Essential Italy was born in 2002 out of an appreciation and enthusiasm for all things Italian. Brother and sister – Ian (who has lived in Tuscany for over 20 years) and Helen – decided it was time to share their Italian experiences with a wider, like-minded audience. Sarah (based in Sardinia) joined them soon after. Their combined knowledge and experience has resulted in an incomparable, hand-picked selection of holiday villas, apartments and hotels in Italy, all carefully chosen for their:
- idyllic locations
- great comfort and convenience
- their distinctive Italian qualities.
Browse our website to find the holiday accommodation you’re looking for in one of our favourite Italian regions – Abruzzo, Puglia, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany and Umbria – and contact us to check availability. We’ll talk you though all aspects of your chosen property, or ensure you get a suitable alternative to cover all your requirements. We don’t offer anonymous web booking, because we’re not that kind of company. We like to speak to all our clients directly, so we understand exactly what you want from your Italian holiday.
We founded Essential Italy on three simple principles – and we must be doing something right, we’ve won the British Travel Award for ‘Best Holiday Company to the Italian Peninsula’ three years running, and many of our clients come back year-after-year – we still adhere to these principles today:
- only to offer accommodation we’d love to stay in ourselves
- to provide friendly, personable service at all times
- to arrange everything at the best possible price, making unforgettable Italian holidays affordable for everyone.