I intend on settling in Italy for a short period (<3 months). From what I've read, it's very hard to actually find people that are willing to rent their apartments for such short stays. Why is that?
Is it possible to rent apartments (with a contract) and be registered as a resident in the municipality for a stay of say, three months? I've had no problems with these sorts of rentals here in France; is Italy different? How hopeless is my situation?
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