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Top 10 Family Villas in Tuscany for 2018

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What better way to spend an Italian vacation with your love ones, a private retreat in the Tuscan countryside, a beautiful setting, lounging in the pool or cycling outdoors with charming Tuscan towns to discover. Booking a villa makes all the difference, families enjoy privacy, peace and quiet relaxation. A holiday villa is much more spacious and comes along with the comforts of a home. You can prepare your own meals or enjoy freshly baked pizza from a hot brick oven. Our villas also comes along with other elements that makes your holiday convenient and truly a vacation you deserve.

Here are our top 10 choice villas in Tuscany suited for family holidays.

 

1. VILLA PALLAGO

Sleeps : 6 persons, Grosseto, Castiglione della Pescaia

Located in Grosseto, Villa Pallago is a beautiful stone Villa located on the hill, about 6 km distant from the sea. The Villa is easy to reach from the main road, quiet, withprivate entrance and fenced. The villa has a private tennis court also suitable for football, a children playground , horse riding grounds: sand and grass.

 

 

2. VILLA AGATHA

Sleeps : 12 persons, Monteverdi

This is a beautiful villa in a very reasonable distance to the sea in Tuscany for groups up to 12 persons. Very good value for the money. Kids will love the large park outside the house, with panoramic views, sun beds, table with chairs, table tennis and a Jacuzzi.

 

 

3. VILLA GIOTTINO

Sleeps : 10 persons, Siena, San Gimignano

This beautiful Tuscan estate is something everyone in the family will adore. Wide pool, surrounded by vineyards and fields. Built in the 18th century, this holiday villa offers spacious and comfortable rooms, a spacious living room with a large fireplace, and a dedicated TV room with wide screen television. Perfect for discovering the most beautiful art cities like Volterra, Florence, Pisa and Lucca.

 

 

4. VILLA PIO

Sleeps : 11 persons, Pisa near Peccioli

 The Villa is situated in the open countryside, very private, with a solarium with sun beds, chairs and small tables for those who prefer to bask in the sunshine. The garden is enclosed by an electric fence and Mediterranean shrub hedges to ensure total privacy and a sheltered carpark. Part of the pool is only 40 cm in depth and therefore ideal for children. Also a great base for visiting Tuscan cities.

 

 

5. VILLA SPONTINI

Sleeps : 11 persons, Pisa

Built in the 18th century, this large villa can accommodate up to 11 people. The pool and the garden offers magnificent wide view into the Tuscan Landscape. The villa owners also offer activities such as guided tours, cooking lessons, gastronomical tours, etc. The pool is also suitable for children.

 

 

6. VILLA CORONA

Sleeps : 18 persons, Pisa, Casale Marittimo

Immersed in the green of the land of Tuscany, Villa Corona is a large villa that can accomodate up to 18 people. With large pool, sommething that all can enjoy. It is also close to sea resorts in Marina di Bibbona, Castiglioncello and the Baratti’s Gulf not to mention wonderful art cities like Volterra, San Gimignano, Castagneto Carducci.

 

 

7. VILLA VESCOVINO

Sleeps : 12 persons, Pisa, Forcoli

Children will love this adorable villa in Pisa. Villa Vescovino is set in a garden of several kinds of fauna and flora, 100 acres of private woodlands and including its own private lake and children’s playgrounds. You can enjoy footpaths and quiet picnic sites.  The villa itself is lavishl decorated with marble floors, spacious marble or granite showers and 3 include free standing designer baths. The gorgeous swimming pool and outdoor area allow for complete relaxation and enjoyment in the Tuscan sun. 

 

 

8. VILLA  SORANO

Sleeps : 8 persons, Grosseto

Villa Sorano has a very cozy atmosphere, inside the house makes the holiday full of comfort and real pleasure. The views are terrific,  overlooking a picturesque countryside. Outside there is a large landscaped garden with 3 acres of sunflowers providing a breathtaking view of the countryside and a portable barbecue pergola. Only about 65 km distant from the sea.

 

 

9. VILLA  BARTOLOMEO

Sleeps : 14 persons, Florence, Bagno a Ripoli

Only 15 km from Florence, the villa is an ideal holida base surrounded by mesmerizing olive plantations, vineyards and forests, the ideal villa to live the Italian Dolce Vita. Cities in Tuscany like Arezzo, Siena, Lucca can be reached in a daytrip or half a days trip. There is much to visit in the surrounding area and many activities like wine tasting, museums, arts, cycling or mushroom hunting.

 

 

10. BORGO SANSOVINO

Sleeps : 24 persons, Lucca

Perfect for a gathering of family and friends, Borgo Sansovino is a home of such beauty, tranquillity and comfort that you will find it hard to leave. The hamlet is set amid gently folding hills near the town of Lucca, a gracious and luxurious Tuscan retreat for up to 24 persons. Inside there is a formal dining room, a kitchen for casual dining, a drawing room with fireplace and satellite TV, a music room with fireplace, a card and full-size billiard room, as well as a fully equipped gym. 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Reasons why you must visit Tuscany

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Tuscany should be on your next bucket list. There is no doubt that the place is awesome and much loved among other places in Italy. While Italy has plenty of wonderful places to discover. Here are the main reasons why Tuscany tops it all.

 

 

The views are lovely

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Tuscany has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. While it is over emphasized in postcards, magazines, computer desktop, it is not worth the comparison to enjoy the serene landscape for real. Witness rolling hills dotted with signature Tuscan cypress trees. If you love wine, go to the source, visit excellent miles of vineyards in the Chianti. Tuscany also boasts of many popular attractions like the thermal hotspring in Maremma, theme parks, beaches and sight seeing trips in the countryside.

 

 

The food is superb

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No one can forget the gastronomic delights that Tuscany has to offer. Try mouthwatering tripe dishes, a famous classic in Tuscany. Lampredotto is one type of tripe dish sauteed in olive oil, onions, tomatoes and parmesan. The Panzanella, a cold salad of bread soaked in balsamic vinegar mixed with onions and tomatoes, fresh olive oil and basil. You can also try a simple Pizza Margherita, with its earthy aromatic flavors fresh from the oven.

 

 

The wine makes you sing

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Arguably Tuscany is hailed the wine region of Italy. World renowned Italian wines have come from this region. Chianti, Brunello di Montepulciano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano or Bolgheri  are prestigious wines loved by collectors. The wine tours  will not just serve you a glass of wine rocking your tastebuds but you get to be served with fine food altogether.  Book a wine tour and taste your way to Tuscany, while learning about the history and the passion of the locals of its fine product.

 

 

Simply Great Art

Italian ArtTuscany is filled with immense artistic heritage. You can witness that in the works of art found in churches, architecture, museums, art galleries, piazzas and local villages. The notable Michelangelo from the High Renaissance was born in Caprese near Florence, a great example of how unparalleled Tuscany’s prize and love for art. You can buy local art works in the piazzas from really good painters or go to an art dealer for a higher price or simply spoil your eyes with little known works or famous galleries.

 

 

The people are warm and friendly

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Luxury Mountain Holiday Home in South Tyrol

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SOUTH TYROL’S LUXURY VILLA AICH

 

Located in Italy’s most spectacular mountain range, this beautiful holiday home offer a superb experience in the province of Trentino and South Tyrol. The area hosts to a number of National parks, wilderness area and nearby ski resorts. A favourite for all sorts of travellers people flock to ski, hike, climb or to just simply relax, rejuvenate in an unforgettable holiday. Enjoy the breath taking view of the Dolomites on a terrace with barbecue.

 

THE VILLA

 

Villa Aich spreads over 230 m2 and is surrounded by a friendly neighbourhood and Mediterranean landscape where you can enjoy your holiday with family or friends.

 

The villa was completely rebuild in 2016 in a modern architectural design, with contemporary furnishings and a cosy character. Thanks to its state-of-the-art technology the house is classified as a category A climate house – a guarantee of the highest degree of comfortable living. Amenities include a whirlpool, infrared cabin, 3 bedrooms, 1 open sleeping area with four-poster-bed.

 

The ideal position of Villa Aich ensures a wide range of sports opportunities in the immediate vicinity: hiking, biking, horseback riding, golfing, surfing, sailing, tennis. The romantic wine village of St. Paul with its beautiful cathedral offers also attractive restaurants, cafes and shops within walking distance of Villa Aich away. Bolzano, Lake Garda, Verona, Venice can be reached in a day’s trip.

 

 

Top Spanish Luxury Villa in Galicia

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THE DEZANOVE HOUSE – MODERN VACATION HOME

 

Galicia is located in Spain’s Northwest, just above Portugal and faces along the Atlantic coastline. Galicia’s landscape is mountainous and filled with forests. Apart from the vineyards and agriculture that the region’s economy is based on, it is also known for its fresh catch of seafood. As tourism bolstered for the past years, a number of villas and hotels have opened for holiday makers wanting to explore the region.

 

There are three international airports to reach Galicia, Santiago de Compostela airport (located in the capital), La Coruna Airport and Vigo airport. The best time to go is in the summer. While on holiday, you can’t miss to discover its beautiful beaches and craggy rock formations. Explore the Cies Islands and its coastal towns. Get to know history, culture, people, life in Santiago de Compostela. Sample the mouth watering seafoods in many restaurants while relaxing and enjoying its beautiful landscapes, scented with pine and eucalyptus that are ever present throughout the land.

 

THE VILLA

 

Dezanove House is a modern villa designed by one of Spain’s renowned architects. It is located in Galicia, close to a variety of restaurants and local markets. Within walking distance of the villa you reach a very nice, quiet sandy beach.

 

The house has 3 double rooms, 4 bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a living room and a study room. It is ideal for couples who crave a quiet holiday week or for families looking for variety, but also for rest.

 

 

 

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Top 5 Island Beaches in Greece

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With thousands of islands to chose from, holiday makers in Greece have plenty of choices of the best beaches to suit everyone’s personal preference. Calm blue waters and powder white sand best for lounging all day or shorelines dotted with markets, cafes and bars for party goers. Here are 5 of the best beaches in Greece for all kinds of beach people.

 

 

MYKONOS

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Mykonos is part of the Cyclades group of islands in Greece. Very popular for party goers with bars, dance clubs and hosts internationally acclaimed DJs. Most popular beaches are  Paradise and Super Paradise and Platis Gialos. There are many restaurants and transportation is easy. Parties ends at dawn if you are in the mood. If you want seclusion and privacy in your stay. We offer award winning villas in this spectacular island.

 

 

 

ZAKYNTHOS

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A well known summer resort, Zakynthos offers beach goers a great hub for swimming and sports like scuba diving. The waters are perfect crystal with warm temperate climate. The famous Shipwreck in Navagio beach is the most photographed beach in Europe with its exposed cove known as “Smugglers Cove”. Other beaches best to explore are Makris Yialos, Kalamaki, Marathonisi. Our beautiful villa in Zakynthos is perched on a cliff and offers an endless panoramic view of the horizon.

 

 

 

CRETE 

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The largest island in Greece, Crete has numbers of varied white sand beaches coupled with fantastic mountain ranges. Beach goers can choose the best spots for windsurfing, scuba or jetski or simply lounge to get that bronze. Best beaches are Balos and Elafonissi in Chania. You can also place your umbrellas in Heraklion, Rethymno and Lassithi. Our villa in Rethymno is a modern luxury villa and overlooks the Bay and City of Heraklion.

 

 

 

EPIRUS

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Epirus is located in Northwestern Greece, it is predominantly rugged and a mountainous region but is also home a to a number of beaches. Parga and Sivota are the two most popular beach places of Epirus. It is sandy and near to cafes and with less tourists for peaceful holidays. It is set on natural landscapes, on rocks and trees in the background which makes it all the more special.  Other popular beaches are Valtos, Lichnos, Bella Vraka, Ammoudia and Kastrosykia. We have 2 beautiful villas to rent in Epirus just a few meters from the beach.

 

 

 

PAROS ISLAND

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Best known for its traditional villages and stunning beaches. Sculpted granite rocks and swimming coves adds to the natural wonder of this island. The best beaches have long stretches of sand, best for honeymooners to walk on like Molos, Piperi or Ai Yannis. Younger people can go to Santa Maria beach or Chrisi Akti for water sports. Kolymbithres is the most popular with its granite rock formations and crystal waters. Two (2) of our villas in Paros are located in the most stunning spots in the island.

 

 

 

6 Best Destination for Winter Sun Holidays

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Want to escape from the miserable cold in winter? Here are 6 of the most popular destinations to soak up the sun, warmth and cocktails. Take a look at our best guide.

 

1. COSTA RICA

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Say goodbye to freezing temperatures and the cold weather months. Costa Rica offers sunshine, blue skies, sand and a host of activities to immerse on. Flights are happening daily making it an easy destination to escape winter blues. The country is filled with dense rainforests, superb beaches, exotic wildlife and rich tropical flora. Perfect warm waters makes it a major destination for surfers.

 

 

2. SEYCHELLES

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The weather is one of the many things that travelers love about Seychelles. Not too hot and always the perfect temperature for outdoor and beach activities all throughout the year. It can rain in December and January but really not that “rainy” to ruin your holiday. The Seychelles archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean is far from the cyclone belt so storms are not posing as problems. Enjoy the most beautiful islands on Earth on your next amazing holiday in paradise.

 

 

3. BALI

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The tropical island of Bali is near the equator in the country of Indonesia. The climate is much loved by tourists. Average temperature is 30°C with a humidity level of about 85%. There are 2 types of season in Bali. The wet and dry season, wet season starts from November until April. The rain does not happen daily and are brief while you can still enjoy clear skies in between. December and January are the peak season. Avoiding crowds? Our luxury villas in Canggu are secluded and can offer you privacy and peace. It comes along with well-equipped kitchens, swimming pools, lush tropical gardens and unique local artwork, fully staffed.

 

 

4. MEXICO

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Expect pleasant weather in Cancun in the winter months. Temperatures are between 26 to reach 31 although not over 31 degrees. Located in the Yucatan Peninsula,  it borders the Caribbean Sea, and is famed for its beaches, resorts and nightlife. Peak season is from December to April. Airfare and accommodation prices soar by this time of year so it is wise to make your reservations in advance. Hurricanes are a major threat in late summer and autumn. Mexico is a convincing top destination to spend a holiday with its powdery white sand beaches, perfect weather, Mayan ruins and jungle tours.

 

 

5. TURKS AND CAICOS

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Turks and Caicos has pleasant warm weather all throughout the year. Recently the islands suffered a major blow by Hurricane Irma but the resorts are slowly building back to business. These islands do experience a rainy season, and hurricanes occur from June to November. Peak season starts from December to March. The islands have the most dramatic beaches, waters are warm and perfect for scuba diving. The famous 14-mile barrier reef is home to thousands of marine species, found in “Provo” or Providenciales island in the northwest Caicos Islands.

 

 

6. THAILAND

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Average temperature in Thailand is 27°C but it can get a little chilly in December.  Discover iconic temples in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital or head to Chiang Mai,  Thailand’s northern capital also home to elaborate Buddhist temples. The islands of Krabi, Phuket,  Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Kut are some of the islands with the most amazing beaches.  You can kayak around the beautiful rocks that jet out of the ocean. Discover excellent restaurants, expansive shopping markets even delicious street food.

 

 

 

 

 

Amalfi’s Top Holiday Rental

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CLIFFTOP LUXURY VILLA IN PRAIANO

 

One of the most attractive corners of this planet is the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Everything is spectacular with its stunning scenery, historic ruins and sea cliffs dotted with beautiful colors of villages, villas and gardens. The allure of the Amalfi Coast keeps on drawing tourists from all over the world all year round. There are 13 municipalities in the Amalfi centered in tourism. Towns like Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano are just a few km apart and can be visited in day trips.

 

If you want to get away from the crowd get some peace and privacy. Masasette Luxury Villa – Our luxury villa in Praiano is a charming estate which spreads over approximately 1300 sqm and is located in the quiet village of Praiano. The villa’s superb location can definitely offer you the enjoyment of peace and quiet while enjoying the view over the sea and the Mediterranean greenery.

 

The villa owners can also help you plan boat trips and transfers apart from many other services they offer. Additionally, there are many operators that can help you with excursions. Enjoy the warm waters of the beach or take a stroll in the marina at night. Amalfi is also known for its great food and the limoncello liqueur from the lemons that locals grow in terraced gardens.

 

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Luxury Mountain Hideaway in the Alps

5 star 10VORARLBERG’S CLASSY DREAM VILLA

 

Our classy Berg Villa is located in the mountainous state of Vorarlberg in Western Austria. Facing a breathtaking view over the Rhein valley, the Swiss Alps and up to Liechtenstein!

 

Vorarlberg borders with the countries of Germany (Bavaria), Liechtenstein, and Switzerland and the Austrian federal-state of Tyrol. It belongs to the richest and the most well to do in Austria.

 

With its mountainous terrain, Vorarlberg offers various summer and winter activities. During summer, locals and visitors prefer mountain biking, cycling, hiking through trails or sailing through one of its many lakes like Lake Constance (Bodensee). You can get blown away by the beauty of its mountainous terrains of green mountains, crystal rivers and valleys filled with wild flowers.

 

In winter, there are a number of exciting ski areas around Vorarlberg. The staff at the villa can bring you to these ski areas on a shuttle bus. Thanks to the central location of the villa you can reach various well-known and attractive ski areas within 30-50-minute drive. These include the Arlberg, Montafon, Klostertal, Brand and also Damüls-Mellau. Stuben am Arlberg and thus to the largest ski resort of Austria and is just 40 minutes by car.

 

About the villa:

 

The villa can host up to 10 people, 5 bedrooms in total, with exquisite indoor swimming pool, heated all year round. The pool is located in the upper floor with direct access to a covered lounge area and a generous terrace with a lovely view.

 

The entire area remains totally secluded from the public gaze and the guests love to consider it as a wellness oasis for chilling and relaxation.

 

The house is elegantly constructed and equipped with stylish furniture, cherrywood parquet flooring and marble floors, living rooms with ceiling height of about 4 meter, brilliant chandeliers and wall lights, English wall papers and attractive fabrics create an exclusive ambience.

 

In the living room the stylish marble fireplace provides a romantic atmosphere.

 

All the three floors are connected by an elevator, making it unnecessary to carry drinks and groceries.

 

In the outdoor area, there is an idyllic swimming pond carefully arranged with natural stone walls and wood terraces. A few steps away from the villa is located the bathhouse with the outdoor sauna, an extra shower and a waterfall shower.

 

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Seychelles Most Coveted Luxury Villa

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DECKENIA LUXURY VILLA IN PRASLIN

 

Seychelles is gifted with over a hundred islands mostly uninhabited and a natural preserve. The 115 islands are ideal for beach escapes favored with white sand beaches and granite cliffs.  One of our Casalio Travel’s luxury villa is located in the island of Praslin, the second largest island in Seychelles. Praslin used to be a hideaway for Pirates and Arab merchants but now considered the world’s top honeymoon destination. The villa is gorgeous and offers a unique beach setting for VIP travellers seeking privacy, comfort and luxury in Seychelle’s coralline island.

 

Deckenia villa is located away from curious eyes and crowds and only 20 minutes away from the airport. The site offers an incomparable intimacy to those in search of relaxation without sacrificing their comfort. The permanent painting of the landscape which one can look out without ever feeling bored, encourages and inspires the rhythms of the soul to surrender oneself in a luxurious setting.

 

Deckenia consists of a five-bedroom luxury villa with an infinity pool, two private villas each with a private pool. Ideal for accommodating large families or groups of friends, the villa and the private villas offer beautiful views of the ocean.

 

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The Best Villas in Bali to Rent

Villa Saba Bali 9 bedroomCONTEMPORARY AUTHENTIC VILLAS IN WORLD’S TOP DESTINATION

 

Apart from being the world’s top travel destination. Bali now has a reputation of home to the most extraordinary and exclusive luxury villa rentals. Your booking in one of our Casalio Travel luxury villas will make you feel like royalty. The villas are located in Canggu, the best spot of the island. Without too many tourists, quiet and cool and close to an 8 km coastal beach and small fishing villages. Canggu is known to be  ‘The Brooklyn of Bali’ where you can find hip cafes, fantastic boutiques, farmer’s market days, al fresco concerts and open-air cinema nights. A fun culture for couples, friends and families who would like to experience the island.

 

As you discover the islands beautiful coasts, temples and lush tropical environment. You will be taken care of like royalty, with a team of chef, housekeepers, chauffeur, security guards, villa manager and guest attendants to cater to your every whim.

 

Carefully selected to guarantee you a perfect place and an unforgettable vacation. Take a look at these open air Balinese villas, each with Zen pool design and peaceful tropical garden.

 

SABA VILLAS

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Surrounded by terraced rice paddies near Berawa Beach on Bali’s south-west coast, Saba is less than 10 minutes from the heart of Seminyak. This exclusive enclave comprises five independent, but inter-connectable one- and two-bedroom private villas, providing a total of nine large bedrooms, garden bathrooms, open-sided living and dining pavilions, well-equipped kitchens, swimming pools, lush tropical gardens and unique local artwork. Up to 18 guests. Read more…

 

VILLA YUDHISTIRAVilla yudhistira

Villa Yudhistira is a two-bedroom villa of the luxurious Saba Villas Collection. Saba embraces seclusion, relaxation and comfort within a tranquil setting.  Fully staffed and include a professional chef and two cooks, who create delicious dishes from a central staff kitchen. Guests also have full, complimentary access to the nearby Canggu Club. The living area overlooks a flourishing tropical garden offering guests a true taste of tropical Bali living. Up to 4 persons. Read more…

 

VILLA BIMA

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Villa Bima is a two-bedroom villa of the luxurious Saba Villas Collection. Saba embraces seclusion, relaxation and comfort within a tranquil setting. As well as its two spacious ensuite bedrooms, Villa Bima features a large air-conditioned dining room and integrated, well-equipped, modern kitchen. Connected to the dining room via a covered walkway is the beautiful, open-sided living pavilion. The living pavilion is positioned beside the 15-metre pool set within the well-tended tropical gardens. At the far end of the pool is a shady, comfortable bale. Up to 4 persons. Read more…

 

VILLA ARJUNA

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Villa Arjuna is a one-bedroom villa of the luxurious Saba Villas Collection. Saba embraces seclusion, relaxation and comfort within a tranquil setting. Intimate but bright and airy, 1-bedroom Villa Arjuna comprises an open-sided living and dining pavilion complemented by a well-equipped kitchenette, separated by antique double doors from the spacious bedroom with twin beds, convertible to a king. An ensuite garden bathroom gives direct access to the 8-metre pool set within the villa’s private garden. Villa Arjuna’s bedroom overlooks the pool and garden and is furnished with twin beds that can be conveniently joined to make a king-size bed if preferred. For 2 persons. Read more…

 

VILLA SADEWA

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Villa Sadewa is a two-bedroom villa of the luxurious Saba Villas Collection. Saba embraces seclusion, relaxation and comfort within a tranquil setting. As well as two spacious ensuite bedrooms, Villa Sadewa has a large open-air living/dining area, complemented by a separate, fully equipped kitchen. A 13-metre pool with a timber deck is set within a lovely tropical garden. Villa Sadewa’s bedrooms both overlook the swimming pool and garden and their generous open-air ensuite bathrooms boast a rain shower and a tub. Up to 4 guests. Read more…

 

 

 

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Travel Guide : Malta

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DISCOVER SMALL BEAUTIFUL MALTA

 

Malta is a home to lovely sandy beaches, beautiful craggy rock formations, prehistoric temples and medieval towns. Extraordinary architectures attest to the influence of Roman, British and Arabic culture. Its strategic location to important trade routes have attracted colonizers lasting until 1964 contributing to its rich culture and history. Although the place remains hidden to mass tourism, but if you get there, it will open a world fascinating to discover.

 

The best time to visit is summer. Winters are wet and windy but the costs of the airfare and accommodation is cheap. Beach season lasts for 6 months from April to end of October. The most exciting places to visit are Valleta, Sliema, Rabat, Mdina, Gozo, Mellieha. Every township has its own uniqueness to discover.

 

Despite small, the place offers a span of activities for holiday makers to choose from. A great place for diving, marine life is at its peak during warmer months and the waters more visible. Charter a boat or go kayaking and be impressed by its beaches and blue sea. Hiking in the countryside,  trekking along the coasts of Gozo, cycling, even paragliding from its amazing limestone formations. These beautiful rock formations have been featured in several Hollywood movies and recently the famous TV series Game of Thrones. June and July are the highlights of Malta’s cultural events. Open air venues for Jazz festivals, arts festivals, joint performances and workshops.

 

Maltese cuisine is strongly influenced by Middle Eastern, Arabic and Sicilian influences. As more colonizers came, a mix of foreign dishes were absorbed. Malta food is fresh using vegetables in season, homemade cheeses, and cuts of meat. Being an island, the fresh catch of local fish also samples in the Maltese hearty flavour full dishes.

 

Our great villas in Malta is a selection to make your holiday fantastic! All with swimming pool to unwind, comfortable and richly furnished interiors, superb view and great locations to discover this impressive country.

 

VALLETA HOUSE

In the Capital of Malta, Valleta House overlooks the sea and the majestic skyline of the City of Valleta. The house is a modern villa with 4 bedrooms and pool with a spacious deck. The villa has limestone walls and high vaulted ceilings and jaw-dropping light fixture in the main room. Read more…

 

VILLA GAIA

This luxuriant villa features cutting-edge design, including a mixture of clean, crisp lines, minimalist décor, and prestigious materials. It has 4 bedrooms, indoor and outdoor pool with spacious deck, jacuzzi and sauna. Set among the sprawling hills of Santa Maria Estate in the exclusive location of Mellieha. Read more…

 

BAMBOO FARMHOUSE GOZO

Bamboo Farmhouse Gozo is a fabulous Fully Detached Farmhouse located on the outskirts of the village of Nadur. Abound by tranquility, this property is set on approx. 1500m2 of land overlooking a valley and offering stunning sea and countryside views. The building stands on high ground, the view from the swimming pool terrace sweeping wide over the valley, all the way to the sea in the distance. The luxury house has 4 bedrooms, pool. Read more…

 

VILLA GHEA

The view from the pool and the pool deck is spectacular; the entire valley opens up beneath you, and the twinkling Mediterranean can be seen undulating in the distance. The sun-drenched deck offers al fresco dining facilities, as well as sun loungers which enable you to fully relax with the impressive view of the valley and the sea as your back drop. The villa has 4 bedrooms, outdoor and indoor pool, sauna. Read more…

 

Travel Guide : Markets in Tuscany

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MARKET DAYS IN TUSCANY

The markets in Tuscany are one of the great sights to visit. Locals have their markets open daily, others weekends or during holidays. Find sights of fresh home grown produce, excellent cheeses, salamis, fish or pasta. There are also stalls for fine clothes, designer shoes and bags, pots, kitchenware, tools, hardware.

It is not customary to bargain for food items, they already are very cheap but you can haggle for other items like clothes if you buy many. It is polite to ask permission from the vendor if you want to touch produce like fruits or vegetables.

Most of the markets are in the morning, held 6am to 1pm. But some are also open in the afternoon or through out the day during holidays. Here is our complete guide  to the list of markets in Tuscany.

 

 

FLORENCE

 

MONDAY
Reggelo – Leccio
Marradi
Certaldo – Firenzoula
San Lorenzo Market, Piazza di San Lorenzo
Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio, Piazza Ghiberti and Piazza Sant’Ambrogio
Mercato Centrale, Via dell’Ariento
San Casciano Val di Pesa – Piazza della Repubblica

 

TUESDAY
Palazzoulo Sul Senio
Greve in Chianti – Strada in Chianti
Certaldo – Figline Valdarno
Cerreto Guidi – Bassa
San Lorenzo Market, Piazza di San Lorenzo
Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio, Piazza Ghiberti and Piazza Sant’Ambrogio
Mercato Centrale, Via dell’Ariento
Borgo San Lorenzo – Piazza del Mercato
Figline Valdarno
Montespertoli

 

WEDNESDAY
Lastra A Signa – Ponte A Signa / Ginestra
Cerreto Guidi – Lazzeretto
Calenzano – Via Don Minzoni
San Lorenzo Market, Piazza di San Lorenzo
Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio, Piazza Ghiberti and Piazza Sant’Ambrogio
Mercato Centrale, Via dell’Ariento
Certaldo – Fucechio
Pontassieve

 

THURSDAY
Tavernelle val di Pesa
Vicchio
San Casciano Val di Pesa
Rignano Sull’Arno
Reggelo – Cascia
Londa
Lastra A Signa
Certaldo – Empoli
San Lorenzo Market, Piazza di San Lorenzo
Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio, Piazza Ghiberti and Piazza Sant’Ambrogio
Mercato Centrale, Via dell’Ariento
Pelago – Piazza Ghiberti
San Donato in Poggio – Piazza Matteotti

 

FRIDAY
Scarperia
Reggelo – Tosi
Pontassieve
Pelago – San Francesca-Albereta
Montaione
Greve in Chianti – Ferrone
Calenzano – Settimello
San Lorenzo Market, Piazza di San Lorenzo / Viale della Resistenza
Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio, Piazza Ghiberti and Piazza Sant’Ambrogio
Mercato Centrale, Via dell’Ariento
Signa – Piazza della Republica
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa – Via Boccaccio

 

SATURDAY
Sesto Fiorentino – Piazza del Mercato
Scandicci
Pontassieve
Palazzoulo Sul Senio
Certaldo – Dicomano
Cerreto Guidi – Stabbia
Campi Bisenzio via Palagetta ( every Saturday afternoon, every morning in July , August)
Piazza di San Lorenzo
Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio, Piazza Ghiberti and Piazza Sant’Ambrogio
Mercato Centrale, Via dell’Ariento
Barberino Val d’Elsa – Piazza Mazzini
Barberino di Mugello
Castelfiorentino – Piazza Kennedy
Greve in Chianti – Piazza Matteotti
Impruneta
Lastra A Signa
Montelupo Fiorentino – Piazza Grande
Reggello – Piazza Aldo Moro
Rufina – Piazza Umberto I
San Piero a Sieve – Via Provinciale
Sesto Fiorentino – Piazza Veneto

 

SUNDAY
San Godenzo
Greve in Chianti – Panzano
San Lorenzo Market, Piazza di San Lorenzo, Ronta and Casaglia
La Fierucola, Piazza San Spirito (3rd sunday of the Month)
Panzano

 

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Madagascar’s New Private Island Retreat

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MIAVANA’S  LUXURY VILLAS & BLUE SAFARI

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Accessible by helicopter from Madagascar’s Nosy Be or Diego Suarez Airport. This new resort in the exotic Island of Nosy Ankao is set to fulfill your dream adventure and luxury holiday. The island of Nosy Ankao is famed for its diving spots, filled with astonishing wildlife, where reefs are mostly untouched and unexplored. Miavana offers pioneering ‘blue safaris’ where wildlife species coexisting with this resort is found nowhere else on this planet.

 

A vision of award-winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, the 14 luxury Villas are strung out along the island, all with direct access to the white sandy beaches, crystal blue water and coral reefs. Each villa has its own electric buggy to traverse the island and transport you to the Village and Beach Lounge. Settle yourself in your own villa with an uninterrupted beach and ocean front view.

 

With its pristine Indian ocean setting, powder soft sand, firt class ammenities, brimming with land and aquatic wildlife, Miavana offers a new level of luxury tropical island adventure.

 

 

Ultimate Mexican Vacation – Sol Y Luna Villa Rental

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YOUR TROPICAL PARADISE IN PLAYA DEL SECRETO

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Villa Sol y Luna is an oceanfront Villa with a private pool and with built-in Jacuzzi conveniently settled half an hour drive away from the Cancun Airport. The luxury residence is located in Playa del Secreto, or “Secret Beach,” in the Riviera Maya. Surrounded by a line of palm trees, Sol Y Luna is the ideal secret getaway for families, friends, weddings or corporate retreats.

The Villa offers you an unforgettable sea view, deep sea fishing, cave diving, Mayan ruins, jungle and canopy tours and horseback riding. An  on-site staff will take care of your needs while considering your privacy, making your stay at the villa an amazing adventure. 

Sol Y Luna is divided in to a main house and a detached bungalow and can accommodate up to 20 guests.

The charming Villa is a wonderful retreat for your perfect vacation in Mexico.

 

 

Holiday Retreat in Krk Island

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ADRIATIC’S GOLDEN ISLAND AND SECRET GEM

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The island of Krk is dubbed the Golden Island in the Adriatic. Its rich historical culture was influenced by Roman rule. You can see that in the city walls and structures. It was later conquered by Venetians and nobilities of the Frankopan family. Thought to be the largest island in the Adriatic, it has many ancient towns and villages. Several important centers in the island are Omišalj, Malinska- Dubašnica, Krk, Punat, Baška, Dobrinj , Vrbnik.  The island favours a mild Mediterranean climate and hosts a varied landscape of dense forests, coves, lagoons and beaches. “Krk bridge” connects the island to mainland Croatia and to international airports in Rijeka.

 

Ideal for a family holiday, Villa Vrbnik in Kvarner bay can accommodate up to 10 people and has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.  The villa is a blend of both natural and modern architecture and is designed by one of Croatia’s best Architects. It has direct views to the coastlines of the Adriatic and the old town of Vrbnik, a spectacular backdrop. Built for quality, it has spacious rooms, a large pool, bbq grill and an outdoor dining area to savor the views.

 

The perfect pebble beaches are ideal for swimming and excellent for water sports. There are jet skis, diving and sailing centers even wakeboarding. If you are an avid climber, real mountain landscape and bare limestone are just waiting to be discovered. Climbing facilities are in Portafortuna and Bunculuka in Baska. The whole island has perfect conditions for hikers and cyclists with networks connecting to towns and nature.

 

 

 

 

Triton Luxury Villa

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NEWEST LUXURY VILLA IN TURKS AND CAICOS’ LONG BAY

 

Completed in 2016, the estate of Triton Luxury villa is tucked behind pristine sand dunes of Long Bay Beach. Long Bay is a 3 mile stretch of pure white sand beach located in Turks & Caicos, world famous for its pristine waters. It has 2 acres of lush landscape and 10,000 square feet of living space. A sleek modern villa with 7 bedrooms, terraces overlooking the ocean. The pool is spectacular with 2 large cabanas and a pavilion. The area is in top class condition for water activities, diving, kiteboarding. 

 

Almost every bedroom has a private patio overlooking the ocean. In the living room and every bedroom are a flat screen television, Wifi, Apple TV, Cable, Netflix, room to room telephone system, safes in each room, and an air conditioning throughout the whole property. The master bedroom has electronic blackout blinds. The Villa has eight bathrooms, Molton brown toiletries, three bedrooms are with soaking tubs. The top quality kitchen contains all necessary appliances at the top level.

 

Uncrowded, peaceful, unobstructed views of the blue waters, makes the villa a perfect setting for an unforgettable holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

 

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