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How To Access English Language TV in Italy

When traveling in Italy, you may need a respite from all the sights and sounds, a little television to relax. Most Italian Vacation Rentals subscribe to the basic satellite subscription that means a few English language news channels such as BBC News, Sky News, MSNBC and no English language entertainment except maybe decades-old reruns of Walker Texas Ranger and Baywatch.

If you subscribe to Netflix you can access it on current model televisions via Chromecast which enables you to easily stream shows and movies from Netflix to the TV in your vacation rental in Italy! The television needs to have an accessible HDMI port.  Many of the Italy Perfect rentals have such, but not guaranteed.

Chromecast_plugged_into_TVChromecast is a thumb-sized device that plugs into an HDMI port on the television enabling you to display content from the Internet managed by your PC or Tablet, provided the content is available in Italy. You need to purchase Chromecast before you travel. Major electronic retailers, including BestBuy and Amazon, sell Chromecast units for about $35.00 USD.  Netflix has just become available in Italy so you can use your existing Netflix subscription. However, some shows and movies may not be available at your destination because of country specific licensing deals, but there are plenty to explore.

Remember to take the Chromecast device with you when you check out of the property!

Setup is as easy, follow the instructions here.

Chromecast and Netflix in Italy

Here is a great blog that constantly updates Netflix listings available in Italy.

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Rome’s Spookiest Sights

No imagination is needed to find spooky sights in Rome. In honor of All Saints’ Day, here are some of our favorite creepy sights. When staying in Italy Perfect vacation rentals you can easily visit these strange sights.

Human bones decorate church crypt.

The Capuchin Crypt “Church of the Bones” contains the bones of  3700 monks that decorate the rooms of the crypt below the church to remind us of the impermanence of life. Via Vittorio Veneto 27.

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Contemporary Art in Historic Florence

Florence is known as the birthplace of modern art, beginning in the 15th century with the Renaissance ‘rebirth’ when Florence became the incubator for a massive burst of creativity and the beginning of the modern era.

Renowned as the cradle of Renaissance, it is not known for its contemporary art and Florentines remain skeptical about modern art. Things are slowly changing on the art scene however, creating an opening to the twenty-first century while providing Florentines and visitors alike an opportunity to view some striking works of modern art in historic settings. Continue reading Contemporary Art in Historic Florence

Save Big With Savor the Season Promotion

Save big while enjoying the quieter November and early December season in Italy  when the crowds thin out, the weather is mild and dining on the delights of the season is a daily pleasure. The Italy Perfect Blog provides tips on why this is our favorite time to visit Italy.

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Five Tuscan Fall Festivals

Fall is a great time to enjoy the many seasonal harvest festivals that take place throughout Tuscany which celebrate the rich tradition of food and wine.


wine_festival1This enticing wine festival is held every year in the city of Greve, in the Chianti area, on the second weekend of September. All you need to do is buy a wine glass from the Cassa (cashier) booth (in the range of  €10 euros) that allows you to taste up to eight of the wines offered at the stands. In addition to the wine tasting, a variety of events is offered during the four days. []


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