Villas in Tuscany, Italy, and Europe — The Best Time to Book is Now

Now is the time to reserve a European vacation villa. Due to a boom in early-bookings for villas in Italy, Spain and throughout Europe, travel advisors recommend finalizing your travel plans ASAP.

Ventura, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2006 — Calling all travelers: Because this is the season when next year’s prices are finalized, autumn has always been the best time of year to book a villa in Italy, Spain, or the rest of Europe. This year, however, is experiencing a boom in early-bookings — 50% over the same time last year.

“Don’t wait a moment longer than you have to,” says founder Suzanne Pidduck. “We’re busier than we’ve ever been. I recommend discussing travel plans with your family ASAP — if you get everyone involved, you can lower individual costs and do something as crazy as taking over a lavish Italian estate!”

Take this beautiful Tuscan villa near Cortona, for example. With sleeping space for fourteen, it’s the perfect place for a family reunion or even a wedding! Still need more room? There are several other rental villas on the same estate.

If your family (or group of friends) is on the smaller side, you’ll have an even more delectable selection to choose from throughout Europe. Some of Suzanne’s favorite villas in the Chianti, Tuscany’s fertile wine-growing region below Florence, include Poggio Antico (6) and Villa Antonietta (10). In Spain’s beautiful Andalucia, she recommends Casa Las Posas (4) and Estepona (4).

Or are you imagining a romantic holiday for two? A castle apartment on an historic estate once owned by Machiavelli might do the trick. If you’re looking for a little more excitement, an accommodation in Florence’s Duomo district is sure to satisfy.

Just remember that Suzanne isn’t kidding when she encourages potential travelers to finalize their plans now. Americans are no longer waiting until the last minute to make their travel plans; in fact, they’re booking earlier than ever. That means the most popular and well-located properties are going fast.

“I recommend starting about nine months to a year in advance,” Suzanne says. “You’ll get the best rental property selections, and you’ll give yourself plenty of time to search for airfare and arrange for transportation… Not to mention other goodies like wine tasting, bike rides, and cooking classes! Just remember: the early bird always gets the tastiest worm!”

About has been in the business of renting apartments, villas, farmhouses, cottages, and castles since 1984. At, future villa renters avoid unexpected “surprises” and learn what to look forward to by reading renter reviews or asking customers directly. Experienced Travel Advisors are available by phone to help customers through the entire villa rental process, making renting a dream villa simple, reliable, and worry-free.

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