Slow (an attitude) - Take the time to fully experience a place. Spend a week in a vacation rental. Plan your day trips to see the nearby sights.
Europe (a destination) - The perfect place to slow down. You are surrounded by history, culture, nature, people.
See Europe the Slow way. Use this website to plan your time, to find the day trips you will enjoy. Are you passionate about the prehistoric past in Europe? Do you like to hunt out the remains of the Roman Empire that once spread throughout the continent? Do you want to walk in ancient woodlands? We show you the day trips that we have enjoyed, the sights we have seen, throughout Europe.
Stay in Slow accommodations. Find vacation rentals in Europe - apartments, cottages or houses that you rent by the week. There is a great selection of vacation rentals in Europe - stay in a holiday cottage in England, a villa in Italy, an apartment in Paris. Spending a week in a vacation rental lets you slow down and experience the local life. This is a great way to see Europe.
New to vacation rentals in Europe? Read our Vacation Rentals Guide to learn how to use this great alternative accommodations when traveling in Europe.
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Sassi of Matera (Basilicata, Italy), comments by Valerie I should have advised that July and August are HOT. I mean, HOT! Those rocks heat up and radiate it to toast you. There is a beautiful fresh market daily (not Sunday), basically "behind" Piazza [...]
Metaponto Palatine Tables (Basilicata, Italy), comments by Valerie The museum is insanely hard to find! The archeological sites are scattered around with poor signage, odd as you'd think they'd make it easier to find their major tourist draw!
Castelmezzano (Basilicata, Italy), comments by Anne The zipline is AMAZING!! What an incredible feeling as you soar over the valley, it's almost like being out of body. Need to be in pretty good shape to hike up to the top, it's very steep. I found [...]
Sassi of Matera (Basilicata, Italy), comments by Pauline We spent one night in Matera on a recent trip to the area. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of this city. The Sassi part of Matera is beautiful, as is the town center on top of the valley. We followed [...]
Castelmezzano (Basilicata, Italy), comments by Pauline In April 2015 we drove to these hill towns near Potenza: Trivigno, Castelmezzano and Ansi. Castelmezzano was in a spectacular setting. We parked and walked the narrow lanes, up to the rocks where we [...]
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Slow Europe is not a vacation rental agency or a directory site where owners pay to be listed. Slow Europe is a resource created by travelers and for travelers run by Pauline Kenny and Steve Cohen who have been traveling the slow way in Europe for 25+ years.