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Where to base ourselves with 1 year old for a month in S. Italy?

Old Feb 8th, 2011, 01:41 AM
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Where to base ourselves with 1 year old for a month in S. Italy?

Hello,

We are 2 people plus one year old traveling through Italy. We want to rent a house preferably with a pool for the month of May. We will have a car. Would like to be in a town that is suitable for taking day trips to other towns and close to beach. Thinking of Messina or Taormina but am open to other suggestions.
Question:
Can anyone recommend websites for this search?
Any other towns to stay in for a month?

Many thanks
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Old Feb 10th, 2011, 09:53 PM
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Hello - personally, I love the Puglia region. It is my favorite region in Italy - in my opinion it's like stepping back in time a bit. The area known as the Valle d'Itria is magical and near some amazing towns - Martina Franca, Cisternino, Locorotondo, Ostuni. This is the area where the structures called "trulli" are located - google and take a look. From Martina Franca it is about 45 minutes to the Mediterranean seaside and even less time to the Adriatic seaside. The food in the region is also amazing!
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Old Feb 11th, 2011, 03:57 AM
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Puglia.


http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-ren...y/apulia/r1092
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Old Feb 11th, 2011, 04:23 AM
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You can also try www.homelidays.co.uk. Be aware that freestanding houses with a pool for two people and an infant are very, very scarce. May is the very beginning of pool or beach season.
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Messina is not good--Taormina is too expensive---look at Cefalu in Sicily. However, look at the site www.summerinitaly.com for great rentals on the coast in such places as Minori or Salerno. They are easy to work with.
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I am perpetually looking for exactly the same type of rental--a small house with a good pool. (In my case, I need a pool suitable for serious swimming, which is very rare in southern Italy).
In my incessant searching, I found that Puglia is quite a fertile area for well-priced freestanding rentals with pools.

You do not mention your price range, but if your budget is ample, these sites offer beautiful properties:

http://www.thinkpuglia.com/villa-collections.aspx



http://www.homeinpuglia.com/


http://www.dreamhomesinpuglia.com/holiday_rentals.aspx





I agree with Zerlina that you may have to take a house larger than one for only 3 persons.

Another idea is the island of Ischia, where prices are generally a lot lower than on the Amalfi Coast.

Yet another idea, Calabria, near Tropea and Capo Vaticano.

Look, too, at:

www.FlipKey.com
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