I'm writing now about how to find house/apartment in Italy.
I think it's interesting subject for travelers. Check example these pages: affitto.it secondomano.it immobiliare.it portaportese.it these are offices and also private ads. You will need Codice fiscale -code for living in Italy and for going to bank example if you stay longer time. It's possible to get the code also from codicefiscale.com It's possible to rent apartment furnished and unfurnished apartments are also available. Furnished apartments are called as casa arredato (furnished house) or appartamento arredato (furnished apartment). If you want to find holiday house it is called casa vacanza. I notice one thing terrace houses are always available about anywhere in Italy. Apartments in Southern Italy are cheaper than apartments in North Italy, perhaps because there is many famous cities in Northern Italy. It's possible to find cheaper apartment example in Latina, Sicily, Puglia, Bari, Calabria. It's nice because it's possible to find many nice places and houses on the hill, on mountain, seaside, house with beautiful garden full of flowers and lemon trees, wonderful Amalfi, Rome center and Lazio seaside, Tuscany, palaces and even houses on or near volcano. Multiple options. You could try to avoid all kind of scammers by not paying the money before seeing the apartment and check who will rent it to you. Or you could pay like 50% before and 50% after this is my advice. It's possible to find house with heating but there is still houses without heating in Southern Italy, but I notice in central and Northern Italy there is often heating and it is called riscaldamento. If you need air condition it is called aria condizionata/climatizzatore. Affitto mean rent and compra mean buy. First picture of Cinque Terre found from Pixabay.