we had a marvellous time. Ca'Rossa was flawless; Venice was as magical as ever and even the weather was perfect. Each time we come to Venice we feel the need more strongly to return, and on this occasion we are certain that we would like to return to Ca'Rossa, which was totally ideal.
Senora Pasti was kindness itself, and made us feel most welcome. She was particularly generous in ensuring that we had essential supplies for our first evening, and in giving the children free access to the tennis court. Having the use of the garden was an unexpected treat.
Generally, with your guidance on where to stay we find that each visit to Italy seems to build on the experience of the previous one in a delightful way. I think you have come to know us and what will work well for us in a very clever way. So we look forward to our next visit and to taking your advice!
With thanks and best wishes
Apt Oro FLORENCE Hi Silvia
When my husband and I decided to return to Florence with friends we did
hesitate to contact Italy Weekly Rentals. (IWR had provided the villa
a few years previous in Tuscany which had been quite wonderful.)
We had ample choice and ended up with a 2 bedroom apartment in a
central and of course historical area of the city. We were one minute, if
that, from the Ponte Vecchio (could see it from our spacious terrace), 5
minutes from the Uffizi and Piazza Signoria and no more than 8 minutes to
It is such fun to have your own "home-away-from home". Fun to market for
breakfast supplies and snacks and much cheaper than a hotel.
When we next return to Italy we will most certainly call again on Mario
Silvia at Italy Weekly Rentals.
Many thanks again
Dear Mario & Silvia,
I am delighted to provide some comments on our experience of Le Betulle, which we found to be a delightful villa for our family holiday.
The care and attention of the owners was comprehensive and attentive without being oppressive. The house was exceptionally well furnished; in fact it was a family home that we were privileged to share and be trusted to respect.
The house was in an ideal position for Lucca, the coast, the Carrara mountains and all the main cities and countryside of Tuscany. It offered a peaceful setting to relax in and come back to. The space was generous, and would have been so even with maximum occupancy.
The photograph and write-up for the villa rather understates its quality and attractiveness.
Overall we found that the property represented excellent value for money, and somewhere that we would be delighted to return to.
One of the reasons for our using Italy Weekly Rentals repeatedly is that you offer lettings of this quality. You never disappoint us.
Casa di Maria PADUA - VENETO
We spent a wonderful week in Monteccia. It surpassed all our expectation.
The property is really very nice and cozy. This is just what I think about every time I hear word “Italy”.
The house, the furniture and the interior are absolutely authentic and this is what impressed us very much. Every detail is thought-out.
There is a lovely garden with the great linden-tree in blossom with delightful aroma. So we really enjoyed our stay there.
Italy is so beautiful.
I really hope to come again and again.
Many thanks and best regards,
Sofya P. RU
Santa Cristina Castle - BOLSENA LAKE - NORTH LATIUM
Just a quick note to thank you both for your part in our wonderful holiday in Santa Cristina Castle.
We (my wife, Claire and our two children) arrived home just yesterday evening after having spent a few additional days in Rome with some friends and family.
Our group found Santa Cristina Castle perfect for our holidays and Antonio, Cristina and Paola and the rest of the staff there were very pleasant and courteous to us at all times.
It was very nice to meet you both at last when you visited the castle and I enjoyed our conversation over a glass of wine. Many thanks also for your kind gift – we will enjoy this with our salads over the coming weeks.
I wish you the very best with your business venture in the coming couple of years. Please keep me informed of developments and let me know if I can be of any assistance – I do often get asked for recommendations for places to stay in Italy and I would be very interested in hearing from you regarding your venture.
I enjoyed our contact over the past year or so. Please do keep in contact if you don’t mind – I am always interested in hearing about Italy.
Martin W. IE
My family and I stayed in 'La Lieta' in Frassanelle from 28th July until 4th August.
I am just writing to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday there.
The house was well situated for visiting places of interest, yet in the quiet of the Euganean Hills.
Everyone we met on the estate was friendly and helpful.
The house was very comfortable and well thought out.
Very importantly, it was clean and all the equipment worked well, including the showers, the dishwasher and the insect screens at the windows!
We had a lovely time there.
With Best Wishes
we found Formia an ideal base to visit both Rome and Naples as its half way between the two. We did hire a car at the airport but we found that we could have done without as there is an excellent train service to both cities, approx an hour fifteen minutes to either. On the downside the train station in Formia is a good walk uphill approx 15 minutes from house, there is buses which I would recommend taking, as Taxi will cost E10 to house. If you do hire a car, Formia is easy enough to get to but driving in Italy is not for the feinthearted. We rented Villa Lena (the Large) for one week and found it a comfortable large house, approx two minutes walk to beach and beside a gas station which also doubled as grocery store. The house is on a very busy main road, however we could not hear traffic and as its well fenced in it was safe enough for my children to play outside in the garden. The house was clean & well equipped with TV, wash machine, BBQ etc. The was a full kitchen but as it was very good value to eat out we did every night as restaurants are within walking distance. The only downside is you pay extra for Electricity and at E1 per unit I found that a little expensive. Otherwise I would recommend Villa Lena to anyone either wanting a base to explore as said Rome or Naples or even to stay local and get a taste of Italian living.
I wish you a successful season for your holiday bookings and would have no hesitation in recommending your company. You have dealt with everything in a very professional and satisfactory manner. Maybe next year I will have another opportunity to spend time in Italy.
Jennifer L. UK
Dear Mario & Silvia Esposito
I agree that Tarquinia is an undiscovered jewel. Tuscania was our main focus - we went there twice. Fantastic. Please dont tell everyone about it because it is still so special. Have you ever been to NORCHIA? fenomenale!
Dear Mr Chandler,
Thank you very much for coming back to us this year too.
We see that you wish to put your roots in Tarquinia! In fact this is a very nice area off the beaten track that should be proposed more to the foreigners. Good beach, good food, affordable rates and I hope you have visited Tuscania, one of the unknown Italian jewels, according our opinion. Mario and Silvia
Silvia & Mario,
Thank you so much for an outstanding visit.
The Villa was great and we enjoyed every evening in Formia. The Villa's location was perfect for our needs and I can only imagine how much enjoyable it would be in the summer. The price was very in-expensive and I have already recommended your villa to some of my Co-workers and friends.
Please stay safe and be well!!!
Casa Liliana was like a home. The apartment was bigger than expected. Its location as expected with access to Historical Rome very easy via No8 tram. Trastevere rail station nearby giving quick access to Vatican and Airport and Rome Termini station. All amenities were within easy walking distance.
We were met by the owner when we arrived by taxi from the Termini Station. The apartment was shown to us and explained in detail and we kept in constant communication with the owner. A very pleasant stay.
Some tips: - If you first arrive from the Termini train station - than take a taxi - the cost for four was 15E and the baggage 10E. If you come from the Airport - then take the Train to Trestavere station (about 4E) then the No8 tram up the hill to the stop near the hospital gates (1E).
Travel in Rome is very easy - don't be afraid to ask, people are very friendly. Use the trains and trams. Busses also easy enough (just remember No. 64) and ask if unsure.
Most guide books are clear enough to use as long as you find a rail/ metro /route map in the back.
Christmas is a good time to visit - its cold but not crowded. Queue to the Vatican museum non existant - easy to get in anywhere.
Hope our feedback was of some use.
Villa Bucci was a little better than we had expected. We would recommend it to our friends. We, meaning all 5 of us, thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
- MIRANO VENEZIA
hi, we very much enjoyed our stay at la Barchessa. It was well situated and quiet.
The town of Mirano was a pleasant surprise - very un-touristy, with a few good restaurants.
The proximity to Venice was excellent as well as to other towns..we visited Padua, Verona and did the prosecco tour.
We were there during a heat wave (though it was June) and were very thankful for the air conditioning. The unit could use an outdoor terrace/eating area other than the motor court that is not very private. A swimming pool also would have been nice, but we spent much of our time out and about.
The unit itself was beautifully decorated and very comfortable for our family of 4. The kitchen was well equipped, so making dinner on occaision was easy. The duplex had 2 bathrooms upstairs, one of which caused some difficulty with the shower not draining properly,as it was the only shower, that was a bit of an issue. The only other problem we had was the electricity going out one night and not having anyone to fix it...we quickly had to learn how to use the Italian phone system using a credit card, called the owner, who was very helpful, and then drive back to the unit to find the main switch to reset....not having a phone was a bit of a problem... the only other issue was the lack of a washing machine and dryer for clothes...we gave our laundry to someone recommended, but when it came back it was incredibly expensive for just washing a folding a few things...
All in all we would definitely recommend la barchesa. It was very comfortable for us and well situated.
Thank you for your assistance.
The Sanchez-Moran's [...]
We did enjoy our stay at La Rocca. We thought is was a good value and we appreciated all the details you put in. We loved picking tomatoes from the garden and making a salad! We were very comfortable.
We were not expecting the long walk up the cobblestone street to get to the house, or that it was so far up the hill.
I think that was the only drawback for us.
I think the dependence unit would be much more comfortable and usable for a family if there was a door to the bathroom where the kitchen table is. Then two families can use the unit without disturbing the person in the bedroom to use the bathroom.
But the home was beautifully done and very charming and we would recommend it to anyone who wanted to be away from it all and on top of the world.
You were the perfect hosts and we appreciated all your help!!! Having wireless internet was great!!
Barbra W. B.
The Duke's valley was good value for money - In addition to the great meeting social rooms each bedroom has a new private bathroom. The pool and tennis courts were also great. Being about a 5 - 10 minute drive form the small town of Urbania was also fantastic.
It Exceeded our expectations. With 13 people there we had both the space to socialize as well as the room to be by ourselves if we wished. Only suggestion would be to add an outside light near the pool so you had some light for swimming after dark. We bought a small light and plugged it in at the pool house which worked out great. Was the description accurate? If anything it understated how nice the facility was. I Absolutely recommend it to a friend - Already have
We thought it was one of the best holidays we have had.
Dear Mario and Silvia,
We had a wonderful week in the Pinecone, everything was lovely and I have been recommending it to all my friends!
Thank you for your efficiency and for making the booking process so easy.
With best wishes,
Casa Gino was 120% to our liking and expectations, and everything went fine. The owner was friendly and everything in the appartment fuctions well. So we really canīt think of any suggestions....
hi, we really loved the old town of Gaeta thanks. Adam has a lot of family in Gaeta so we spent a lot of time seeing them. The apartment was lovely. No complaints! The only suggestion Ihave is that it would be good if the curtains drew back off the windows.
NR - UK
We had a wonderful time in Rome, even though the weather was a bit rainy. It is a beautiful city and the apartment was in an excellent location. Paulo and Masha were very helpful and pleasant and, generally, the apartment worked out very well.
In terms of suggestions, we found the mattress on the master bed to be unusually firm -- at least by our standards -- and there was a lot of construction going on while we were there which made it more noisy than usual and also occasionally put the elevator out of use. Otherwise, everything was fine and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services to others.
You made the right suggestion.
The Tower was fabulous in every way and provided an incredible backdrop to a most perfect week in Italy. The views from the tower were amazing, the tower itself contained all that was needed.
I am definitely coming back to you for future holiday recommendations.
We enjoyed our stay at Magnolie apartment very much. It was roomy and comfortable and Roberta helped us get our lost luggage delivered from Marco Polo. She was so sweet and pleasant to deal with. It was easy to travel around Veneto from that location. We would be happy to stay there again.
Thanks for your interest
Dear Mario and Silvia,
We could not have been more pleased with our stay in Rome. The apartment on the Spanish Steps was well located and lovely. The concierge was especially helpful and flexible.
We are now back home and I just wanted to tell you how delighted we were with the villa.
The villa is an ideal setting, high on a hill and very private. We could hear neighbors sometimes calling dogs but most of the time we just heard roosters and owls. It was even more beautiful than the pictures on the web. None of the pictures did justice to the beautiful views of the
hills from every corner of the place! After I got home and read the contract, I realized I had never given to Cecilia (and she had never asked) for the $400 security deposit. Cecilia left us with groceries, bread, wine, iced tea, bottled water and when I asked her about the cleaning fee, she said that was included, also. They have installed a dish washer since you have written your description. We never used it but we did use the washing machine quite a bit. The kitchen is well stocked and we made great coffee in the espresso pot provided. The beds were all very comfortable with lots of blankets and comforters which came in handy the first two nights that were chilly. The rest of the week was very warm. The weather was perfect and we made good use of the pool. The three bathrooms made life with our three daughters bearable and although the three of them put a strain on the electrical system in the villa, we all survived quite nicely. (It took us a day to discover that the water heater and lights all had to be off for one daughter to dry her hair.) We did experience one night when the water in the house shut off but Cecilia managed to get someone to come out at 10 pm and fill the emergency tank which held us until the water was turned back on the next day. I guess the town itself was experiencing water problems.We had a great barbeque of the outdoor grill one night. We took day trips to Orvieto, Farfa Abbey, Siena and spent one night away from the villa to spend two days in Florence.
All in all, it was everything I dreamed it could be when I thought of this last Christmas and I thank you again for being part of my dream!
Thanks to you and Mario for such delightful memories .... the tour of Gaeta (what a beautiful place!) and the wonderful restaurant where we had lunch, but most of all for the time we spent at L'INFIORATA. Since this was our children's first trip abroad, staying in a comfortable, attractive home away from the noise and confusion of the city was the perfect way to experience another country & culture.
And, for everyone to be in the same house made it perfect. We appreciate your allowing us to add another child to our group. After seeing our family, I'm sure you can understand why we didn't want to split up the group.
Who is the musician in the family, you or Mario? Our grandchildren are learning to play the piano & keyboard and reallyl enjoyed having them available. I hope they were not damaged in any way.
Our two favorite resturants were Olivetti's in Formello and Casale in Rome on Via Flaminia, in case you want to steer future clients to good resturants. They were very good for family dining, and quite reasonable in price.
We prepared two meals (other than light breakfasts) at the house, and the facilities were quite adequate.
You asked about the house, the only thing lacking was the need for a few more towels. I guess Americans are really spoiled about using too many towels!
As for the best experience, I think the best was the fact that we were all together in a warm, cozy comfortable home to relax after a hard day of sightseeing & shopping. It allowed us to discuss each day as we experienced it and make plans for the next. I was really surprised that the children did so well in the trains & subways & traffic. Although it seems pretty chaotic to country folks like us, there is a certain "understanding" among the local people about how to get around without getting killed. They seem to know just how much they can get away with before they have to give in.
When we get our pictures edited I will select a few (altogether be probably have 500 or 600)
showing scenes at the villa.
We would be happy to provide comments on our stay if you have clients who would like opinions & comments.
We are heading for New Orleans this afternoon to check on the repairs to our house there.
Thanks again for everything.
Yes thankyou, we enjoyed it very much. Robert who looked after the flat was very helpful. The location was perfect for us.
Many thanks for the helping with the late booking.
Diane and Laura
Dear Mario and Silvia,
We very much enjoyed our holiday and the villa was very beautiful, wonderful views and great swimming pool. The owner of the property, Anna, was very helpful when we needed help or had a query. We would recommend this villa to others and we hope to return in the future. Thank you very much for your help in renting this villa. Kind regards.
-Dear Jennifer, welcome back home!... Did you enjoy your holiday in Villa Giona? The villa ROCKED. Fabulous stay. Improvements...hard to say...the place was pretty perfect. Oh I remember one things, forks and wine glasses in the kitchen. Other than that, it was spectacular.
And Paolo was magnificent host. Jennifer
Hello Mario and Silvia
We had a brilliant time at Il Forte, lots of night sky, tranquillity, wildlife, swimming and wonderful hospitality from the owner - fresh roses, home made olive oil and cherries from their own trees etc. We hope to come back to Italy next year.
Jane Simon and Hannah
We had an AMAZING time! The place was beautifuland close to lots of fun things to do! We all had a truely amazing time!!! Also, the couple that tended the property were the nicest people. The only thing is that they didnt speak any english and we spoke very little Italian. So there was a communication barrior but other than that....the trip was amazing. Thank you sooo much for all your help in booking the trip. We cant wait to start planning our next one!
I have just returned from my week at THE TOWER near VERONA and I would just like you to know that I thought that it was a truly delightful
place and a wonderful base for exploring the Veneto. The owners -
Emanuele and Christina were charming , hospitable and went out of their way to assist us in any way they could.
I would not hesitate to recommend both The Tower and yourself and I thank you for your assistance in what proved to be a very sucessful vacation.
Dear Mario and Silvia
Ed and I and Amelia and Hudson want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts (is that an American expression only?) for your guidance and support on our trip to Italy.
We have had such a wonderful time! We felt safe and we always knew that you would help us if we had a problem. This made travelling and trying new things much easier.
The houses/villas/apartments that you secured for us were all excellent. We loved Villa Giona. We would never have gone to Valpolicella but it was so incredibly beautiful, fun, and the food was almost the best we had! Of course, all of the food we had in Italy was magnificent.
Also, we would never have dreamed to venture into Umbria. Gubbio and Ami turned out to be one of our favorite places. It snowed lightly when we were in Assisi---BEAUTIFUL.
One day while we were in Valpolicella we went to a resteraunt in the hills that Paolo had recommended.
We drove up a small foothill to about 500 meters and it was snowing. We had a delightful lunch--Ed had
beef cheeks and I had beef in balsalmic vinegar--Molto Buono! We ate lunch for 2 hours...
We have enjoyed Italy so much more with you as our guide. Without you to guide us we probably would have stuck to places we knew or read about in the guidebook.
Siena was another very special place. A truly beautiful city. It was empty of tourists! We love travelling in Italy in the winter. It may rain sometimes but we are seeing the cities with Italians----not tourists.
Venice is beautiful. The apartment is the BEST!!!!!Centrally located, beautifully appointed and Franchesca is very kind. We can tell that she is very sophisticated but she is very warm in her personal
contact. Carnivale has turned out just fine. Enough crowds to make it fun but not too many people to make seeing the city impossible. We all have masks and capes now and we went to the Piazza San Marco all dressed up...very fun!
I have used the words, beautiful, magnificent, and exquisite too many times. But, there aren't enough superlatives to praise you enough.
Thank you,Thank you, Thank you,
Carol A. and her happy Family
Excellent, thank you for your help! Now we all look forward to a lovely stay in Tuscany.
I must say, your web site and your personal service (including your patience) have been wonderful. For all of us it is our first visit to Italy and we are so glad to have found Italy Weekly Rentals in our searches.Again, thank you,
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