I am travelling to Italy for the first time in April 2012 and have been asked by Sleep In Italy to pay the owner the balance of the full weeks rental 20 days in advance of arrival ? Thius makes me quite nervous as tehre is no fallback once we arrive if we have paid upfront. This seems wuite asn unusal practive. I have already paid a 30% deposit via Paypal and they w\ant the balance via bank transfer. The apartment is called Monserrato Violet
What do you suggest I do ? I would prefer to pay the balance on arrival ?