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Rome Apartment #7550rome
Apartment #7550rome
Rome, Trastevere
€652 - €829 per week
Sleeps 3, 1 bed / 1 bath
Venice Apartment #100VR
Apartment #100VR
Venice, San Marco
€1,650 - €2,129 per week
Sleeps 3, 1 bed / 1 bath
Rome Apartment #266
Apartment #266
Rome, Trastevere
€706 - €901 per week
Sleeps 3, 1 bed / 1 bath
Noto Apartment #107Vendicari
Apartment #107Vendicari
Noto, Strada Provinciale
€2,669 - €4,455 per week
Sleeps 6, 3 bed / 2 bath
Paris Apartment #110PAR
Apartment #110PAR
Paris, 14 ème - Montparnasse
€831 - €1,056 per week
Sleeps 4, 1 bed / 1 bath
Florence Apartment #131florence
Apartment #131florence
Florence, Santa Croce
from €756/week
Sleeps 4, 2 bed / 1 bath
Staffolo Apartment #100Staffolo
Apartment #100Staffolo
from €485/week
Sleeps 8, 3 bed / 3 bath
Portopalo Apartment #101Portopalo
Apartment #101Portopalo
Portopalo, Contrada Pipitona Guardiani
€2,387 - €3,100 per week
Sleeps 5, 2 bed / 2 bath
Paris Apartment #190PAR
Apartment #190PAR
Paris, 11 ème - Republique
from €567/week
Sleeps 2, studio / 1 bath
Noto Apartment #107Noto
Apartment #107Noto
Noto, Contrada Portelle
€1,957 - €2,706 per week
Sleeps 6, 3 bed / 2 bath
Venice Apartment #120Venice
Apartment #120Venice
Venice, Cannaregio
from €1,235/week
Sleeps 5, 2 bed / 1 bath
Paris Apartment #179PAR
Apartment #179PAR
Paris, 9 ème - Opera
€1,198 - €1,985 per week
Sleeps 3, 1 bed / 1 bath
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About Our Company
The inception dates back to 1996 with Roman Reference specialized in Rome Vacation Rental Apartments. Our headquarters are based in Rome. 
Since 2006 we merged all websites under the common parent site of Cities Reference for vacation rentals in several capital cities worldwide.
The whole operation is run by EGE group Srl incorporated in Rome, Italy.
Our Philosophy
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We sell vacation rentals apartments online since 1997. Started with, leader website for Rome vacation rentals, and we are now dealing with vacation rentals in over 220 destinations throughout Europe and the USA.

We practise transparency. The prices you see online are final and all-inclusive of taxes and commissions. No hidden fees, there is an allowance for the utilities which is more meant to nudge the clients toward an Eco sustainable attitude than to overcharge them in anyway (only 4% of short rental clients are charged a difference on utilities upon check out). Sustainability being part of our mission statement.

Prices are dynamic and take into account seasons, last minute discount, rather than longer periods or fewer people in your party. On search results you'll be able to see exactly how much you're saving by choosing a longer period or a low season rental.

Most of the apartments listed on our websites offer no breakfast or services other than accommodation. Agreements are swiftly defined electronically in the three steps booking process and the terms consist of just a few points in plain English, no leagalese.

Many of the owners/managers of the listed vacation rental apartments are met and 'Verified™' by our representatives after being listed into our websites. The apartments' description always mark whether and apartment has already been Verified™.

The search engine is user friendly with a choice of 15 different filters (from the number of bedrooms and budget, to the washing machine, rather than wireless internet and/or the terrace or balcony) and the ability to sort by recommendation, travelers' reviews, area, price, etc.

Website content is very detailed, with client's feedbacks and rating on each apartment and detailed information on its amenities and the whereabouts on the area. A consistent percentage of our apartment listings, those indicated as Instant Booking, will offer you the possibility of immediate booking confirmation.
Trust, No Hassle, No Frills
When we started our vacation rental business in 1997 Rome/Italy, our market was in urgent need of extreme makeover. As a reaction to an entrenched market full of fees and far off middlemen, we conceived a concept of Trust, No Hassle, No Frills.
Let's face it: the Vacation Rental Market has a Trust problem. Only 10% of penetration in the US travel market and 15% in Europe. Travelers using online vacation rentals today complain they leap in the dark with apartments listing websites, yet they don't want to pay huge fees with a middleman. We believe our model is a step towards a viable alternative, an Owner Direct model with the benefit of Verification™. We either visit each apartment or meet the vacation rental's owner or manager in person. We need time to do it, so always double check on the description whether the apartment has already been Verified™.

Also, our website features detailed descriptions and we invite owners to post 10 or more pictures and a video of the apartment to make the whole booking process more straightforward. Most importantly we post unbiased user generated feedbacks. Nothing can give you a better perspective than a genuine feedback from travelers who have actually stayed in the apartment.

We take credit cards both for the Down Payment and the Damage Deposit and our Cancellation Policy is arguably the best in the vacation rental market.

Last but not least, we post All Inclusive Prices! More often then not in the vacation rental business the prices posted are a teaser or a fraction of the final price. Cleaning, check in/out fee, linens, crockery and kitchen utensils, taxes and all the main requirements to fully enjoy your vacation rental are included in our prices.
No Hassle
Many vacation rental managers' websites will make a bad use of your time and patience. Many won't show instant booking apartments and won't update calendars and prices. After a long baragaining you may likely still have to download, print, sign and fax a paper contract; won't be able to use your credit card to secure the booking; possibly have to check and sign a long and detailed inventory of each single item in the house on arrival and finally realize that the price wasn't all inclusive. Not if you book through us. No hassle is our mission statement.
No Frills
Often times prices in the hospitality business are driven up by unnecessary frills. Are you sure you need that daily cleaning of the apartment? The pick up service at the airport? The tour service included? That flower arrangement to welcome you? Like it or not this services bear a cost that will reflect on the final balance. With us, if you really want them, you can ask them as an extra.
Open to All
Our websites are open to all, with the aim of making them as comprehensive as possible we don't deny access to managers and/or competition. The final user of our websites can easily compare the prices and the location of the apartments using the search engine tools to make a savvy choice for herself. We deem more important the full choice of the traveler rather than fighting the competition.
Enjoy your rentals with Cities Reference! Use the navigation on the top of the page to choose your city and book now!