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Cottages in Italy
Italy is a European country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands. When picturing Italy, what comes in mind is the fascinating views of the mountains with beautifully white snow edges or the white sandy beaches with crystal clear water, or the delicious food. 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 give you the freedom you need for a relaxing holiday. Away from the crowds and away from your busy daily routine. However, if you prefer to explore not only nature but also architecture and the cities' vibe, there is the possibility to book your accommodation near a village. Italy is famous for its pastoral charm, especially present in Umbria, Calabria, Abruzzo, and the less-known Marche. We also offer accommodations in the Nature Parks and National Parks where you can find an abundance of unique flora and fauna.
Flora and Fauna
In Italy, a big part of flora and fauna has disappeared after years of cultivation and hunting. However, the present flora and fauna still attracts many nature lovers with its sunny vineyards, natural parks and olive groves. These landscapes reveal breathtaking views. If you are interested in seeing Italy's original vegetation, then make 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 unique for the country. In the highlands of the peninsula, Sardinia and Sicily, you can easily find 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 in agriculture, the variety of animals in Italy is nowadays reduced. For this reason, most of the wildlife dwells in the mountain areas. There are around 400 species of birds in Italy, including mountain partridge, vulture, swift, black and wood grouse, golden eagle. Italy is also one of the rest stops for the annual bird migration to Africa. Noticeable sea dwellers are common: red mullets, sea crucians and white sword sharks. Tuna, mackerel, sardines and flounders are subjected to the fishing industry. Invertebrates like sponges and red corals complement a variety of life in the sea.
Fun things to do in Italy
Did you know that Italy is the only country that has over 50 UNESCO World Heritage sites? There are many unique places in every Italian region. Pure and unspoiled nature also makes it worth visiting. The diversity of landscapes provides endless possibilities for outdoor activities and sports. Since almost half of the country is mountainous or bumpy, it is a perfect destination for passionate hikers. Grab snacks with you and have a fantastic 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 accommodations near the sea or lake. Having a house near the waters is an excellent opportunity for swimming, fishing, or kayaking in summer.
Renting a cottage with a private pool is also an option. Spend the most relaxing Easter holiday, celebrate with the whole family and enjoy the sunny outdoors and the spring scent! For the winter months, it is adventurous to book a cottage deep in the woods. This environment allows you to observe the forest animals from inside your cozy wooden house 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 place to visit. Ancient villas are waiting for tourists to offer degustation of the best wines of the world.
Liguria is another place you should consider visiting; between the mountains and the sea, it's one of the country's most beautiful regions. Spectacular views and picturesque landscapes are a must-see of the five towns of Italy's Cinque Terre and the cliff path that connects them. You can go hiking on the rugged terrains of Cinque Terre.
Drifting through the canal with a gondola in Venice is also a wonderful experience for tourists, or if you are a fan of big events look out for the ones in Verona's ancient Roman arena. For those who love opera, it's one hell of a thrill with opening night at La Scala. Skiing enthusiasts should also experience ski trails of adjacent valleys between the Gruppo del Sella peaks and Marmolada Glacier.