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Transfer for guests renting our Vacation Homes and Holiday Apartments on Lake Idro in Italy
Only for our guests renting Holiday Homes, Vacation villas and Holiday Apartments, in our private family Residence, we organize various transfers. Our goal in organizing the transfers is not to earn more money, but to further increase the number of our guests and make their stay with us as comfortable as possible.
Therefore, our transfer prices are usually lower than total cost of renting a car (including costs of hire + petrol + autobahns + parking). And at the same time you get the unquestionable advantages mentioned above.
We will be glad to provide you with any services on transfers in any direction. We especially want to draw your attention to the fact that we can organize tourist packages for different trips. This significantly reduces transport costs.
If you plan to spend your vacation at the beach or by the pool, it makes even less sense to rent a car for the whole period. It will be more convenient and economical to take advantage of our offer on
And if you want to go somewhere else, we are always close by.
Now in our fleet there is a roomy, comfortable middle-class automobile and a brand new, spacious, comfortable minibus Mercedes; also we have an arrangement with the local bus fleet to provide buses for large groups and of course the taxi at a special low price.
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We organise trips for the guests renting our Holiday Homes, Vacation villas and Holiday Apartments on Lake Idro in Italy
Our strength, or, if you want, our "secret weapon" - is our brand-new Mercedes minibus. With its help, we can offer something that our competitors does not have. With our transport support you can spend your vacations in a most comfortable, interesting and economically rational way.
If you've already read our article on Transfer, then you know that Italy is a wonderful country for travels. But to travel in Italy is expensive and not easy. We create special tourist packages for those who rent our villas and apartments. Also, we are ready to organize any trip according to your wishes. In order to be able to do so we organize our guests into groups of interests in our private family Residence
For small groups we can cope ourselves, when organizing large groups we cooperate with the nearest bus fleet and they provide us with large, comfortable tourist buses.
And even if you have a car, our services can still be useful and interesting for you.
For example: A Journey to Innsbruck (Austria). Few people know that in addition to fuel costs, toll roads and parking costs you have to pay tax on motor vehicles. Consequently, when these costs are shared by all members of the group, they are not so high compared with the individual travel by car. The same with expenses for a trip to Venice. In addition, when organizing the travel to Venice, we provide our guests with very important and useful information on how to better see Venice for which they are very grateful.
For long has been popular and in demand such our service as
"The driver with the car for your holiday."
After all, there are moments, when you do not want to sit behind the wheel ...
The country, which on a map can find any schoolboy - Italy is shaped like a boot. It looks as if a long narrow peninsula-boot, from under the belly of Europe, tries to move Sicily to the west. Italy has always seemed to be somewhat separated from the rest of Europe geographically – by mountains and seas, spiritually – by the power of the Popes.
Area: 301.2 thousand sq. km
Population: 58 million
Time: Central European.
Type of the state system in Italy - a parliamentary republic. Head of state - president, elected for a term of 7 years. Legislative power is vested in parliament, consisting of two chambers. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
The main part of the believers (approximately 84%) – are Catholics, but because of the large number of immigrants who came recently to Italy, there are Orthodox Christian, Muslims and Jews as well.
Italy is one of the most exciting, amazing and romantic countries of the world. In addition to countless cultural relics and remnants of once powerful Roman civilization, as well as the unique relics of the two-thousand-year history of Christianity, the country has excellent natural conditions - beautiful and diverse landscapes, snow-white slopes of the Alpine mountains, beautiful beaches, lovely lakes of the North, the beauty of the hot South, infinite fascinating diversity of the seas, surrounding the Peninsula.
It inspired poets, painters, composers of all nationalities, a series of names of great artists, struck by grandeur and beauty of Rome, is truly infinite.
The whisper of the sea and the moving sunset, the enchanting aroma of fresh air and the slight hint of freedom - that is the island of Sardinia (Sardegna) - the most beautiful island in Italy. This Mediterranean island has not verlohren their unspoilt beauty and many rare plants and animals a home.
The island of Sicily (Sicilia) – is the cradle of civilization. Sicily is full of stunning golden sand beaches, numerous coves and inlets surrounded by picturesque cliffs, its mountains are surrounded by advantageous splendid frame of olive and citrus groves and endless valleys. And, of course, the name of the main island of Italy is always associated with the tremendous volcano of Europe: a mysterious, glamorous and, most importantly, periodically very active Etna.
Meandering channels with countless gondolas sliding on them, romantically curved bridges, labyrinths of narrow streets, palaces and cathedrals, carnivals, filled with bright colors of the masks and hidden sorrow, all this is the soul of Italy under the name - Venice (Venezia)!
Venice (Venezia) - "The Queen of the Adriatic"... built on 118 islands, supported by millions of wooden piles and connected with 400 bridges, Venice is the only city in the world built entirely on water. This produces not only aesthetic pleasure but also a strong advantage in the form of absence of cars.
The Great Street of Venice - Grand Canal (Canale Grande). As a Latin rotated letter S it stretches for 3.5 km through the city. This gorgeous shimmering trail is intricaytely bordered by many palaces, built in 13-18 centuries in different styles: Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.
It is impossible to enumerate all the architectural and artistic treasures of Venice.
The Heart of Venice - the wide San-Marco Square (Piazza San-Marco). Napoleon had called it “the most elegant drawing room of Europe”. The pigeons in the Square, the musicians in cafes, and the orchestras under the open sky, different shops and boutiques in the arcades - this is the tourist center of Venice. On one side of the Square stands the Cathedral of St. Marc (Basilica di San Marco). The luxurious facade has five inputs on which the Byzantine mosaics sparkle. The oldest of them, far left, dates from the 13th century. Above the main portal - the famous four bronze horses. This is a copy; the original, taken by the crusaders from Constantinople in 1204, is kept inside the Cathedral, protected from urban dust and pigeons.
The Cathedral has in its basis the form of an equilateral cross. The main pearl of the cathedral is the Golden Altar (Pala d'Oro), inlaid with gold and precious stones and enamels. The Altar was several times rebult and gained its present appearance only in the mid-14th century. Under the Altar are the relics of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Marc, abducted in Alexandria and secretely brought to Venice by three Venetian mercants (this episode is depicted in the mosaics of 11 century on the wall of the Cathedral). In the treasury there are priceless gold and silver sacred objects from the Byzantine Empire, as well as the rare pieces of Venetian glass-blowing and jewellery art.
The outdoor terrace of the Cathedral allows you to see Piazza San Marco with a bird's eye. There your attention will be attracted by the Bell-tower of the Cathedral (Campanile di San Marco) - a 1912 replica of an old one, which for centuries served as a combination of a guard tower, a lighthouse and a prison and collapsed in 1902. Inside the tower has a lift, and - for the more energetic - a staircase leading to the 100-meter height, with panoramic views of the city and the lagoon.
There is one more tower on the Piazza San Marco - The Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio), built in 1496. At the top of this tower two bronze Moors strike the massive bell noting each passing hour.
At the edge of the Piazzetta (a little square, adjacent to the large Piazza San Marco), by the water, stand two massive granite pillars of the 12th century. One of them is crowned with the winged Lion of St.Marc, symbol of Venice, the other - with the statue of St. Theodore, the main patron saint of the city before the above mentioned abduction of St.Marc’s relics.
Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) is on the east side of the Piazzetta. Inside on the four levels of the Palace you can see not only the endless anfilades of large rooms and halls, richly decorated richly decorated with carvimg, molding and gilding, frescoes, sculpture and paintings of famous Venetian artists, but prison and torture chambers and Armory Chamber (Armeria) as well. The largest is the Hall of the Great Council (Sala Consiglio Maggiore) which could accommodate up to 1700 titled Venetians - members of the Council.
The Palace is connected with the former prison building. Sentenced prisoners were provided to their chambers by a narrow covered bridge. Through its barred windows a prisoner could cast the last look at the world. For this reason, the bridge was called the Bridge of Sighs (Il ponto dei Sospiri). But despite its grim history, this bridge carries a special romantic atmosphere and is very popular with loving couples who believe that a kiss under the arches of the bridge (especially if you pass there in a gondola) prolongs love.
There are many points of interest located in the area around the historic center of Venice.
The islands of the Lagoon were inhabited since the 5th century A.D. On the island of Torcello the traces of the first Venetian settlements are preserved. From this island took its beginning the colonization of the Venice lagoon. On the island of San Michele, to the north Venice, on the orders of Napoleon the cemetery. Was opened after he forbade burials in the historic center of the city.
On the island of Burano - the famous Venetian lace industry is hosted. The island is very picturesque, along the canals lined up many colorful houses and shops, which sell lace and linen products.
To the island of Murano in the 13th century the glass-blowing workshops were transferred from the center of Venice. In 15-16 centuries the Venetian glass has become world famous, and its popularity is maintained up to the present day.
Verona - the city of Romeo and Juliet. Thanks to Shakespeare's Juliet balcony to the street Capello annually an endless stream of thousands of pilgrims flock from all over the world. What makes one of the names of Verona - the city of love. Another name - a little Rome - thanks to a well-preserved ancient Roman amphitheater in Verona Arena. In contrast to Rome, where it is possible to admire only the ruins of the Colosseum, the arena in the summer put opera and city fairs are held.
Verona - Built of local pink marbleVerona plays with pink highlights as if in the rays of the setting sun. The Bra Square (Piazza Bra) - a place where Veroneses gather day and night - to communicate, to do shopping or to have a drink together. They sit or stroll under the shade of the Arena Di Verona, the Roman amphitheatre of the 1st century, third largest in the world, after the Colosseum and the amphitheatre in Capua, near Naples. In Roman times gladiatorial contests were there, in the Middle Ages – single combats and tournaments of the noble Knights. Now the Arena, due to its exceptional acoustics, became the famous theatrical venue for the annual opera festival. Not far away on via Mazzini – one can call it the street for tourists - for a small fee you can make photographs with "living statues", also you may visit many boutiues and taste delicious ice cream.
The heart of Verona is the Erbe Square (Piazza Erbe) named so after the former grocery market of ancient times. This wide open space is surrounded by the palaces and towers, boutiques and coffee houses. And not everyone will notice the XIVth-century the fountain, decorated with a statue of the times of the Roman Empire. The palace with twin arched windows on the corner of via Palladio - Casa dei Mercanti, the house of the medieval guild of merchants. On Piazza dei Signori, which is connected with Piazza Erbe by Arca della Costa, you can have a wonderful view on the Alps from the 84-meters height Lamberti tower (Torre dei Lamberti). And Loggia dei Consiglio (the Hall of the Council Sittings), - one of the most beautiful Renaissance buildings, - is decorated with frescoes and statues of the famous Romans born in Verona. Among thm are Catullus, Pliny and Vitruvius.
Verona and its surroundings keep the memory of the family della Scala (Scaligeri in Latin) who ruled here from 1260 up to 1387. Its representatives severely struggled for power. Not accidentally a few of them have earned the nicknames of the Mastiff (Mastino) and the Large Dog. However, in the family was also the Noble Dog (Cansignoro). Moreover, great Dante, who stayed at the court in 1301-1304 years, dedicated «The Paradise» - the final part of “The Divine Comedy” – to Cangrande I. In Verona the parish Church of the family, Santa Maria Antica, is almost not visible behind the impressive tombs with the statues, symbolizing numerous military victories. Well known are the castles Castelvecchio (the Old Castle - now one of the best art galleries of Veneto with the masterpieces by Veronese, Bellini, Tiepolo, Tiziano) on the river Adige and Rocca Scaligeri on Lake Garda. And their favorite Scaligeri Bridge (Ponte Scaligero) over the river Adige, which was blown up in 1945 by the retreating Fascists, was restored by Veroneses with the use of the pieces of ancient masonry raised from the river, in the course of specially provided works.
Verona is known as the capital of love. The tragic history of love, first written by Luigi di Porto, has gained
immense fame after Shakespeare immortalized the offsprings of Montagues (Montecchi) and Capulets (Capuletti) in his play. Both
families really lived here once, though the history of unfortunate lovers seems to be more of a fantasy. However, the bar on the
Scaligeri Arch Street is called "House of Romeo" (Casa di Romeo). Juliet's house (Casa di Giulietta) on the
Capello street, 27 has much better preserved the appearance of a medieval house with a balcony. Visitors can go inside and
admire the Juliet’s dress, step on her famous balcony. You can visit the alleged last resting place of Juliet in the crypt of
Sant’ Francesco al Corso on Via del Pontiere.
Still, the play about the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet makes the city one of the favorite destination places among tourists and lovers of romantic.
Brescia - The city is located in the foothills of the Alps, at an altitude of 150 m, 99 km east of Milan, in the vast fertile plain. Brescia still retained the features of the Roman planning and the remains of the Roman public buildings. The former ramparts now converted into places for walking, but on the north side has been preserved the fortified castle, situated on a high and steep cliff which dominates the city. From an architectural point of particular interest are the Town Hall (XI-XIII centuries), The Cathedral (Duomo Vecchio, XI-XV centuries), Renaissance and Baroque palaces and churches.
Brescia - a city of art and museums, wonderful and attractive. Here buildings and constructions of different epochs easily coexist side by side. On the famous via Musei (Museums Street) one can see Patrician palaces and ancient ruins, Capitol temple (Tempio Capitolio), the Roman theater and forum. It is interesting to visit the Monastery of Santa Giulia, which for long has been known as "the Museum of the City". It houses the Gallery of Modern Art, whith its collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture from the 19th century up to the present days.
Features of Venetian architecture in the Clock tower at Piazza della Loggia, the Duomo Vecchio and the Duomo Nuovo (the Old and New Cathedrals), cause a unique feeling of alive olden time from the depth of centuries. In the gallery Tosio Martinengo (Pinacoteca Tosio Mortinengo), you can see the Brescian paintngs of the Renaissance. Priceless frescoes of 15-16 century, the works of Vincenzo Foppa, Gerolamo Savoldo, Romanino and many others. In the gallery you can as well see the masterpieces of other artists, Italian and foreign: Lotto and Clouet, Raphael and Van Plattenberg, Moroni and Campi, etc.
From the Market Square (Piazza Mercato) in parallel to the via Musei passes pedestrianized street with many shops. Also on this street is an old theater (Teatro Grande). Not far from the historic center of the City, on a hill Cidneo rises the military castle (Castello), built in 14-16 centuries. On the territory of the Castle there are situated the Museum of Weapons named after Luigi Martsoli, whith a large collection of weapons made by the Milanese and Brescian armourers in the 15-18 centuries, and the Museum dei Risorgimento: its exposition tells of the Reunification of Italy in the 19th century.
Right on the outskirts of Brescia there are numerous quarries of fine marble,with the famous "Botticino Classico" among them. These types of marble were used in decoration of the mansions, still tacitly keeping long history of the City.
What is more, right from Brescia starts the famous motor racing of vintage cars «Mille Miglia».
Mille Miglia was held before the war by two young men: Aymo Maggi and Franco Mazzotti, after their home town of Brescia lost Italian Grand Prix, losing the right to host this motor racing to Monza. Together with wealthy supporters, they chose a route from Brescia to Rome and back. The length of the distance was equal to 1,600 kilometers or 1,000 miles exactly. This gave the title to the Motor racing. In different years the route a little varied, with variation in length, accordingly. The first Mille Miglia started on March 26, 1927. It was attended by 77 crews, and they were all Italian.
Nowadays under the name of the Mille Miglia Storica it became a motor racing of vintage cars. Only the cars produced in the period from 1927 to 1957 are allowed to participate in this motor racing. Every year in May, Brescia gathers the richest, as well as the most famous and passionate fans of motorsport, who can feel themselves the heroes of the past, competing over 1000 miles of winding Italian roads. This annual event is always closely covered by the world press and world-renowned photographers capture on film every turn, every machine in order to preserve this memories for centuries. And the glory of past victories in the classic motor racing Mille Miglia can today see and feel everyone who visit the Mille Miglia Museum located in Brescia. It is the collection, which will no doubt be of great interest to any fan of automobile history
Bérgamo - is a nice quiet town, composed of two towns in fact: the modern Bergamo bassa (lower) and the old Bergamo alta (upper), a medieval town built of warm brown stone. You can rise to Bergamo alta in a carriage funicular. It is interesting to look at the marble church, palaces Nuovo (17th century) and della Ragione (12th century).
Bergamo - charming, beautiful, quiet town. In fact, it consists of the two towns: Bergamo Alta (upper) and Bergamo Bassa (lower).
With Bergamo is inextricably linked the fragrance of bergamot (Citrus bergamia). In Bergamo version, this fruit was named so, for it was in Bergamo, where they started for the first time to cultivate it, and to extract and sell the famous essential bergamot oil.
And of course Bergamo is famous because of Truffaldino (truffa - deception; Truffaldino - trickster), the charming hero of the comedy by Carlo Goldoni, "The Servant of Two Masters", written in 1749 and well known in Russia thanks to the musical film "Truffaldino from Bergamo." The original version of Goldoni's comedy was written as a script for improvisational performance of "commedia dell'arte" for the outstanding comic in this genre, Antonio Sacchi, who spoke under the stage name Truffaldino.
Bergamo Bassa – a nice and spacious modern town, though less spectacular than its parent town, overlooking a cliff. In its shadow passes the street Pinola (via Pignola), whith elegant palaces, built in the 16-18 centuries. The main treasure of Bergamo Bassa – the Carrara Academy. Thanks to the Count Giacomo Carrara, who lived here in the 18th century, it is possible to admire the works by Lotto, Pisanello, Carpaccio, Bellini, Botticelli, Tiepolo.
From the square Matteotti (Piazza Matteotti) begins the commercial street with shops on almost any budget.
Bergamo Alto – a real medieval town. You can rise to it in a creaking funicular wagon, by bus, or just by car. The best place to sit and admire the town - located in its heart the Old Square (Piazza Vecchia) with many cozy cafes. On the square located the New Palace (Palazzo Nuovo), built in the 17th century, and the palace of the 12th century (Palazzo della Ragione). Beside the row of the medieval buildings is situated the small Cathedral square, whith such treasures as the Romanesque church Santa Maria Maggiore, built of white and black marble, and Renaissance Capella Colleoni.
Milan (Milano) – is one of the largest cities in Europe and one of the most fashionable cities in the world. Be sure to visit "a poem in marble" – the Duomo Cathedral. From the outside it is decorated with 135 pinnacles and more than 2,000 marble statues of different periods. At the Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo), converge all roads in Milan. In the northern part of the square is the entrance to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the oldest mall in the world. Under the roof of the four-story building numerous boutiques, bars and restaurants are located. On the opposite side of the Gallery the La Scala Square (Piazza della Scala) and the famous opera house "La Scala" are situated
Milan (Milano) - The capital of Lombardy, the most fashionable and stylish city in Italy. Here, Leonardo da Vinci painted "The Last Supper" (Il Cenacolo), here came the first opera house "La Scala".
The Cathedral (Il Duomo), the Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo), La Scala - the best places to start a city tour. In the Palazzo Brera on the Verdi street is placed one of the largest in Italy art galleries (Pinacoteca Brera) with the works of the 15-18 centuries.
Three quarters to the west stands the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Its construction began in 1466. In 1492, Bramante expanded the Church and built the Convent. In the refectory of the monastery you can see the world-famous "The Last Supper" (Il Cenacolo) by Leonardo da Vinci (1494-1498).
From Santa Maria delle Grazie actually go to the Basilica of St.Ambrose (Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio) in the Carducci street (via Carducci). This is one of the most beautiful Roman churches. To get inside, you must descend a few steps from the street level and cross the atrium (patio light). The Basilica is dark and low inside, but is very interesting for its antiquity. Originally built in 379-386 years by the Mediolanum bishop Ambrosius (who later became the patron saint of Milan), the Basilica was expanded first in the 9th, and then in the 11th century. Vaults, lined with bricks set on the edge, support the gallery. In the crypt there are the relics of St. Ambrose and two martyrs of early Christianity period.
If you go from the Basilica down the San Vittore Street you will get to the National Museum of Science and Technology (Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci”). And even though there are more than 10000 collection pieces in different spheres (Materials, Transport, Energy, Communications, New Horizons), everyone will be happy to visit the exhibition Leonardo Art Science, located in the great hall. These brilliant inventions in many ways have anticipated the modern machinery.
If you get tired of sightseeing, take a break and have a look at the more modern aspects of life in Milan. Stroll along the Monte Napoleone street (via Monte Napoleone), which stretches from Prospect Vittorio Emanuele between the Cathedral and Piazza San Babila. This is the most elegant shopping street in Milan. Here and in the surrounding streets Spiga and Sant'Andrea, on the signs you will find the names of the stars of Italian fashion - Moschino, Armani, Valentino, Gianni Versace and others. You will also get acquainted with the latest new products in interior design and the news of contemporary art.
Innsbruck - In this small Austrian town with neat cobbled streets, despite the bustling crowd of tourists, one can feel the spirit of contemplation. Past and present come to a compromise with each other. Modern buildings coexist in harmony with their Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque brothers, and the small medieval houses are combined with the new constructions.
One of the main shopping streets - Duke Friedrich-Strasse – forms the pedestrian zone. And not for nothing - the street is literally full of tourist attractions: the 56-meter height City tower (XIVth century), Old City Hall (1358), as well as a symbol of the city - "Golden Roof" (Goldenes Dahl) - a building with a magnificent facade, the first residence of the Habsburgs. This is a magnificent bay window (three floors) buildings in the Old City. Among other attractions are worthy the Hofburg Imperial Palace, the church Hovkirhe, - its main treasure is the tomb of Maximilian I, the Cathedral of St.Jacob, the castles Fyurstenburg and Ambras, the Arc de Triomphe, the Tyrol Museum of Ethnography and the Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art, Alpine zoo, where you can also enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the town and of the surrounding mountains.
Walking in Innsbruck, you should definitely visit the park. Once it was the property of the Habsburg family. There are several trees under almost 300 years, they were planted by the Empress Maria Theresa (1717-1780).
Not far from Innsbruck, in the town of Wattens in the cave is the fabulous museum of Swarovski Crystal Worlds. This is an underground fantasy with seven interconnected rooms. Once you enter through a giant head with glowing eyes, you will immediately see a huge 12-ton wall, lined with artificial crystals. In other rooms you can wander into the "Crystal Planet" with a light 3-D show. In the Crystal Dome you will understand what it means to get inside a giant crystal. In the Crystal Theater unfolds the magic world of color, mystery and graceful movement. In the exposition you can see the largest and smallest crystal crystals in the world and pieces of of art, designed by many celebrated masters - from Salvador Dali to Andy Warhol.
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Pizzerias, restaurants, bars and our Vacation Villas and Holiday Apartments on Lake Idro from private owners in Italy
Everyone knows that
Italy - the birthplace of pizza and pasta.
But a few people know why it happened. And this may appear interesting:
In the history of Italy were the hard times of economic crisis and ill-social inequality. Italy is full of contrasts. One
cannot but admire the variety of Italian cuisine: here is the exquisite refinement of the Venitian cuisine, the abundant
Milanese variety, the “real Mediterranean” cuisine of the South of Italy etc.
But for many generations only the nobility and other well-class could afford themselves a full meal with meat. And even nowadays one can’t say that meat, poultry or game, as well as fish (sea or river) are very cheap in the most Italian regions.
But to live, you must eat properly. So that the eyes of the main part of the population turned to the flour products, vegetables, olio di oliva and water (water is always present on the Italian table up to our days). Since apart from the bread, which satisfies hunger, sometimes you want some variety, Italian culinary thought concentrated on the creation of this variety. First, dishes with a basis of flour were divided into sandwiches and meals.
One can divide sandwiches into "panini" (big roll with different ingredients, heated in an oven) and a pizza (an “edible
plate” of bread, baked with various ingredients).
Pizza originated in Naples (Napoli), shortly after 1522, when in Europe for the first time were imported tomatoes from America. And even the members of the Royal houses sometimes got fond of the “peasant dish”. In the end of the XVIII century pizza was the favorite dish of the wife of the king of Naples, in the second half of the XIX century – the favorite dish of the King of Italy Umberto I and his wife Margherita von Savoyen. In her honor was named the famous pizza Margherita: with tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil and basil, - the ingredients like the colors of the Italian flag.
Depending on the peculiarities of the cuisine of different Italian regions, there are many variants of pizza with a variety of ingredients – cheeses, olives, mushrooms, meats and seafood etc.
Now on the menu of most pizzerias you can see pizza "Margherita" in the first place, and further variations to the discretion of the owner. The more ingredients, the higher the price. Also, you can create your own pizza. For example, you can take "Margherita" as a base and add ingredients to your taste (usually every ingredient costs 1 euro).
In nearly every pizzeria in Italy you can take home with you a pizza takeaway, it's called "pizza a sporto" (a sport pizza – you grab it and run home, before it has cooled). This is a very popular way to eat in Italy, for you can significantly save on the “coperta”service costs. Also you needn’t buy wine at a higher price in a pizzeria. After all, the same wine usually you can buy in a wine store.
To our guests renting Holiday Homes, Vacation villas and Holiday Apartments, in our private family Residence, we recommend the wine shop in Lake Idro: Vino più. They are given a special discount there.
To continue the topic of flour products, the most popular meals in Italy will be pasta (fresh, where the dough is mixed on the eggs – pasta fresca (all'uovo) and dry – pasta secca) with different variations of ingredients. Even more: it may be "Primo piato" and "secondo piato". Paste as a first course (something resembling a soup) and as a main course. Interestingly, the Italians become such virtuosos on the selection of ingredients that once we had even put the experience: we dined in the same restaurant for a month and no dish did repeat in this time. Some Italian housewives for many months ahead prepare the ingredients for their pasta: froze them, soak in brine or in marinade and so on – to produce a unique taste.
It is very popular in Italy to have meals in restaurants, pizzerias, bars. First of all, price does not much differ from buying food and preparing meals yourself. And what is more important – mostly this is family business, with the same visitors every day. This creates a friendly environment for communication and leisure. The owners of these establishments try to make their best to maintain good quality and the lowest possible prices. And quite this kind of establishments we recommend to our guests renting villas and apartments in our private family Residence; what is more, our guests benefit from special discounts.
Unfortunately, in the Italian tourist areas there are some public catering estableshments, the owners of which are focused exclusively on tourists, with the motto: “Tourists come and go, but the profit remains”... Their quality and prices is sometimes just a shame ...
We are careful with our recommendations on the catering estableshments on Lake Idro in Italy.
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Wine shop: wine tasting, wine from the barrel for our guests renting Holiday Homes, Vacation villas and Holiday Apartments on Lake Idro
This is not advertising - it's true. Not many people know that only in Italy the winemakers can be put in jail for supplements in the wine. At the same time, the state supports winemakers with different subsidies. Italians are very proud of their wine. Therefore, to your attention is offered a magnificent natural select product made only from grapes of high quality, grown on the sunny slopes of Italy.
Unfortunately, globalization has also affected the Italian – for to close the market is impossible ...
That’s why on the wine shelves of supermarkets sometimes you can see not the Italian wine, but a fake concealed under Italian wine. For example, on the label is written: “poured in ... (the name of some famous for its wines area in Italy)”, and only in a very small print you will read "made from grapes in Chile" or any other country in Latin America. And then in the tanks it is brought into Italy. It is clear that to the producers from other countries, Italian law does not apply ...
Therefore, we recommend you to pay attention to where and which wine you buy. To our guests renting villas, apartments in Italy in our private family Residence, we recommend a wine shop in Lake Idro:
The owners of this shop are oriented to local residents and therefore are serious about the range and quality of the offered wine and keep the lowest possible prices. They acquire wines for their collection throughout Italy. This collection has well-known and sometimes exquisite brands as well as simple table wines. You can also buy the so-called "close wine". For example, everyone knows such wine as "Chianti". It can not be cheap, because the brand famous, and, also, is subject to excise duty. But you can buy the similar wine from the same province under a different name for the price, which is several times lower.
Of course, the main advantage of this shop is that many wines are sold on tap. You can use your own bottles or buy them on the spot - from 0.75 liters up to 5 liters. Of course before you pour and buy the wine, you can try it and select the most suitable for you.
We especially want to say about the price of house wine on tap. It ranges from 1.30 euro to 2.30 euro per liter. And do not forget that even from this friendly price our guests renting our Holiday Homes, Vacation villas and Holiday Apartments, in our private family Residence in Italy are still have a little extra discount. Through our discount card.
For many years from our guests we hear the same question:
We are pleased to share this secret with you:
In order to choose the best wine, you need not look at the brand, you need not look at the price and certainly you need not ask anyone, what he likes.
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Fishing on the Lake Idro, Fish farm - fish, fishing, tasting, Fishing licenses for our guests renting Holiday Homes Vacation Apartments in Italy
The abundance of fish shoals, slowly, impressively strolling along the shore of Lake Idro creates a desire to engage in fishing. Unfortunately, the fishing license is required in Italy. Besides, sometimes it seems that the fish wildly laughs at unskillful fishermen.
Very few are lucky to catch hold of it, although you can see the fish in the water directly next to the beach. That’s why for those do not consider themselves great experts on fishing, we sincerely recommend go fishing on the fish farm.
But if you're a big fanatic of fishing, then try it. Among the guests
renting Holiday Homes, Vacation villas and Holiday Apartments in Italy,
in our private family Residence, were those to whom the Fortune smiled. And, according to them, "It was the biggest fish that they have caught in their life".
Many thanks to Tomash for the photos and for the fact that the fish was released back into Lake Idro!
Cooked and eaten, just one big fish,
the rest of them were released back into Lake Idro!
The abundance of fish shoals, slowly, impressively strolling along the shore of Lake Idro creates a desire to engage in fishing. Unfortunately, the fishing license is required in Italy. The legal regulation on making the license for fishing is constantly changing (not for the better). Nowadays in order to receive such a license, you need several times to go to Brescia and therefore spend a few days of vacation + petrol + tax (about 30 euros).
For our guests renting Holiday Homes and Vacation Apartments, in our private family Residence in Italy, we were able to optimize this process. You needn’t go away from Lake Idro, the process will require only two working days + payment fee. And you can freely fish in all enclosed waters of Italy.
But before we start the processing the license, we recommend to think about the possibility of using our other offer:
No license for fishig, no restrictions on time, the catch is guaranteed, you pay for fish only on recaptured weight. Also
you can on the farm their fresh products:
salmon and trout of hot and cold Smoking.
On request, for small groups you can order a special tour, presentation and the fish dishes tasting.
The wonderful climate, ecologically clean environment, the river with pure drinking water - these are the conditions which allow you to create a farm for cultivation of fish. At Lake Idro is one such family fish farm. It is called Armanini.
It’s very interesting to see by your own eyes how from fish eggs appear fish fry, private familyhow they grow, gaining weight stage by stage.
And finally, you can buy live fish, as well as products from it. On the farm there is a small shop, which produces salmon and trout of hot and cold Smoking and canned foods with different marinades. All these products have one very important distinction – they are extraordinary fresh and sweet to taste.
On request, for small groups the fish dishes tasting can be organized at a local tasting center.
Particularly interesting is the proposal for sport fishing in the canal on the farm. Superb entertainment for adults and children. No license for fishing, no restrictions on time, the payment for fish only on recaptured weight - and you can take a fishing rod rental. Also after your triumphant return with the catch to rentingHoliday Homes, Vacation villas and Holiday Apartments, you can fry the fish on the grill and have a wonderful party.
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All Entertainment parks not far from our Holiday homes villas and Holiday Apartments on Lake Idro in Italy
The North of Italy is famous due to a large number of Parks and entertainment venues, and their number is increasing all the
time. It makes no sense to describe each Park separately. When our guests arrive, we provide a presentation with
recommendations. On this page we have collected Go to the homepage of all the Parks and places for entertainment.
Enjoy the navigation!
|Parco Natura Viva|
|Parco Giardino Siurta|
|Parco Acquatico Cavour|
|Terme di Sirmione|
|Gardaland - Parco divertimenti|
|Parco della PREISTORIA|
|Park Jungle Adventure|
|Madonna di Campiglio|
|Ski and Snowboard in Madonna di Campiglio|
|Scuola di Sci 5 Laghi|
|Scuola Sci Pinzolo|
|Pinzolo ski map|
|Golf Lake Garda Italy|
|Strada dei Vini|
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We help find the best shopping centers in Italy for our guests who rent Holiday Homes, Vacation villas and Holiday Apartments on Lake Idro
Italy is very interesting for shopping. First of all, the North of Italy is world famous thanks to the fashion houses of
many popular brands, and a huge number of their factories and design workshops. Everyone knows that Milan is recognized
throughout the world as the capital of fashion. Many world famous haute couture and prêt-a-porte manufacturers sell their goods
here, in addition to the constellation of Italian designers. Still, shopping in Italy may be interesting to people with
different perchasing capacity. And it may be interesting that, according to our guests, even Chinese goods imported to Italy are
of a much higher quality than in their own countries. In addition to many well-known shopping centers, new ones are constantly
opening. Moreover, prices of the same goods in different stores may vary significantly. It is unlikely to visit all the
interesting shopping places during one vacation. We help our guests
renting Holiday Homes,Vacation villas
and Holiday Apartments in Italy,
in our private family Residence, to understand this abundance, we organize special trips to various shopping places and help to
Coupon Book - Outlet village as well.
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Public transport, Flights and Car rental in Italy for tourists renting our private family Vacation villas, Holiday Apartments on Lake Idro
is very well organized, fast, easy to use and cost effective. If it is used by no more than three people. For a larger number of travellers it is more advantageous economically to use a car.
We especially want to mention the opportunity of travel by train. The fact is that the railway stations are located in the historic centers of cities. So coming by train, you usually find yourself in the heart of the city and can make a fascinating walking tour.
Flights to Italy on Lake Idro for our Holiday homes villas and Vacation Apartments
To travel by plane to Italy is the easiest and often the most economical way. The main thing is to choose the best route and airline. Very often the price of travel can differ up to several times, and so this is our page with tips and links may be useful to you.
Since the cost of the transfer depends on distance. We recommended to choose, if it is possible, the nearest airports from our Holiday Homes, Vacation villas and Holiday Apartments, in our private family Residence:
the distance of about 60 km.
A small airport in Montekyare, near Brescia. Sometimes charter flights are organized.Go to the site >>>
the distance of about 100 km.
Airport Milano, Orio Al Serio. Geographically located in the city of Bergamo. Here land the planes of the companies RYAINAIR, LUFTHANSA land at this airport.Go to the site >>>
the distance of about 100 km.
Verona, Villafranco Veronese. Lands a large number of charter flights.Go to the site >>>
the distance of about 150 km.
Milan, Linate. Planes of domestic and European flights and charters.Go to the site >>>
the distance of about 180 km.
Milan airport, Malpensa. All major airlines with direct flights. Land at Terminal 1.Go to the site >>>
the distance of about 200 km.
Venice Airport, Marco Polo. Here land the direct flights.Go to the site >>>
Car rental in Italy for tourists renting our private family Vacation villas, Holiday Apartments on Lake Idro
This is a relevant issue for independent tourists arriving in Italy on an airplane.
We can recommend you the biggest car rental agencies (according to our observations they have better fleet, costs are lower and they have a presence in almost all airports)
The situation on the roadways in real time you can see at this site:
To rent a car is the best way for independent travelers to see Italy.
There are very good secure high-speed roads in Italy, with well-equipped places of rest and service. The cost of travel when renting a car for four or more people will be lower than the cost of using public transport. To this one can add the independence from possible strikes of transport workers
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