Italy holidays. Holiday rentals and tourist information

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Italy is a country with diverse landscapes as well as varying climates. Italy has so much to offer in terms of culture, heritage, art, lush scenery and history. Visit the many museums and be inspired by the works of Raffaello and Michelangelo. Indulge in delicious authentic Italian cuisine, explore the Italian Piazzas, and visit the national parks and the Alps and spectacular islands. Italy is a country that has been blessed with it all; Majestic Alps, lush green hills and picturesque beaches.

There is a saying that visiting Rome once would not be enough to explore all of its treasures and to discover all it has to offer. This saying could not be more correct. There is so much to see and do in Rome. Among its most famous attractions are the iconic Coliseum, the spectacular Pantheon, the medieval wonders of Trastevere and also the ancient Rome forum are a few of the great monuments to history that should not be missed. Stroll along the streets of Rome to soak up its vibrant atmosphere.

Another part of Italy that has a lot to offer is the beautiful island of Sardinia. Sardinia has many attractions, which range from pristine beaches that are perfect to unwind in, mountains that are waiting to be explored and Roman archeological sites that are rich in history and tell many stories of the past.

Milan is famous for being the fashion capital Italy and also contains one the most renowned opera houses in the world, La Scala. Milan is the perfect place to cater to all your shopping needs. However shopping isn't all this city has to offer. Visit the Cenacolo Vinciano to admire the famous last supper painting of Da Vinci's along with many other historical treasures.

Sicily is the biggest island in the Mediterranean ocean. Filled with natural beauty which ranges from wondrous mountains to breathtaking beaches, Sicily is a nature lover's paradise. Sicily is also rich in art and museums and you will discover many ancient relics that have been well preserved that date back to centuries ago. Another region of Italy that is well known for its picturesque countryside and rich heritage of art is Tuscany. Tuscany is also home to the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Tourists also choose to hike to Michelangelo Square and visit some of the best galleries in the world such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Academia.

Venice is considered to be one of the most romantic cities in the world. With its masked balls, gondolas, olden palaces fringing the streets that are made of water and breathe taking canals, Venice is a fairytale come to life. This city oozes charm and a rich history that is completely unique. Famous for its canals, Venice cannot be done justice with words alone; it is an experience that cannot be described. Venice is also famous for its carnival or carnevale which marks the beginning of lent. This is marked by masked costumes and much celebration and is an experience not to be missed.

If you are a fan of the greatest love story ever; you should not miss paying a visit to Juliet's castle situated in the serene city of Verona, only about 2 hours away by train towards the south from Venice. Although the entire castle is not preserved, Juliet's room and the balcony in which Shakespeare creates the famous play of Act 2 where Romeo visits Juliet in secret, is well preserved. A golden statue of Juliet is also stands on display, believed to bring luck for everyone who lays hands on it.

Italy has so much waiting to be discovered. Travelling around Italy is relatively easy with the vast array of options open to choose from. You are spoilt for choice with the ready availability of public transport, railways, airports, taxis and sea travel. You can even rent and car and drive yourself around while taking in the amazing scenery and bask in the wonderful weather. You can also rent cycles and bikes and explore the various secrets that Italy has kept in store for you, waiting to be discovered.