We are planning with my family and some friends to rent villa for us in tuscany. We have been looking over many websites and at the end we have found one -snip- that we like.
After many email with the owner Riccardo (a very nice man) we decided to rent it however we are a bit scared as he is asking 50% deposit in order to keep the villa in hold for us. We asked -snip- and they told us it is normal for a owner to ask this amount to confirm my booking.
Does anybody had similar experience? is there any travel insurance we could make in order not to lose our money in case of cancelation?
Thank you for your help
[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]