Johanne: Marche in central Italy
Riviera del Conero in le Marche is in my opinion one of Italy's most beautiful areas. Here you will find an azure sea, white cliffs, quaint villages and a fantastic cuisine based on fish and seafood. I dream of renting a cozy apartment near the water with family and just relax and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings, the lovely atmosphere and the good food.
Read more here: Conero Nature Reserve
Filippo: Salina, north of Sicily
Off season is the period where I love to do my travelling. If you have no children you get far more for your money, more space and much more peace by traveling in the off season.
Despite the fact that it is faster to get to Bangkok than to the Aeolian Islands, it is worthwhile embarking on the long journey. Of the seven islands, especially Salina I dream about coming back to. Here you will find two extinct volcanoes on ca.1.000 meters. I both climbed them and it is something you should experience yourself. From the top you have a fabulous view of the entire archipelago. Salina offers plenty of opportunities to hike on the island's functioning path system. One can also rent a little special, three-wheel moped and trundle to get along with great pleasure. On the island there are really good restaurants and a hotel with dizzying ocean views that are quite outstanding (Hotel Signum). I will definitely go there again ...
Sicily is a region that has always fascinated me. It is the incredibly varied landscapes, the climate that together with the people and gastronomy, gives me all the elements for a successful stay. Add to that an atmosphere you can almost taste and touch! For me and my future wife, there would be no more better place to go to in spring, and recharge the batteries for our upcoming summer wedding.
The holiday is booked and we will do a tour between Tenuta di Roccadia, Hotel Gutkowski and Etna Hotel.
< Peter: Piedmont in northern Italy
I would take the family to the Langhe area and stay at Agriturismo L'Isorella. Here you find a lovely pool, playground, horses, kids can play with the pets and a restaurant on site.
Last but not least, the prices here are very reasonable and the place is located at a reasonable distance from Milan, easy connected with cheap flights.