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Food & Wine

Book an Italian villa with a chef. Take a journey through Italy's vineyards, learn to cook regional dishes, fire a pizza and make gelato. Sample organic fruit and vegetables grown in our villa and hotels' orchards and gardens. Harvest your own olives and taste first press extra virgin olive oil. Learn the art of making cheese and creating chocolate. Enjoy our recommended restaurants and local trattorie or let us pack you a picnic in the woods.

Providing the inspiration

As your essential guide we strive to inspire with our selection of bespoke experiences we can offer. These are the foundations that we use to tailor the perfect experience for you.

Taking care of the details

Once we know your passions, we will craft the experience. Whether it’s a one day excursion with pick up at your luxury villa or a full experience based trip moving between regions we can arrange it for you.

With you all the way

Unparalled service is our bedrock and we pride ourselves on selecting world-class partners. We’ll be on call at any moment to support you during your experience.

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Let’s start the adventure...

Enquire now and our team will craft the perfect Italian travel experience for you.