Traveling to Italy has been the topic of various famous films, ranging from the classic Under the Tuscan Sun to the famous book-turned-movie, Eat, Pray, Love. Although these films were released in different decades, they both contain independent characters who choose to take a much-needed break in classic Italian style. And you know what else? Both of the characters skip the hotel accommodations and dare to be a little more authentic, by renting an apartment or staying in an enchanting villa.
Perhaps not surprisingly, many travelers have been making the shift from hotel lodgings to more independent types of accommodations in order to feel more like a local. Gone are the days of chunky travel dictionaries and guided tours of over 50 people. These days, it’s all about making a personal connection and striving to see authentic pieces of Italy just like a local would.
Alright, so where should you begin? The best place to start is by establishing a comfortable home-base that will give you the comforts of home, while also placing you in a strategic location for sightseeing. Our villas in Le Marche offer our guests both of these advantages, nestled in the charming hills just moments away from hiking experiences, local shops, and even hot air ballooning!
Not only does a villa give you ample space to relax after a full day of experiencing the area like a true local, but it gives you some time to yourself. What better way to experience your independence than in a different country, where new experiences are at your fingertips? What’s more, is our villas have been hand-picked by a team of experts, and you won’t have to rely on Google to discover hidden gems regarding restaurants and things to do.
Well, there you have it. It turns out that some of our favorite characters from films based in Italy had it right from the start. Ditch the old-fashioned route of checking-in and out of a hotel, and go directly for your local experience as an independent traveler!