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Bali Villa Destinations


Located in the south eastern portion of the island, Candidasa is the newest destination to offer villa accommodations. Most accommodations are actually located between Candidasa and nearby Padangbai. This area first popped up on to the luxury travellers radar when the Aman group opened Amankila. The Alila group is also there now and we’re starting to see a few private villas open as well. Note that dining choices in the area are limited and taxis are few and far between. Look for a villa with a chef and a driver.

Why stay in Candidasa?

This is a good jumping off point for exploring the quiet rice terraces of east Bali and the slopes of Gunung Agung. It is also a good place to catch your breath either before or after a trip to neighboring Lombok. You can catch ferries to Lombok from Padangbai, or hire a speed boat if you prefer. With recent road improvements, Candidasa is now only 45 minutes drive from Sanur.


Canggu is the fastest growing villa accommodations

Perfect Villa Holiday

Take some time to do some research about the area you want to stay in. Have a look at Trip Advisor and talk to people who have been on holiday to that area before.

Whilst some people think that the free ads is a good place to start looking, do so with caution – what protection can you / do you have if you book via one of these?

Ask to talk to previous renters of your holiday villa, a good landlord has nothing to worry about and will happily ask people to get in touch and validate their claims about the property.

Ask questions about the property, when advertsing some landlords find they do not have enough space to describe their villa. Ask about the property, get them talking and telling you about the villa, you will get a better idea of the property and its suitability for you and your family.

Google the villas name and location, see what comes up. You may find out things that can alter your decision

Travel Hotspots of Northern Italy


The beautiful Trieste deserves the first mention for its magnificent edifices and natural heritage. The city has a rich history of buildings, and lures visitors with its castles and opulence. Overlooking the sea, Miramare Castle is a pleasant sight on a peak of a ridge. The castle has conserved its old charm with furnishings. Piazza Unità D’Italia is locally famous as the Living Room of the city. Grotta Gigante is another natural attraction in the form of a cave that catches the fancy of visitors.


The city is supposed to have witnessed the love story of Romeo and Juliet but it is not the only thing that makes Verona a must visit for Northern vacationers. The city has survived various invasions and preserves its heritage. Vacations usually visit the city to see the balcony from where Juliet spoke to her beloved. Roman amphitheater named The Arena and art-filled churches are also much admired.


For cheese lovers, a Northern Italian vacation cannot be complete without visiting the Parma city. It is known

Some Special Events in Italy

Festa della Madonna Bruna in Matera, Italy

This is a unique festival held in southern Italy in July. The festival’s highlight comes when a Carro carrying the Madonna is destroyed. The Carro is made of papier mache and takes an entire year to create. Making the Carro is a skill passed down from one generation to the next.

L’Ardia di San Costantino

Held in Sardinia, L’Ardia di San Costantino is an Italian horse race. l Palio di Siena

Il Palio di Siena is a famous festival and horse race – probably the most famous in the country.

Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia

This is a very popular international jazz festival that’s held in July in Perugia.

A Carnevale Ogni Scherzo Vale

Italians have this carnival before the 40 days of deprivation experienced during the advent of Lent. This type of festival has become popular in cities around the world.

Valentine’s Day in Italy

Italy celebrates Valentine’s Day with shops selling china baskets or cups filled with candies tied with ribbons. Getting engaged on Valentine’s Day is a tradition in Italy.

Christmas In Italy (Buon Natale)


Dream Villa Vacation

Firstly don’t get fooled by a single picture – especially if it’s tiny and difficult to see – or the lovely descriptive prose which may not resemble reality. All villas can look stunningly beautiful when painted gleaming white, but avoid booking one that does not show sufficient interior pictures. And look closely into each picture – does the bedroom show a headboard, or is it just pillows against the wall? This could indicate lack of preparation by the owner or lack of expenditure on the villa generally.

Clarify if the pictures are current. Was that fantastic view taken from the roof of the building or before some building plot was developed next door? It’s not much fun if your sea view is only from the top floor toilet. It does happen.

Ask if you have sun on your terrace. Or will you be in shade from 1pm onwards? Find out about the villa’s position and orientation so you know that you do not have go to the beach in order to catch some rays.

A private villa owner may oversell his pride and joy. Think about the things that can make a big difference to

Exotic Holiday Experience

Italy has set records ticking, being considered the fourth most visited country in the world. Italy has competently found its place on the globe with people and places to reckon with- who has not heard of Michelangelo, the famous artisan behind the great Sistine Chapel, in Rome, not too far behind is another personality Leonardo Da Vinci a gifted man of intelligence. While these were people who made Italy famous, Pasta a equally famous Italian dish found its way to millions of food lovers across the world. Besides Pizza now categorised as fast food all over was first made in Italy. Contrary to popular belief the Leaning Tower of Pisa has nothing to do with the name pizza. Rather it is a popular monument built years ago which literally leans and this characteristic makes it impossible to forget.

Italy is also known for its luscious wines, sumptuous olives, exquisite cheeses, and is world famous for its rich quality of foods and wines. What attracts a large number of tourists to Italy has to undoubtedly be the rich history, sumptuous food platters, the Old world charm and the handcrafted items that serve as memoirs to gift once you

Hotels in Italy

Hotels in Italy are expensive as compared to the hotels in other places of Europe. Facilities in these are vary depending on the service they offer and also the hotel type and location. that is located in city center is likely to be highly priced as compared to one located in suburbs. These are some of the small things you can check if you do not want to spend too much money on accommodation during the trip. Research about the hotels properly on the web and read reviews, you are sure to find something that suits your requirements.

There are many hotels in Italy and no matter what you requirements are; you will find something you like. Apart from the basic facilities; luxury have additional services to give guest the ultimate experience of luxury while staying in the hotels. Some of the options include:

• Atlantis Bay
• Golden Palace
• Hotel Garda
• Hotel Soperga
• Hotel Raffaello
• Borgo Paraelios
• Bernini Bristol
• Aldrovandi Palace
• Baia dei Faraqlioni
• Grand Hotel Baglioni
• Carlton hotel Baglioni
• Grand hotel A Villa Felt
• Capri Palace Hotel -Spa

Facilities that you can

First Timer Visiting Italy

The number one tip for my mom was to not over pack clothing or shoes. This is because of the amazing shopping in Italy! I found amazing items at the street markets in Rome and Florence. It is easy to become inspired by Italian fashion and there are plenty of opportunities to find gorgeous clothing, shoes and handbags.

For my father I told him to not to get caught up with making and keeping a strict itinerary. Instead, to embrace the Italian culture and leave a few days open to discover what is around the next corner.

After returning home they both agreed that my Italy travel advice was worth taking. Traveling and vacationing in Italy is much different from most American vacation experiences. If you like history and art Italy has more than enough to go around. Even total art buffs can become a little burnt out if touring museums and monuments is the main focus.

I recommend mixing it up a bit from day to day. Enjoying the Italian countryside is a great way to take a break from high tourist volume in Rome, Venice, and Florence. My parents had an amazing time

Purchasing Private Florida Villa

Consider the Location
First of all, if you’re going to purchase a private Florida villa, you need to consider the location of the villa. There are many different places all across the state where you can purchase. Figure out the area where you want to buy. Do you want to live further away from the city or do you want to be near the hustle and bustle of a city full of life? Do you enjoy being near the beach or do you want to be near Orlando and all the great tourist attractions available?

Once you actually think about the property location, then you need to decide the type of property you want to go with. Do you need only a couple of bedrooms or a place that has several bedrooms so you can enjoy company? Figure out whether you want a pool, whether you want to be on a large resort, or whether you prefer to be in a small development where there is a lot of privacy for you.

Think About Your Budget
The next thing to think about is your budget. Figure out how much money you can realistically spend on the

Autumn Brings a Host of Italy

If you’re searching for Italy travel deals throughout September, October, November, and early December, you’ll find that this “shoulder” season means lower prices on everything from hotel rooms to organized and custom tours. The discounted prices can lower your output substantially, leaving a little extra money to splurge on that great pair of shoes in that shop in Milan, that extra bottle of wine with dinner in Tuscany, and perhaps that unique work of art you’ve spied in a gallery in Florence.

In addition, autumn puts travelers in Italy during a time when festivals are abundant. Italy travel deals in the fall months might include a visit to Calabria, for example, where there are at least three notable festivals occurring during that season. September brought the “Pizza Chef Champion of Italy 2010” competition to this town located on Italy’s “toe”. It October there’s a quirky gathering of accordion players that’s part of the Festival of the Madonna of Constantinople. To cap off the season, an annual Mushroom Festival is held in the town of Mammola, celebrating the harvest of mushrooms from the thousands of acres where they grow around the town. All sorts of mushroom dishes are

You can Enjoying Foods in Italy

The foods in Italy are specialties of the particular region of the country that you find yourself. There is no country with a greater diversity of cuisines native to the area than Italy. Some of the cooking practices have been passed down through the generations and continue to add to the flavor of this wonderfully diverse country.

The cuisine in Northern Italy uses more butters and cream sauces than what you may think of when you think about Italian food. There is less use of olive oil and tomato sauces in Northern Italian cooking. The coastal regions have a wonderful selection of seafood. The regions of Italy typically rely on the game and fowl that live in the area.

As you travel through the various cities in Italy, take the time to explore the local cuisine. Enjoying the foods of Italy is the best way to experience the culture of the region. Italian people take great pride in the foods that are cooked in the country. What you will learn as you vacation in Italy, is that there is more to Italian cuisine than just lasagna and pizza, however when you do eat authentic Italian pizza,

Choice Hotels

La Perla Corvara, Italy

Situated high in the Dolomites, the South Tyrolean lodge called La Perla is located in Corvara, a friendly Alpine village that’s near the Swiss border. The lodge has traditional rooms with rustic wood furniture, decorative headboards and printed fabrics. The hotel resembles a typical Swiss lodge, with a dining area that has all wood paneling and timbered ceilings. The walls are lined with wine bottles. There’s also an unusual motorcycle museum at the resort that has antique bikes on display! The resort is just over 100 miles from Venice.

Guests at La Perla enjoy the daring view of the Dolomite peaks, snowshoeing and skiing activities, and also hiking

during warm weather. There are Turkish baths, a jacuzzi and saunas as well as an indoor-outdoor pool. This is a fun and relaxing place to rest during your Italy tour.

Vigilius Mountain Resort South Tyrol, Italy

This resort sits at the top of a mountain in South Tyrol in the Alps, near the Italian-Austrian border. Don’t want to drive up the mountain? You won’t have to because this resort is accessible by cable car only – 1500 meters up!


Essential Security on Villa Rental

Personal security;

Be aware upon your arrival to the airport, since this is where an opportunist thief will seek to identify his or her target, which is when most money will be within the party.

Thieves may identify potential targets for many reasons. Some include seeing expensive luggage or a video cam, or they may see a pre-occupied family in a flustered state. Clearly keep possessions close to you, but do keep an eye out for anyone watching you in particular.

Most importantly, check that you are not being followed in the car: if you think you might be then slow down and let them pass. If you remain suspicious then take a note of their registration number and report it to the police. Thieves tend to work as pairs and of mixed gender. They can also work as two individual teams and communicate with each other.

Be aware and look around at ATMs: be prepared with your card and pin number before you go to the machine and don’t count your cash in front of the ATM for onlookers to see. It is advisable that two persons attend the ATM when withdrawing cash,

Phuket Villa Rentals

In the recent years, the market demand for villas is booming. A lot of vacationers love to enjoy their long holidays in the luxurious villas because the rental offered is very reasonable. For people who are always on their business trips, they usually find that the hotel accommodations in most of the countries are more or less the same in term of facilities and features. However, when you spend your holiday in Phuket, you will be experiencing a totally different environment when you stay in the villas. The amenities available are very unique and impressive.

Why are the villas so great?

First thing first, you need to ask yourself whether villas are really suitable for you. To be frank, villas are specially catered for vacationers who travel in groups or for those who intend to stay longer in the particular place, say 2 weeks to one month or even more. For your information, the villa rentals will be higher during peak period due to high demand. However, if you travel in groups, staying in villas will be much cheaper because the cost is shared among a group of people. You can even enjoy better rates if

Romantic Wedding in Italy

Before focusing on the romance of the day – this is the first question to answer, and the answer is Yes.

A wedding in Italy is perfectly legal, provided you follow some straightforward guidelines. Unless you speak Italian, it is very important that you find a good, bilingual, wedding planner. She will take care of everything for you – from the simple legal requirements to liaising with the caterer, florist, local town hall, photographer, musicians… whatever you need to make your day complete.

For British citizens, all the bride and groom need to do in advance is to make an appointment with their local UK Superintendent Registrar to get a Certificate of No Impediment. This, and your birth certificates and photocopies of your passports, will then be sent to your wedding planner, who will liaise with the British Consultate in either Florence or Rome, and the local ‘comune’ (council) in Italy to arrange your permission to marry. She’ll talk you through the whole thing, step by step. If you come from other parts of the world, including the US, the process is similar and not at all complicated.

There is a legal requirement in most

About Rome Hotels

Rome offers a variety of accommodations and lodgings ranging from hotels, boarding hostels, guesthouses, campgrounds, self-catering accommodations to the more traditional lodges and inns. But hotels are still the most popular choice by many tourists not only because of the luxury they offer but also because of their accessibility.

In choosing your hotel, the primary consideration is your budget. What would be affordable given your resources?

One-star hotels such as Cressy, Kristi, Sandra, Mari 2, II Castelletto, II Papavero, Gabriele, Viennese, Antica Locanda Palmieri, Cristina’s, Euro Quiris, Sallustio, Malta, Mari, Azzurra, Beauty, Andreina, Aristotele, Moscatello and Les Chambres d – or will cost you from 45.00 to 70.00 euro. Prices of two-star hotels like Urbis, Felice, Ferrarese, City Guesthouse, Cassia, Domus Mea, Hollywood Roma, Cortorillo, Mirage, Ducale, Halifax, Piave, Rubino, Planet, Stella, Paradise, Virginia, Sweet Home, Scott House, Baltic, Cavour, Georgina, Magic, New York, Amico, Ascot, Dell-Urbe, Marco Polo, Teti, Tempio de Pallade, Marcus, Robinson, Italia, Giubelio, Dei Mille, Ercoli, Gabriella, Luciani, Lussemburgo, Luzzatti and vary from 50.00 to 70.00 euro. You can stay in three-star hotels such as Cascina Palace, Flaminius, Arcadia, Waldorf, Zone, Giada, XX Settembre, Villa Maria Regina, Giotto, Palacavicchi to name a

Enjoy the Rugged Southern Tip of Bali

1. Know the waters before you take a dive.

You wouldn’t just walk up to a deep pool and dive in without knowing how deep it is and if it is infested with sharks. The same logic should apply when visiting this more remote area of Bali. It is a wonderful place that will feel like paradise if you have never been anywhere this secluded on past vacations, but you have to prepare yourself ahead of time for the climate and terrain.

This southern tip of Bali is rather dry, but there can be monsoons during certain seasons. A lot of the best beaches and attractions are down long dirt roads that may not be comfortable for driving a vehicle. There are no big city lights, night clubs, and 24/7 fast food joints.

Learn about this region and the calm, relaxing way of life. Go prepared for a soothing vacation away from the crowds and noise.

2. Check your budget before you even tempt yourself with this slice of heaven.

Since this southern tip of Bali is more remote and exclusive, you can expect prices for rental villas and other things to be

Disney With Toddlers

Where to stay: Florida Villa or Disney Hotel? There are two obvious choices of where to stay for your Disney holiday. You can stay in a Florida villa and hire a car or book into an on site Disney hotel. Having a villa gives the parents more space to relax while the kids were in bed. The advice from our mums was to:

  • Look for villas with steps into the pool and a shelf so the kids can sit in the shallow water.
  • Check out the safety guards at the villa before you go by contacting the villa owner directly.
  • Check which have free use of highchairs, buggies and cots.

In Florida, all doors are alarmed by law, so children can’t get out of the villa without you knowing. For those that want to lap up every Disney minute there are the Disney Hotels. They are a magical experience with fantastic pools and play areas and perhaps a chance to meet some of the Disney characters at breakfast. One mum who stayed at the Disney World Yacht Club loved the pool area with it’s safe parts for toddlers. Their room also had a balcony overlooking the lake, so

Safety When Arriving Holiday Villa

Gas boilers that are not properly maintained, and exhaust their gases back into the house, will cause carbon monoxide poisoning: a well maintained gas boiler that is properly vented is vital. A gas certificate should also be issued for gas central heating installations.

Flexible rubber gas tubes are used in all houses that have a gas hob or a gas central heating system: these rubber tubes have an expiry date printed on them, as they last about 5 years. It is very common for people to forget to renew these tubes, which do become fatigued and can leak gas. Check the date on the tube, which you will find imprinted along the tube that connects the gas bottle to the hob. Inform the appropriate person immediately if you find the date has expired.

It is a common practice in Spain for the washing machine to be placed in the bathroom along with the electrical connection socket, but this is dangerous as the bathroom is a wet environment and the user is likely to be wet too. The socket should be in an adjacent room, or be located in its own utility room.

Some older villas

Pick A Private Villa For Wedding Party

Check the surroundings. Is it a peaceful surrounding? You want the surroundings to be peaceful and exclusive because having it will make the place appear more exclusive.

How is the landscaping? Is the landscape beautiful and suitable for the event? Are there palm trees swaying in the wind and creating a romantic setting? These little details are what you should be taking note of when assessing the villa.

Ideally, the villa should be located near a beach, where the sounds of the waves can be heard. All your guests will enjoy the natural serene environment and that will help make your party a great success.

The size of the villa. Obviously, you need to pay attention to how big the house is. How many guests do you think the house can accommodate? For sure, you don’t want to invite too many people to a small house as that will lead to overcrowding and your guests will be feeling uncomfortable.

Check available furnishing. When you plan for a party, you should always think ahead. Try to anticipate the needs of your guests. For instance, how many chairs do you think you need? Are there enough