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Your concierge services are really what made you stand out so much. We just really felt like we had a team behind us.

Your team's help was invaluable. It saved us so much hassle trying to figure it all out ourselves. Your concierge services are really what made you stand out so much. We just really felt like we had a team behind us. I will absolutely be sharing my experience, it was so phenomenal. What a magical place and spectacular villa. The service we received from Essenza was above and beyond!

Melissa, Villa Ossuccio in the Italian Lakes

I will start by saying that there is not a single element of the property, experiences and services that could be improved. All were wonderful. Everything and everyone exceeded our expectations and experiences with other properties we have rented. Kudos to you, your associates and the property owner. I am confident all of our family members would agree. Each of them commented to Sharon and I throughout our stay that they thought Villa Altoviti and the experiences were at the top of the list of our prior travel adventures. Essenza's support made our planning and stay both effortless and most enjoyable. The chef’s that made us meals, proctored our cooking class and entertained us were all great cooks and delightful to be with.

Charles, Villa Altoviti in Tuscany

I must admit Essenza exceeded all expectations. Tuscany is beautiful but having a trip curated by you and your team was exactly what we have hoped. Our concierge manager was attentive and overall a great asset to our entire vacation. The villa was perfect, thank you for helping us choose. The bike, wine, Florence excursions were an excellent touch. My birthday was incredible with live music, open bar and beautiful backdrop. Our chefs Martha and her partner took care of us like family. The drivers, Johnny + Nico went above and beyond. They took such great care of us, they also felt like family. All in all we will definitely let all of our friends and family about Essenza.

Tito, Casale di Greve in Tuscany

We had the most wonderful vacation and the villa could honestly not have been better suited to hosting our family reunion - it was perfect from top to bottom. The day trips and excursions were executed flawlessly and we have zero complaints, just praise! Thank you so much to you and your team for assisting us with organizing everything with efficiency and care. We will certainly seek out Essenza properties in the future.

Antonine, Villa del Golfo in Amalfi

You and your team exceeded our expectations. We had an amazing time throughout Italy and it was even better at the villa. Everything was done with care and with fun with you helping us along the way. The drivers were all on time courteous and didn’t get lost (ha)! We had the best trip and most importantly my two boys have the best memories of this trip, so please thank you and your team for such an incredible 3 weeks! We certainly will be back to Italy as soon as we can.

Josh, Casale Pianella in Tuscany

Everything was really perfect. And having traveled a lot, that is quite an accomplishment! There is no substitute for relying on people who are intimately familiar with the area. Your team were wonderful in getting everything arranged.

Charles, Villa Montepulciano in Tuscany

Our vacation was truly magical! Thank you and your staff for all their assistance before and during our visit. It was a once in a lifetime event and everyone from 3 to 72 enjoyed everything! ❤️❤️.

Lauren, Villa Monticelli in Umbria

We had a wonderful experience in Como. The location and accommodations were excellent. Your staff was wonderful. I would give it a 5 star rating. We will definitely consider you should our vacation plans return us to Italy. All in all a memorable and happy experience, thank you.

Thomas, Villa Lario in the Italian Lakes

Everything was wonderful!

The villa is gorgeous, and house manager and his wife are lovely. The extras you arranged were really nice - we especially enjoyed the pizza cooking and the bike tour. The wine tour and lunch was another treat - we are looking forward to those packages arriving in the US!

Dawn, Villa Le Pratola in Tuscany

We are all back in the states and missing Lake Como. I wanted to write and thank you so much for ALL of your help in arranging our lunches and dinners. Our experiences were magical and I cannot thank you enough for your thoughtfulness and care in helping with the itinerary. You are amazing!!!! Until next time and warm regards.

John, Villa Moltrasio in Lake Como

We had an INCREDIBLE time at the villa and I have already looked into the other villas you have for another trip! Your staff is amazing and could not have been more helpful. The App made everything easy, especially communication. I appreciate all your help in setting up this unforgettable trip.

Jennifer, Aura del Lago in Lake Como

Everything was amazing!! Thank you for everything!!

Chirag, Villa San Montano in Amalfi

Everything has been fantastic. The house is outstanding, the chefs are amazing and the itinerary has been perfect.

Margo, Casale Cetena in Tuscany

We had such a wonderful time. The house was perfect and team were lovely. Essenza did a great job with the restaurant recommendations--we loved all of them. The two meals prepared in the home were fabulous. We will definitely utilize Essenza again in the future.

Alison, Casale Falecine in Tuscany

All good – we enjoyed the whole thing and you all did make preparation and arrival super easy. Thanks.

Rob & Lydia, Villa Smeralda in Sardinia

We absolutely loved our trip!!!!!!! Loved it!!!!! Hopefully we will find another of your beautiful “rentals” and return. Our experience was five gold stars. The Villa was outstanding. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barbara, Villa Positano in Amalfi Coast

We loved Italy! The villa was amazing. The villa manager was a great cook and very helpful. All around, it was really wonderful!

Sloan, Villa Buonconvento in Tuscany

We have had many guides on other trips and countries. The guides we have had for this trip are amazing. They are not only personable but very knowledgeable. Not only are they educated but they tailored the material to our personalities. Everything has been impeccable. We are very impressed with Essenza. We would absolutely book another trip. You have made a memorable vacation for us. We just arrived at San Vincenzo. The villa is beyond our expectations!! It is absolutely gorgeous! Travertine marble everywhere. The architecture is beautiful. We are so grateful for your company and will only use you going forward. These properties cannot be replicated. They are very special!! Thanks for making our stay so comfortable and stress free.


This villa is magnificent and we all feel as if we are sharing a dream. The quality of everything exceeds expectations.


The accommodation have been spectacular. We have had excellent hosts. The entire time has exceeded our expectations.


Thanks for making our first journey to Rome such a special memory! All along, you had impeccable communication with perfect timing and always so pleasant. We will recommend you to anyone in our circles and certainly look forward to our next experience with you and your team!

Brad and Wendy

We truly loved the experience. We've talked so much about what an incredible trip it was and how much we appreciate your attention to detail in the planning but also your availability and responsiveness during the trip. The trip was full of magic!!! Thank you so much for all your hard work.

Wendy and David

We are sad to leave. We had an amazing stay. Arsen and Ergisa are awesome. Also what a fun day Truffle Hunting!! Our guide Martina was excellent. Thank you for all your help and hospitality during our stay. We are already talking about our return next year.


We had a couple of lovely days in Como at the fantastic Villa Torno. We wished our trip could have been longer.


How lucky we were to have such fabulous guides in Ciro in Florence and Vincenzo and Rosanna in Rome. And your help with the hotels, car, wineries and restaurants was so perfect. We will be happy to be a reference. Thank you again!


Everything was great and we loved our food tour this evening and our Rome walking tour. We truly did not want to leave. We will book again.


We had a great time with Katia and Gianfranco during the cooking class last night and the boys just finished their Ferrari experience (very nice!). They are very happy.


Thank you so much for such a magical week! It was an amazing experience and you have been so wonderful. The place was incredible. The food was great and the hot air balloon rides were something so special. Your service was 5 star. We are very very happy!!


I really appreciate all your help during our stay. You've been wonderful and I'll surely recommend people to reach out to you. You're super responsive and great at following up and getting stuff done.


Our stay in Tuscany was simply incredible and blew our minds. Essenza truly presents the opportunity to bring many people's dreams and aspirations to life


We had a wonderful time. It far exceeded our already high expectations. Your staff is delightful and our in villa dining experiences were superb. Our busy schedule was perfect for our "thirty-something " kids. I personally want to thank you for the effort you put forth in scheduling and then monitoring us during our stay. We will return.


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