Home in Italy - Luxury villas in Italy
Europe +39 075 505 78 65
UK toll free 0 808 189 0999
US and Canada toll free 1 877 293 7654

posts tagged ‘ News ’

RABBIT BEACH: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH IN ITALY

posted by Home In Italy on April 12th, 2017

If it is true the words of the French writer Jean-Claude Izzo that “in front of the beach happiness is a simple idea” the Rabbit Beach in Lampedusa, Cala Mariolu and Cala Goloritze in Ogliastra are the true “kings” of Italy. TripAdvisor are in fact leading the ranking of Italian Travelers’ Choice Beaches Awards 2017.

343 beaches awarded with the victory of Spain with La Concha in San Sebastian in Europe and Brazil with Baia do Sancho worldwide.

Regarding Italian beaches returned to the first position the Rabbits beach, climbing three steps of the ranking compared to last year, but the most awarded is Sardinia region with 5 beaches awarded to 10: in addition to Cala Mariolu and Cala Goloritze on the podium there are in fact La Pelosa in Stintino (5 / a), Port Rush Villasimius (6 / a) and is Aruttas in Cabras (10 / a).

Here below the Italian ranking:
1.Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa, Agrigento
2.Cala Mariolu, Baunei, Ogliastra
3.Cala Goloritze, Baunei, Ogliastra
4.Cala Rossa, Favignana, Trapani
5.La Pelosa, Stintino, Sassari
6.Porto Giunco, Villasimius, Cagliari
7.Baia del Silenzio, Sestri Levante, Genova
8.Cala Bianca, Marina di Camerota, Salerno
9.Spiaggia di Tropea, Tropea, Vibo Valentia
10.Is Aruttas, Cabras, Oristano

Here below more villas here near Stintino- Sardinia and near Agrigento- Sicily.

MAIORI AND MINORI BEACHES

posted by Home In Italy on March 9th, 2017

Erchie is a tiny fishing village overlooking one of the most beautiful beaches of the Amalfi Coast. The two hundred meter long beach is guarded by two Saracen towers, originally built to warn off pirate attack. The water is always clean and the beach catches the sun until late afternoon. There is a stretch of “free” beach next to the bathing establishments.

How to get to Erchie
By car: On the SS163, three kilometers after Cetara (for those driving from Vietri) you’ll see the turning for Erchie. You can pay to leave your vehicle in one of the town’s car parks, from where a short flight of steps leads down to the beach.
By public transport: Salerno – Amalfi bus line. The bus will leave you at the junction on the main road, from here you will need to walk down to the beach.

Maiori beach is 930 meters long and 40 meters wide and is one of very few sandy beaches on the Amalfi Coast. The beach is almost completely occupied by bathing establishments. There are just two narrow strips of “free” beach at either end of the beach. Refreshments are available from kiosks located in both the bathing establishments and on free areas.

Only 4 minutes away from Maiori beach ia located 2 stunning villas: Argento and Olearia. These enchanting property, strategically situated on a rocky promontory overlooking the Amalfi coastline, are one of the most exclusive, private estates of this idyllic region. The extensive grounds, descending from the coast-road through a landscape of dense Mediterranean vegetation to a spectacular, sheer cliff-edge above a crystal-clear sea, offer a unique setting where tradition meets with innovation and relaxation reigns supreme.
The estate, boasts two outstanding constructions, each with characteristic features and spectacular sea-views. Both are very distinct for architectural style and era: the Argento is a renovated, medieval, Saracen tower surrounded by several independent, stone outbuildings. The Olearia is a contemporary residence designed by an eminent Italian architect in a harmonious fusion of style and local tradition.
These two units may be hired collectively or separately, both are equipped with private pool areas, terraces and luxury amenities.

How to get to the beach of Maiori
Maiori beach is located directly opposite the town with which it shares its name, on the other side of the main road.
By car: Exit the A3 motorway at Vietri sul Mare and head towards Maiori. At the end of the road running parallel to the sea, to the right, you’ll find a large car park. Alternatively, there are parking spaces along the roads in the town (charge applies).
By public transport: Sita coach company Salerno – Amalfi line

Minori beach is a 250 meter long, sandy beach. In the middle of the beach there are 3 bathing establishments, to either side of which the beach is ‘free’. Whilst in Minori, you’ll want to pop in to Salvatore De Riso’s pastry shop to sample some of the mouth watering delicacies created by the Amalfi Coast’s most famous pastry chef!

How to get to Minori beach
By car: traveling on the SS 163, from Vietri, proceed beyond Maiori and after a couple of bends you’ll come to Minori. You can pay to park your vehicle on the blue lines, or in one of the town’s three car parks.
By public transport: Sita coach company Salerno – Amalfi line.

ALBEROBELLO

posted by Home In Italy on March 7th, 2017

The view gets lost in colored glimpses of lands and grass, little hills that go down to the valley, continuing the breathless landscape. This is the Itria Valley, in the southend part of the Murgia area. Here stand up Alberobello, with its Trulli.

Somewhere you have to visit it at least once. The old town is almost entirely trulli and quite spectacular, a trip into fairyland. Don’t miss the 2 storey Trullo Savrano. Plenty of restaurants and wonderful little shops full of handicrafts at very reasonable prices. Free wine tasting in many of the shops. Many of the shopkeepers invite you in to view their goods but don’t be put off by this. They won’t be offended if you don’t buy – they are just so proud of their products and want to share them with you. Great hand made woollen and linen goods at exceptional prices.

Sunsets, dawns, star-spangled nights and snowfalls give to the Trulli always a new guises. These are shows that renew the magic also for the local citizens!

The “Trulli’s Valley” also known as Valle d’Itria, is placed in the heart of the tableland of Murgia which is called “Murgia of the Trulli”, represents an environmental and cultural Unicom that has always aroused in tourists hyperbolic descriptions. It is a town spread in extent of the valley with more then twenty thousand home settlings homogeneous in the essential structure (Trullo), but variously elaborated and utilized according to the specific and individual requirements.

There is not a tourist that, visiting Puglia, doesn’t stop in Alberobello, bewitched by the beauty of a land that seems so far from the rest of the world.

Learn more about Trullis in Puglia.

WHY VISITING VIESTE IN APRIL IS BETTER THAN IN AUGUST

posted by Home In Italy on February 9th, 2017

Picking the month of April for a holiday in Puglia is the perfect choice for all those who do not mind sudden storms, mild temperatures or finding the Michelin restaurants closed. Booking your stay in the historic center of Vieste in this time of the year is a conscious and strategic decision.

The main reason why most people prefer to stay at home during the low season is that it is not summer yet, however wandering around the narrow streets of Vieste during this time of the year means avoiding the crowds that often force you to slow down your pace or push you against a wall. You can take your time and marvel at the details of this beautiful old town, you do not have to queue to visit anything, nor to suffer the scorching heat of August. It will be easy to reserve a table at the restaurants and to receive some cuddles from the restaurateurs. In fact it is not easy for them to keep up with the excessive pace of the summer months and you may not receive the same attentions.

Even in areas such as the Gargano, where the beautiful beaches invite visitors during the hottest months, the beach is certainly not the only reason for vacationers. This time of year it is possible to go for beautiful hikes which are definitely less pleasant during the hot summer months.

This relates not only to the Gargano area, but in general to all the coastal locations of Italy.
For example, wandering along the nature trail of the bay of Mergoli is a unique experience, a real treat for the eyes, something one can hardly forget, especially when you reach Vignanotica Beach.

One of the reasons for visiting Vieste in April is that you can do everything you do in a month like August, only you can do it better because you do not constantly clash with the crowd, the temperatures are mild and pleasant, the locals friendly and kinder, not stressed by the hard work of the summer months.
The prices then are much lower.

Rent a bicycle and enjoy beautiful rides while exploring the bays North and South of Vieste, stop by for lunch at the beautiful Baia dei Campi, a favorite among tourists, leave the bike and have lunch while sitting by the sea.
Cycling is one of the many activities that are more pleasant to enjoy during low season when there are not many cars down the Street.

For more villas in Puglia click here.