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Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Capri, Cilento National Park: we love these places! This is where we live, where we spend our own vacations and where we want you to come. Let us show you the beauty of our land and the friendliness of our people. Let us make you feel Italian, at least a little bit.
And if you are looking for a different Italian destination, we have now made available a selection of villas and apartments in Tuscany, Umbria, Rome, Venice and Lake Como that have been recommended to us by friends and by past guests themselves.
In this web site we present the villas and holiday homes that we have built and furnished for ourselves and our families, and that are now available for rental, as well as selected places that have been recommended to us and that we have visited, inspected and approved personally. Feel free to browse our selection, to contact us for more information and to book your favorite villa on-line, directly from Italy.
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This spectacular coastline, which embraces the charming towns of Positano, Praiano, Amalfi and Ravello, invites you to imagine yourself back in the sunny carefree days of the sixties - for here the beauty and romance of those times have not changed.
Sorrento is one of the best known resorts in Italy, situated on a tract of coastline of unrivalled beauty, on the northern slope of the Sorrentine Peninsula, in a sheltered spot, surrounded by luxuriant hills where vines, olives and above all high quality citrus fruits are grown. The site of patrician villas during Roman times, it has been a highly prestigious retreat since 700. Sorrento has been nicknamed “La Gentile” because of the gentleness of its climate, the refinement of its streets and gardens and of the friendliness of its inhabitants.
Famous for its Chianti wines, its magnificent historic towns, such as Florence, Siena, Arezzo, San Gimignano, Cortona, Lucca and Volterra, and its peaceful nature, Tuscany reveals its very soul with placid hills, wide pastures and neatly harvested vineyards and offers travelers a continuous sequence of stimulating highlights.
Would you believe that just a few miles off the usual tourists' routes lies an enchanting mix of culture, art, nature and folklore? Discover Cilento and some of the most beautiful places in the world: Pompeii, Naples, Sorrento, Capri, Ischia, Positano and the Amalfi Coast are all within reach of a day trip. And at night you'll get the chance to relax in this magic place where time has stopped and stress and chaos are unheard of.
Between the Alps and the plain, close to the Swiss border, Lake Como offers to its visitors incredible sights made of calm waters, steep mountains, sweet hills, valleys, woods and enchanting lakeside towns. Its mild climate soothes the roughness of the landscape, and makes it possible to grow gardens of amazing beauty, some of which hide tiny precious museums filled with artworks. A place that you will never forget.
Roma caput mundi: Rome center of the world. That is how the Eternal City used to be called in ancient times. Today Rome, the capital of Italy, is a vibrant and lively city with reminders of its past everywhere: a spectacular fusion of the ancient and the modern, which presents its unique heritage like no other city in the world.
If you love nature, tradition and tranquillity, you will feel at home and love Umbria, the green heart of Italy. With its deep roots in the past, it offers an unique testimony to the untouched Italian countryside. Umbria is a mix of nature, peace, genuine cooking, culture and an antique farming tradition that attract visitors from all over the world.
The island of Capri has fascinated emperors, poets, painters and scholars with its charm for centuries. The Blue Grotto, the Faraglioni, "la Piazzetta", Marina Piccola, Anacapri and Villa Jovis, the ancient residence of Emperor Tiberius, await you in one of the world's most exclusive vacation spots. Ischia, the Emerald Island, with its thermal spas, sandy beaches and sparkling waters is the largest island of the Bay of Naples: health and beauty treatments, swimming and night life, you get them all here.
The city of Venice is so unique and so famous that you might feel you know it without ever having been there. St Mark's Square, the Carnival, the canals and the bridges, and, of course, the gondolas. Haven't you seen them a thousand times in brochures and movies? Yet, with its dazzling architectural heritage, some of the world's finest art museums and churches, Venice transmits an indefinable feeling of mystery and romance. It is a city too special on this globe to be rushed.
Washed by the Ionian and Adriatic seas, Puglia, also known as Apulia, offers you an opportunity to enjoy a fun holiday made of sandy beaches, clear waters, genuine cuisine, seasoned by the unmistakable flavour of Italian traditions. And there is more to Puglia, Apulia: this region is rich in architectural masterpieces, from the amazing Trulli houses in Alberobello to the Baroque buildings of Lecce. It will suffice to mention that Puglia is the only Italian region to boast more castles and towers than churches: an amazing record for Italy.
Liguria may be one of the smallest regions in Italy, but it’s loaded with allures. Some of Italy’s most renowned coastline is found here, with the Cinque Terre, Portofino and San Remo all vying for your attention. Outdoors enthusiasts will be satisfied with the biking, hiking, horse riding, and sailing that are easily accessible. And of course there are miles of beaches to enjoy. If dramatic settings, gorgeous seas, and charming villages are what you’re looking for, then Liguria is the destination for you!
Sicily is a land of contrasts. It embodies the temperament and color of southern Italy blended with the exotic flairs of northern Africa and the Orient. The landscape is varied – craggy coastlines, sandy beaches, rolling hills and high mountains are all found here. Sicily is famous for its seafood and its sweets. Enjoy a cannolo or the fruit-spiked cassata cake; gelato is a must – it was born here! The island is home to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With so much to see, taste, and enjoy, it’s no wonder that Sicily is considered to be the pearl of Italy!
Wedged between mountains, Lake Maggiore is a splendid glacial basin fed by rivers on the Italian side of the Alps. This breathtaking alpine location offers the best of both watersports and mountain activities. Despite the elevation, Lake Maggiore enjoys a fairly mild Mediterranean climate where beautiful gardens flourish. There are freshwater beaches, ferries and boat rentals to enjoy the placid water, and biking and horseback riding. There are lovely clustered villages dotting the hillsides and shoreline, with lavish villas scattered about, too. Here you’ll find spectacular scenery, alpine ambiance, Swiss order and Italian warmth.
Famous for its fashions, its art cities and its splendid alpine lakes, Lombardy is a region that offers a contrast of landscapes and moods. From the mountain peaks of the Alps to the plains of the Po River and the most famous lakes in Italy, Lombardy is combination of vibrant urban life alongside smaller cities and dramatic natural wonders.
From the Adriatic coast, along the Po Valley, to the heights of the mountains, Emilia Romagna has something for everyone. There are ancient ruins, beautiful cities with charming piazzas, music, art, outdoors activities, museums and opulent churches to discover, and the Adriatic Coast to enjoy: miles of wide sandy beaches, dance clubs, restaurants and a vibrant vibe.
Sardinia is a magical isle of legends and traditions, beaches and mountains, woods and wild landscapes. There are white sand beaches, hidden coves and rocky reefs mingled with pretty ports and charming towns. It is a nature lover's paradise with vast unspoiled terrain offering hiking, biking, horse riding and water sports. It is an almost mystical place with its unique cuisine and culture to enjoy.
Italy's largest lake is a beautiful glacial basin with alpine peaks enclosing the glassy water. Lake Garda touches three regions - Trentino, Veneto and Lombardia. Here you'll find fjord-like formations, castle towns, and majestic scenery. There is something for everyone, whether you want to enjoy water sports on the lake, take to the hills, hit a thermal spa or visit Italy's biggest amusement parks. Convenient to see art cities like Verona, Padova and Mantova, Lake Garda, with its mild climate, is a lovely choice.
The central regions of Abruzzo and Le Marche offer varied landscapes and beautiful towns. There is a castle on almost every hill, miles of gorgeous palm-lined beaches along the Adriatic Sea, rolling sun-drenched hills patchworked with grapevines, olive groves and vibrant sunflower fields. In the western part of the regions are majestic mountains that encompass Italy's biggest national parks. There are countless beautiful towns where time seems to stand still and where traditions still abound, along with art cities offering top-notch cultural events.
Why rent with SummerInItaly.com?
"Villa Smeraldo is great for a bunch of 20/30 something to relax in the sunshine, eat, drink and sleep for a week! The views are amazing and the top deck is perfect for long lunches in the sun. Thanks for all your help in organising this holiday - we all had a great time."
Matthew Whitehead, London, United Kingdom
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