The Best of Italy

As natives and passionate service providers we strive to bring you our top picks from each destination to ensure you enjoy a memorable stay.

Our on-the-ground team share with you the highlights from Ischia, Pantelleria and Forte dei Marmi. A little bit of Italian wanderlust to brighten even the most lackluster of days.  

Bookmark this page if you are looking for inspiration for your next Italian adventure and insider recommendations for the best Italian villa holidays.

Buon divertimento!

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Best Day Trips from Florence

While it may be tempting to simply remain in enchanting Florence, there are many treasures to explore a little further afield. Our villa Dimora Bellosguardo is the perfect base to head out and enjoy the many charms Tuscany has to offer. To help inspire you, we highlight six of our favourite Tuscany day trips. Chianti […]

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Our Top 10 Must Visit Towns in Tuscany

It takes only one glance at the Tuscany region to understand why it has charmed artists and writers for centuries. The undulating landscape and charming towns have captured the imagination of people from all over the world, and the many fine art galleries feature beautiful depictions of the Tuscan scenery. Along with well-known favourites, such […]

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Tuscany Wine Guide: Brunello di Montalcino

From Chianti Classico to one of the world’s finest red wines, the Brunello di Montalcino. Awarded Italy’s highest DOCG classification, it’s produced from 100% Sangiovese grapes and cellared for at least 5 years before released for consumption. The berries have extra thick skins which gives the wine its bold fruit flavour and high tannin and […]

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Tuscany Wine Guide: The Chianti Classico

There are many reasons why visitors fall in love with Tuscany. The timeless beauty of its undulating countryside, or the cucina Toscana (Tuscan gastronomy): how can one make a plate of pasta taste so good? Perhaps it’s the feeling of stepping back in time as you stroll along across the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) of […]

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11 Things to See and Do in Florence

The magical city of Florence: Birthplace of Renaissance. Steeped in history, brimming with artistic treasures, and about as stylish a city as you can get. As you walk through its labyrinth of streets, it’s impossible not to think about all of the painters, sculptors, designers and philosophers who have walked the same route through the […]

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Cantina De Bartoli – One of the best wine producers in Pantelleria

We’ve had the pleasure of visiting many beautiful vineyards and producers in and around Pantelleria. Cantina De Bartoli is certainly a favorite – one of the best wine producers in Pantelleria that we’ve come across! On an island famous for it’s quality of wine production, it takes something special to stand out. The story of […]

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Dining and Shopping

Dining and shopping in Tuscany, Ischia and Pantelleria can be tricky, if you don’t know where to go and end up in one of the many tourist traps. As natives and passionate service providers we strive to bring you our top picks for a memorable stay. We are foodies and love shopping. On top of that, we ‘know’ these destinations better than locals at times, so rest assured that whatever you’ll read in this section is trustworthy. 

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