If you are one of the millions to have watched, and loved, the television shows Normal People or Killing Eve, it's likely that you will have found yourself distracted by a jolt of envy, as the characters check in to enviable European locations for quick on-screen getaways.
Well, the good news is you can make like Villanelle, Connell and Marianne – as soon as international travel restrictions are lifted – as sets that have been used in both Killing Eve and Normal People are now available to rent on Airbnb.
Check into Marianne's Italian holiday home from 'Normal People'
In the show (and Sally Rooney's original book of the same name), Connell arrives in Trieste, Italy, to join love interest Marianne, who he has an on-off (and very complicated) relationship with, at her family holiday home.
In reality the property is located just outside of Rome, 35 kilometres north of the city, to be precise, close to the village of Sant’Oreste. You, too, could check in to the grand farmhouse, which sleeps up to six guests in its two bedrooms, as it's available to book on Airbnb.
It is rented out in its entirety, which means you also get the pool featured in the show, to enjoy throughout your stay.
The property is popular, however. The next available dates are Wednesday and Thursday, October 14 and 15. After that, it is not free to book until July 8 and 9, 2021, and then July 16 and 17, with a few single-night stays in September also available.
To book the entire villa for the night in October this year, it will cost Dh198 for one guest, Dh368 for two, Dh714 for four and Dh1,060 for six. So, if a group of six friends check in and fill the property, it will cost just Dh177 each per night, including the service fee.
The property also has a generous payment system, allowing guests to pay part of the price now, and the rest later, with no additional fees, and cancellation for a Wednesday, October 14 booking would be free until Tuesday, October 13.
Make like Villanelle in Barcelona
The locations used in the third series of Killing Eve have been as impressive as the wardrobe and thrilling storylines. Arguably, the most striking property is the Barcelona apartment. (That is, aside from the mid-century home in episode two, which is meant to be in the Cote d'Azur, but is in fact Casa Paradiso, in Sant Andreu de Llaverneres near Barcelona.)
In the same episode, entitled Management Sucks, Villanelle relocates to a striking Barcelona apartment, which she is delighted to be moved into by Dasha, who "promised her the best".
And the "best" could be yours, for a few nights at least, as the striking home is also available to rent on Airbnb.
It is located on Plaza Lesseps in the elegant Gracia neighbourhood. The property is a classic and ornate, modernist, Art Nouveau-style home dating back to 1906. It sleeps up to four guests in its two bedrooms, and also boasts spacious dining and living rooms. It is a 10-minute walk away from Antoni Gaudi's famous Park Guell.
The Killing Eve show-runners are not the only ones to have chosen to film at the property. According to the Airbnb listing, famed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, as well as international filmmakers, Alan Parker and Wim Wenders, have also shot there.
The availability of the home is fairly open for the next few months. In fact, if getting to the Catalonian city is viable, you could check in tonight.
To stay immediately, it costs Dh1,068 per night, with a two-night minimum, a Dh227 cleaning fee and Dh336 service fee, totalling Dh2,699 for one or two guests for two nights.
For three guests, it is Dh1,275 per night, with the same extra fees, bringing it to a total of Dh3,113. For four guests, it is Dh1,478 per night, totalling at Dh3,519.