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‘La Dolce Vita’ closer than ever with 5,000 new Italian Rental Properties

Dec 5, 2006 - ATLANTA -, one of the most dynamic vacation rental sites on the Internet today announced the availability of nearly 5,000 vacation rental homes across all regions of Italy. Owned by The Weather Channel Companies, offers vacation seekers easy navigation tools to help them find the perfect vacation getaway. The site also makes it simple for vacation homeowners to list their properties and connect with potential renters.

Today’s announcement provides visitors to access to listings for homes and villa rentals across 15 regions in Italy. Included in the new listings are more than 3,000 homes in the famed-Tuscany region. Tuscany is possibly the greatest repository of art in the world, as well as host to a scenic countryside and noted cuisine and wines. Additional homes are available in areas surrounding Rome, Venice and Sicily, along with popular destinations such as the island of Sardinia. Most of the Italy vacation rental homes listing on can be booked online.

Italy remains one of Europe’s most popular vacation destinations and today’s announcement makes planning a trip easier than ever. Every year more than 37 million tourists flock to this culturally diverse country for a multitude of reasons including art, history and of course the renowned food and wine. From the mountains to the coasts, the emphasis is on simple pleasures and high quality.

Launched earlier this year, offers access to thousands of vacation rental homes in the world’s top travel destinations, including St. Barts, Lake Tahoe and the Florida Panhandle. The site offers something for everyone with a comprehensive list of vacation homes in varying regions, climates and price ranges that are presented in a clean design with smart functionality. provides detailed information on each home, including a detailed description of the property, photographs, rates, features and amenities, nearby activities, availability calendar, unique rental policies and a local weather snapshot.

The site also provides greater opportunities for property owners to reach potential customers on the Web, fill open rental inventory and increase rental income. offers homeowners simple sign-up and step-by-step instructions to prepare their vacation rental listing, as well as 24/7 online listing management. Plus, homeowners can include up to 20 photos per listing and are provided with a unique URL for each vacation rental property listing.

With a 90 day no risk free trial, vacation property owners can include their vacation rental property listing on at the discounted annual listing price of $74.99 for the first year. A month to month listing option is also available.

About is one of the most dynamic vacation rental sites on the Internet, offering immediate access to rental properties worldwide and featuring advanced search capabilities that allow users to search by variables such as price, location, availability and amenities as well as offer vacation property owners access to potential customers. is a product of The Weather Channel Companies, owned by Landmark Communications, Inc., a Norfolk, VA-based, privately held media company.


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