Her renowned family name dates back to the 10th century and includes two popes amongst its ancestors. Luisa's Great Great Grandfather, Baldassarre, was painted by Raphael, the famous Italian Renaissance artist, and his portrait is now displayed in the Louvre in Paris, positioned in one of the most highly viewed wings, next to the Mona Lisa no less.
The top end apartments and villas are aimed directly at the traveller demanding the up-most style, class and luxury of holiday accommodation.
Most of the properties are situated around Tuscany and the Northern Lake district (Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda and Lake Orta), however this unique collection of villas and castles extend to most other regions of Italy including Veneto, Liguria, Umbria, Apulia, Campania, Emigila Romagna, and Sicily. The properties are private homes which mostly belong to important Italian families.
Jane has personally inspected all of the villas in this exquisite portfolio and is dedicated to travelling to Italy regularly as the collection of properties continues to grow.
While Italy is a buzz with tourists from all over the world and many cities cater very well to tourists, staying at a villa allows you to experience the region authentically and through the eyes of a local.
You can complete with self-contained facilities so you can enjoy cooking with the local, delicious produce. If cooking isn't high on your holiday to do list (which most likely includes sleep, champagne, repeat), Italian Villa Vacations also offers guests a range of extra services such as cooking classes at the villa, a private chef to come and cook for you and your guests at the villa, wine tours and boat tours.
Pizza and pasta are good carbs right?