Anybody own property / been to Italy?

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  1. EyesExist

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    So,

    Thinking of going to Italy a while. Interested in finding some ways to get around without spending a hefty sum.

    Anyone have property for rent? Or possibly been to Italy for a lengthy period and have tips on how to find good places..... do's and dont's... All these types of things?
     
  2. Trankuility

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    Trankuility Breathe the body deep

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    Bad idea.

    Italy is the birthplace of open shirts and gold watches. You're going to squander your investment money.
     
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  3. EyesExist

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    LOL any non comedic tips
     
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    Figure out which region you want to visit and overpay for an airbnb type rental till you can scout locally. Italy has the same tourist traps every country does just do as much research as possible.
     
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    He's only half joking. Italy is pretty expensive if you go to nice places.
     
  6. Philip J. Fry

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    The best route would be for you to post on the subreddit of the city you'd like to go (ie /r/rome ). The locals there will help you find an apartment (or more specifically, where locals go to find apartments as the English portals are always vacation rentals and marked up). You might be lucky (read: if you try hard enough) and find someone who needs to sublet their places for the time you'll be in country.

    Come in the low season (winter). The weather will still be nice as its the Mediterranean but prices would be lower. The sights would be less crowded too (but the traffic will still be there...).

    Source: I've expatriated to Europe and have been to Italy.

    Also, pro tip: you can save .50 EUR at the cafe if you ask to have your coffee to-go and just stand there and drink it. They charge about 50 cents to sit down at the cafe in Italy.
     
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  7. EyesExist

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    Thanks for the tips.

    Yeah i see AirBNB rentals are WAYYY overpriced. $150 a day like it's a quality hotel.

    I've seen better prices on TripAdvisor and FlipKey