Holiday Homes in Italy near exciting attractions
Italy offers an exciting range of cultural, natural and historical attractions to see in combination with incredible events. Puglia's most famous attractions, for example, are the trulli, which are waiting to be discovered during your city, beach or forest holidays. Abruzzo, Campania, Molise and Basilicata also score highly with picturesque hill towns, beautiful coastal roads and hospitable people. Sicily is the perfect place to discover the imposing Mount Etna, ancient buildings and magnificent nature. Evening walks on the beach promenade will reveal the glamorous side of this wildly romantic island. Join in the carnival festivities when you rent an apartment in Venice, or delve into a deep and fascinating history when you rent in Rome.
Beach holidays in Italy
Of course, beach holidays are a huge draw to Italy, and with such a long coastline on all sides of the country, you can find beach activities and seaside holiday homes in many different locations. Head to the Amalfi Coast for beautiful walks by the sea or go to Sicily or Sardinia to take boat trips around an Italian island. The southernmost tip of the Italian boot is the wild and romantic Calabria, which has numerous Italian villas by the sea. The peninsula is lapped by both the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas, which gather here with 800 kilometres of excellent sandy beaches with azure water. From the terrace of NOVASOL’s Italian villas are beautiful views opening up over the Strait of Messina to Sicily. The pleasant climate, the wild, mysterious landscape, as well as the hearty and genuine taste of local cuisine make the Italian seaside the best for enjoying sports, adventure or pure relaxation by the sea.
Active holiday in Italy
Self-catering holidays in Italy with NOVASOL can be booked throughout the year. Our Italian villas are available in the Lazio region and also in rural Veneto. Staying here you can visit the two most beautiful cities of the world - Rome and Venice. Italy has gorgeous lakes from where the small cities look even more beautiful. Beach lovers can escape to the beaches on the Adriatic coast near the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. These islands are the best example of crystal clear water and an ideal spot for relaxation. During summers, there are plenty of outdoor pursuits that you can participate in. Both children and adults become easily enchanted by the beauty of the landscape and freedom of activities available on an active adventure holiday in Italy. Try your hand at parasailing, scuba diving, boating, fishing, hiking and climbing to name just a few.
Beautiful nature with villa holidays in Italy
The lack of raw materials, as well as historical and political development led to the South of Italy being less built up. This is sometimes clearly visible in the cities and municipalities, and can, in fact, mean that there are more experiences of nature to be had here. During villa holidays in Italy by the Southern coast, you can marvel at untouched landscapes like no other. This is ensured by diversified nature, with forests, lakes and waterfalls, blue sea and some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy, original flavours and secrets, as well as numerous atmospheric events. Meanwhile in Northern Italy, you will find stunning lakes, soaring mountains and countless opportunities for snow sports and hiking. If you are interested in nature, perhaps rent a villa in Lake Garda, in the rolling hills of Tuscany or on one of Italy’s ruggedly beautiful islands.
City breaks in Italy
In Italy’s major cities, you will find some of the most superb architecture and historical tours in the entire world. Find accommodation in Rome and spend your time getting lost in winding cobbled streets, transporting yourself back in time with epic landmarks, like the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Sistine Chapel. Perhaps rent holiday lettings in Tuscany and enjoy flowering gardens in Florence and galleries displaying famous works, such as Michelangelo’s ‘David’ sculpture and Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus’. Of course holiday homes in Venice are also popular, giving you access to one of the most beautiful and romantic cityscapes in the world. Relax on a gondola ride through the city’s infamous waterways and bridges.
Shopping at your villas in Italy
Italians are known worldwide for their fashion and shopping. Milan is, along with London, Paris and New York one of the few acclaimed fashion capitals of the world. This is no surprise as the timeless elegance and impeccable craftsmanship of Italian design has been known for many years. So if you enjoy shopping whilst on your family holidays, you must rent an Italian villas and see for yourself the markets and the globally renowned shopping districts. With each region and city comes a different surprise round the corner. Stroll through the shopping districts of Milan, searching for designer brands like Dolce and Gabbana, Prada, Gucci and Armani, or discover cheaper outlets, like in Cassette d’Ete on your villa holidays in Italy.
Events and carnivals
Italy is known for its love of celebration and there is a full range to take full advantage of during your self-catering holidays in Italy – be it a musical concert, a religious feast, food festival or a traditional cultural celebration, make sure to check the cultural calendar before you rent your NOVASOL villa as there is always something going on. The most popular carnival in the country is, of course, the masked extravaganza that is the Ventian Carnival. Enjoy fireworks, dancing, various performances and a generally lively atmosphere if you rent a holiday home over this period. However, don’t forget the lesser-known alternatives like the Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics, which is a boat race participated in by crews from Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa and Venice.
Leisure and adventure parks – Italian villas
There are plenty of theme parks all over the country for you to enjoy whilst you rent a villa in Italy. Whether you are an adrenaline junkie looking for thrilling rollercoaster rides, or if you are travelling as a family with children, you won’t be left short of fun things to do if you rent direct holiday homes from NOVASOL. Enjoy unleashing your inner cowboy at Cowboyland, see Italy from the perspective of a giant at Italia in Miniatura, visit a Pinnochio themed park or even have a close encounter with dinosaurs at the Parco Preistorico. Rent Venice accommodation and see the popular theme park, Gardaland, or visit Rimini and experience Fiabilandia.
Waterparks – Italian villa holidays
Waterparks are a great way to keep the kids refreshed and entertained on family holidays in Italy – especially in warm weather. Go for a swim, play on a variety of slides, brave the wave pool or simply relax with a book on the sun loungers. Keep your eyes peeled for waterparks near your holiday lettings, like Acqua Azzurra Park, Acqua Village Cecina, Acqua Village Follonica, Acquajoy, Acquapark Conte, Acqua Park Monreale, Acquapark Odissea 2000, Acquapark Onda Blu, Aquafan Riccione, Aqua Splash, Aquatico, Atlantica Park, Mirabilandia Beach, Water Park Eldorado, Water Park le Caravelle, Water Park Water Paradise, Parco Aqualandia and Valle dell'Orso. Italian villas are even more special with a swimming pool and trips to the beach, but why not change it up and throw in some rides?
Admire wildlife near your holiday lettings
If animals are your passion, then we suggest booking one of NOVASOL's unique cottages near a zoo. There are plenty to choose from and this is a great way to keep your family entertained – regardless of age. Zoos, animal parks and wildlife parks come in all shapes and size in Italy. Try Rome's Bioparco Zoo, Lo zoo di Napoli, Safari Park d'Abruzzo, Safari Park Pombia or Parco Zoo Falconara depending on the location of your Italian holiday home. If wildlife in nature is more up your street, perhaps organise your own fishing holidays, diving holidays or forest adventures right near your holiday lettings in Italy. Native species like marmots, ibex, eagles and even bears and wolves can still be spotted whilst exploring Italy.
As experts in family travel, below are some top suggestions for fun things to do and places to see on your self-catering holidays, so you will be happy regardless of whether you are renting Rome accommodation, a villa in Tuscany or an apartment in Milan. Just like our unique cottages, the range of attractions on offer, really give you something different everywhere you go. But there are consistencies with NOVASOL. We aim to provide you with as much or as little support before, during and after renting your holiday lettings as you need. Our dedicated local offices ensure that even if you have a query whilst enjoying your villa, someone can assist you promptly. Browse through our thousands of handpicked professionally managed holiday homes in Italy today and begin your adventure.