We are traveling to Rome in May 2017. I have pretty bad insomnia that makes hotel rooms a miserable experience for both my husband and I, and my 27 year old daughter and her boyfriend are joining us, so I thought maybe a rental property would be a good idea. I've read some horror stories on here so I need to know if I've done enough to protect myself. I found a place in Rome on Trip Advisor that has some excellent reviews and is in a good location that allows us to take in the sites but also retreat from some of the craziness of center city. Trip Advisor has a payment process that if you use it, they guarantee the rental --even against fraudulent listings (I printed their guarantee just in case). I also added the cost of the rental to my trip insurance policy that I purchased to protect our airplane tickets and allow for emergency evacuation in case of a medical issue (and yes, it covers pre-existing conditions). I have googled the address listed and see that it is a legitimate address. I have also spoken directly with the person renting the property through email. Have I covered all the bases or am I missing something? My final payment isn't due until April 2017 but I did pay a deposit using Trip Advisor's payment system. I'd like to learn from some of the stories I've read here and I don't want to be back here next May asking how to get my money back--I would appreciate your help.