Think of Italy and the mind immediately conjures up images of romance and style: of enjoying an aperitif in a historic piazza or endless al fresco meals in the gardens of a family villa amidst the hills of Tuscany
; of drifting along the canals of Venice
or enjoying the fabled shores of the Italian Lakes
and taking in the Renaissance Masters in Florence's great Uffizi. Stay in a chic boutique hotel close to the cultural and social highlights, or for the ultimate privacy or for a special family gathering, rent a private villa with your own pool: We know our luxury villas intimately - we have smelt the herbs in their kitchen gardens, tasted the cook's risottos and checked out the views. We've walked the estates in the emerald valleys of Umbria
, and can tell you which luxury villas have fenced-in swimming pools so you can relax with small children. We can fill you in on the history of our Italian villas, family intrigues dating back to the Guelphs and the Ghibellines, and stock you up with 'Super Tuscans'.