We are an Australian couple, with two kids who have left the nest, 1 dog who is my husband's substitute child and we have passion for all things Italian, art, food, wine and people. We now living back in Brisbane after spending almost 2 years in beloved Italia.
Before arriving in Italy, we travelled via the USA, Ireland and England, with London being the first time we used AIRBNB. We were fairly hesitant at first, but our first hosts were fabulous people who gave us a warm welcome into their very lovely Victorian home in Shepherd's Bush. We have since used AIRBNB a number of times and all of our stays have gone without any problems and the accommodation and people have been fantastic.
After settling in Italy, we arranged for our dog, "Atticus" a 13kg Tibetan Terrier to be flown over from Brisbane to Rome. He survived the longhaul flight and stopovers remarkably well and repeated the whole process when we returned home nearly 2 years later. He must now be one of the most well travelled dogs around and thinks he is a human. We love the craziness, the vibe and the noise of Italy and travelled widely by train and car through most of the regions both well known and off the beaten track. Travel is still very much in our veins and are sure to do more when we get the chance. We love the AIRBNB experience of staying in homes with character and meeting new people and would recommend it to anyone. Having us in your home we will talk to you as little or as much as you want. We respect your boundaries.
Michelle & Paul