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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Discovering the wines of Pantelleria

Discerning travellers the world over are seduced by the sheer pleasure of Italian food and wine. Italian food culture is deeply rooted in locally produced ingredients and traditional cooking. The slow food movement was founded right here in Italy, and for culinary lovers Italy is a destination hard to resist. Wine aficionados are spoilt for […]

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A Stroll Around Mortella Gardens

A trip to the small volcanic island of Ischia, nestled serenely in an idyllic spot just off the coast of Naples, is not complete without a formal garden visit. Giardini La Mortella is certainly no ordinary garden, but a wonderful Mediterranean and tropical oasis, created with loving care by its Argentinian founder, Lady Susana Walton. […]

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Ischia Cuisine: Our favourite restaurants

Campania is a region renowned for its deliciously unpretentious cuisine. The traditional diet combines farm produced and agricultural ingredients, with fruits of the sea. Gifted with a rich and fertile soil: tomatoes, aubergine, peppers, garlic and herbs are all staple ingredients to traditional dishes. And heavenly aromatic fruits grow in abundance throughout the countryside. Neapolitan […]

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Tuscany for your next Italian beach escape? Here’s why…

When one thinks of Tuscany it’s normally of rolling hills and picturesque villages, the fabulous cities of Florence, Pisa and Siena; a region rich in artistic and gastronomical heritage. So much art, so much history, it’s easy to forget that Tuscany also has a whole lot going for it down on the coast. Boasting one […]

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Travel guide to Pantelleria: Five Reasons to Visit

The island of Pantelleria is situated in the Strait of Sicily, between Sicily and Tunisia. While it remains pleasantly undiscovered by international tourists, it has all the trumps for making a great holiday destination. But let’s keep that between ourselves. The volcanic outcrop can best be described as a melting lava pot of Arab and […]

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Take the plunge: The best swimming and diving spots on Pantelleria

Pantelleria is not for those looking for a traditional beach holiday. The volcanic island situated off the coast of Sicily is distinctly lacking in beaches. Instead the impressive coastline is shaped by marine grottos and rocky bluffs which meet the cobalt waters and shelter hidden coves and caves. It’s an idyllic location to let your […]

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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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