· Umbria Rentals – Around Umbria, bordering Tuscany and the Trasimeno Lake, Umbria Rentals offers short-term vacation rentals, farmhouse stays, hotels, B&Bs as well as long-term accommodation. In-between day trips, you can book activities such as pottery and cooking courses through them as well. Francesco or Alison will take your enquiries in fluent English. Alison is English and Francesco speaks it like a native. He can also take your calls in Swedish or Italian.

http://www.umbria-rentals.com

· Robert’s House in Italy – Robert bought a lovely, lovely home in scenic San Venanzo a couple years ago. It’s about an hour north of Rome (airport convenience) and less than an hour south of historic and chic Perugia in the Lago Trasimeno area.

The town and the home are both very special. It’s quite the life. His web site tells the story and photos really paint a picture of his new life. The life he lives in Italy. When Bob’s not enjoying his new home himself, he shares it with other people who love Italy as much as he does. He didn’t plan to rent his home out when he bought — but now he does.

Check out his site; we think you will like what you see and can easily imagine putting yourself in his place.

http://www.robertsitalyhouse.com