Our website is filled with lots of helpful information about renting and visiting Italy.
We realize there is a lot to read, and we recommend that you do.
Here's a short list of what we think are the most important things to know before you book
- Choose the right area. Italy consists of 20 regions, each one
different from the other. Choose your rental villa by deciding what you want to see. Even though
the scenery may be beautiful, you don't want to spend all of your time driving from one destination
- Book months in advance. Especially for large properties, six
months to one year is normal booking requirement.
- Cars are a necessity for villa rentals located in the
- Most of the homes are self catering. If you need a staff on
hand, let us know before you start looking.
- Towels and Bed Linens are included in the price of the rental
villa. You will have one set of towels per person; this normally consists of one bath towel, one
face towel and one hand towel. Bed linens are normally changed every Saturday.
- Heating & Air Conditioning. Heating and Air Conditioning
are almost always an additional charge, based on consumption.
- The cupboards will be bare. We recommend shopping for
essentials before you arrive at the villa. You don't want to use a stranger's left over food, and
the housekeepers remove anything left behind. On your way to the villa, stop for essentials such as
salt and pepper, soap, paper towels and toilet paper. Most villa owners offer grocery shopping and
delivery before you arrive at the villa for a modest charge.
- Adjust your expectations. It's everyone's dream to stay in a
perfect home in a perfect location. As beautiful and charming as these villas and apartments are,
it is hard to meet perfection. One person's idea of perfect differs from the other. Create a list
of the things that are important to you and list them in order of importance before choosing your
- Unpack, relax and enjoy. Once you arrive at the villa, settle
in and relax. Above all, open your eyes to new experiences and your heart to another culture. If
it's your first time in Italy, you will need a day or two to get into the rhythm of Italian life
and to appreciate its slow and wonderful pace.
- Go with the flow. Try not to pack too many things to do in one
day, be open to spontaneity and exploration. Don't let glitches, big or small, ruin your fun.
Adjust to the changes in plans that may crop up during your visit. You'll need to keep your sense
of humor and try to laugh at the bumps in the road if you want to get the most from your vacation.
Most likely you will find those bumps very funny when retelling it to your friends back home.