Italy, all with instant online booking.
And it's such a diverse country ... your Italy vacation can be whatever you want it to be. Exploring the trulli in the ultra-fashionable Puglia; enjoying some of Italy's best cuisine in Emilia-Romagna; soaking up the street buzz of Naples; or spending your Italy vacation in an Umbrian hill town. Your Italy vacation can be all these things and a hundred more.