Puglia Rental Home: 3Bedroom/2 Bath/Sleeps 8

Casa Sergio, located in the countryside, is surrounded by olive and fruit trees. Ten minutes away from Alberobello, hills of Monopoli and long sandy beaches of Capitolo. Fully equipped & air conditioned. Totally private with a swimming pool, gazebo with barbeque and wood burning oven. Cooking lessons available. English spoken.  10% discount for Dream of Italy readers For more information, …

Dreaming of April in Tuscany?

Dream of Italy contributors Sharon and Walter Sanders have only two openings available for their intimate Celebration of the Senses Tuscany Tour, April 5 to 12, 2014. If a trip to Tuscany is on your bucket list, now is the time to make it happen. “We met, fell in love, lived, worked, and married in Tuscany so even though we’re …

New Luxury Resort in Tuscany: Castello di Casole

This is an excerpt from the August 2012 issue of Dream of Italy: Timber Resorts, an American company known for high-end ski resorts and fractional ownerships, is behind the sumptuous 5-star Castello di Casole. Casole is much more of an estate than a hotel, featuring 41 suites and 28 farmhouses for rent, fractional ownership or whole ownership. Twenty minutes west …

Meet Mark Zuckerberg’s (Possible?) Italy Neighbors: Marchesi Alfieri Wine Estate

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg reportedly has bought an Italian castle in the region of Piedmont. If he indeed purchased  Lavezzole Castle on the Alfieri hillside between Asti and Alba, then I think he’s neighboring one of my favorite wineries in Italy, Marchesi Alfieri. Sisters Emanuela, Antonella and Giovanna San Martino di San Germano are the proud proprietors of Marchesi Alfieri, a wine estate, complete …

Buy a Tuscany Villa / Bed & Breakfast at Auction with No Reserve

Are you in the market to buy a villa in Tuscany? Granted this is still in the “dream” category for most of us, but an intriguing auction taking place later this month just might help one lucky bidder snag an elegant villa in Tuscany for a steal of a price. Villa Sognare, a 26-room villa in the walled town of Barga, will be …

Apartments in Rome, Venice and Florence

Live like a local for less than a hotel with Cross Pollinate Perfect for families who want cooking facilities and space to spread out. All our properties are inspected by our staff and reviewed and photographed honestly. Booking is quick and easy. No damage deposits or cleaning fees, and most importantly, we’re reachable for any problems or questions before and …