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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

Visit Abruzzo in spring

Italy is not just a spectacular summer destination, and there are plenty of things to see, do and experience throughout the year. Italian spring holidays have many advantages, as you won’t be fighting the crowds and accommodation is easier to find – and you are more likely to get the holiday villa of your dreams!

stay at our villas in Abruzzo this spring


Hidden treasures of Sicily

Whether it’s the mouth-watering cuisine, sandy beaches, fascinating historical sites or breath-taking scenery, there is something for everyone in Sicily. The iconic and famous tourist attractions will always excite the many holiday makers who journey to the island in the Mediterranean, but sometimes it’s just as fun heading off the beaten track and seeking out the hidden treasures.

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