woensdag 20 november 2013

Urbino: Italy’s Best Kept Secret

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Head south-east from Bologna an hour and you find yourself in Le Marche, a region defined by its rolling, green patchwork of land where towns perch on hilltops and red-tiled roofs amble downwards as far as the eye can see.

I found myself in Le Marche by turn of fate. I wasn’t supposed to be in Europe right now. I’m not quite sure where I was supposed to be – because that is how my lack of plans work, but in the midst of Europe’s prelude to the depths of winter? Uh-uh. No. Not me.

Yet, my plan to sell all my worldly goods in just one week (oh, the optimism – these items have been languishing in storage for three years), failed quickly. And so I lingered in England for longer than expected – which put me in exactly the right spot for an opportune invitation to Le Marche.

Did I want to come and explore the hilltop town of Urbino? The home of world-famous painter Raffaello? The place where Italian culture cuts deep through the community old and new? A student town so full of life it can’t be quietened, and you wouldn’t want it to be? A city, so small I’d call it a town, complete with all of the trappings of stereotypical Italian local life – the café culture, the cobbled streets, the makeshift markets held when produce is rife? Did I want to get under the skin of this city that was in the running for European Capital of Culture in 2019? […]

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13 Mistakes New Vacation Rental Owners Always Make

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New Vacation Rental Owners Take Heed - Read This List Of 13 Mistakes For New Vacation Rental Owners and Successful Avoid Disaster.

1. Assume unrealistic conversion rates

2. Exhibit frustration with slow bookings

3. Stop spending

4. Put off the task of building a website

5. Utilize solely dependence channels

6. Put all your eggs in one basket

7. Set and forget

8. Lose sight of long-term loyalty

9. Use your own amateur photos

10. Hire the wrong consultants

11. Sell don’t help

12. Assume potential guests know anything

13. Convince yourself that everything costs money

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