5 Terraces In Italy That Will Change Your Italian Aperitivo Forever

5 Terraces In Italy That Will Change Your Italian Aperitivo Forever

The Italian aperitivo is akin to happy hour. There are a few different opinions about how and why and where the tradition began: some say it was started in Milan in the 1860s by the creator of Campari, while some argue it was actually started in Turin in the 1780s by the creator of vermouth.

Announcing Felicita, Italy Perfect’s Newest Florence Apartment

Announcing Felicita, Italy Perfect’s Newest Florence Apartment

The newest addition to our Florence luxury apartments is Felicita, a bright and beautifully laid-out 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment in a fabulous historic center location. Views? Check! Terrace? Check? Lovely decor? Check! Elevator? Check! Air Conditioning? Check! We love the Oltrarno area of Florence, just on the other side of the Ponte Vecchio bridge but

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How I Started Italy Perfect Vacation Rentals

How I Started Italy Perfect Vacation Rentals

Lisa Byrne, founder of Italy Perfect, shares her story of Casetta Bonsi, the little house in Florence that gave Italy Perfect its start. I can’t tell you how many times people say to me “I wish I had your job!” I’m so lucky to wake up excited to go to work every day, to share

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A Roman Holiday: Staying near the Spanish Steps in the Sabini Sistina Apartment

A Roman Holiday: Staying near the Spanish Steps in the Sabini Sistina Apartment

Renowned travel blogger Leah Travels tells us all about  her enjoyable stay in Rome.  The Spanish Steps have been an inspiration for poets, painters and artists since the early 1720s. They’re also a landmark I frequented during my fourth visit to Rome in June. My Italy Perfect apartment was just a one-minute walk from Piazza

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Spectacular Vacation Villas Right in the Center of Rome!

Spectacular Vacation Villas Right in the Center of Rome!

Imagine a stay in Rome that combines the best of country living and city amenities. In a small, gated neighborhood near the prime Piazza del Popolo-Spanish Steps area, and accessed from Piazzale Flaminio, two villas perch just enough above the city such that you can toast the sun as it sets behind the dome of

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Where to Stay in Florence

Where to Stay in Florence

Florence is an intriguing small city, packed with wonderful thing to see, do, eat and drink.  We recommend finding a vacation rental that you like and using that as your base to explore this fabled city. You really can walk to anywhere in the center, even with children. But if time and distance require, take

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Rome Flaminio Apartment 50% Off Winter Bargain!

Rome Flaminio Apartment 50% Off Winter Bargain!

Get a super discount on our sunny Rome Flaminio apartment due to a last-minute cancellation. 50% off stays from December 2017 thru February 8, 2018. We really like this bright and comfortable apartment and guests do, too! Here’s what they have to say: “We were very pleased with the apartment. It was as pictured and exceeded

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Shopping with a Florence Fashion Expert

Shopping with a Florence Fashion Expert

Florence is a shopping mecca, famous for fine fashion, leather, scents, art, decorated wood, fine papers and shoes. But how do you know which retailers to trust, what price is right and what is good quality? You don’t! It’s embarrassing the number of times we (who have taken shopping trips to Florence since we were teens) have

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Andrew Harper’s HideAway Report Recommends Italy Perfect!

Andrew Harper’s HideAway Report Recommends Italy Perfect!

We are thrilled to be recommended in the August issue of Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, an ultra -exclusive travel publication revered the world over for its travel wisdom and hotel reviews. The author of the article, “ The Enduring Pleasures of Rome” stayed in our gorgeous Rome Elegante apartment located in Rome’s enchanting Prati neighborhood. The

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Best of Rome: Fabulous Spagna Apartment Has It All!

Best of Rome: Fabulous Spagna Apartment Has It All!

We’re shining the spotlight this week on the Spagna apartment, one our finest apartments in Rome. What sets it apart? Fantastic expansive terrace where you can dine under the Roman sky Terrific Spanish Steps location most requested by our guests Roomy luxury with many special & thoughtful touches If your Rome wish list has these

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Rome Angelina Apartment Voted Most Romantic By Our Guests!

Rome Angelina Apartment Voted Most Romantic By Our Guests!

What’s not to love? The Angelina apartment in Rome has it all. Many guests choose this apartment to celebrate their special milestones. No matter the occasion, the memories linger of this special apartment, located in the heart of the Eternal City.

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