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How to Start House Sitting in Italy (+Get Free Accommodation)

A young labrador puppy kissing a woman as she kneels in a beautiful green meadow with the setting sun shining between them.

In this article, I’ll outline the best ways to become a house sitter in Italy. Since leaving my home in the UK in 2022 and embarking on a global traveling adventure, I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy two fantastic spells in Italy. House sitting has played a big part in allowing me to travel extensively while also saving a fortune with free accommodation along the way.

Knowing where to look and how to secure great placements is key. It can be a little daunting getting started, so I’m happy to be able to give you the best of my years of knowledge and experience to get you successfully on the road to house sitting in Italy.

Italy has always held a special place in my heart. It was the first country my husband, Rob, and I really explored in-depth. So much so that he now speaks Italian to a pretty decent level. It was also while sitting in a lovely cafe in Milan that we decided that traveling permanently was what we wanted to do.

Beautiful Italy is full of culture, history, world-class food and wine. It’s also home to some of the most welcoming people I’ve ever met. With a huge number of house sitting opportunities available, from the beaches of Sicily to the piazzas of Turin, let’s get started.

How to Become a House Sitter in Italy

Many excellent websites post house sitting jobs in Italy. With some varied memberships, price options, and different features for each, finding the right website for you is an important first step. I’ve outlined all the details for my top 5 here.

1. Trusted Housesitters

A young labrador puppy kissing a woman as she kneels in a beautiful green meadow with the setting sun shining between them.

Trusted Housesitters has been my go-to house sitting site for over 5 years now. It’s by far the biggest site of its kind on the market with over 7,000 active listings worldwide currently looking for sitters. It’s a great platform that’s easy to use with some very beneficial features for house sitters.

One feature I particularly love about this site is the option to save my search filters so that I can be alerted when the right listing comes online. Being quick to apply for postings is important and this feature is a great way to ensure you don’t miss any perfect placements that come up.

Having the most listings and being, in my opinion, the best house sitting website around does bring with it a bigger price tag than others on this list. Priced at $260 a year, the top-tier membership includes benefits cancellation insurance, enhanced customer service, and more. The more economic basic membership at…

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