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I first rented a villa in 1984. With three kids, I booked an Italian villa based on a single tiny image. It seemed daunting at first, but the experience my family shared that month is one we still treasure today. Watching fireflies at night; listening to thunder echo through marble hallways; meandering through nearby towns and learning the names of the shopkeepers… This was something I needed to share – and so RentVillas.com was born. Much has changed in the last 25 years! Property rentals are now so popular that planning ahead is a necessity: the best time to book for summer is right now. And fortunately, instead of a single tiny photo, our website provides detailed property descriptions, images, and reviews from clients. You can confidently choose a property that meets the needs of your entire group, avoiding unpleasant surprises. Not only that, but we’re offering further reductions on our already low rates!

One thing that hasn’t changed is the sense of wonder and excitement you, your friends and family will share as you arrive at your new home. The memories you create will stay with you forever. Suzanne Pidduck Founder RentVillas.com

Why Rent a Villa? As you consider your 2011 travel plans, you’ve got many choices: hotels, cruises, tour packages… So what does renting a villa offer that you won’t find anywhere else? Privacy with a View Not just your own bedroom, but a living room, outdoor areas, and a kitchen just for your group! Don’t spend your “down-time” in a sterile hotel room or miniscule cabin; grill dinner with your family or enjoy a glass of wine and a magnificent view over vineyards – all to yourself.

P.S. The following villas are just a few of the many we represent. Call us today at 1-800726-6702 or visit www.RentVillas.com. We’ll help you find the perfect setting for your next European experience.

Cultural Authenticity – Inside and Out Any destination is much more than a series of photo ops. With a villa, you’re immersed in the culture from the moment you’re welcomed by our local property representative. Your home away from home is part of the historic and cultural landscape of the area. The people next door will be neighbors, not tourists. The local grocer may not be fluent in English, but you’ll be surprised how much you can communicate with hand gestures and a warm smile. Better Eating for Less Eating out is great… until you do it for days on end! With your own kitchen, you can eat breakfast in your PJs, pack a picnic lunch, or just spend a night in for a change. You don’t always have to cook for yourself, either! A private chef can treat you to an intimate gourmet meal , often for the same price as a nice restaurant. The Comforts of Home Villas come furnished with the hundred-and-one conveniences that won’t fit into a suitcase: your morning cup of coffee; a washing machine; a collection of movies or music to wind down the evening. Of course, a villa can be even more comfortable than home… many properties come with complimentary maid service!

Are you traveling so you can say “Been there, done that?” Or are you looking for an experience?

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Why Rent… with RentVillas?

The Rental Process

What do we have that other villa rental agencies don’t?

Renting a villa may seem a little daunting – but we make the process simple, straightforward, and fun.

Price Protection Our properties are offered at a fixed rate in US Dollars. The price you pay will never fluctuate

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markets. Your contact will be available by phone throughout your visit, whether you need to find

ing where the closest grocery store is located, the best local restaurant, festivals or outdoor

an English-speaking doctor or are having a little trouble with the washing machine.

markets. Your contact will be available by phone throughout your visit, whether you need to find an English-speaking doctor or are simply having trouble with the washing machine.

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Tuscany This is where life slows down. Time is measured not in minutes or hours but in seasons; harvests; vintages. With the cultural masterpiece of Florence beating at its heart, Tuscany radiates outward – Chianti vineyards, hilltop villages, sienna-colored cities where it seems to always be summer. Tuscany cannot be rushed. It must be sipped and savored.

One Week In Tuscany... Saturday – Arrival Meet your local contact at the villa. Familiarize yourself with the property, ask for restaurant recommendations, the closest grocery store, and whether there are any special events happening during your stay! Most stores will be closed on Sunday, so shop for any supplies you’ll need before Monday morning. Sunday – Get Your Bearings Sunday is a day of rest for most Italians, so relax in your new surroundings. Head into town for a casual lunch at a trattoria; in the late afternoon, join the locals in la passeggiata, a leisurely stroll along the main street. Monday – Hill Towns Visit a notable hill town such as San Gimignano, Volterra, Cortona, Montepulciano, or Montalcino. Spend all day in one spot or drive to another town after lunch. In the evening, return to your villa for a simple meal of pasta topped with chopped tomatoes, basil, garlic and a splash of extra virgin olive oil. Add a green salad and a bottle of local red. Tuesday – Day Trip! Spend the day in Florence, Siena, or Lucca. Visit museums, investigate churches, and shop for local crafts. Enjoy a leisurely lunch in the shade at an outdoor café or trattoria. Return home before dark so you can stop at a local rosticceria or tavola calda for delicious take-out. Wednesday – Learn Something New Sleep in; then eat breakfast Italian-style by visiting a bar and ordering un cappuccino e cornetto (a cappuccino and a croissant). Afterward, head to class! Cooking, painting, olive oil tasting, or perhaps a visit to a farmer’s market to practice your Italian – whatever your interest, take some time to learn something new. If you’re planning ahead, this is a great evening to have a chef come and prepare a gourmet Tuscan dinner for your entire group. Thursday – More Hill Towns Head out to a hill town you haven’t yet explored. Hand-painted ceramics, linens, and leather goods make great gifts and souvenirs. With dinner in mind, keep your eyes open for a salumeria, where you will find cured meats such as salami, prosciutto, and bresaola. Don’t forget the marinated artichokes and roasted eggplant! Friday – Pool and Relaxation Spend your last full day sunning by the pool, catching up on your travel journal, and reliving the week’s adventures with your companions. In the late afternoon, pack your bags and treat yourselves to dinner in a local restaurant.

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Villa Valdichiana

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ith gorgeous views over the Valdichiana, Lake Trasimeno, and Montepulciano, this rustic restored farmhouse is an ideal family retreat, complete with an annex for the couple who needs a little more privacy. Enjoy your own private pool, try your hand at pizza making in the outdoor oven, or head out for an adventure on the hiking and biking trails. Discounted prices below are per week.1

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xperience an elegant slice of Italian life when you stay in this apartment, one of three in a restored farmhouse. Though beautifully decorated inside, it’s the sprawling grounds outside that truly delight. Wander through gardens, pick up a game of tennis, bask in the sun by the pool, or take an afternoon hike through the woods. Discounted prices below are per week.1 Offera expires July 30, 2009 A short walk brings you to Ortenano, Tuscan village known best for its traditional shows. February is the children’s carnival, July is a pizza and beer festival, and August is celebrated with the creation and display of one elaborate, gargantuan cake! The surrounding area also produces two famous DOC wines: Montecarlo and Chianti. Easy access to the Autostrada connects you with Lucca, Pisa, and Florence.

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Two kilometers by car takes you into Terontola, where you can pick up supplies, shop, or hop on the train to Florence.

Cortona, five kilometers away, is the jewel of the region, with breathtaking views of the countryside everywhere you turn. Tour frescoed churches from the 13th century, explore the original city walls, or see an art exhibit in the 16th century fortress.

“My experience was tremendous. Spent six days with friends who all enjoyed the house and the facilities. Will definitely recommend to others and go next year or the year after myself, again.” Lora, September 2010

You can also visit the local museums and libraries or tiptoe around ancient monasteries and tombs dating back to the second century B.C. This is also an ideal location for day trips to Lake Trasimeno, Arezzo, and Siena.

Available Dates in 2011 January 8 - April 2

Sleeps: 6 to 7 Double Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Property#: 16773 200 meters from Orentano

April 2 - May 21 May 21 - June 18

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June 18 - June 25 July 2 - July 9

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Weekly 1,247 998 1,399 1,119 1,696 1,357 2,080 1,664 2,080 1,664

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Sleeps: 10 Double Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Property#: 19325 5 km from Cortona

April 23 - May 28 June 4 - June 25

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June 25 - September 3 September 3 - October 1

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illa Gialla and RentVillas.com surpassed our expectations. The owners and the staff were very accommodating; they offered suggestions on restaurants and wineries. All rooms were cleaned daily, which was unexpected. We were a large group, and there was always sufficient hot water. We took advantage of the enormous kitchen and especially enjoyed Discounted prices below are per week.1 the wood charcoal grill. Offer expires July 30, 2009

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Yes, it’s a hard choice... made easier by the fact that spectacular views are available in both locales.

“During the day, we traveled to different regions of Tuscany, went back to the villa to take showers and drove or took the train into Florence for dinner - less than a 30 minute drive.

Midweek maid service, wireless internet, washing machine, and dryer (rare!) ensure that your visit is as comfortable as home.

“We really enjoyed Lucca and Siena. The people in San Donato are wonderful. The cafe in town has not only great coffee and pastries, but incredible bread, cheese, salami.

Ten kilometers takes you into the train station at Terontola, where you can catch a ride to Florence. Nearby day trips include Siena, Arezzo, and Lake Trasimeno.

“The food at the Nuovo Rancho, which is about 2 miles from the property, is very good and because of its proximity to the villa, it is a nice place to go after a day ‘touring’ or visiting wineries.” Nancy, June 2007

Available Dates in 2011

Sleeps: 14 Double Bedrooms: 9 Single Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 11 Property#: 18986 3.5 km from San Donato

January 8 - May 21 May 21 - June 4 July 9 - July 16

To view additional details, reviews, and photos: visit www.rentvillas.com and type 18986 in the Villa Search box

July 23 - August 6 August 13 - August 20

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Weekly 5,813 4,941 6,139 5,371 9,400 7,990 9,400 7,990 9,400 7,990

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Available Dates in 2011 April 10 - June 1

Sleeps: 12 Double Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5 Property#: 19121 500 meters from Cortona

June 1 - June 29 June 29 - August 28

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August 28 - October 2 August 28 - October 2

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Weekly 3,889 3,111 5,111 4,089 6,111 4,889 5,111 4,089 5,111 4,089

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Piccola Torre 2

Cinque Erbe-Origano

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e loved being in real Tuscany countryside with spectacular views of the rolling hills lined with vineyards. The owner and her staff were delightful. The nearest small town was Panzano. We would zip in each morning to a charming bar-cafe to stand up at the counter with the locals for our morning cappuccino.” Jessie, July 2007

reat for first-timers, exploring the Cortona-Siena area is simple from this clean, bright, beautifully appointed apartment. You share the pool with fellow travelers and have access to the on-site reception, including internet access, guidebooks, and your exceptionally helpful hosts. Large, lovingly tended outdoor areas provide plenty of space for private gatherings or group get-togethers. Available Dates in 2011

Sleeps: 4 Double Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Property#: 19362 4 km from Panzano

April 1 - May 21

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July 2 - August 20

May 21 - June 11 June 11 - July 2

August 20 - August 27

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Weekly 699 559 820 656 1,080 864 1,299 1,039 1,080 864

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June 25 - July 23 August 6 - September 3 September 3 - October 8

San Lorenzo 2

he whole experience was a dream come true--the high point of our trip in Italy. I loved walking through the vineyards and trees... some poppies still blooming with several other kinds of wildflowers between the rows of grapes. We went to Volterra, Siena, Arezzo and Castellina. All locations beautiful with the right amount of art and church viewings, as well as espresso and gelato.” Susan, June 2010

ut Florence at your feet with this apartment in a 16th century palazzo. It’s out of the way, but located just 30 meters from the Capella Medici and a short walk from the Duomo and train station. It’s also absolutely gorgeous inside, furnished with homey antiques and frescoes on the walls. WiFi, hair dryer, and washing machine included. What more could you need?

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Sleeps: 4-5 Double Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Property#: 15435 1.5 km from Staggia

March 8 - April 16 April 16 - June 25 June 25 - July 2

To view additional details, reviews, and photos: visit www.rentvillas.com and type 15435 in the Villa Search box

July 8 - August 4

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Weekly 1,906 1,525 1,906 1,525 2,020 1,616 2,274 1,819 2,274 1,819

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April 16 - June 18

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Vecchio Borgo-Bella Vista

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Sleeps: 4 Double Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Property#: 17130 6 km from Foiano della Chiana

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Sleeps: 4 Double Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Property#: 18926 Located in central Florence

May 24 - June 1 June 4 - June 14 June 17 - September 25

To view additional details, reviews, and photos: visit www.rentvillas.com and type 18926 in the Villa Search box

October 1 - November 1

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Weekly 1,494 1,195 1,660 1,328 1,660 1,328 1,660 1,328 1,660 1,328

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Amalfi Coast An hour south of Naples, this 30-mile coastline is best known for its white-washed villages perched on vertical slopes terraced with lemon trees. Today, a combination of quaint history and chic shopping in towns like Amalfi and Positano attract the rich and famous. But the area has been renowned for its beauty since antiquity: it was along this coast that Homer’s Ulysses strapped himself to his ship to avoid being lured by the siren’s songs on the islands offshore.

Amalfi Coast - Things to See and Do

Festivals The Amalfi Coast has many celebrations throughout the year, so be sure to find out what local events are happening during your visit. The Wagner Music Festival runs from June to September in Ravello, featuring symphonies, chamber concerts, operas, ballets, and plays. On the first Sunday in June, Amalfi celebrates its history as one of the four Maritime Republic cities with a historic regatta. Galleons sail on the water crewed by locals in period costume. Sant’Andrea, Amalfi’s patron saint, is celebrated both on his birthday (November 30) and on the day a miracle saved the city from pirates (June 27). A statue of the saint is carried in procession, accompanied by fireworks, music, and food. Wines The slopes of Mount Vesuvius (near Naples) are some of the oldest wine-producing areas in Italy. The most famous wine is Lachryma Christi – literally, “Tears of Christ.” Other regional wines include Taurasi, a full-bodied red from Avellino, and Fiano d’Avellino, one of the best whites in Italy. The Emerald Grotto Accessible only by boat, the Grotto dello Smeraldo is breathtaking in its beauty. Once a dry-land cave, changes in the landscape allowed the brilliant blue-green water inside. Now glistening stalagmites jut out of the water; overhead, light dances over stalactites. The grotto is located in Conca dei Marini, about five kilometers west of Amalfi. Foods Amalfi Coast cuisine is seafood-based, incorporating locally grown produce such as tomatoes, lemons, and red peppers. Insalata caprese is a simple, popular salad composed of sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and olive oil. The coast’s other specialty is limoncello, a delicate, lemon-infused digestivo served ice cold. Day Trip: Pompeii The Circumvesuviana rail line skirts the base of Mount Vesuvius, connecting Naples and Sorrento. Midway along the route, the Pompeii Scavi stop is just a few minutes on foot from the ruins. Tickets to the ruins at Pompeii now include entrance to Herculaneum, a sister city also destroyed by the volcanic eruption. Hiking Perched on precarious vertical slopes, everything on the Amalfi Coast is either up or down, so almost all visitors will get a workout! Serious hikers, however, may want to try some of the stupendous mountain trails. Tracing the crest of the coastline, the “Pathway to the Gods” is one of the most grueling – but everyone who tackles it swears the views are worth every step.


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he home is spacious, beautifully decorated and offers gorgeous views of the coast and the sea. The kitchen is thoughtfully stocked with food and drink. The local market is only steps away and has “everything for everyone” (tutto per tutti).

“We had a wonderful experience; Antonietta was great and even arrived early to accommodate our travel schedule. She was also prompt in our check Discounted prices below are per week.1 out and all was well! Offer expires July 30, 2009

“We took many side trips beyond Praiano... to Positano, Amalfi, Minori, Maiori, Discounted prices below are per week.1 Salerno, Sorrento, Capri, Anacapri, Offer expires July 30, 2009 Pompeii, and even Paestum. Leave the driving to the bus drivers! Make sure to have sturdy shoes and sturdy limbs and study the bus schedules... Plan ahead!

“Praiano is a well kept secret... Quiet and off the beaten path of the rest of the Amalfi Coast.” - Lisa, June 2010 “We had a wonderful time. The location of the apartment is perfect for traveling the Amalfi coast. Praiano is a wonderful little village. People are friendly and very helpful. El Pirate restaurant at Praiano beach was good, as was the restaurant next to the church, San Gennaro. Actually, we didn’t have a bad meal at any of the places.”

“Our interactions with the local residents left the fondest memories. Praiano is a place to meet and greet local folk who never fail to smile and say buon giorno. It is a place where one can stop by the barbershop and sing “That’s Amore” with the retired men who gather there... Where each turn on the steep hills reveals a new vista... Where the sea and the sky are always posed and ready for a photo.”

Judi, May 2009

Marsha, November 2010

Available Dates in 2011 April 2 - April 9

Sleeps: 4 Double Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Property#: 13994 7 km from Positano

April 16 - May 7 May 14 - May 28

To view additional details, reviews, and photos: visit www.rentvillas.com and type 13994 in the Villa Search box

May 28 - June 25 June 25 - August 27

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Weekly 2,509 2,258 2,944 2,650 3,200 2,880 3,200 2,880 3,397 3,057

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Available Dates in 2011 April 16 - April 30

Sleeps: 8 Double Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Property#: 15493 9 km from Positano

May 7 - June 25 June 25 - July 30

To view additional details, reviews, and photos: visit www.rentvillas.com and type 15493 in the Villa Search box

July 30 - August 27 August 27 - September 24

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Weekly 3,713 3,342 3,713 3,342 3,911 3,520 4,247 3,822 3,911 3,520

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Villa Sogni di Sorrento

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aking to the Mediterranean Sea view from every bedroom window is impressive. The waterfall next to the villa was great entertainment, watching young Italian kids challenging each other to jump from a higher point. We had a tough time deciding whether to spend our downtime on our private deck by the sea or the patio overlooking lemon groves.” - Joannes, June 2007

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ith a truly breathtaking ocean panorama, this Sorrento-area villa will have you eating every meal outdoors. That’s not a problem with two dining terraces and a multi-level garden including a pizza oven and a private pool. Kids will love the ping pong table and sprawling lawn with a soccer goal. Other enviable amenities include air Discounted prices below are per week.1 conditioning, wireless internet, a washOffer expires July 30, 2009 ing machine, and three hours of maid service every day.

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Located near Sant’ Agata, one of the most beloved stops on the traditional “Grand Tour,” Villa Sogni is the perfect choice for families interested in exploring the Amalfi Coast and beyond.

May 28 - June 25 June 25 - August 27

To view additional details, reviews, and photos: visit www.rentvillas.com and type 4980 in the Villa Search box

August 27 - Sept. 24 Sept. 24 - October 29

During summer, ferries from Sorrento provide daily service into Naples, Amalfi, Positano, and the islands of Capri and Ischia. The Circumvesuviana train runs regularly to Pompei and Naples.

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his Ravello apartment gives you access to all the Amalfi Coast has to offer, from a vibrant cultural life to spectacular views at every turn. Spend your mornings relaxing on the terrace high above the water, breathing fresh sea air and admiring the views below. Later, meander into the center of town, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy an afternoon concert.

Nearest to home, Sant’ Agata has many shops and restaurants. Local sights include the parish church, a monastery, archaeological ruins, and hiking trails.

Available Dates in 2011 January 8 - April 2

Sleeps: 10-12 Double Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Property#: 16932 2.5 km from Sant’ Agata

April 2 - May 28 June 4 - July 23

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Weekly 5,899 4,719 8,006 6,405 9,902 7,922 9,902 7,922 8,006 6,405

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April 16 - May 28

Sleeps: 8 Double Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Property#: 4980 1.8 km from Minori

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April 2 - April 16

Sleeps: 4 Double Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Property#: 15493 7 km from Amalfi

April 16 - May 21 May 28 - June 25

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June 25 - July 30 July 30 - August 27

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Italian Riviera Haven of poets, painters, and romantics of every discipline, the Italian Riviera is truly one of the most romantic areas on the planet. It’s also an eclectic mix, composed of quaint fishing villages, ancient sea ports, and fashionable jet-set hangouts. Whether you plan to hike the Cinque Terre trails, dine with the stars, or sit by the water with a pen and paper and wait for inspiration, you’ll find the perfect setting here, on the Ligurian coast.

Italian Riviera - Things to See and Do Cuisine Known for its cucina di magro – literally “lean cuisine” – Ligurian food is famous for its ancient tradition of utilizing any ingredient available. Characteristic local meals feature fresh seafood, herbs, pesto, and sweet olive oil. The Cinque Terre This is one place where cars won’t get you far! Residents and visitors to the “five villages” get around via trains, ferries, and footpaths. Whether you prefer one method or sample all three, have your camera on hand at all times! Train: Purchasing the Cinque Terre Card allows you unlimited train travel between town - from L evanto to La Spezia. Cards can be purchased in any of the five towns (Monteros so al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore). Bonus: the fee covers all hiking trails! Footpaths: All five Cinque Terre towns are connected by hiking paths of easy to moderate difficulty. Totaling about 11 kilometers, a seasoned hiker might complete the entire stretch in about six hours. If you want time to enjoy the towns and the stunning views along the way, limit y ourself to one or two towns per day. La Via dell’Amore, between Manarola and Rio Maggiore, is the easiest and most famous hike. Ferries: If you’re not a hiker, or if you simply want to enjoy the Cinque Terre from a totally different (and stunning) perspective, see it by boat! From Easter to October, ferries run regularly b etween towns. Day Trip: Genoa Since its selection in 2004 as the EU’s “Capital of Culture,” the birthplace of Christopher Columbus has shaken its reputation as a gritty industrial center. There are many ancient churches and buildings to visit, including the Palace of the Doges and the Opera, both near the Piazza De Ferrari. If you’re traveling with kids, consider an afternoon in the superb Acquario di Genova (Genova Aquarium), located in the Old Port. Adults may enjoy a stroll-and-shop through the porticos of Sottoripa. Day Trip: Sanremo Known as the “City of Flowers” for its luxuriant gardens and parks overflowing with tropical plants, Sanremo enjoys a mild, temperate climate all year. The Festival della canzone italiana (Italian Song Festival), held every year in February, is a tradition which has launched the careers of many famous singers, including Andrea Bocelli. March brings the Milan-Sanremo bike race, attracting top cyclists like Lance Armstrong. The world-class car race Rallye Sanremo arrives in September.


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he views from the terrace, living room and master bedroom were of the beautiful bay. The apartment was spotless, even more so than some luxury hotels where we have stayed. The owner was extremely helpful and it was great having an American contact. Within walking distance to a supermarket, restaurants, shops and the best gelato we had in Italy.” Sherri, October, 2010

onderful in every way, beyond expectations. Sarah and Franco were extremely welcoming. We felt as if we were visiting friends. We liked the stone pathway in both directions from the house, the violin lessons we could hear from below, and the osteria and trattorias and pizza shop close by. La Spezia was closest. You wouldn’t want to walk there on the road, but you could use the stone path.” Marion, July 2010

Available Dates in 2011 January 8 - March 4

Sleeps: 4 Double Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Property# 5716 Located in Portovenere

April 1 - April 16 April 16 - April 23

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Villa Carina

January 8 - April 2

Sleeps: 8 Double Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Property#: 19055 3 km from La Spezia

April 2 - April 16 May 7 - May 21

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June 4 - June 25 July 9 - July 23

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short stroll takes you into the village of Ricco’ del Golfo from this cozy, romantic villa, surrounded by vineyards and forests. Explore La Spezia, the Cinque Terre, or participate in the harvest if you come in September! Furnished with lovely antiques and frescoed ceilings, the villa also has an outdoor pizza oven and washing machine.

Available Dates in 2011

Sleeps: 2-4 Double Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Property#: 18939 5 km from Ameglia

January 8 - April 3

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Sleeps: 7-10 Single Bedrooms: 1 Double Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Property#: 5675 Located in Caveirac

April 16 - July 9 July 23 - October 1 October 1 - December 17

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December 17 - January 7

WAS NOW WAS NOW WAS NOW WAS NOW WAS NOW

Weekly 2,963 2,370 3,753 3,002 3,753 3,002 2,963 2,370 3,753 3,002

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The Northern Lakes - Things to See and Do Steamboat Rides Since the Italian Lakes are long and narrow, traveling by water is much more practical – and enjoyable – than driving all the way around the winding lake roads. It’s a great way to see the palatial villas that line the shore and capture fantastic panorama shots of the mountains reflected in the water. Islands If you’re staying on Lake Maggiore, Orta, or Garda, you won’t want to miss the islands, occupied by chapels, ancient villas, and classic Italian gardens. Isola dei Pescatori on Maggiore was originally the location of a small fishing village. Today you are free to enjoy various shops and restaurants as you stroll along its cobbled streets. Lakeshore Towns Every lakeshore town has its own special charm – ranging from tiny fishing hamlets to resort areas which exist almost entirely for the purpose of pampering visitors. Lake Como: Bellagio sits at the junction between the arms of the lake, creating breathtak- ing views. You’ll also find shops with handcrafts made by local artisans. Menaggio, popu- lated with ornate villas, contains the remains of a medieval castle. Varenna is a great place to pick up some authentic local cuisine featuring fish caught fresh from the lake. Lake Garda: Since Roman times, Sirmione has been lauded for its health-giving spa water. Roman ruins are still visible today, although the primary attraction is a thirteenth century fortress. T he medieval Castello Scaligeri dominates the village of Malcesine, where you can ride a cable car up to the top of Monte Baldo, part of the Italian Alps. Lake Maggiore: Looking out over the Borromeo islands, the former fishing village of Stresa grew into an elegant resort town in the 19th century. Today the Liberty-style hotels and v illas make it a picturesque place to walk the lakeside avenue. A third of Lake Maggiore is located in Switzerland; if you have your passport in your pocket, you can step across the border for an afternoon. Day Trip: Milan Take a train into Milan for a day of breathtaking sights, sounds… and fashion! Home to the world’s oldest shopping mall, Milan boasts headquarters for all the finest Italian fashion houses. Think Gucci, Prada, Versace, and Armani. If fashion isn’t your thing, Milan is also rich in art, culture, architecture, and opera. Highlights include La Scala, one of the world’s foremost opera houses, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, and the gothic Milan Cathedral – five centuries in the making.


Villa Rezzonico

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he perfect venue for weddings, family reunions, or large group gatherings, every bedroom in this villa has an en suite bathroom and a queen bed which can be split into two twins. A large lawn area, tennis court, and private swimming pool all provide plenty of room for outdoor relaxation and recreation.

hat could be grander than living in a castle? This Veneto apartment, with its own elegant billiards room, gives you access to the luxurious castle facilities, including a heated pool with jet streams overlooking an ancient monastic orchard. Olive groves and vineyards give way to the Euganean Hills, natural parklands that inspired Petrarch and Shelley. Day trips to Padua and Venice.

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Menaggio is a perfect jumping-off point to visit the rest of Lake Como. Drive down the lakeshore road to Tremezzo or Como, or hop on a ferry bound for Varenna or Bellagio.

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July 2 - September 3 Sept. 3 - Nov. 5

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Villa Amata

The villa’s interior features mosaic floors, a wooden staircase, and statues. Amenities include three hours of daily maid service, AC in all bedrooms, washing machine and dryer, satellite TV, and WiFi internet access.

An unbelievable experience! From the view, to the sound of the waves, to the wonderful breezes through the villa, we loved it all. Amata was close to the water, in a beautiful little town. The manager was anxious to make our stay as wonderful as possible. The villa was up to date and convenient, yet really maintained an old world feel. We felt very welcomed.” Nancy, July 2009

Though guests must pay for food consumed, cook services for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included in the price of rental. Available Dates in 2011 January 8 - April 9

Sleeps: 16 - 18 Double Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8 Property#: 17020 6.5 km from Meganggio

April 23 - May 28 June 4 - June 11

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Available Dates in 2011 January 8 - April 16

Sleeps: 6 to 8 Double Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4 Property#: 17088 6 km from Menaggio

April 30 - May 21 May 28 - June 11

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eaturing 800-year-old walls and original stone gargoyles, this ancient chateau near Carcassonne puts you right in the middle of a storybook setting. At home, you’ll relish the Zen-style garden, the stone-walled swimming pool, fire pit, and landscaped areas with sun lounges and a dining area. Venture outside and you’ll find a restaurant just a short walk away.

rancois was very friendly and gave us a warm greeting for what proved to be an excellent week. Two common rooms; plenty of room for people to spread out. Good pool. Pretty yard and a nice view. Easy access to Les Baux, Arles, Glanum, the Camargue, Tarascon, and more. Maussane, just a few miles away, [was] very charming, with excellent boulangeries, patisseries, and boucherie.” Kenneth, July 2010

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Sleeps: 12 Double Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5 Property# 1774 13 km from Carcassonne

April 16 - April 30 May 7 - May 28

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April 16 - May 28 September 3 - October 1

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La Maison du Gard

reat location. After 2 weeks, we still had several restaurants in Avignon that we wanted to try. Avignon is [a] pleasant and very busy old walled city with many modern fashionable stores and scores of wonderful restaurants. An easy drive to most of Provence and about 2.5 hours from Nice/Cannes/Monaco.” Russell, October 2009

scape into French country life when you stay at this 17th century stone house with a pool and modern décor. Located in Caveirac, you’ll be able to walk to shops, cafes, and restaurants. Nimes is just 8 kilometers away, and the area is filled with vineyards and walking paths. Central heating, washing machine and dryer, satellite TV, DVD and CD collections.

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Sleeps: 6 Double Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Property#: 15516 Located in Avignon

March 27 - April 1 April 1 - May 9

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Sleeps: 8 Double Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Property#: 14395 Located in Caveirac

May 7 - June 18 July 9 - July 23

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Menton

Cote d’Azur The domain of the jet set, the Cote d’Azur has long catered

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ur stay at Villa Beaulieu was magical! Each morning, we’d lift the sunshades and rediscover the breathtaking views over the Mediterranean and Cap Ferrat.

his adorable villa will steal your heart with its river-rock exterior and red-and-white décor. Surrounded by rose bushes and cherry trees, the garden terrace has an outdoor kitchen and a private pool with sun lounges. A variety of sleeping arrangements makes this a great family property. If you visit in August, don’t miss the Jasmine Festival in Grasse, featuring fireworks, live music, and street performers.

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Sleeps: 6-8 Single 1 Double Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Property#: 1758 5 km from Grasse

“The location between Nice and Monaco provided a perfect base for our daily trips up and down the French Riviera. The beaches, restaurants and museums in the surrounding areas made it easy to find enjoyable day trips while avoiding the August traffic snarls.

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“Beaulieu-sur-Mer is within easy walking distance down the stairs at the end of the street, although the walk back up is good exercise.

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elax with every amenity you could possibly want at this neo-Provencal villa: heated infinity pool, gym, sauna, outdoor kitchen, computer with internet access... When you’re ready to explore, a short walk will take you to the shops, restaurants, and outdoor markets of medieval Valbonne. You’re also within easy driving distance of horseback riding, golf, and the classic towns of the Cote d’Azur.

“Eze, a short drive down the coast, is an absolute gem. We spent several enjoyable afternoons wandering up and down the winding streets of this lovely hill chateau town.” Bonnie, August, 2010 Available Dates in 2011 January 11 - May 1

Sleeps: 8 Double Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Property#: 15625 1.5 km from Beaulieu-sur-Mer

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Sleeps: 8 Double Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Property#: 19418 800 meters from Valbonne

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Athens

Greek Islands The best luxuries truly are the simplest: cerulean blue seas, sleepy fishing villages, and endless sunshine remain as constant in the Greek islands of today as they were in Odysseus’ time. A good book and a spot on the sand is all you really need, but you’ll find more if you want it. Hike through ancient ruins, try your hand at windsurfing, or island-hop. And then there’s the cuisine…

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Villa Sirena

Villa Antigone

lean, modern lines define this Crete villa, focusing all the visual glory on the beach and ocean, just steps from your sun-drenched terrace. Walk to the local restaurant for dinner or carry-out if you prefer privacy and unbeatable views. Nearby Sitia is known for its relaxed atmosphere and friendly locals, in addition to an archaeological museum, weekly market, and the ferry port.

his house has a unique location and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. The owner and her assistant were extremely nice. I have rented many houses in the past few years and this was definitely my best experience. Dassia was the closest shopping, not at walking distance, but close enough. The fish market in Corfu city was fun to visit.” Brigitte, July 2009

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Sleeps: 4 to 5 Double Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Property# 19028 13 km from Sitia

April 1 - May 25 June 1 - November 1

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Nov. 1 - Dec. 17

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Weekly 1,304 1,043 2,086 1,669 2,086 1,669 1,034 827

Available Dates in 2011 April 30 - May 30

Sleeps: 8 Double Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5 Property#: 16212 2 km from Nissaki village

June 6 - June 25 June 25 - July 2

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July 2 - September 17 Sept. 17 - Oct. 29

Villa Adonia

Villa Hyperion

he location, both locally and within the entire island, was perfect. The bedrooms are fabulous-- large, light and airy. The town and beach were walking distance down a country road fringed with huge, old, majestic olive trees. Dassia is a family spot, not plagued with partying twenty-somethings. Excellent tavernas and the swimming was great. Just bring beach towels, or buy some in town for 5 euros each!” Blair, August 2008

ypassed by most tourists, the island of Koufonisia is a hidden gem, perfect for anyone seeking incredible beaches and an authentic Greek island experience without the crowds. You’ll start every day out right at this villa with complimentary breakfast and maid service, among a host of other amenities. You can walk or bike to many attractions, including a beach just 400 meters away.

Weekly 4,899 4,164 4,899 4,164 5,768 4,903 6,637 5,641 4,899 4,164

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Sleeps: 7 Single Bedrooms: 1 Double Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Property#: 14071 300 meters from Dasia

March 12 - April 23 April 23 - June 18 June 18 - July 16

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July 23 - July 31 August 5 - August 27

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Weekly 2,667 2,134 3,067 2,454 3,333 2,666 3,333 2,666 3,333 2,666

Discounted prices above are per week in U.S. dollars. Offer expires February 28, 2011

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Available Dates in 2011 June 1 - July 1

Sleeps: 12-14 Double Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 Property#: 19091 3.5 km from Koufonissi

July 1 - July 18 August 22 - September 1

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September 1 - October 1

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Weekly 8,006 7,205 9,375 8,438 9,375 8,438 8,006 7,205

Discounted prices above are per week in U.S. dollars. Offer expires February 28, 2011

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