This was our first experience of renting a villa and we will definitely do it again.
The villa is better than the website pictures show, as there has been considerable planting in the grounds and at the rear of the villa, an outside cooking area has been built with BBQ, gas range, pizza oven, cafe style tables and a Fuss ball table. One thing which I image happens a lot, is that the pool photos of the property do make the pool look an awful lot larger than it is.
The villa sits on its own and therefore is not overlooked by any other villas. There is a supermarket 5 mins walk away, which has a butchers, bakery, cheese shop inside with a fruit and veg shop at the rear, the local foods on offer inside where excelelent and I am now having to diet. I did have to use our laptop and 'google translate' to write down sentences when i needed to ask for more complicated items, as my italian isn't very good and the shop keepers english is on par with that. But maybe everyone else won't... more