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We are an established accommodation provider and our passionate team have been arranging bespoke Italian accommodation for over 10 years.  Whether you are looking for a luxury villa in Tuscany, a sea view apartment on the Amalfi Coast or a secluded Trullo in Puglia, our portfolio comprises of hand-picked properties in picture-perfect locations throughout Italy to make your holiday unforgettable.

We are not just a booking portal, we have unrivalled experience in accommodation booking and a wealth of Italian destination knowledge.  Over the years, we have developed impeccable relationships with holiday home owners and partners in Italy, so you can rest assured that you will always be in safe hands to ensure a perfect holiday.

We can also find the perfect Italian holiday villa for you, whether you are travelling as a couple, a family or a large group with our complimentary property search, which takes the hassle away from your booking. 

We would love the opportunity to talk to you about your next trip and are confident we will provide the perfect villas in Italy for your next holiday, so please give one of our team a call on  +44 1332 920 049, email us on mark@homesinitaly.co.uk or simply browse through our unique collection today.


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Our guide to Lake Garda

Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. The magnificent lake and its shoreline are divided among the provinces of Verona (to the southeast), Brescia (southwest), and Trento (north) and due to its location, it enjoys a true Mediterranean climate.  The lake and mountain views, wonderful restaurants, wide choice of shops and activities, makes it a great holiday destination.

The resorts

The northern part of the lake is very pretty and surrounded by mountains.  Here you can visit the towns of Riva del Garda and Torbole both very popular among those who love sailing and windsurfing.

On this east side of the lake, beautiful towns like Torri del Benaco, Garda, Bardolino and Lazise welcome you, for relaxing strolls on the lakes side, sunbathing on the lovely little beaches.

In the south, Peschiera, Desenzano and Sirmione are the most popular villages. In this area you can find the liveliest nightlife of Lake Garda, with bars on the beaches where you can enjoy an aperitivo or a night out in the resorts themselves. In the picturesque peninsula of Sirmione, the Scaliger castle dominates the scene and gives the landscape a magical touch.

The western shore is called Riviera dei Limoni (Riviera of the lemons), due to the important presence of its lemon tree cultivation, with beautiful villages like Limone, Tremosine, Tignale, Gargnano, Salò, San Felice del Benaco and Manerba.

What to do?

You will be spoilt for choice on Lake Garda and it can be as relaxing or as energetic as you make it.  There are plenty of fabulous lakeside promenades perfect for strolling, on the lake itself you can take a boat between most of the resorts or to one of the islands to look at the beautiful villas or gardens.  For the more energetic, you can rent bikes easily and you are spoilt for choice in terms of watersports. The Funivia del Monte Baldo is a cableway that connects the town to the Monte Baldo, with cabins on the second section that rotates on itself to give passengers a 360° spectacular view of the lake and its surroundings.  For family fun, the lake is within easy reach of amusement parks like Gardaland, Caneva and Movieland or a day trip to nearby cities of Verona or Venice.

How to get there?

Lake Garda is blessed with being centrally located which means you will be spoilt for choice in terms of airports.  The main airports Milan Bergamo, Verona (Catullo airport) or Milan Malpensa are the most convenient but you can also use Venice or Treviso.

Where to stay?

There is a large range of property available around the lake, many with breath-taking views, from villas with swimming pools to apartments overlooking either the lake or the many resort piazzas. You will also find some lovely 'residences', which are great family-friendly properties hosting a selection of apartment types, with the benefit of having an on-site reception, bar and a range of activities and services. Visit www.holidayhomesinitaly.co.uk

What to eat?

Garda is influenced by its three neighbouring regions, so expect to see plenty of fish, meat and polenta! The lemons of Lake Garda, are an important ingredient in many local recipes, including Limoncino liqueur and lemon cream of the Riviera dei Limoni, a citron-flavored beverage, and many desserts. Thanks to Lake Garda's temperate climate vines and olive trees dominate the landscape of the eastern shore of the lake, called Riviera degli Olivi (Olives Riviera), where excellent wine and oil are produced. Here famous wines like Bardolino, Valpolicella, Bianco di Custoza, Lugana, Soave are produced.

Why Garda?

Lake Garda is the place to go if you are looking for a relaxing holiday, for those who love relaxing on the beaches, sightseeing or also walking in the mountains and the surrounding hills. A holiday that can meet everybody's needs!

Autumn and half-term in Italy - great weather, low rental prices and less people!

Most tourists visit Italy in the high season months of June, July and August – even the Italians themselves staycation in Italy (can you blame them?) mostly during August. However, from mid-September onwards, Italy transforms into an even magical place (is this possible?), where an air of calm descends on the well-trodden places of interest. With Sterling at an all-time low, visiting in low season could not be a better idea...

Fabulously-priced properties

Visiting outside of peak season will bring lots of benefits to the potential holidaymaker.  Prices for a start are significantly lower and can range from 25% to 50% less than high season and you can normally cherry pick your choice of self-catering villa or apartment with ease.  Imagine finding a villa with a pool for well under £1,000 per week – in the south, you can even half this! You will be surprised how reasonable half-term week is too.

Tempting sunshine

The weather tends to still excellent in September and often well into October in many regions – it can drift easily into the late 20’s in most places but obviously cooler in the mornings and evenings and becomes a little more unsettles to add even more drama to the beautiful landscape. For sun worshippers and sightseers alike, this can really be a refreshing change to the often stifling heatwaves of July and August.  Don’t forget parts of Italy were pushing 40C this summer!

Discover the real Italy

Visiting Italy in the autumn will often help you to discover the real regions; visiting historical towns and villages without the midsummer crowds, and driving on quiet country roads with blue skies can really be a joy.

Enjoy the festivals and activities

Another benefit is the fantastic food. Italian food is always fabulous but during the autumn period, many areas will boast festivals and start harvest season showcasing their local produce. It truly is a great time to explore the real Italy and blend in with the locals.

In terms of activities, there is plenty on offer.  The autumn period is perfect for a game of golf and other activities of interest such as sailing and diving, horse riding and fishing.

Where to visit

Autumn is fab all over Italy but here are our top 3 destinations for autumn sunshine in 2016:

1. Sicily – this island really shines in autumn. You will probably find some of the best weather all over Italy in Sicily in autumn, where the locals will often swim in the sea into November. A truly magical place.

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2. Puglia – deep in the south, this beautiful region boasts some of the cleanest beaches in Italy and its blend of rustic landscapes and kilometres of pristine coastline provide the perfect backdrop for some late season sunshine. The region’s raft of whitewashed towns and villages are a delight to explore out of high season and expect to still see life in the piazzas bars, restaurants, especially on the weekends.  The beauty of Puglia is that you are likely to find a villa with a pool for unbelievable prices in low season!

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3. Amalfi Coast - Amalfi boasts some of the most impressive coastline and architecture in Italy. As one
of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, it would be a crime not to drive along the coast if you are staying in
the region. Many people take this stunning road trip to marvel at the dramatic Mediterranean view and to
experience one of Italy's most picturesque destinations.

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Holiday Homes in Italy offers a wide range of self-catering accommodation in Italy, click here to search our collection of properties.

Italian ski resorts

Ski Holidays in Italy are a friendly and relaxed affair, involving not just skiing, but eating, drinking and sunbathing.

We offer a wide choice of ski accommodation in Italian ski resorts from fantastic ski apartments to chalets, B&B's and luxury hotels, with something to suit every budget and requirement. We also offer a wide range of resorts, so you can choose on the basis of facilities, piste network and altitude.

Italian ski resorts offer a rich variety of locations, from quieter family resorts, to lively and chic resorts.

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