I have been researching apartments via vrbo, homeawayfromhome, flipkey, venere, etc. I narrowed down options for Rome and Florence. I have received replies from the Rome owners/managers but only 2 replies from Florence. One told me that the apartment was already booked for most of the month of June, the other told me that she didn't accept bookings for next year until the end of 2013. Other inquiries for Florence apartments that I have sent have not been answered. Just wondering? Am I trying to book too soon? Or are Romans more responsive/eager/accommodating than Florentines? Any recommendations? Thanks!