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All of Italy: Agencies and rent from owner websites
with listings for several regions of Italy.
Rome: (Roma) Italy's main
art city, center of ancient Rome. An absolute "must see" and "must experience".
Largest city in Tuscany, art city with the Uffizi, Santa Croce, etc.
Venice: (Venezia) A
major tourist destination - the city of canals and art.
Valle d'Aosta: Northwestern Italy on the border of the Alps in Switzerland
and France. Main cities: Aosta.
Piedmont: (Piemonte) Northwestern
Italy, north of the Mediterranean, bordering on France and Switzerland.
Main cities: Turin (Torino), Asti, and Verbania on the western shore of
Lombardy: (Lombardia) Northern
Italy. Main cities: Milan, Bergamo, Varese, and towns on Lake Como (Como,
Bellagio, Menaggio, Varenna).
Trentino Alto Adige: Northern Italy, bordering on Austria and the Alps.
The mountains called the "Dolomites" are in this region. Main cities:
Bolzano, Trento, Cortina.
Veneto: Borders on the Adriatic coast.
Main cities: Venice (separate page), Padua
(Padova), Vicenza, Verona (Romeo and Juliet's balcony, famous opera).
Friuli-Venezia-Giulia: Northeastern Italy on the borders
of Austria and Slovenia. Main cities: Trieste, Udine.
Liguria: The Italian Riviera, on the
Mediterranean coast from France to Tuscany. Main cites: San Remo, Genoa
(Genova), Portofino, Camogli, Levanto, Cinque Terre, Portovenere.
Emilia-Romagna: Central region
north of Tuscany. Famous for its cuisine. Main cites: Bologna, Ravenna,
Ferrara, Modena, Parma.
Central Italy (continued)
Tuscany: Central region in Italy, famous for cuisine, wine, art. Main cities: Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Siena, Cortona, Arezzo. The Chianti is the wine area between Florence and Siena. The Val d'Orcia south of Siena, with Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano.
Umbria: Called the "green heart of
Italy", central region east of Tuscany. Main cities: Perugia, Assisi,
Spello, Spoleto, Todi, Orvieto.
Marche: East of Umbria, bordering on
the Adriatic. Main cities: Urbino, Ascoli, Ancona.
Lazio: South of Tuscany, borders the
Mediterranean. Main cities: Rome (separate page),
Viterbo, Tarquinea, Rieti, Ostia Antica, Sperlonga.
Abruzzo: Rural, mountainous area east
Molise: Small region east of Lazio.
Campania: South of Rome, on the Mediterranean
coast. Famous Amalfi Coast and Sorrento. Main cities: Naples, Avelino,
Salerno, Amalfi, Positano, Capri, Ischia, Sorrento.
Sardinia: (Sardegna) Island
in the Mediterranean, south of the French island of Corsica.
Basilicata: Southern Italy. Main cities: Potenza, Matera (with the
"Sassi" cave dwellings).
Puglia: Southeastern Italy, on the
Adriatic coast, an upcoming tourist area. Main cities: Trani, Bari, Taranto,
Brindisi, Lecce, Ostuni, Alberobello ("truilli").
Calabria: The "toe" of Italy. Main
cities: Cosenza, Reggio dei Calabria.
Sicily: (Sicilia) Large island
off the toe of Italy, famous for its cuisine and ancient ruins. Main cities:
Other Vacation Rentals
Agritourism: B&B or apartments on farms where
you rent directly from the owner are listed on Agritourism (Agriturismo) sites.
Rent by Owner Sites: Large websites with
worldwide vacation rental listings. Listings are placed by vacation rental