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Our program enables us to match your clients to the perfect property for them.
We work with a vast number of villas varying in style and location. After receiving
the following information from you, we will choose and confirm a property that
best meets the client’s wishes.
Please get this information from your clients:
1) What type of property are they looking for? (3 different prices levels)
_ Rustic farmhouse
_ Refined country inn
_ Romantic home
2) What area and nearest town are the clients looking to stay in?
   - regions and towns of italy
3) What is your client looking for in their villa stay?
_ Swimming pool (available May –September weather permitting)
_ Near horseback riding
_ Small intimate family run style property
_ Larger more formal villa
_ Vineyards on or near the property for wine tasting
_ Well known for extraordinary cuisine
_ Clients requires special dietary needs (vegetarian etc.)
Please be specific_______________________________
_ Air-conditioning
_ Other (honeymooners, etc) Please be specific_____________________________
When advising us of these criteria, please also mention the order of importance
(Is the location the most important, or the style/amenities of the property more

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                  All over italy
          4 days / 3 nights minimum
             Available April - October
Spend three nights at a villa and enjoy two afternoons of roll-up-your-sleeves,
hands-on Italian cooking.
This is not a technical course and is designed for amateurs. You will discover
basic knowledge and the right ingredients by people who love what they do. Half
days are free and include one self-guided wine tasting using your own car.
All programs are hands-on cooking classes in a charming setting with easy to
reproduce recipes.
Each class is taught in English by an experienced instructor, and features the
cuisine of the region, a tasting of the local wines, and time for excursions to nearby
Package includes:
• 3 nights accommodation with breakfast daily
• 2 days of cooking classes (approximately 2 and a half hours each)
• 3 dinners
• 4 days economy manual car with VAT, theft protections, CDW and unlimited
• 1 self-guided morning wine tasting excursion
Day 1 Arrive at the villa in your own car. (You will be given
directions.) Dinner and accommodations at the villa.
Day 2 After breakfast
drive yourself to your
wine tasting
excursion. Your villa
will give you
instructions and
directions. They can
also suggest alternate
Return in the
afternoon by 3:30pm
to have time to settle
in before your first
cooking class begins
(at approx. 4pm). You
and your instructor
will cook a typical
regional dinner for the
villa guests. Instruction is about 2 1/2 hours. Dinner and accommodations at the
Day 3 Free time in the morning. Second cooking class in the afternoon.
Dinner and accommodations at the villa.
Day 4 You are free to leave after breakfast.
                      All over italy
               4 days / 3 nights minimum

Italy produces some of the world’s best wines, in a wide variety of locations and
wine styles. These packages allow you to select a region and type of wine to
explore. In each package, the accommodations
are at a wine-producing villa, where you will get a real sense of how the wine is
grown and produced.
Packages include:
• 3 nights accommodation in a wine producing villa
• 2 dinners
• 2 winetastings: 1 at your villa and 1 at a nearby winery
• 4 days compact manual car with VAT, theft protections, CDW and unlimited
• Daily breakfast
    Holiday rentals in Italy's North by region:
    Piedmont Lombardia Emilia Romagna
      Veneto Liguria Trentino Alto-Adige
From the Alps to the sunny Italian Riviera, a holiday rental in Northern Italy
offers some of the best artistic, cultural, and tourist attractions in all of Italy.
Choose from a variety of rental accommodations such as: Venice apartments;
villas near Verona, Padova, Cremona, Mantova, Piacenza, or Genoa.

See Lake Como from a lake front home in Bellagio. Enjoy Lake Garda from a lake
side holiday flat or Lake Maggiore from a villa with a pool.

If the lure of the warm Mediterranean Sea inspires you to travel Italy, consider
renting a property in San Remo, Portofino, Santa Margherita, Camogli, Recco or
the Cinque Terre.

  SOME EXAMPLES :we will choose and confirm a property that best meets the
                            client’s wishes

Villa near Stresa

General Description
Overlooking Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands, The Villa is just outside
of Belgirate and within a 10 minute drive of Stresa. The villa is surrounded by
acres of land, rich in woods and lawns. A rarely used passage leads beneath the
coastal road onto a private, pebble beach with its own pier.

The swimming pool, on a level below the house, enjoys similar breathtaking
views. A variety of outdoor seating areas, set about the well kept, terraced
grounds, offer added enjoyment. A paved driveway leads to the parking area with
stone steps rising to the main entrance. The spacious interiors reveal a marble
staircase and floors in the main areas and wood parquet floors in the bedrooms.
Both the furnishings and the art that adorn the villa are a colorful and eclectic
blend of quality contemporary pieces sprinkled with antiques.

The English-speaking caretakers provide two hours of maid service and grounds
keeping per day, excluding Saturdays, at no extra charge. Their residence is a
smaller home, 100 feet away, and they have two friendly dogs and cats.
Additional maid service may be arranged when booking.

The one drawback to this splendid villa is the local train that passes close to the
property. The tracks are uphill and hidden by trees, bushes and a fence. Only the
ground floor bedroom faces that direction. I was able to soon forget it.

Belgirate, half a mile away, has a small grocery store and three restaurants.
Stresa, a lakeside jewel within a 10 minute drive, holds its outdoor market on
Friday. From Stresa, catch a guided tour of the Borromean islands, reached in
mere minutes by ferry.

Isola Bella, the largest, is almost entirely occupied by a villa built by Carlo III
Borromeo in honor of his wife Isabella. The rest of the island is sheer fantasy.

Isola dei Pescatori harbors an ancient fishing village with tiny narrow streets and
some good eating. Finally, there is Isola Madre with another Borromean palace
and noteworthy botanical gardens.

Also in Stresa, ride a cable car all the way up to the top of Monte Mottarone. On a
clear day, all seven of northern Italy's major lakes can be seen from this spot.
Stresa's small hamlet of Gignese is home to a unique parasol and umbrella
museum depicting a centuries old, local tradition of craftsmanship.

Arona, also within a 10 minute drive, offers additional dining options and a
Tuesday outdoor market. Don't miss Arona's antiques fair that occurs on the
third Sunday of each month. Another 10 minute drive leads to a golf course at a
nearby luxury hotel. This same hotel was Hemingway's setting for “A Farewell to
Arms”, with many mentions of Stresa.

While Milan is a little more than an hour by car, the international airport at
Malpensa is not much more than a 30 minute drive; the Swiss border: 60; Como:
70; Lugano: 75; Torino: 90; Genova: 120.

Oh, we haven't yet discussed the myriad of mountains, the regions therapeutic
spas or what you will find in nearby Switzerland? Well, there's plenty of exploring
left for you to do.

Sleeps: 10

Ground floor: Entrance into a furnished hall. Large living/dining room with TV,
CD player and glass doors leading to a furnished, lake view patio. Small living
room with ornamental fireplace and door to the outside. Eat-in kitchen for six
with stove top, oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. One bedroom with a
queen size bed, ornamental fireplace and en suite bathroom with tub and hand
shower. Laundry room with washing machine.

First floor: Living room with fireplace, TV and doors to a panoramic terrace. Small
dining room. One bedroom with a queen size bed and en suite bathroom with
Jacuzzi tub and hand shower.One bedroom with a queen size bed and en suite
bathroom with shower. One bedroom with two single, joinable beds and en suite
bathroom with shower. One bedroom with a queen size bed. One bathroom with
tub and hand shower.

Weekly price from euros 3.000 depending on the period of the year

VILLA Camogli, Genova

General Description
On a hill, you gaze over a clear blue sea. To your left and slightly below, a pastel
colored church rises above a village nestled among the trees. In the distance, you
hear the soft peal of its gracious campanile. Beneath the house, a series of about
80 stone steps lead down to a pool, open from June 15th to September 15th,
which is shared with fellow residents. Along the way, you pass through an ocean
of olive trees, whose silver leaves sparkle in the sun.
Cipria di Sole is a non-smoking unit that offers incredible sea views, bright,
spacious, modern interiors, a furnished outdoor area, a washing machine, an
Internet connection for laptops, three full bathrooms and deeded access to the
tennis court. The queen bedroom is by far the largest and overlooks the sea. The
other bedroom and the study do not have a view. Children under the age of 12
are not allowed. Meals and maid service may be arranged when booking.

Charming Camogli with a pebbly beach, restaurants and a few shops is a scenic
five minute drive away; Santa Margherita or Recco: 10; Portofino: 15; Rapallo: 20;
Genova: 45; Cinque Terre: 60 and Lucca: 90. Milan, Florence or Monte Carlo are
all within a two and a half hour drive. Cipria di Sole is in one of the most strategic
locations for exploring the Riviera.

Sleeps: 4/5

From the parking area, the entrance is down 20 stone steps.

Ground floor: Entrance into a large living/dining room with sea view balcony.
Kitchen area with stove top, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and
sea view balcony. Study with sofabed opening to a bedroom with two built in
single beds and an exterior door.

One bathroom with shower. Smaller living room with CD player, hideaway
kitchen with two burner stove top, sink, fridge and doors to a furnished, garden
patio. One bedroom with a queen size bed. Two bathrooms each with tub and
hand shower.

Weekly price from euros 1200 depending on the period of the year

                              Villa Venezia

General Description
Intelligently renovated to incorporate a high level of comfort, beauty and service,
le Gondole offers couples the opportunity to embark upon a totally romantic
Venetian experience.
Set on the fashionable island district of Giudecca — whose famous denizens
include the likes of Hotel Cipriani and Harry’s Dolci among others — just a ten
minute ferry ride from St. Mark’s Square, le Gondole sits front and center across
from the trendy Zattere promenade.

We feature seven units served by an English-speaking reception, open daily from
9 am to 6 pm. Aside from far reaching canal views, spacious accommodations
and well put together décor, each unit comes with three hours of daily maid
service included in the price. Also included are: daily towel changes, a hearty
breakfast basket, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, Wi-Fi Internet
access for those with a laptop and free use of the Hilton Hotel’s water shuttle that
stops across the canal and at Piazza San Marco. The staff can assist with
securing private water taxis, dining suggestions and laundry service.

All the units are primarily designed for one couple with some having additional
bedding suitable for a child. Groups renting multiple units should consider
Buccaneer in the mix, as this large corner unit comfortably seats six at the
dinner table and seven in the living area.

Throughout, you’ll find small modern kitchens with espresso machines, gorgeous
marble bathrooms with hair dryers and triple paned windows that drown out
most of the water traffic and church bells. They even dampen the horns of
arriving and departing cruise ships from the terminal, 400 yards away.

Next door, The Hilton offers our guests a 20% discount at their five restaurants
and free use of their water shuttle that operates twice per hour from 8 am to
midnight. Please note, on arrival day guests must reach le Gondole on their own
either by taking the vaporetto from the train station or the Piazzale Roma car
park or by hiring a water taxi.

Within 70 yards lies Harry’s Dolci, one of Venice’s best restaurants, worthy of a
definite splurge. The chocolate cake is sublime. The 200 yard walk to the Palanca
vaporetto stop is along a boardwalk passing small food shops, a few restaurants
and a bakery. By water taxi the Accademia Bridge is in five minutes; Piazza San
Marco: 10; Piazzale Roma, the Lido or Murano: 25; Marco Polo airport: 40.

Sleeps: 2/4

Fifth floor: Living/dining room with canal view, TV and spiral stairs to loft with a
queen size bed. Kitchen area with stove top, microwave and fridge. One canal
view bedroom with a queen size bed. One bathroom with tub and shower. Half

Weekly price from euros 2500 depending on the period of the year
  Vacation rentals in Italy's Center by region:
    Tuscany Umbria Le Marche Lazio
Italy's geographical center is also its heart. From the Florentine hills to the seven
hills of ancient Rome, touring Central Italy is what travel to Italy is all about.
Renting an apartment, a flat, or a townhouse in the historic center of Rome or
Florence is a unique and affordable way to visit Italy.

Agriturismo typifies an Italian vacation rental in the lush countryside. Rent a
Tuscan villa of farmhouse amidst the olive groves and vineyards of Chianti or

Or let a cottage, a castle or a palace in or near Renaissance hill towns such as:
Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, Volterra, Cortona, Orvieto, Assisi, Penne, Perugia,
Urbino, & more.

                       Villa Spoleto, Perugia

General Description
Spoleto is a hauntingly beautiful city - a miniature version of old Rome and a
medieval hill town, all rolled into one. Every palazzo tells a story. Its beauty is
intensified when seen from above. Until we found this home, I had never seen
Spoleto, like this, in all of its glory.

Just five minutes outside of Spoleto heading uphill on a paved road, we reached
the start of an unpaved lane and wound our way up as if on an upended pretzel.
In minutes, we were inside the gates greeted by a forest of wildflowers.
On this olive oil producing estate, there are three homes: this small, two story
cottage made for two, delightful Marina on the prior page and another property
where the owners reside with their three dogs. Everyone, except the friendly
canines, share the barbecue.

Built on sloping ground, one can enter either floor from outside. I preferred going
out rather than twizzling on the spiral stairs inside. But the draw here are the
warm inviting colors, the privacy of the little garden, the views over creation from
the grounds and the simplicity of it all. There's a fireplace, window screens and
an air conditioned bedroom. Meals and maid service may be requested when

By car, Spoleto is 5 minutes away; Trevi or Terni: 30; Spello, Montefalco or
Norcia: 40; Assisi or Todi: 45; Perugia or Rieti: 60; Rome, Ascoli Piceno or
L'Aquila: two hours.

Sleeps: 2

Ground floor: Two steep steps into living/dining room with fireplace. Kitchen
corner with stove top, oven and fridge. Half bath with washing machine.

First floor: Spiral steps or five steps from outside. One air conditioned bedroom
with a queen size bed. One bathroom with shower.

Weekly price from euros 2500 depending on the period of the year

                          Villa Tivoli, Roma
General Description
Relax and enjoy the splendor of Rome from this scenic country home just 45
minutes by car outside of the Eternal City. Whether you choose a 20 minute drive
to imperial Tivoli and hop on the commuter rail or park by the Rebibbia Metro, 30
minutes away, you'll be strolling in Rome within the hour.

Completely private, Villa Gigi sits on the breezy side of a hill nestled by gardens,
terraces, patios, lawns and woods. Each level of this two story home opens onto a
variety of outdoor spaces including a large wrap around patio with a built in
barbecue and a wood burning pizza oven. From the pool area, the views stretch
out over a sea of steeply forested hills. With no other homes in sight, nature
dominates the scenery and complements Gigi's peaceful solitude.

This temple of stone, beam and tile crafts a spacious and enticing atmosphere.
Several of the rooms open onto each other and lead you through an easy, airy
ambiance that is further magnified when the French doors leading to a
wraparound patio are opened.

Villa Gigi successfully marries modern comforts with a tasteful interior scheme
and an array of fascinating stained glass portals, curios and antiques. All of the
bedroom windows and the two French doors in the dining room are screened. In
addition to a well equipped kitchen, there's a barbecue fireplace, fit for the
medieval cook in your family. Maid and meal service may be requested when

A five minute drive leads to tiny Gerano for supplies or to dine in its outrageously
quaint local trattoria. In 20 minutes by car is Tivoli, the oldest vacation resort in
the world. In the midst of its 500 fountains, you will discover Hadrian's villa, Villa
d'Este, Villa Gregoriana, temples, waterfalls and parks galore, not to mention
some equally impressive restaurants. Lofty Subiaco, within a 25 minute drive, is
home to the Benedictine order, ancient libraries, Romanesque churches, Nero's
villa, triumphal arches, fallen arches (oops) and skiing.

In Palestrina, a 40 minute drive away lies Palazzo Colonna Barberini, a
captivating archaeological museum built upon an early Roman temple and an
even earlier Etruscan town. Massive stone walls, still intact, scale the hilltop.
Sulmona and the majesty of the Maiella mountains are within 45 minutes.

Within an hour's drive from Villa Gigi are Abruzzo's capital, L'Aquila, the spas of
Fiuggi and of course, Rome itself.

Sleeps: 8

Technical Description
Ground floor: Entry foyer. Dining room with barbecue fireplace. Game room with
ping pong table. One bathroom with tub and separate shower. Laundry room with
washing machine. First floor: Living room with fireplace, TV, CD player and doors
to garden. Dining room with doors to furnished wraparound patio. Eat-in kitchen
with six burner stove top, oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and doors to patio.
Two bedrooms each with a queen size bed, one has doors to a shared furnished
terrace. One bedroom with two single, joinable beds and doors to shared terrace.
One bedroom with two single beds. Two bathrooms each with shower and one
also has a tub.

Weekly price from euros 2500 depending on the period of the year
      Rental homes in Italy's South by region
       Campania Puglia Calabria Sicily
Italian villa rentals are an excellent way to sample Italian lifestyle, cuisine and
culture firsthand. Information on Italy is easily absorbed by just being part of the
daily rhythm.

The Amalfi Coast, including Positano, Sorrento, Ravello and the islands of Capri
and Ischia offer a wide range of lodging in a romantic seaside setting. Naples,
Pompeii and Herculaneum provide Italian history and culture galore.

Further south are self-catering holiday homes overlooking the beaches of
Calabria or the sun-drenched conical shaped trulli of Apulia. Taormina, Siracusa,
Ragusa, Agrigento, and Palermo offer Sicilian villas and flats that gird the entire

                    Villa a Positano, Salerno

General Description
This classy modern apartment sits above and well back from the Amalfi Coast
drive. Larger than life sea views emanate from a sun drenched furnished terrace
accessed from both the living room and master bedroom.

Just a few minutes walk from the center of Positano, Moresco is one of four
independent apartments that occupy a whitewashed, Moorish structure. A six
foot high wall separates its terrace from that of the neighbor's, and lush gardens
separate similar homes invoking an oasis like atmosphere.

Inside, Moresco is a well equipped, air conditioned retreat that's comfortable and
spacious for two. Arches, vaulted ceilings and gleaming tile floors perfectly adorn
the clear blue Mediterranean Sea outside. A galley kitchen boasts a large fridge
and brand new appliances. When rented for three, a small single bedroom is
suitable for a child. Maid and meal service may be requested when booking.
From the main coastal road, the climb up to Moresco is along a pedestrian lane
that includes 130 uneven, scattered stone steps. Porter service may be arranged
in advance.

For those with a car, the best option is an intown garage, just over a mile away,
offering shuttle service to and from the property's pathway. The local Positano
bus also stops at the bottom of the pedestrian passage.

By bus or car, Amalfi is reached in 25 minutes; Sorrento or Ravello: 30; Pompeii:
50; Salerno: 60; Naples: 70; Rome: three and a half hours.

Sleeps: 2/3

Technical Description
First floor: Up 130 steps and 200 yards from the road. Living/dining room with
single sofabed, fireplace, TV, CD player and doors to furnished, sea view terrace.
Galley kitchen with stove top, oven, fridge and dishwasher. One sea view bedroom
with a queen size bed, doors to the terrace and en suite bathroom with shower.
One bedroom with a single bed. One small bathroom with shower and washing

Weekly price from euros 2500 depending on the period of the year

          Villa Isola delle Femmine, Palermo

General Description
Situated in a residential area, Villa Eden is immersed in a stunning garden
amidst palms, olive and almond trees, lavender and exotic flowers. Free for the
picking, lemons, oranges, peaches, apricots, pears, plums and more are all within
arm's length. Views are of the lush garden equipped with a gazebo, a brick
barbecue and tree lights for evening use.
The spacious and comfortable interiors include beautifully restored antiques.
Hand painted tiles adorn the kitchen and baths, and the huge living area has a
fireplace and piano. Each bedroom is air conditioned, and most rooms have
screens. A maid or a cook may be requested when booking.

The friendly, English-speaking owner's family resides in another home attached
to one side. It is barely noticeable thanks to a dividing stone wall along Villa
Eden's furnished patio.

An excellent restaurant is 50 yards away. A 15 minute walk leads to the summer
resort town and beaches of Isola delle Femmine with restaurants, cafés, shops
and frequent buses to Palermo. During the summer, you can rent a boat,
windsurf or pay to use a nearby hotel's pool.

Villa Eden is a mere 10 minutes from the A29 highway with Palermo or the
airport being a 20 minute drive: Monreale: 25; Cefalù, Trapani or Erice: 60;
Marsala or Selinunte: 90; Agrigento: 120.

Sleeps: 6

Technical Description
Ground floor: Large living/dining room with fireplace, piano, TV, CD player and
doors to furnished patio. Kitchen with six burner stove top, oven, fridge and doors
to patio. Study. One bathroom with tub and hand shower. Utility room with
washing machine.

First floor: Hall with doors to furnished terrace. One bedroom with a queen size
bed, French balcony and en suite bathroom with tub and shower. One bedroom
with a queen size bed. One bedroom with two single beds and doors to the
terrace. One bathroom with shower.

Weekly price from euros 1900 depending on the period of the year

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