Europe is the world’s smallest continent in land area yet European countries welcome 480 million international visitors a year, more than half the global market, and 7 out of the 10 most visited countries are European nations. Travelers to Europe experience rich cultural experiences, breathtaking architecture, vibrant cities that are thousands of years old, beautiful country landscapes, and regional wine and culinary experiences like no where else.
Diverse and intriguing, Italy is a magnet for lovers of art, history, food, and wine. Each of Italy’s regions has its own charm and allure. The history, the architecture, the food, the wine, the people, the Southern beaches and the islands are all part of what makes Italy such a popular destination. Northern Italy features Venice and its romantic canals and gondola’s. Milan and Turin are centers of commerce and fashion. In Rome visitors can find breathtaking architecture and historical sites such as the Coliseum, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City to name just a few. Florence is the home of to some of finest art in the world and Tuscany features villas and farmhouses and gorgeous countryside that produces some of Italy’s finest wine. Southern Italy has charming towns and cities and warm southern beaches.
Experience the Almalfi Coast in a unique way as I have seeing it from two different perspectives – by land and sea with Amalfi Vacations. This company takes small groups with local guides and you visit hidden beaches and grottos, swim in some of the most beautiful waters of the Mediterranean, visit a new town each day including Almalfi, Positano, Capri, Ravello, and Praiano, and experience restaurants that cater to the local residents. Contact me to find out about this once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
Ireland is a scenic wonderland of serene lakes, rolling hills, and dramatic seaside cliffs such as the Cliffs of Mohar. The pubs of Dublin, epic coastal drives, ancient Castles and Irish manors are all part of the visitor’s experience in this beautiful country. Dublin features a vibrant nightlife and the Temple Bar district. Travelers can find 6th century ruins and the magical Blarney Stone in Cork. Galway is a medieval fishing city and Gaelic cultural center. The rolling hills of County Kerry feature quaint farmhouses and historic homes.
THE VILLA EXPERIENCE
There are many ways to experience Europe. Through our travel partners, we have access to over 1000 villa rentals in Italy and the South of France. Whether in a Tuscan villa overlooking rolling vineyards, a beautiful farmhouse set in the lavender fields in Provence, or perched high over the Mediterranean in the villages of the Cote’ d’ Azur, villas cater to those who seek charming and tasteful accommodations in private locations. A private villa or condo featuring all the amenities of a luxurious five-star resort but can actually be a more economical way to travel.
If you are thinking about a vacation in Europe with you and your family, Contact Us so that we can help you plan for the best vacation experience.