Why not Rent an Apartment in Rome for your next Vacation?
By Les Sheppard
When I tell people that they can get easily and cheaply rent an
apartment in Rome for their city vacation, they sometimes look at me
like I'm nuts. It's not that they've never thought of the idea.
It's that they think its too hard to arrange, or heard some strange
things about it, like:
1. Its far too expensive for any reasonable budget.
Price is probably the most common misconception. I've even heard
this from good friends who have seen me take this option just
about any time I want.
The only thing that price and these apartments have in common is
that both can give you a huge choice. The big difference is that
when you know how to find the perfect place, and you understand
how much freedom you can gain, you can win with this game just
about every time you play.
Finding a great apartment has nothing to do with luck. It has
everything to do with knowing where to look, and getting a huge
choice that fits a given budget.
2. You'll Struggle to get a good location, and be nowehere near the action.
When I first started to travel to Rome, I thought the same thing.
But, you know what, its just not true. The resource I'll recommend to
you at the end of this article can put you right next to The Spanish
Steps, in a glorious apartment with balcony views. They can also find
you a family villa, tucked away in the hills outside the City - and
pretty much everything in between.
I've rented apartments in Rome plenty of times since my early
stays in the cities Hotels, both on business and pleasure, and
not a single one of these places has let me down.In fact, they
were all perfectly sited for my needs on each trip, sometimes
bustling and convenient, sometimes peaceful and secluded.
And the fact is, you don't need to spend hours of research to
find just the right thing. These days you can simply go to one
website and find a choice of apartments to match your requirements.
With my partners at Venere.com, that's a breeze.
3. Isn't it just less hassle to book a package deal?
Renting an apartment in Rome is cool for two reasons. First, you
get an unbelievable amount of freedom and flexibility that most
city centre hotels just can't offer. Just come and go as you please.
Drop in for a quick shower after a hard days sightseeing, and freshen up before you go out to the Opera House. Use as a base to entertain friends and family into the early hours, there's no-one to complain about the noise! Sleep in till lunchtime if you want, there's nobody clamouring to clean the room.
The second reason is that you get much closer to the people.
You can easily find a rental property that's tucked in with
the locals... say, just off the Piazza Navona near the city
centre, and really get a feel for Roman life close up. I
promise you it takes a short vacation to another level
of experience, and you could find you're visitng the
Eternal City more and more often.
For both reasons, I believe that the minor hassle of making
slightly more detailed plans before you travel is well worth
the effort. Most people don't understand that, and that's why
they miss out.
4. You'd Need A Top Quality Agent You Can Trust with your Money
And at this point I tend to agree with them. Business and leisure
travellers have been using the Agent I recommend for many years, and
they specialise in renting apartments in Rome. It's one of their
biggest sources of revenue, and therefore a line of business that
they guard carefully.
The truth is, I needed to have an ultra reliable resource to back
up my travel plans, and I wanted to deal with people that had
strong contacts on the ground in Rome. And that's all they do!
It can take me less than fifteen minutes to find and book my
exact requirements every time I click through to their site.
So, You don't need to search for hours when you want to rent
an apartment in Rome. You just have to look in the right place.
That's all for now. In my next article, I'll explain more of my
travel tips for your time in Rome
Best wishes for a great vacation,
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