Take a step back in time with a stay at an authentic village house in Emporio, Santorini

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Some recent additions to our programme, which are already proving very popular, are five charming little preserved village houses, in the pretty village of Emporio.  Just 12 kms from the capital, Fira, and only 3 kms from the beach at Perissa, the … Continue reading

Enhance your Visit to Venice this Summer by taking in the Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale this year runs from 9th May – 22nd November and offers plenty of good excuses (if any are needed!) to plan a visit to this unique and exquisitely beautiful city. The 56th International Art Exhibition, showing for … Continue reading

Interview with Philip Pesci, founder of ChefXclusive

philip pesci dishes

ChefXclusive, owned and run by professional chef Philip Pesci, is a recruitment and consultancy agency, specializing in sourcing culinary professionals to work in the luxury sector. Their clients often require staff for a regular domestic role in the home, but … Continue reading

Enjoy Christmas and New Year in a Romantic European City

Via Giulia apartment

Not booked yet for Christmas and New Year?  We still have great choices available in some of Europe’s most romantic cities. PARIS Our charming Marais apartment in Rue de Turenne, is situated just off the trendy Rue des Francs Bourgeois, … Continue reading

Making the Most of just a few days in New York City

statue of liberty

It is impossible to see everything you want to see in this vibrant and exciting city in just a few days so, if this is your first visit, make sure you research and prepare for the travel as much as … Continue reading

A London Sightseeing Tour with a Difference!


Sightseeing tours can be lengthy and tiring, especially with children and, more particularly, if you are a little strapped for time, but still want to take in the main London sights.  Well, we have recently experienced a London sightseeing tour … Continue reading

6 Good Reasons to visit Paris in November … and somewhere special to stay…

place des vosges

Paris is wonderful at any time of year, but going outside the high season months between May and September, when the streets are less crowded, can be an advantage, and there are still some great exhibitions to enjoy. Paris Freed, … Continue reading

Festas de la Mercè, Barcelona, 19th – 24th September

Carrer de Valencia apartment

If you want to welcome autumn in true Catalan style, don’t miss the Barcelona La Mercè, an annual festival dating from 1871, to observe the Roman Catholic feast day of Mare de Deu de la Mercè (Our Lady of Mercy). … Continue reading

Special Rates for up to 4 people at fabulous Hvar Villa

Hvar town

Catch the last of the summer sunshine at this luxurious rental villa, right in the centre of the charming and historic town of Hvar, on one of the most beautiful islands in the Adriatic. The villa stands just 20 metres … Continue reading

From a Rooftop Dinner with Private Chef, to Découpage Classes – some special extras available at these superb Rome Apartments

via palermo

The two very special apartments we have to rent in Via Palermo, in the trendy, character-filled area of Monti, are right in the heart of historic Rome, less than 10 minutes walk from the Colosseum.  Monti, with its picturesque cobbled … Continue reading