Rather than spend upwards of $120 a night for a hotel room in Rome, you can rent an apartment for a week at half the cost of what it would be to stay in a hotel.
When Elizabeth Gilbert submitted her proposal for the best seller, “Eat, Pray, Love”, she wove Italy into her dream adventure. In Italy, she believed she would learn how to enjoy life, to find pleasure; to eat well.
Read the book and you’ll understand why living as a local, even for a little while, allows you to experience a culture in a way that your hotel stay does not. You feel ownership. You feel kinship. You become a part of Italy, not someone passing through it.
Thanks to the Internet, your dream vacation to Italy has more potential than ever before. Rather than spend upwards of $120 a night for a hotel room in Rome, you can rent an apartment for a week at half the cost of what it would be to stay in a hotel.
Apartments offer the authenticity and peace that a hotel cannot. Imagine waking up in Rome—not: waking up in a twelve by fourteen room cramped with hotel furniture that could be anywhere and happens to be Rome, but…Rome.
Or maybe you prefer Tuscany. Central Italy has many small homes and villas are available for rent. Hop on your favorite search engine and take it for a spin.
Type: rent, apartment, holiday, vacation, Italy for millions of hits. Narrow it down by region or season. Specify price range. Whatever your pleasure, you’ll find it. This year don’t waste your vacation on a generic trip to the beach.
Apply that time and money becoming a local, even if for a little while.