Press release


Guest House in Bologna, Apartment in Florence Among Choices

MIAMI, August, 2005 – Last-minute summer vacation rentals in Italy are available right now at for travelers who register on this free web site, the fastest growing search engine and directory for rental lodgings online providing quick access to 120,000 rentals in 15,000 destinations worldwide.
Rentalo’s worldwide internet directory can help vacation planners quickly find the best values in rental homes, villas, apartments, condos, hotels/motels, guest houses and B&Bs through the web site’s “destination-based” inquiry service, which quickly searches for rental lodgings registered users select at this search engine that links travelers and rental properties.

Last-minute rentals in Italy available through for August and the following months include a guest house in Bologna and an apartment in Florence. La Casa dei Gessi is a family-run bed-and-breakfast that takes its name from Parco dei Gessi, the national park in which it is situated, in the village of Monte Calvo, 20 minutes by car southeast of Bologna. Monte Calvo has a fine church, wonderful views and easy access to the park and its walks and attractions.

The renovated house, built in the 1800’s, offers two guest rooms, each with private bathrooms. The house is situated on a hillside overlooking a wooded valley with the peaks of the Apennines in the distance and guest rooms have spectacular views. Prices through August 31 start at 50 Euros ($61) per night; after Sept. 1, the rate becomes 80 Euros ($96) per night. The Gemini Studio apartments in Florence, near Santa Maria Novella train station, are new with renovations completed earlier this year. The apartments are fully equipped with sleeping alcove, kitchenette, refrigerator, private bathroom and air conditioning. The Duomo, Accademia, Uffizi Gallery and other museums are all within walking distance.

Gemini guests check-in at the nearby Hotel Alamanni where they can have buffet breakfast (7 Euros) and garage their car. The reduced rate for Rentalo referred guests during August is 75 Euros ($90) per night for a minimum three-night stay. Regular rates at Gemini are 110 Euros ($132) per night through Sept. 10 and $125 Euros ($150) through Oct. 28, with minimum stays of three nights. To find out more about these properties, log on to and register to begin receiving the savings newsletter.

This Rentalo "best value" newsletter offers vacation and business travelers alike savings of between 20% and 80% from the published rates on selected rentals at many destinations -- in Italy, Europe, the U.S. and the world. The newsletter is free to users who registered their e-mail on the site. Once registered, they automatically receive the twice-monthly newsletters that offer short-term savings on rentals. Registered users can add as many destinations as they like and can get discount offers from those they are considering for a visit.

In addition, Rentalo has a “destination-based inquiry” service, a helpful search tool for travelers seeking accommodations for both immediate bookings and long-range planning for vacation and business trips. The search engine automatically completes quick searches and produces immediate results for accommodations. This service is available to registered users, a simple process with no cost involved. It is the rental properties who pay to have their information and photos, prices and availability on

Rentalo maintains users privacy by using “virtual” e-mails when sending out a general query so only when the registered user contacts the property or properties of choice does the actual e-mail become known. When Rentalo completes its quick search, the inquiring renter receives e-mails with the available accommodations that meet his or her criteria. The renter then contacts the properties directly by e-mail or phone to get additional details and make a final choice.

Those who want to search Rentalo's extensive inventory on their own will find accommodations of all types in all price ranges in cities and resorts throughout Italy, Europe, the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Africa and Asia. A “define search” feature on Rentalo also makes this browsing easier. It allows searchers to check all categories of rentals, narrow their choice to vacation rentals, hotels/motels or B&Bs, dates of travel, number of travelers and add criteria such as number of bedrooms, pet-friendly, handicapped accessibility and choice of amenities from swimming pools to tennis, from DVD’s to children’s playgrounds.
Rentalo’s large and unique inventory of lodgings also helps travel agents quickly find and book rentals for their clients. The properties pay agent commissions of 5% to 20%. In addition, agents and others who register on Rentalo’s affiliates "publisher'' link program can earn added revenue in this program.

For more on Miami-based Rentalo and its free savings newsletter, log on to or call 877-710-5914 toll free.

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