What's hot in 2014? – our guide to the top 5 Italian destinations to go to this season

With most of us battling through cold temperatures , there is no better thought than having something to look forward to...It’s that time of year again when we all start thinking of the summer months ahead and of booking our summer holiday.

Whatever you are planning for your holidays, Italy will offer you a classic blend of natural, cultural and historical attractions. Italy is a very beautiful and diverse country with plenty to explore.....

More and more people are also discovering the benefits of renting a self-catering property for their holidays. Not only do you have plenty more space than taking hotel bedrooms but privacy and freedom.  There are no schedules or timetables for meals and you can come and go as you please!

Here are our predictions for the hottest 5 locations in Italy this year:


Sardinia – the second largest island in the Mediterranean is really making waves! It is graced with endless soft and golden beaches and crystal blue sea. The island offers a wide range of attractions, from quiet coves and beaches to nature reserves and mountaintop ruins very diverse considering its size. Inland, the countryside is rich with agriculture and the landscape includes ravines, crags, valleys and wooded hillsides.

All in all, an excellent holiday destination - an unspoilt and beautiful island where you can relax in a haven of peace and tranquillity. Be warned: you will fall in love with the place! Welcoming locals, a wonderful natural environment and some of the most gorgeous beaches in Europe.

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Villa Le Stelle, Sardinia


Lake Garda – the old favourite is back in vogue. the largest lake in Italy, Garda offers a great temperate climate with a landscape dominated by vines, olive trees and lemon trees. Beautiful villages surround the lake and there are a wealth of outdoor activities with many attractions such as vineyards, the beautiful city of Verona and Gardaland for the children on its doorstep.

Lake Garda is the place to go if you are looking for a relaxing holiday, for those who love relaxing on the beaches, sightseeing or also walking in the mountains and the surrounding hills. A holiday that can meet everybody's needs!

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Lago Vista Apartment, Lake Garda


Puglia – It’s made our list for the past couple of years and we cannot get enough of this region! The landscape and culture of Puglia are definitely Mediterranean and there are a wealth of towns and villages to explore. The crowning glory of the region is its beautiful coastline with miles of sandy beaches and sand dunes that are not overcrowded – think the Amalfi Coast without the crowds! This region offers some perfect coastal towns such as Polignano and Gallipoli.

Puglia offers a refreshingly different and affordable holiday destination and is a food and wine lover's paradise.

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Trullo Cedro


Umbria - has always played second best to its famous neighbour Tuscany but this year expect to see a lot in the media about ‘Italy’s green heart’ region;  the rolling hills, valleys and lakes make it gentle and serene. Dotted with splendid medieval hill towns and offering the chance to escape the crowds in Tuscany, Umbria presents a great alternative for those wanting to visit their own little piece of Italy.

It may not have the coast but its wonderful countryside, excellent hill towns, lively Perugia for shopping and nightlife, Lake Trasimeno for swimming and water sports, mountains for walking, excellent culture and strong traditions more than make up for it.  All in all, a perfectly serene and traditional holiday destination.

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Villa Magione


Amalfi Coast – there has been a lot of interest in another classic holiday destination in Italy and its not difficult to see why. Amalfi is not a bucket and spade holiday but a place for those who wish to mix the beauty of the coastline with great sights, villages and a traditional Italian way of life. Explore the area on the fantastically trilling coastal buses, jump on a boat or ferry to the pretty islands and enjoy the local cuisine.

Few visitors will forget the dramatic landscape and unique character of the Amalfi coast. Everyone seems to have their own favourite port of call and whichever you decide to visit will most undoubtedly remain etched on your mind for years to come!

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Casa Bella Positano
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