Italy is a European country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands. When picturing Italy, the first thing in mind comes the fascinating views of the mountains with beautifully white snow edges and white sandy beaches with crystal clear water. Sounds like the perfect holiday destination, doesn't it?Read more about holiday cottages in Italy
Cottages in Italy
Italy is a European country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands. When picturing Italy, the first thing in mind comes the fascinating views of the mountains with beautifully white snow edges and white sandy beaches with crystal clear water. Sounds like the perfect holiday destination, doesn't it?
Imagine - mountains, forests, meadows, lakes .. It is possible to explore the spectacular nature of Italy with Nature.house. The remote locations of our Italian cottages and holiday homes gives you the freedom you need for a relaxing holiday in nature. Away from the crowd and away from your busy daily routine. However, if you prefer to explore not only nature but also architecture and the vibe of the cities, there is a possibility to book an accommodation near to a village. Italy is famous for its pastoral charm, that is especially presented in Umbria, Calabria, Abruzzo, and the less-known Le Marche. We even offer accommodation in the Nature Parks and National Parks, where you can be sure to find an abundance of unique flora and fauna species. Check National Park Abruzzo Lazio Molisse.
Flora and Fauna
In Italy, a big part of the flora and fauna has disappeared after years of cultivation and hunting. However, the present flora and fauna attracts many nature lovers with its sunny vineyards, natural parks and olive groves. These landscapes reveal spectacular views. If you are interested to see the original vegetation of Italy, then be sure to visit one of the remote border regions or the famous Sardinia. There you will find more than 600 different plant species that are considered as unique for the country. Highlands of the peninsula, Sardinia and Sicily are covered with evergreen and cork oaks, stone and Alep pines, olives, carob trees and lentsks. Higher grounds are planted by oaks, beech and chestnut trees, spruces, fir and pines, white ash, oriental sycamore and white poplar.
Italy is one of the few places where you will be able to spot golden eagles, Italian wolves and lynx. Unfortunately, due to deforestation and developments of agriculture it reduced the variety of animals in Italy. For this reason, most of the wildlife dwells in the mountain area. There are around 400 species of birds in Italy including mountain partridge, vulture, swift, black and wood grouse, golden eagle. In fact, Italy is also one of the rest stops for the annual bird migration to Africa. Noticeable sea dwellers are common for red mullets, sea crucians, white and sword sharks. Tuna, mackerel, sardines and flounders are objects of the fishing industry. Variety of life in the sea is complemented by invertebrates like sponges and red corals.
Did you know that Italy is the only country that has over 50 UNESCO World Heritage sites? There are many unique places all over the Italian cities. Also, the pure nature makes it worth visiting. The diversity of landscapes provides endless possibilities for outdoor activities and sports. Since almost half of the country is either mountainous or bumpy, it is a perfect destination for passionate hikers. Grab snacks with you and have an amazing picnic with a spectacular view! If you want to go skiing, then pick an Italian cottage in the mountains. You also have the option to book an accommodation near the sea or lake. When having a house near the waters, in summer, it is a great place for swimming, fishing or kayaking. Also, renting a cottage with a private pool is an option. Spend the most relaxing Easter holiday, celebrate with the whole family, and enjoy sunny outdoors and the spring scent! For the winter months it is adventurous to book a cottage deep in the woods. In this environment, it allows you to observe the forest animals from inside your cozy wooden cottage and share a heart-warming experience with your family and friends. Is wine something that you love and enjoy from time to time? Then Tuscany will be your top one place to visit. There are ancient villas, that are waiting for tourists to offer degustation of the best wines of the world. Liguria is another place you should cosider to visit. Located between the mountains and the sea, it's one of the most beautiful regions in the country.
The provided options for your perfect vacation house on Nature.house are endless. If you want to have an unforgettable experience while staying at one of the houses in Italy, then choose something new! To experience Italy as a local, book a trulli. In fact, this one of a kind dwelling is the trademark of the Puglia region that will guarantee you a special experience in Italy. Interested in booking a romantic weekend for only you and your loved one? Then choose a tiny house or intimate treehouse above the ground. Willing to host a celebration or event? For larger groups we have holiday apartments and villas that can host up to 25 people! Have you heard of the term “glamping”? The words “glamorous” and “camping” are combined to give a name to the camping style of the 21st century. If you’re still wondering - it is a way of camping but in a luxurious style. Try out glamping in one of our Italian tents or bungalows! These homes give you a chance to escape your busy life and enjoy an adventurous camping break without giving up the comfort and luxury you need. And most of them have a central heating system, making it the perfect alternative accommodation for a lovely Christmas and New Year holiday. Popular among tourists and families with children especially are agricultural holidays in farmhouses.
Contribute to nature with us!
We want to give people a relaxing and calm experience in the natural world, a perfect way to escape their busy lives. But we would also like to give back to nature and now you can help us. Did you know that your booking with Nature.house is helping contribute to nature and fight climate change? It’s true! For every night booked on our website, we are planting one tree in Tanzania, Burkina Faso or the island of Madagascar. And when you subscribe to our newsletter, we also count this as a tree to plant. Research shows that planting trees is the most effective and efficient way to fight climate change, so we decided to plant a tree for every night booked with Nature.house. So what are you waiting for? Pick the most beautiful home in Italy for your break and give back to nature. Don't forget to check out our last minute deals, in case you are impatient with your holidays. If you have any questions, send us a message on our Facebook account and we will help you right away. Enjoy!