Christmas Time In Rome

Christmas Time In Rome

Christmas  Time in Rome is a fantastic time to visit because on arrival in the city it will be completely different from any other time of the year.  In Rome you will find restaurants open for dinner even on Christmas Day.  When it gets to the evening the streets come alive as Italian families stroll into the streets for Pizzas and other Italian delicacies. All dining events will be completed some wine and Christmas cheer.

Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona

Rome can be chilly this time of the year it would be wise to carry a light jacket. Check beforehand if your self catering apartment or luxury villa has heating, buy an umbrella and enjoy.

The Rome might not be as popular as during summer months. But most Romans   take off work during the festive season, hence the streets and restaurants come alive with locals enjoying the company of friends and family or last minute shopping. You will also find celebrations like lively  Christmas markets, nativity cribs, choir performance and religious celebrations.

Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain

Recommended tours for Christmas in Rome.

The Roman Tombs are surprisingly cozy during the cold weather, not to mention its an incredible visit, you can visit the passages of the Roman Tombs, The Basilica.  There are bus transfers for all these visits that way you won’t experience the cold weather much. You can also use the underground train system.

Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain

The Borghese Gallery & Gardens is a great place to visit during quiet times of year since it’s so busy throughout the year, explore artwork by famous artist and beautiful Borghese gardens.

One of the symbols of Christmas is the TREE of course.  Each year several TREES are erected in the city, you can find a huge TREE in Saint Peter’s Square, and two of the large  ones are usually erected in Piazza Venezia and next to the Colosseum. There’s also a Christmas Tree in the area in front of the Museums on the Capitoline Hill.

Piazza Venezia
Piazza Venezia

Your find excellent accommodation hotels and serviced apartments within easy reach of all the Christmas attractions.

Delight yourself with Christmas lights.

During this period the city main streets and monuments looks magical with traditional festive lights and decorations. You’ll also be entertained by roaming musicians and vendors selling roasted chestnuts. Decorations are getting every year more ambitious, with twinklings, light projections, and jumbo screens.

St Peters Square
St Peters Square

The Piazza Navona market is specialized in Christmas decorations, offering everything you could possibly need to create a beautiful tree or add to a nativity scene, from traditional objects to most original ones.

This is why you definitely plan your Christmas trip in this great city. Shouldn’t you?  Our website just happens to have fantastic self-catering apartments in Rome.  Come and go as you please or if you owned a serviced apartment click on Advertise Here its totally free.

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Visit Barcelona anytime of year

Visit Barcelona anytime of year

A visit to Barcelona is always a pleasant experience.  The people the outstanding architecture and of course the Spanish cuisine while entice you back over and over again.

For instances in Barcelona food is never taken for granted, people in Barcelona plan for dinner while at their lunch.  When they are planning their day or a trip away the most crucial point is where they are going to eat. Just grabbing a bite to eat is not an option to them. In Barcelona, eating comes first and foremost. When you taste their food you will definitely discover why. One of the healthiest of diets is Spanish food all over the world and you will find all the food options and varieties.  The way to experience these food options and varieties is to book a serviced apartment.  Self-catering gives you huge options.  Make sure your holiday apartment is well located.

La Boqueria
        La Boqueria

NIGHTLIFE IN BARCELONA:

After a night out in the town of Barcelona, it is very likely you will see the sun rise before going to have some sleep, nightlife here starts late and late so make sure have too much to do the day after out in this city. There are different places you can have fun from bars, pubs, taverns and experience the unforgettable nightlife. Here locals party from Thursday to Saturday, though most tourist party at different times on different days of the week. Word of advice choose the right area for the night out not too far away from your serviced apartment or short stay accommodation.

Optim Night Club
 Opium  Night Club

BARCELONA SHOPPING:

Shopping here is a real pleasure; there are many stores on Passeig De Gracia commonly known as the Barcelona shopping line that will keep shoppers happy for a number of days. Barcelona is the perfect shopping city and is well known for its style and design.

Las Arenas
       Las Arenas

BARCELONA SELF-CATERING APARTMENTS:

Short stay apartment rentals are a great option if you’re the kind of person who wants to independence to come and go as you please.  The beauty of booking  in your self-catering apartment you go shopping for your own food in the markets and generally live like a local while at your short stay, try this option with no disappointments. You can look for an serviced apartment in the city centre, where you will be close to all attractions you have come such a long way to see.

HOTELS:

Barcelona has a wide selection of hotels to choose from, 5 star hotels to simplest there is something for everyone. You will definitely get what you are looking regarding location close to your favorite tourist attractions. .

The Fira de Santa Llucia is the oldest Christmas Market in Barcelona. It originally started in 1786. This year it is in its 229th year. In has 287 stalls, which are located on the Avenue of the Cathedral in the Gothic area just in front of the Cathedral. There is loads to choose from, you will find handmade gifts, figurines for nativity scenes, and lots of traditional Spanish Christmas decorations .
Date:
From 27/11/2015 to 23/12/2015
Hour:
Weekdays: from 10:30 to 20:30
Vigils and holidays: from 10:30 to 21:30

Fira de Santa Llucia
 Fira de Santa Llucia

Another excellent Barcelona Christmas Fair is held the Sagrada Familia from the 60 opposite the Sagrada Familia . Nearly a hundred stalls where all kinds of figures and elements for cribs, Christmas trees and plants, gifts and food products and candies are sold. No shortage of course the churros and find a place of chestnuts and sweet potatoes.
Date:
From 11/28/2015 to 23/12/2015
Hour:
10: 00h – 22: 00h

Sagrada De Familia Christmas Market
  Sagrada De Familia Christmas Market

CONCERT

La Sonora de Gràcia is a small theater and musical bar on the street Riera Sant Miquel de Gràcia neighbourhood. It first opened its doors in 2013. They create a program cultural activities, mostly free, every day except Monday as they are closed. Their highlights include live performances and DJ’s the rhythm of soul, funk, latin, rock, pop and world music.

Our website www.goholidaylets.com has some excellent serviced apartment in Barcelona.   Just click on Advertise Here and we will list you for free.

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Barcelona a Jewel in The Spanish Crown

Barcelona a Jewel in The Spanish Crown

Barcelona the diverse capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, the city is defined by peculiar art and architecture, ingenious food and vivacious street life. Barcelona is one of the most beautiful and exciting citing cities in the world and home Barca, Barcelona’s world famous football club

Nou Camp
 Barca    Nou Camp  Stadium

Barcelona is lively during both the night and day and it has a unique, exciting atmosphere, which provides the tourist with a truly unforgettable experience.

There are major art exhibitions, that go on throughout the year and concerts and shows of different kinds happening all the time.

The city of Barcelona enjoys the almost perfect climate making it an ideal place to be at anytime of the year. The best way to get around is using the metro, if you are planning to lots of walking you will need to use the City metro at some stage. The stations are all over the city and lines are distinguishable by both numbers and colour.

Barcelona
  Barcelona Cathedral

The famous attractions in Barcelona are buildings designed by the same person Antoni Gaudi, there is the Picasso Museum which is used to document the work of the famous artist, the cathedral amongst other attractions which you can’t miss to see.  Barcelona has great self-catering accommodation centrally located near the  Picasso Museum.  We have come across a beautiful short term rental apartment near Placa Catalunya.

Barcelona has two parks which are perfect for visiting when you want to get away from the hustles and bustles of the city.  After a walk in the park you can visit restaurant and have a tapas meal which is Spanish delicacy where food is served in small portions. Then retire  to the comfort and security of a large short term rental or holiday rental apartment

Casa Batlo Barcelona
Casa Batlo Barcelona

The locals in Barcelona are passionate a particular football team which is FC Barcelona simply known as Barca. Football legends who have played here incl ude Argentina’s Diego Maradonna.

The city of Barcelona is located on the water, if the weather is good visit the beach, the city has its own port too where you will find a famous shopping center.

For the football lovers I think this is one of the great places you would love explore.  Because footballers bring money and luxury villas and luxury self-catering can be found in the Barcelona area.  If want to list your Barcelona property or any other property for free go to Goholidaylets.com

NAVARRA, THE GREEN SPAIN

NAVARRA, THE GREEN SPAIN

Navarra is a province in northern Spain that borders the Basque country. Pamplona is the capital and only city, while the rest are small Spanish villages and towns. The residents widely speak Spanish although Basque is the official language.

Pamplona , Navarra
                                    Pamplona capital of the Spanish Navarra Region

In Navarra, various regions have their own unique features. The Pyrenees in the north has a beautiful, calm and quiet mountain range with exquisite landscapes, La Riviera in the south is plain fertile land with the Ebro River running through and La Zona Media has extensive canyons like Hoces de Lumbier and Arbayun.
Having been ranked as Spain’s top in living standards, Navarra makes a perfect place for a holiday lettings and rentals accommodation. Visiting the town would be a fulfilling experience with the plenty of self catering apartments available. The fairly priced amenities with good views of the city that has been called Green Spain give you a chance to enjoy either a long or brief holiday all the same. The vineyards are extensive and the waterfalls are surreal.

Navarra
View of the countryside in the Navarra Region

Getting to Navarra could be through flights to Noain, by bus, or by train. A train ride from Madrid Alocha for instance takes four and a half hours while the same from Barcelona lasts six hours; it depends on how quick you need to get there. Renting a car is more personal with plenty of time to see the beauty and the sights.
A holiday in Navarra will get you to experience Spanish traditional festivals and cuisine. The most renowned festival is the ‘running of the bulls’ festival in San fermin every July in the city of Pamplona

Its picturesque beautiful towns like Artajona full of medieval walls, Estella, Olite, formerly seat of Navarre’s kings, Tudela and Roncesvalles always a worthwhile visit.
Navarrese Carnivals with their typically unique Zanpantzarrak.

Pamplona
                                         Plaza del Castillo Pamplona

The town of Olite was once home to the kings of Navarra and is now the wine making capital; the vineyards are beautiful with a combination of rivers and mountain ranges. Top wine makers like Julian Chivite, Guelbenzu, Castillo de Monjardin and Bodegas Ochoa all of whom make quality cabernet, merlot and tempranillo. During a stay in Navarra, a wine tour will be of great help in expanding your wine pallet and at the same time enjoy the cuisine. Fresh from the pasture and green land, the food if full of natural spices and herbs full of flavor. The markets are filled with natural fresh produce which you can prepare in your own self catering suite in your preference.

University of Navarra
The University of Navarra

Navarre is a great holiday rental destination with plenty of culture, history, cuisine and rich wine. Take a look at www.goholidaylets.com plan book your holiday rental and enjoy a pleasant holiday.

Your Ideal kind of holiday at Portugals Vilamoura

Your Ideal kind of holiday at Portugals Vilamoura

Vilamoura is at the heart of the Algarve in Portugal, its just 2 hours flight time  away from the UK and its one of the main tourist destination in the region. This is a place where you will be spoilt for choice in the midst many activities like sports, shopping, and the nightlife, if you want a sunny family or golfing break this is the ideal place for you. The accommodation here is superb from 5-star luxurious hotels like the famous Tivoli Marina Hotel or stunning holiday rental villas with private pool.

Beautiful Vilamoura Beach
Beautiful Vilamoura Beach

Who visits this region: Vilamoura is visited by different kinds of people i.e Celeb-spotters, shoppers, golf fanatics and people who enjoy great continental food.

When to visit:  Summer is the ideal time to visit, but if you are a Golfer you will know that Golf is played here every month of the year.

Best Attractions:  There are several golf courses to choose from and plenty of bars for a night out with your friends while enjoying the local hospitality.

What to do in Vilamoura

The Marina at Vilamoura is one of the pivotal points for activities during the day and evenings.  This is the kind of place to treat yourself or maybe buy a present or souvenirs for friends or family. Since the Marina is popular with celebrities and the jet set you ll find lots of shops to browse away the day.

As previously said Golf is another major pastime for holidaymakers in this region.  There are a total of six golf courses within which have been designed to the high standards.

Also there are beaches located in this region as well with very clear waters and clean sand. Praia da Marina is one of the most popular beaches in this area, where visitors get to relax on sofas and canopied beds at the Puro Beach Club.  The other beach to leisure is Praia da Falesia, this beach is supported by cliffs and is very sheltered ideal for the whole family.  So if a member of your family is golfing you can take off to the beach.

Victoria Golf Course Vilamoura
                                                   Victoria Golf Course Vilamoura

Exploring Restaurants in Vilamoura    

Around the marina you’ll find restaurants from all corners of the world,and the foods are affordable and of high standard. There is evening entertainment is available at the casino, with shows and gaming rooms. If you love dancing you can hit the open air club which attracts international DJs.

Accommodation Choice in Vilamoura

Villamoura provivdes a wide range of modern holiday accommodation. There is magnificent hotels for all budgets.  But self-catering apartments and self-catering villas provide the majority of the holiday rental accommodation.   Only does this ensure wonderful holiday opportunites for all the family it also bring revenue in and provides employment in the Algarve.

Vilamoura is a good place to use as a base to explore the surrounding areas.  The area is particularity popular for carnivals, gypsy markets which takes place on Saturdays, you can also have a glimpse of the Portuguese traditional life.  Albufeira is also nearby which is famous for its lively nightlife.  It also has great self-catering rental accommodation.

The Old Village, Vilamoura
The Old Village, Vilamoura

Vilamoura is an exciting place to be, offering everything you would desire for  holiday accommodation, whether you are going golfing or you just want some time on the beach.  So if you’re the kind of person that likes a holiday that means everyones dreams this is the place to be.  To list your property for Vilamoura to go to www.goholidaylets.com and click on  advertise here.

Marbella one of the top places to visit in Spain

Marbella one of the top places to visit in Spain

Marbella, a city in Andalucía south of Spain, is very popular with international tourists mostly from the United Kingdom. It lies on the Mediterranean coast with beautiful beaches and sights to visit. The city has existed since the 7th century and one of the municipalities of the Costa del Sol. Since then, it has drastically grown and modernized but still preserves most of its prehistoric sites and buildings. This makes it rich in culture and Spanish history.

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The cosmopolitan city, renowned for the rich and famous, has attractive, warm and welcoming residents so much that it is renowned as one of the top visited cities in Spain.  Those of us on budgets can easily afford any of the apartments to rent in Marbella.
One of these sights is El Casco Antiguo or Old Town, Remains old Roman civilization are still present. Places of interest on a trip to Marbella include School Street, Murallas Del Castillo, Villa Romana (green river), the town hall, the mayor’s house and the old Roman baths at Guadalmina. In all these areas you can find wonderful Marbella apartments that you can book online. There is the famous chapel of Santiago and the Remains of the Arabic castles. Connecting with the old town is a garden with fountains and sculptures from Alvenida del mar that leads to the beautiful beach. These old places blend in with the new Marbella even the type of Marbella villas that are built blend with surroundings.  Villas in Spain are hugely popular for holiday accommodation particularly this part of Costa del Sol.

Home 770 Mabella
Home 770 Marbella Spain

Basilica Vega Del mar was an early Christian church and burial site near the Guadalmina River. Built in the 16th century, it has significant Spanish history where Emperor Constantine’s tombstone was discovered. The site is free entry for all at any time and the keys are either at Marbella or San Pedro tourist offices.
At the Roman villas and baths, an ancient site at Rio Verde whose floors are covered with black and white mosaic stones, the famous medusa’s head covered with snakes is also one of the mosaics . it is said to be an ancient scarecrow to warn intruders that the gods were watching.

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On the west of Marbella is a beautiful stretch of luxurious villas to rent in Marbella suburbs and in estates on the mountain and seafront. It is so beautiful that King Fahd of Arabia chose to build his palace here in the beautiful surrounding. Spending a getaway one of these holiday rental Marbella Villas is a great first-hand experience of the beauty of Spain, the scenery is breathtaking.
Marbella is a destination where you can combine a Costa del Sol villa  holiday with a round of golf, an excursion, visit art exhibitions as well as authentic Spanish cuisine. A visit to any beach provides opportunities for sailing, water jets, amusement parks visits, beachfront restaurants and clubs. There are plenty of Michelin star restaurant with both Spanish and continental cuisine; good enough for the late king of Saudi to spend 80 million Euros on his guests just for one summer holiday. Los Cuchillos walk is strips filled with great restaurants, bars and shops or enjoy a ride on a catamaran ferry. Boat rides and daily cruises at relatively cheap tickets.

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To get around the city, walking is the easiest means. It is the best and quickest way to get around the narrow busy streets while sightseeing the old town. To get the real tourist feel, horse-drawn carriages can take you on a relaxing ride around the town. They can conveniently take you places where cars wouldn’t and are a romantic way to enjoy a couple’s holiday. Taxis are also available especially when coming from or going to the airport. Car rentals are easy with a wide variety in prices and car preferences convenient for trips around Andalucía.
In Marbella, you cannot help but shop in the array of boutiques with brands like Zara & Mango, Habitat, Marks & Spencer, and many more for clothes, shoes, jewellery and souvenirs to bring back home. After a good shopping spree, wind down with a visit to the rich Spanish culture displayed in museums such as the Bonsai Museum and the Ralli Museum. Ancient artefacts are displayed and provide information about the past. Another way would be to explore one of the ten golf courses spread out through Marbella with a view of the mountains that surround the city.
In Benalmadena, a town between Torremolinos and Fuengirola, a large number of tourists go to see the nice beaches, castles and the 33 meters tall Buddhist Benalmádena Stupa which is the biggest in Europe.
For a great quiet relaxing Spanish adventure, Marbella is a good place to enjoy and a learn a few thing about the Spanish culture. Goholidaylets are well established here with quality Marbella apartment luxurious Benalmadena villas and other holiday rental properties. List your property for free with www.goholidayets.com today.

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Bangkok The City You Will Never Forget

Bangkok The City You Will Never Forget

BANGKOK THE PLACE TO BE

Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand. The city of Bangkok welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world and its no formula to why it does because it a city of differences with action going on at every area like marveling at the shiny temples, catching a tuk tuk along the busy china town or taking a sail through the floating markets. You can get both local dishes served at humble streets to international cuisines which can be enjoyed at romantic rooftops in restaurants.

Bangkok Damnoen-Saduak
There are many luxuries complete with sea boutiques and markets, where you can do loads of shopping without having to break a bank, in fact there are five star hotels that are cheaper and offer you the same famed Thai hospitality.

THE CLIMATE
The kind of climate found in Bangkok is tropical climate; the temperatures typically range from 10 to 38C. The area rains mostly in May to July and it’s usually during the months of November and December, with the weather pattern you can choose when to go for a holiday in the city.
After choosing your month of visit and now ready to travel, these are some of the exciting places to visit amidst others in Bangkok.

BANGKOK TEMPLES AND GRAND PALACE VIEW
There are Hundreds of temples across the city, it can be quiet confusing to choose which ones to visit while on vacation, but this is a tour that offers more than enough experience and continuously educates and excites visitor’s especially first time visitors.

Bangkok Market
                                                                   Bangkok Market

Damnoen Saduak is the most popular floating market in Thailand, this is a magnificent place for selfies, food etc. visit here during the morning hours to escape the heat later in the day and the liveliness of the market though its usually crowded but don’t let that put you off as it is an enjoyable morning out of the city norms and you get to feel the sense of the place.

WHITE ORCHID DINNER CRUISE
Enjoy the best of scrumptious buffet dinner while you view Bangkok on a cruise boat. Sip on a welcome drink as you cruise in style while getting entertained by live band, Thai classical dancing, this kind of tour presents the best of the river and city.

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DREAM WORLD
If you have traveled with your kids to Bangkok this is definitely a place they will love, promising a spectacular experience from the huge amusement parks, exploring the exciting shows and rides in its four land of dreams, pools and castles.
Those are some of the tourist areas narrowed down though there are more exciting places to tour in the city of Bangkok. This is a city that you will love to come back to over and over (I think one can never get enough of it).   In terms of accommodation Bangkok has some excellent sel-catering apartments and villas.   Thailand holiday accommodation is of a very high standard. Places like Pattaya  Phuket  Krabi have all beautiful splendid holiday villas and apartments.  If your searching on out website www.goholidaylets.com  just enter words holiday accommodation Thailand.  Also check out our free listing page for your holiday rental accommodation.

Porto do Mos Lagos area with 5 star holiday rental accommodation

Porto do Mos Lagos area with 5 star holiday rental accommodation

When you arrive in Lagos on a holiday and locate your holiday rental accommodation or hotel the next step is to familiarize yourself with the area. Most will do have searched on the internet and located popular places of interest.

Map of the Algarve showing Lagos, Alvor and many other locations
 Map of the Algarve showing Lagos, Alvor and many other locations

Places like the beach at Meia Praia a pristine stretch of sand extending from the causeway at Lagos town right up to Praia de Rocha albeit with the odd river and inlet at Alvor in between the two points. In between you ll find what we come to recognize as typical Portuguese beaches. Edges of sand area with coastal vegetation protected with timber walkways. Then flat well maintained sometimes very hot sand descending slowly down to the water. The customary sunbeds and faded grass covered circular sun shades. The yellow and red clad lifeguards in season are another familiar sight. Abundance of floatation boards and the odd quadbike parked at their stations. We have all given them at glance at time to make sure they are alert.

 

Early Morning in Lagos
                                        Early Morning or Late Night in Lagos

When you getting you bearings for Lagos it would be worth while checking out the beautiful beach of Praia do Porto de Mos. It’s the second largest beach in the Lagos area after of course the pre-mentioned Meia Praia. It is the only beach in the Lagos area that hasn’t shelter from the Atlantic. All of the others have the shelter of the headland at Ponta da Piedade.
The area at Porto do Mos is located about three miles south west of the center of Lagos. It is a quiet residential area comprising of many large luxurious villas. A number of these would be used as holiday rental, self-catering accommodation. Also in the area is the 5 star Cascade Wellness and Lifestyle Resort and the 4 star Belmar Wellness & Beach Resort both locations provide holiday rental accommodation.

Praia do Porto de Mos
                                                               Praia do Porto de Mos

Finding Porto do Mos

If you have hired a car it is very easy to drive there is adequate parking adjacent to the beach. The local bus service drops you on the beach front and picks up again during the day at regular intervals.
At either end of the small promenade in front of the beach you ll find two very good and well place restaurants. The O Antonio and the Campimar both serve a full menu of excellent cuisine. Or if you fancy just a snack or coffee you will be made welcome.
If you have property in this area might be worth while listing with www.goholidaylets.com. All self-catering accommodation has reach a certain holiday rental criteria are welcome to list. As normal the team at Goholidaylets are available to advise you on any aspect of your holiday. Please feel free to post a question or query on any of our social media channels.

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ANCIENT CITY OF PORTO HOME OF THE LEGENDARY HARRY PORTER

Ancient city of Porto home of the legendary Harry Porter

Ancient city of Porto home of the legendary  Harry Porter

Porto is an ancient coastal city sitting majestically at the mouth of the meandering Douro river, located in northwest Portugal. The Douro river valley with its rich fertile vine growing terraces, makes Porto world famous for it wine and port production. Porto is also popular for it’s splendid bridges traversing  the Douro river. The character of this great city resulted in it being chosen by author J K Rowling as home of the legendary Harry Porter.

Wonderful night view over the ancient city of Porto
Wonderful night view over the ancient city of Porto

Where to stay in Porto
Self-catering holiday apartments in Porto are easy to find and book using online travel agent like www.goholidaylets.com. In just a few clicks, you’ll have a comfortable home away from home. The holiday apartments in the area range from spectacularly refurbished properties to townhouses and studios in the areas suburbs. No matter what kind of holiday apartments you choose regardless of the amount you will find accommodation that best suits and your budget. If you book early you can get a discounted price other than booking when your travel dates are nearing.

When to visit
The best time to book a holiday to Porto is during the months of April to September when the sun is shinning and the temperatures are favourable. The off peak seasons months too are a great time to book holiday apartments in Porto since the temperatures are still favorable and there are deals on holiday apartments. No matter what time of the year you book your holiday apartment in Porto, your holiday home will be your home base during an unforgettable holiday in this vivacious Portuguese city.
Here are some of the things as a traveller you can visit while at your stay there.
Having a cup of coffee at the Majestic cafe. This café was founded several years ago and its situated in the heart of downtown Porto, this is a must on the list of things to do for all visitors. The café is a symbol of the city and you can pop in for morning pastries, lunches and dinners.

The Port Wine Lodge
The Port Wine Lodges or Cellars is situated in Vila Nova de Gaia, the place continues to be an important center for visitors because of the wine tastings and there are guided tours with multi lingual. Some of the wine tastings are free while others will charge a small entrance fee.

Porto s architectural heritage can be seen in it magnificent buildings
  Porto s architectural heritage can be seen in it magnificent buildings

Cruise tours
If you would like to have a spectacular view of the area is by taking a cruise sailing by the river, there are a number of cruises that are available from the bridges in Vila Nova de Gaia and eastwards of the port wine vineyards.
Enjoying the sunset from the beach

Porto has a good climate and is conducive for sunbathing, beach walks along the beautiful beaches. The beaches are perfect for enjoying the sunset and admiring the Atlantic Ocean while sipping a drink during the afternoons.
Enjoy a late night drink
The Galerias (as it commonly known) is situated in the centre of downtown Porto where there you can find load of open air bars, the area is the centre of night life in the city with different activities going on in the bars since most of them are open air. Most of our self-catering accommodation is located centrally.

Grapes from the Douro Valley play huge part in Porto commercial life.
     Grapes from the Douro Valley play huge part in Porto commercial life.

The Lello Bookshop
If you are a book lover, The Lello Bookshop is one of the most beautiful book shops in the world and makes another must see in Porto. The Bookshop was opened in the 1900’s and it has maintained it original carved ceiling, stained glass window and painted curved central staircase. In their you can find different genres of books and travel guides for those who want to learn more about the area, and while doing your book tour there is a coffee bar on the 1st floor. Feel free to list your holiday rental property with us www.goholidaylets.com for free.

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Take a Romantic Trip on Italy’s Amalfi Coast

Take a Romantic Trip on Italy’s Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is a beautiful and renowned stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy. Tourism is the key commercial venture in this area, hence a major employer to  locals, and be rest assured most of the people you meet can communicate in English and will always do their best to help you decrease any language barrier  encountered.

Positano by night
 Positano by night

When is it suitable to visit the Amalfi Coast?

Spring is always the best to visit the coast of Amalfi during the months of July and August during the high season, the weather is usually hot then (this makes it a good time for exploring the area) and due to the high number of people visiting the coast there may be a challenge in securing a parking for their vehicles.

It is usually not advisable to visit during fall (especially the month of November) and its raining during the winter hence during those months there is nothing much to enjoy. The Ravello Festival which is usually an annual event takes place in throughout in summer in the town of Ravello. The splendor of Southern Italy’s Amalfi coast is famous and many of the living artists, writers and musicians were inspired by its beauty. The beautiful Isle of Capri immortalised in song, can be seen from the coast.

Some of the areas of interest in the Amalfi coast are:-
Museo Correale
 Touring the Villa Cimbrone
 The Sant’Antonino Festival
 Sagra del Tonno
 Africana Club
Shopping at Antonello della Mura
 Touring Duomo

Amalfi Coast
Birds eye view of Amalfi Coast

SELF CATERING APARTMENTS:
Self catering villas and apartments in the area are mostly complete with swimming pools, close to the sea and are air conditioned. You can choose your villa or apartment online from the many websites like www.goholidaylets.com or with the help of an agent that best suits you and ensure that you enjoy your holiday in style. Most of the holiday self-catering villas and apartments are modern with heating, Wi fi, washing machines, dish washers, microwaves, blender, toasters etc.

MODE OF TRANSPORT:
The public transport along the coast is cheap and fairly efficient.
Ferries connect to the resorts of Amalfi and can be much quicker than buses. Incase you decide to use a ferry there is always tourist information office where you can get a timetable to catch the boats and this is a much more comfortable mode than a bus.

Amalfi Road
Amalfi Road to a wonderful holiday rental accommodation

BUSES:
Alternatively buses can be used, you can buy a ticket online or queue and pay as u enter the bus, no need to book in advance but incase you want to be sure especially during the peak season you can call the bus companies and make an enquiry.

Bear in mind that the buses may not stop close to your self-catering accommodation, and streets can be steep, or no more than staircases. Ask your hotel for precise directions, and if necessary carry the address in your hand, and ask the first locals you see. Some holiday rental accommodation offer their own minibus service for pick-ups, trips down to the beach etc.; find out about this if your hotel is one of them. Our team at Goholidaylets and always available to assist you enquiry. Please feel free to call us on 00441213149153
This is one destination for a holiday or a romantic get away for those may be who want to propose to their partner by the beach or just spending

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