How Ruggero improved his Farm hotel

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Do you know how Mondosol has helped this owner in less than a year to get approximately 100% of bookings from here? 



After starting a wine farm, Ruggero and now is nephew Michele become one of the top 30 wine producers in Italy. In 2007 a new business was created in hospitality. They wanted to offers few rooms for their customers to come and taste the wine sleeping over.

Ruggero decided in 2014 to put more efforts into the wine farm and partner with Mondosol for the farm hotel that was more passionate about it. After crunching numbers and analyzing all the costs, he decided to start a joint venture business.

They are in the process of building more rooms in their property – only 2 at the moment – not far from where they are living in a place that’s popular with a variety of tourists like Milazzo and the eolian islands.

With minimal knowledge of the industry, Ruggero and Michele were worried about all the decisions they’d have to make – how to set rates, attract guests (till this very moment). Ruggero is an ex ambassador and Michele a bank vice director. They are italian entrepreneurs, running a family business with creativity and living their life.


Before subscribing to Mondosol, Ruggero was advertising the farm hotel on and a few other listing sites. He and its assistant Carmen would spend a lot of time updating all the different listings, calendars, having an hard time keeping up.

Although they were getting some bookings, they had to spend more time updating calendars, promoting their vacation rental and less time producing and selling the wine.

The call from Elio in the summer came as a turning moment, Ruggero and Carmen needed to start looking for alternative ways to run their hospitality business. Ruggero was referred by a previous Mondosol’s property owner for Agriturismo le Rocche and Villa Lina (the first property).

“My bookings were not performing so well, and I felt I needed someone who could take care of it, especially since I had no time to fill up my empty rooms.”

– Ruggero Vasari


Before paying for Mondosol commission, Ruggero started his free registration. He tested the cooperation with Mondosol, using the free photography service and was able to see the reservation system in action with bookings from Airbnb.

After the first year and with two bookings already in the calendar, it became clear that Mondosol was going to grow their vacation rental business.


Carmen and Ruggero loved Mondosol because they knew their business was in professional hands. In fact Ruggero and its staff can focus on creating excellent customer experiences, while Mondosol is building their brand, working on compelling descriptions, professional pictures, and a local guide to persuade guests to book. Most importantly, Ruggero and Michele keep 85% of the guest total spent plus the cleaning fees from each booking.

“I love that I can have a professional photographer and interior designer for my listing without spending any money.”



Ruggero Vasari was impressed by how easy it was to start building his own presence in Mondosol and connect the channel manager to other services, like Airbnb and Booking.

He also liked that photos and description were attractive and functional, as well as extremely easy to customize.

“Mondosol is easy to figure out – anyone can set it up and easily build his own listing. Mondosol, It’s very user-friendly.”


Ruggero had already got a modest customer base by advertising his property on the local tourism board and listing sites like Once his own online presence went live, Mondosol updated their contact details.


Time with MondosolRental IncomeTotal BookingsNights Booked
4 years$3,5002462


Mondosol’s vacation rental package allowed Carmen and now Michele with Ruggero to collect all their reservations into one place, ensuring they only have to manage one centralized calendar and inbox. They’are able to save a lot of time and be much more efficient because they do not need to log into various listing sites to manage calendars, inquiries and messages. With Mondosol, their sole focus has been growing their business.

Additionally, in the summer months of 2018, Mondosol worked hard to optimize their presence online and promote it on different channels. Mondosol’s channel manager, able Ruggero and Michele, to centralize all their reservations from listing sites and ensure to avoid double booking.

In as little as three months, Ruggero and Michele could already see results. They realized that with more bookings on listing sites more money were coming in their pocket. In the last summer of 2018, their rental income has quadrupled with more than $1,000!

They are happy to see that Mondosol have increased their revenue at least 400% from the previous year, with reservations from and other listing sites and that number is growing everyday. Mondosol has now become their only source of business and soon enough, it will also be the main source of bookings.

Their aim this year is to work on getting more direct bookings and outperform the reservations that come from listing sites.

“Mondosol has helped me for less than a year and I’m already getting 100% of my bookings from here.”


Mariela has the following recommendations for new vacation rental owners looking to grow their businesses:

  • Ensure a fast response time to all inquiries (less than 1 hour)
  • Treat all potential guests and booked guests as friends
  • Your vacation rental has to be spotlessly clean and in excellent condition always
  • Invest in maintaining and improving your rental property, it’ll pay off in the long run
  • Whatever you do, get your own website! Gain direct bookings and take back control over your business.

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One response to “How Ruggero improved his Farm hotel”

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    Great job done by Mondosol Team

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