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!

Best Summer Festivals Near the Coast of Tuscany

Travelling towards the rolling hills and spectacular coastlines of north-west Italy offers the chance to experience some exciting cultural festivals this summer! Many of the best festivals in Tuscany are thrilling celebrations of art and music. There are plenty of reasons to plan your trip to Tuscany around one of these intriguing summer events. Here’s […]

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Ischia by Boat – Explore the Island’s Pristine Coastline

Exploring the captivating nearby islands and coastlines of Ischia by boat promises to be an exciting and novel experience. It is perhaps the most relaxing way to discover the whole island! Plenty of stunning beaches and panoramic views await. By boat, you will be treated to glorious caves and pristine bays which are best accessed by […]

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Best Hiking Trails in Ischia – Five of the Most Picturesque Walks

Long walks in the sun is what summertime is all about! Set among chestnut forests, volcanic rocks and winding vineyards, the best hiking trails in Ischia are guaranteed to satisfy your urge. From the sun-kissed peaks of Mount Epomeo to the breath-taking cliff-top scenery which overhangs Maronti Beach, there is something for everyone. Of course there are […]

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Sunsets and Aperitifs on Pantelleria

Italy’s happiest hour happens when the sun is setting; aperitif in hand, relaxing on a terrace celebrating the day with people that matter.   Aperitif hour is a typical Italian pastime, and Pantelleria one of the best places to enjoy it, as your aperitivo comes with one of the most dramatic sunsets you’ll ever see. […]

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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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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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