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Rome saw the first workings of democracy in the civilised world and it is this which also made Rome a world power with a legacy unmatched anywhere, which we can still marvel at today. There are a number of reasons why people visit Rome which skews many lists of what to see and do. The major unique swing factor is religion which whilst obviously massively important isn't behind your average tourists reasoning although it does contribute to the prime splendours of the Eternal city. The top five attractions in RomeThe Colosseum is undoubtedly the main...

Friday, December 05, 2014



Are you thinking about taking a villa holiday in Italy next summer? Well if you are it surely makes sense. Here are three good reasons why:1 Northern Italy is within range for those who like to take their car on holiday and that means you can go to Tuscany which is simply one of the most beautiful and interesting regions in the world. Or you can fly, even as far as Sicily which is under three hours flying time of London, with plenty of low cost regional options.2 The Italian countryside is so pretty, combined with warm sunshine a gorgeous...

Monday, September 29, 2014



Each year we bring you our resume of the events in Italy which we feel are worth attending. Any feedback from organisers or visitors in 2014 would be very welcome on our twitter and facebook sites.February was carnival time once again with Venice the stand out destination in Italy.From February 22nd until 20th of April one of Italy's greatest Futurist style painters Mario Sironi is being exhibited in Sorrento.At Siracusa in Sicily the spectacular Teatro Greco opens the 2014 season on the 9th of May with the tragedy Agamennon by Aeschylos running...

Monday, March 17, 2014


The grape picking in Salento in Puglia is led by women. On the Tenute Rubino estate by the sea close to Brindisi wine production has a singing, dancing feminine touch.When I was a student back in the 70's I was drawn one year, like many before and after, to the grape picking in France. Dressed in shorts, T shirt and boots we awakened before sunrise and headed out on the back of a tractor trailer into the fields, a merry band of multi generations and multiple nationalities, to spend the day in the hot sun picking ripe red grapes from the bountiful...

Friday, September 27, 2013


Visit the oldest Republic in the world when on holiday in Le Marche and see for yourself the micro country of San Marino.Founded in 301 by Marinus a Christian stonemason the Republic of San Marino is reputedly the oldest republic as well as the 3rd smallest European state. It stands on a hill which rises to 657 metres, landlocked, surrounded by Italy to which it is essentially aligned.It is an interesting place to visit, surrounded by a wall with three fortresses (two of which are accessible to tourists, the Rocca and the Torre Cesta) it was added to...

Monday, September 02, 2013


Tuscany villas with pools. Our top 4 holiday homes in the Tuscan countryside selected from our fabulous collection of 85 properties in the prettiest region of Italy.The I Cipressi ITA900 located near the historic city of Arezzo is much liked for it's peaceful location. There is a piano in the house which is also an attraction as is the billiards table and fitness room. Best of all is the outdoor whirlpool by the swimming pool.The private tennis court is the big draw at the villa Il Poggiolo ITA821 which attracts many clients year after year....

Thursday, August 22, 2013


Sicily villas with pools top 4. From our carefully selected collection of villas in Sicily with private pool we have picked out the five which are liked best by our clients to help you make the right choice for your holiday in Sicily, Italy.New introduced to our Sicily villa collection in 2013 the villa Cialoma DAM502 proved to be very popular with our clients. Superbly located within walking distance of the beach as well as local shops and restaurants there are also sea views from the house which is set on a hillside near Castellammare on the north...

Friday, August 16, 2013


Cycling in Puglia is one of the big attractions of this charming area of southern Italy and you can do it from your own holiday villa.The quiet country lanes of the Puglia countryside are just perfect for an outing on a bicycle. You can cycle along at leisure enjoying the dry stone walls, the olive groves, the peace and quiet and the forests where you can get some shade.As well as the pretty landscape you also have the picturesque architecture of the Trulli buildings to enjoy, with their conical roofs and white walls they really are quite unique and...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Holiday events in Umbria 2013. Our guide to the best of what is on in Umbria this summer.In Gubbio the Festa dei Cere takes place in May and attracts many thousands of visitors.Near to the magnificent cathedral city of Orvieto the night of Luminaries takes place at the end of June each year in Montelone d'Orvieto.The beautiful town of Todi hosts the Tango Festival each year at the end of June.The Antifestival event takes place each year in Trevi at the end of June.The gorgeous lake is the backdrop for the Trasimeno festivale which is held each year...

Thursday, August 01, 2013


Holiday events in Tuscany 2013. Our guide to the main events in Tuscany this year.In February the carnival in Florence is one of the big global carnival events.Also held in February the carnival in Arezzo boasts the title of the oldest carnival in Italy.The Florence Carnival in February is a big occasion for carnival devotees.The ultra carnival however is held in Viareggio also in February.During March the PisaArt exposition, which showcases art and sculpture takes place in Pisa.In May one of the iconic motorised symbols of Italy, the Vespa scooter is...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Holiday events in Sicily 2013. Our guide to the main events in Sicily this summer. Near to Palermo on the north coast the Termini Imerese Carnival is held each year in February.In March the annual Medmoda fashion show is held in the Teatro Margherita in Caltanissetta.Sicily is well known for Artichokes which are often found in the local dishes. The Artichoke Festival held in April each year is a big Sicilian event.Mondello bay is the setting for a range of water sports event including sailing, kite surfing and wind surfing during the World Festival...

Monday, July 29, 2013


Lazio holiday events 2013. Our guide to what is on in Lazio this year. In January look out for the Nobel prize winners at the Science festival, an annual event held in Rome at the Audiorium Parco della Musica.Rugby and the six Nations championship comes the Stadio Flaminio in Rome each year in February/March.Also in March its the annual Rome marathon which tours the cities famous streets.Football is big in Rome and the annual Roma versus Lazio match is in March.On Good Friday in April the procession is overseen by the Pope.The Rome Independent Film...

Friday, July 26, 2013



Events in Italy during 2013 which you might be interested in attending during your holiday in Italy this year. Many are annual events so you may even begin to plan 2014 around them.The carnival season at which Venice excels ran its course in February.The international rugby ended in triumph for Wales only recently.The spectacular Teatro Greco at Siracusa in Sicily begins its theatre season on the 11th of May and runs until 23rd June.There is a superb rally for cars made during the period 1927 to 1957 which runs from Brescia to Rome. The Mille Miglia...

Monday, April 08, 2013



Sixty new villas in Italy for 2013, reflecting the increasing demand we have for Italian holidays particularly in Tuscany and Sicily.It is easy to understand why people get drawn to a holiday in a villa in Italy as whilst the world has moved on much of Italy has stood still. What was true in Shakespeare's play Much ado about nothing and H.M. Forster's A room with a view applies still today, the wonderful countryside views, beautiful gardens and a sense of tranquillity under warm sunshine, this is what a holiday villa in Tuscany is all about. The...

Thursday, October 11, 2012



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