Italy is a well loved destination, and all of the locations see lots of tourists each summer. However, for charm, and a definitely more 'Italian feel', Emilia-Romagna on the Adriatic coast is a less popular, but, no less wonderful option, and Emilia-Romagna accommodation has many wonderful hideaways for those wanting to get away from it all, but still see some of Italy's loveliest places and coastal areas. There's also the pretty Apennine hills to explore.
Popular resort Rimini in particular has some Emilia-Romagna holiday rentals which really are pretty, and allow easy access to this lively seaside town, which is not only famous for it's hedonistic night life but has a lovely medieval town centre to explore.
Or why not try Bologna? This very picturesque old town is full of medieval streets and charming Emilia-Romagna holiday rentals and is also famous for being one of Italy's best loved cities for food. Wander the coastal streets and work up an appetite for some home-made pasta with 'bolognaise' sauce which originated here. This is also an area famous for Parmesan cheese, and of course, Parma Ham, and many hams and salamis, which are great to take back to your Emilia-Romagna accommodation to try.
For good Renaissance architecture and style close to Emilia-Romagna holiday rentals, head north from Bologna, where the town of Ferrara awaits you. This town was ruled over for many decades by the eccentric 'Este' dukes and their families, and is now a wonderful place to see building from this period.