About Us

Maria Bandoni's Rentals In Italy has been renting villas, cottages and apartments in Italy's cities and countryside for over ten years. Having served as an interpreter and tour guide in Italy, Maria is very experienced in selecting properties and settings that make her clients feel truly at home.

While she represents properties in different locations across Italy, Maria is particularly knowledgeable about the city of Lucca and its majestic surroundings, which are home to several of Tuscany's most magnificent villas. Maria has experience accommodating clients who desire long-term (three to 12 months) rentals there and in other areas, and can help them meet the legal requirements for long-term stays.

Maria's staff, both in Italy and in her office in San Francisco, work hard to assure that every client's visit to Italy is easy to arrange and a pleasure to experience. Maria herself spends the peak summer months in the Lucca suburb of Marlia, where her husband was born and many of her properties are located, and is on-hand to answer questions. During the off-season and outside the Lucca area, each property is assigned an English-speaking key holder who is familiar with the property and the surrounding area.

Dr. Dominik J. Schmidt serves as technology consultant to the business. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford, and has more than 12 years of experience in engineering and management. A pioneer in the field of wireless technology, Dr. Schmidt is an advisor to several technology companies and teaches advanced analog design at UC Berkeley,.

Robin Kelley provides administrative support and is responsible for the design of forms and other literature. She is a freelance graphic artist, and is also studying for a degree in art therapy.

Linda Levee Samuels maintains the web site. Linda has 20-plus years experience in both online and offline marketing communications. You can learn more about her at

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San Francisco Office
123 Athens Street
San Francisco, CA 94112 USA
Tel/Fax: 415-452-2944
Villa Bandoni
Via Spadoni, 3
55014 Marlia, Lucca, Italy
Tel/Fax: 011-39-0583-407128
Cell: 011-39-340-9122077


Maria Bandoni
Founder & President

Dominik Schmidt

Robin Kelley

Linda Levee Samuels