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If you’re interested in renting an apartment in Italy for your next trip, it’s likely that you’ll have a more authentic experience.
You might be thinking that you need to stay 1-3 months in order to justify renting an apartment, but I’ve heard of people renting out apartments for one night, one week, or two weeks.
The availability does depend on the season, so if you’re going to Italy during the tourist season during the summer, it isn’t as likely that you’ll be able to book an apartment for one night or one week.
The price all depends on everything that would go into account if you were looking for an apartment to rent at home. How many people are staying with you, what amenities do you expect, and what area of the city do you prefer?
Vocabulary for Renting an Apartment
apartment for rent
i servizi disponibili in casa
My editor Maria suggests that we all visit Santa Maria Capua Vetere, a town near Naples, where you’ll find the famous Spartacus Arena. She says it’s magic. I don’t know about you, but describing anything as magical is enough to get me there.
Here is a list of the most popular rental sites for booking apartments in Italy.
— Air B&B
Because I haven’t had a ton of experience booking apartments in Italy, I consulted Reid’s Italy and have summarized a list of the most important facts about renting.
— Reserve in advance from 7 months to 1 year.
— Each apartment rental will require a deposit that is between 30-50% of the total price.
— Ask about all extra fees.
— Remember to bring toiletries that a hotel would usually provide, like soap, shampoo, and conditioner.
— The tourist season is approximately between April 20 – October and during the Christmas season.
— It’s also important to have cash when you pay for your rent on the apartment.
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In the comments below, ask me a question or leave some helpful advice that you learned from your experiences renting an apartment in Italy!