Where to Stay in Rome? Italy Perfect Experts Share Advice.

Where to Stay in Rome? Italy Perfect Experts Share Advice.

Here are the Roman neighborhoods most prized by tourists who like to walk to and from the sites and roam the wonders of this amazing city. The naming of the areas can confound because some use the ancient designations, such as “Campo Marzio”, widely referred to as the Spanish Steps area, while others use medieval ... Read More

Italy Perfect’s Favorite Packing Essentials

Italy Perfect’s Favorite Packing Essentials

We travel a lot throughout Italy finding and reviewing villas and apartments so have our packing systems down to a science. Here is our handy check list of  small, essentials that will make your travels so much easier. ... Read More

Italy Packing Tips: My Favorite Purse for Travel is a Backpack

Italy Packing Tips: My Favorite Purse for Travel is a Backpack

Packing for a trip can be one of the most daunting aspects of travel planning. We’re often asked for advice on what type of purse to carry.  Shoulder, cross body, tote bag, backpack? My vote is for a small, lightweight backpack.  I’ve tried many different types of travel purses. It’s important to get it right ... Read More

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 ... Read More

New Multimedia Theater Gives Virtual Tour of Ancient Rome

New Multimedia Theater Gives Virtual Tour of Ancient Rome

Rome and its history is so amazing and vast, it can be quite hard to grasp. We recently  enjoyed a great multimedia introduction to the parts of Rome and its history in a colorful multi-media presentation that surrounds you with images and sound at a new venue called Welcome to Rome. On arrival in Rome ... Read More

Delicious Luxury in Venice – Grand Canal Apartments

Delicious Luxury in Venice – Grand Canal Apartments

Guests love these three lovely apartments in a noble palazzo the heart of Venice. Recently renovated with fine taste that cheerfully combines antique heirlooms and bright modern touches. ... Read More

Magical Holiday Celebrations in Florence

Magical Holiday Celebrations in Florence

Experience an enchanting holiday with friends and family in Florence where you can participate special holiday events, fine dining and the art and history of Florence.  A family holiday while staying at an apartment in Florence allows people with different interests to head in different directions following their own stars, yet you come together for ... Read More

Favorite Easy Italy Souvenirs – from the Supermarket

Favorite Easy Italy Souvenirs – from the Supermarket

You’ve had a wonderful vacation in Italy and at the end of your trip you suddenly realize that you need to bring back a little something for the neighbor who took in your newspaper and watered the plants, the friend who gave you a ride to the airport, your cleaning person, your hairdresser and the ... Read More

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) ... Read More

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 ... Read More

Driving in Italy: Most Requested Advice

Driving in Italy: Most Requested Advice

We have put together some really helpful and practical advice of things you should know about driving in Italy in the blogs linked below. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from our guests for our vacation rentals in Italy. What is it like driving in Italy? The roads are good and ... Read More

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