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5 Questions to Ask About Vacation Rentals in Italy

Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 12:09 PM

Although hotels are popular in Italy and most vacationers feel hotels live up to their expectations, many people have begun to consider vacation rentals. Ideas such as home exchange have been floating around as people seek out more affordable ways to take a vacation in the location of their choice.

Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world. The experience can be heightened by staying in an authentic Italian vacation rental and living as the Italians live.
There are many things to consider before selecting one of the many vacation rentals you may find listed via the Internet. Vacation home rentals can be unknowingly deceptive. Asking questions is essential to planning an Italian vacation to remember.
Here are five questions to ask about vacation rentals in Italy. These questions should also be considered for other countries or areas in which you are not familiar:
1. Ask for a rental agreement. The pictures available to you may look amazing, but pictures can also be doctored or they could be old. You do not want to stay in a neglected rental house.
2. Ask for references. Who would recommend this home to you? Contact any and all references and ask them about the condition of the home.
3. Ask about amenities. Remember, Italy is a foreign country with a different culture than what you are used to. If you are visiting in October, you might prefer more heat than what the typical Italian is used to.
4. Ask about distance to the places you would like to visit. It's possible that a vacation rental may be located further from certain cities than you would like.
5. Lastly, ask about their cancellation policy. If for some reason you must cancel, you will want this information. If you cancel because there is a discrepancy on their part, you will need to know what you can expect from the renters.
Asking questions ensures you will enjoy your vacation completely. Many people have rented homes, beach vacation rentals, and vacation condo rentals. They had fabulous experiences and were anxious to repeat the experience again, happy to give up hotels for a different vacation package.

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