As faithful Catholics and spectators await the Vatican’s announcement for the date the Papal Conclave to select the new Pope, travel agents are already seeing an increased demand for Rome rentals.
Doorways Villa Vacations, an agency that specializes in travel throughout Italy, is offering an alternative to crowded hotels for the historic event and the Easter season. The company’s selection of Rome rentals includes furnished apartments with modern amenities, allowing guests to create their home away home and participate in the excitement, with a private property to retire to each night.
“The month of March is always a magical time in Italy,” said Kit Burns, president of Doorways Villa Vacations. “Fragrant wisteria blossoms begin to line the streets of ancient Rome, while locals and tourists alike fill the beautiful public parks, like Villa Borghese.”
While Rome rentals for the Easter season are quickly booking up, Burns shares that there are still last minute deals to be had, including:
Cenci Apartment (Sleeps up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms)
This aristocratic apartment in the historic center of Rome has been newly renovated to offer space, elegance, comfort and convenience to the city’s most desirable attractions, including the Vatican. Wi-Fi is available throughout the apartment, which also offers a fully-equipped modern kitchen and spacious living room and separate dining room.
Pallaro Apartment (Sleeps 2 people in 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms)
This air-conditioned apartment offers a beautiful terrace. The Rome rental is very central, yet surprisingly quiet. Close to Campo Dei Fiori, an open-air market, guests can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, bread, fish and cheese to take home to the apartment’s brand new fully equipped kitchen.
Villa d’Oro (Sleeps 10)
Villa d’Oro lies in the heart of the Viterbo countryside, just an hour’s drive from Rome; direct rail service is also available. Set among 20 acres of olive groves, this beautiful property offers an “infinity” pool with a panoramic view over the hills of Lazio. Guests traveling to Italy for Easter to see the new Pope will experience a combination of privacy and proximity to the city.
Doorways Villa Vacations, www.villavacations.com