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Price and Availability Index in Italy
Holiday Letting Price Information in Italy
We analysed price data and summarised them in this graph, which shows holiday letting prices for the next twelve months in Italy. Italy is most expensive in August (03/08 - 10/08), when prices are on average £105 a night. Holiday letting prices go down to £79 per night in October (05/10 - 12/10).
Holiday Home Availability Information in Italy
This graph shows the holiday letting availability rate for the next twelve months. The week with the least available rentals is in February (01/02 - 08/02), with only 48% of the rentals available. The week with the most available holiday lettings is in May (11/05 - 18/05), with 84 of the vacation rentals available.
Discover one of Europe’s great countries with a villa or holiday letting in Italy
Italy has long been regarded as one of the world’s great holiday destinations. It's a place of art, fascinating history, natural beauty, and delicious food, alongside many other highlights.
From Rome to Milan, Venice to Sicily, Italy is a delight to explore, a land that combines the old and the new to create one of the most diverse and enriching countries on Earth. Choose a holiday letting or a relaxing villa with a pool in Italy and discover it all for yourself.
How to get to Italy
Italy is a large country, and your route there will depend on where you want to spend most of your time. To explore the northern region, you can fly into Milan, while those heading to the central area can fly to Rome, Bologna or Pisa. In the south, Naples and Palermo on Sicily are good options with plenty of gorgeous Italian holiday villas to choose from.
Travelling from the airport to your holiday letting should be easy, with public transport and taxis commonly available. Alternatively, rent a car and drive yourself; this allows you the freedom to explore Italy’s harder-to-reach points of interest.
Italy: a foodie paradise
You know the food must be good when it travels all the way around the world. But discard any ideas you have about the “Italian food” you're used to. Food from one area of Italy will be very different from the food served in another, or even in the next city!
What just about all parts of Italy have in common is a loving attention to detail that produces some of the best food in the world. It’s worth noting: Breakfast is light, lunches are long, and dinners are late. Try risotto, pizza, cheese, and gelato for dessert.
Weather in Italy: What to expect
While you can generally expect Italy to have excellent weather during the summer months, its large size means the country has many varied climates, so it really depends on where you’re going.
Southern regions have warm weather year round (though don’t be surprised at the odd rain showers), while the mountainous northern regions get up to a metre of snow during winter. The coasts and interior of the country also have their own climates.
Cities like Rome and Venice can get uncomfortably hot in summer, but generally speaking, you can expect mild and agreeable weather during your stay in your Italian holiday letting. Rent a holiday villa with a pool, stretch out in the sunshine and enjoy all that Italy has to offer.
Italy's top sights
It would be impossible to list all of Italy’s “best” attractions - there are simply too many. After all, this is a country with thousands of years of culture under its belt, with ancient ruins and some of the best art and natural scenery found anywhere in Europe. When we talk about the best sites in Italy, we’re really talking about some of the best sites in the world - and when you book a holiday villa in Italy, you'll have them all at your doorstep.
Vatican City may technically be its own country, but for all intents and purposes, it’s in Italy. St. Peter’s Basilica, the 16th-17th century church, is the highlight. This iconic structure is the most important building of the Catholic church and is bound to take your breath away. You can go inside and even visit the top, which offers sublime views of the sprawling city below.
Next on the list is Venice, the iconic water city that is one of Italy's most beautiful and historically interesting places destinations. Take a gondola ride if you wish, but just looking around this dreamlike city is a joy.
Lake Como, also in the north of Italy, offers a very different experience. This magnificent lake is bordered by stunning mountains and surrounde by small, pleasant villages that feature traditional, independent stores, delicious food, and beautiful villas owned by the rich and famous.
Finally, no visit to central Italy is complete without visiting the ruins of Rome. The Colosseum, which is nearly 2,000 years old, is the most famous attraction, while the nearby ruins of the Roman Forum offer unique insight into an age when philosophers and intellectuals congregated to discuss ideas that would illuminate the world. These are just two of the city's many outstanding attractions, which also include the Pantheon (dating back to 125 AD) and the famous Trevi Fountain.
Self-catering in Italian holiday villas
Italy's food culture is world-famous, but there's more to it than restaurants! The ingredients here are of the highest quality, and good regional wines abound as well. Make the most of it and have a truly Italian food experience by cooking yourself in the comfort of your holiday villa.
Wherever you are in the country, there will be food markets where you can buy the finest vegetables, meat, and fish to enjoy at home in your holiday letting. Don't worry if you can't locate a market, as most stores in villages and cities across Italy are guaranteed to sell top-notch products.
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