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Welcome to the Essential Italy blog. Here we'll be posting travel tips, articles on places of interest, food and wine and cultural news from mainland Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. There will also be in-depth features on selected properties to help you find the perfect holiday accommodation – be it a family villa high in the Tuscan hills, a chic apartment in Cortona or the perfect beach hotel in Sardinia. and travel tips

The Puglian Towns You Need to Visit

The region of Puglia is simply dreamy; with stretches of golden sand following the curve of the Mediterranean coastline, in addition to the whitewashed towns nestled on the hillsides, it is the perfect destination for your next Italian getaway. Fortunately for those of you who are currently lusting after another holiday, there are a number of different towns for you to explore, all offering something slightly different. So, before you decide which of our villas in Puglia with a pool you would like to stay in, take a look at which of these locations should be top of your list to visit!A Staircase in the town of Locorotondo



A Guide to Different Coffees

There’s something about Italian’s and their coffee. Although Italy is home to a myriad of different culinary delights, the culture surrounding the hot beverage is unlike any other. We’ve previously written guides on how to order the perfect cup while you’re overseas, as well as an array of other important insights that you might want to read up from before you enjoy a cup. However, before you get to drinking, you’ll need to decipher which cup is best for you!