A trip to Italy is a trip like no other. It's a feast for the senses, and you never get bored. The Italian lifestyle is laid-back, social and all about la dolce vita - it's a struggle to leave and not want to emigrate straight back. From the Italian cuisine (hello freshly made pasta and pizza) to the vibrant arts and culture scene, it's a playground for all ages. It's like they took every good point of each European country and fit it all into one small boot-shaped beauty. Beaches on the Amalfi Coast, vineyards in the rolling Tuscan countryside, plus history and culture, world-class art and seriously impressive architecture absolutely everywhere. If you can't tell, we're totally in love.

Best Foodie Experiences in Puglia

The cuisine of Puglia, much like the region itself, remains relatively undiscovered. Which, makes it the perfect opportunity to take your tastebuds on an adventure. Like much of Italy, you'll find olive oils, m...

Best Foodie Experiences in Umbria

Umbria has the perfect climate for producing pretty much everything delicious. The wine is sun-drenched and fabulous and the olive oil deliciously sapid - and don't even get us started on the cheeses and famous...
Cathedral of Bovino Puglia - Italy

Best Things To Do in Puglia

Puglia's rugged and beautiful landscape is well-suited to a huge range of activities perfect for a group villa holiday. Venture out from your private "trulli" villa and explore the huge range of things to do in...

Best Family Activities in Umbria

A family villa holiday in Umbria can be full of fun. From the popular water parks that are always going to be a surefire hit, to the off the beaten track attractions to do with a certain fibbing puppet. Kids of...

Best Things to do in Umbria

Umbria may seem like a sleepy Italian province at first glance but it has a lot more to offer than what first meets the eye. The best things to do in Umbria are done outdoors, and natural beauty abounds here, w...

Best Group Activities in Sicily

If you’re heading off for a Sicily villa holiday with a group of your nearest and dearest, you’re going to need some awesome days planned out. This unique island has history in spades, with ruins around every t...
Sicily - Travel Guide

Sicily Travel Guide

Sicily is a picturesque and serene island, that somehow also seems to be full of drama. Choose your own adventure from your luxury villa in Sicily; whether you're all about exploring history, food and...

Team Travels: Tuscany

Two of our team members, Kyra from product and Florence from sales, recently drew the short straw and had to go to Tuscany to check out some of our luxury villas. They don’t know what they did to deserve it, bu...
family activities in sicily

Best Family Activities in Sicily

As far as islands go, Sicily is up there with the best for some seriously interesting kid-friendly stuff. If it’s not enough that your family holiday in Sicily is next to an actual active volcano, or that there...

Best Foodie Experiences in Sicily

The focus of the Sicilian food is simple, local, seasonal and ages old. Tomatoes, olives and aubergines all play huge roles in the dishes here, and most things you try will feature them heavily, along with the ...

The Local’s Guide to Authentic Puglia

When visiting a new holiday destination, don't you wish you had someone in the know to whisper the secret spots to you? Puglia is a relatively undiscovered region of Italy, so what better guide than the lo...

Tuscany Travel Guide

With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that's a delight for all the senses, it's no wonder taking a trip through Tuscany is one of the most popular Italian choices for holidaymakers. Yet eve...

Best Groups Activities in Tuscany

If you're thinking of going on holiday with a few good friends, we couldn't think of a better destination to bring everyone together than Tuscany. The beautiful weather, stunning hilly landscapes and an abundan...
Family activities in Tuscany

Top 7 Things to Do in Tuscany with Kids

While Tuscany might be seen as a bit more of a grown-up destination, there's still loads of stuff for adventurous families to enjoy and a whole bunch of events and activities that make a perfect day out. D...

Best Foodie Experiences in Tuscany

If you're the kind of person who likes their food, Tuscany is pretty much a dream destination. Though Italy's cuisine is popular all over the world, the freshest and most authentic dishes can only really be fou...

Heading Out: Top 5 Luxury Drives Through Italy

The great Italian operatic composer Giuseppe Verdi once proclaimed to the world “You may have the universe, if I may have Italy” and without hesitation I’m inclined to feel that he got the better half of the de...

Honeymooning in Italy – The Romantic’s Guide

As far as destinations go, Italy and France are pretty neck-and-neck when it comes to being the most romantic in Europe. And when it comes to holidays, probably the most romantic you’re ever going to have is yo...

Discover Italy’s Green Heart – Umbria

The astoundingly beautiful countryside of Umbria, with its peerless arable lands producing food and wine like no other, is a true Italian gem. It's not difficult to see why we do such a brisk trade in our ...

The Local’s Guide to Authentic Tuscany

Tuscany is one of those destinations that makes everyone go glassy-eyed upon hearing the name. If you’ve ever been lucky enough to enjoy a stay at one of our many beautiful luxury villas in Tuscany, you’ll know...