These are our Favorite vacation rentals for Italy! We select
these favorite vacation rentals based on based on reviews received and community
experiences with the agency/owner*. These make a good shortlist to help you
when searching. They are listed by region in Italy, with agencies with
listings for all of Italy listed first.
ClassicVacationRental.com: www.classicvacationrental.com Agency in based in Vancouver, Canada, specializes in medium to high end privately owned vacation rentals throughout Italy, apartments in Paris, and houses in French countryside. Slow Travel Classified
US agency with select listings in Florence, Tuscany, Rome, Venice, and Malta.
Lots of photos and good descriptions of listings on the site. Lisa, the agency
owner, selects their properties personally. Slow
US agency with listings for all of the United Kingdom and many other
European countries. They have their own listings and work with local agencies. Slow
Vacanza Bella: www.vbella.com
Agency based in Rome, run by an American, with listings all over Italy. They
do not represent other companies - these are their private listings. They
have several apartments in towns and cities. Slow
Dolce Roma: www.dolceroma.it
A cozy apartment in the center Rome for rent by owner. Rent by the night (3 night minimum), airport pickup available,
free WiFi, free cell phone provided. Slow
Rome is Home: www.rome-is-home.com
1bed/1bath apartment in a 13th century building in the heart of Rome, near
Campo dei Fiori and Piazza Navona. Book directly with the owner who is fluent
in English. Slow
La Bella Toscana: www.labellatoscana.net
Agency based in Italy with English-speaking staff. They rent apartments, villas,
cottages, and farmhouses in the area in and around San Gimignano and Colle
Val d'Elsa. Slow
Le Manzinaie: www.lemanzinaie.it
Four apartments and a small villa on an estate near Montepulciano, in Tuscany.
Apartments sleep 2 - 4 people, villa sleeps 4. Internet connection, screens
on windows, pool. Slow
An estate near Montepulciano, originally a monastery dating from the 12th
century, has 13 villas, cottages and apartments, sleeping from 2 to 6. Rented
weekly, Saturday to Saturday, or by the night in the off season. Children
welcome, pool. Slow
San Potente : www.sanpotente.it
A small family business that has three properties scattered about in Umbra Valley, Menotre Valley and Nera Valley. All the buildings have been masterfully restored, keeping their original characteristics of folklore charm. Slow
San Cristoforo: www.sancristoforo.infoNew in 2012!
A stone cottage for four and a converted chapel for two in splendid countryside near Urbino, with friendly, long-time residents Peter and Richard on-site. Slow Travel Classified
Summer in Italy: www.summerinitaly.com
Agency based in Italy with listings in Capri, Sorrento coast, Amalfi coast,
and Cilento National Park, on the coast south of Salerno. Also Tuscany. Agency
staff is fluent in English. Slow
* To be selected as a SlowTrav Favorite, the agency/owner must have a classified
listing on Slow Travel. Why? For several reasons: it means that we have a
"business relationship" with them; We have current contact information and
can email them with questions or if any problems arise; they know about the
website and want people from this community to book with them; they support
the website and what we do in the travel world. An agency/owner cannot "purchase"
favorite status by purchasing a classified, but we require that they have
a classified before we will consider them for a favorite.
Agencies/Owners may be removed from the list if we
receive several "bad" reviews, if we are no longer receiving reviews for
them, or if they no longer have a classified listing with us.