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 Group Activities in the Italian Lakes

While finding a please-all destination for group holidays can sometimes prove tricky, the Italian Lakes poses no such problem. It’s virtually impossible not to be seduced by the region’s natural beauty, with ch...

The Local’s Guide to Authentic Sardinia

An oasis of sandy beaches and turquoise waters, Sardinia is without a doubt the place to be. And we truly believe that everyone should experience these unspoilt Italian landscapes at least once. So we've turned...

Team Travels: Puglia

Our Italian Product Manager, Stevan, recently got back from his trip around Puglia (and he's been raving about it every since). Read on to discover the highlights of his trip, a few tips to navigate through the...

Top 10 Villas in Puglia

Over the last few years, Puglia (pronounced Pu-lia) has become a go-to destination for tourists on the hunt for their next adventure. At the ‘heel’ of Italy's boot, Puglia is bursting at the seams with enchanti...

Top 10 villas in Umbria

Umbria is Italy at its very best and once you get a glimpse of the region you'll totally understand why Umbria is also known as the green heart of Italy. It would be near impossible to ignore the beautiful roll...
Umbria Travel Guide - Oliver's Travels

Umbria Travel Guide

Umbria has the best of Italy to offer: rolling landscapes, wine, beautiful towns and villages, olive oil, expansive lakes and the food, glorious food. A holiday here can be as lazy, active, cultured and as deli...

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...