The Best Travel Rentals in Rome and Beyond

Short-term rental in Rome from Martin

New York Magazine’s article on the best short-term rentals for winter travel just went live, and I’m thrilled to say my contributions on Rome and the Valle d’Aosta are there, too.

Although I’m not going to lie: As temperatures finally start to dip here in Rome, places like Cartagena, Colombia and Culebra, Puerto Rico don’t look too bad, either.

But do check the piece out. These kinds of short-term rentals are hot right now, and for good reason: You can enjoy all of the comforts of home, and a killer location, for way cheaper than a hotel. And if you go through a site like AirBnB, it’s pretty safe. Just stay away from Craigslistโ€”that’s where the scams abound!

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Looking for Rome’s Best Boutique Hotels, B&Bs, Restaurants, and More? Look No Further

Photo of Babuino 181, one of the top boutique hotels in Rome

I’m thrilled to announce that the Guardian’s travel section has just launched its interactive city guide to Rome. My contributions: the top 10 boutique hotels in Rome and 10 of the best pensiones and B&Bs in Rome. I pounded the pavement and visited, literally, dozens of places to make the final choices for these two pieces, so it’s safe to say I’m pretty excited about the lovely accommodations I wound up finding!

There’s also Rome’s 10 best pizza places by food writer Katie Parla, 10 of the best shops in Rome by the editor of the LUXE city guide, and much moreโ€”all with photographs and interactive Google maps to help you visualize where everything is.

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