Bespoke treatments and Conceirge

Not only is one’s villa or hotel important – as important are all the finer details. These are what can make your vacation unforgettable and stand out in your memory. I will assist you with even the smallest special request to ensure everything runs smoothly and is stress free.

BESPOKE TREATMENTS AND CONCIERGE

I provide what I believe to be the best concierge service that one could wish for.  Once you have booked your villa or hotel, I am on hand around the clock to assist with even the smallest detail to ensure your holiday is 100% successful.

With my network of contacts and profound knowledge of Italy, I can arrange car hire, private jets and chauffeurs, experienced guides, food shopping upon your arrival, cooks, baby sitters, visits to wineries and clothes outlets…the world is your oyster!

 

Chef service

Having a private chef at one’s villa is what so many clients love and what makes one’s villa holiday even more memorable.  I get intimately involved with helping organise menus and a bespoke service  for all my clients at all of the villas I work with.  You may wish to enjoy just an arrival dinner and then be left to your own devices for the rest of your stay or, like many, especially in a large party, you may prefer cook service provided all week.  Be it just dinners or also breakfasts and lunches, I am ready to assist. Service can be ad hoc or organised in advance but many clients have told me that the cooks and chefs at the villas are so superb that in the end they chose to eat in every evening!  Having the luxury of a private cook coming to one’s villa really can make such a difference and wherever you choose to stay, you can rest assured that the cuisine will be typical of the area using fresh local produce and providing a truly authentic foodie experience. In a word… you will eat as the Italians do… in the comfort and relaxed setting of your villa.  This is, for many, a real highlight of their villa experience and holiday.

Boating

Be it a smart speedboat along the Cinque Terre, a luxurious motor yacht in the Aeolian Islands of Sicily or a more simple daytrip in a ‘gozzo’ exploring the Tuscan archipelago I will organise everything to ensure my clients have a hassle free and memorable day on the ocean.

Shopping on arrival

I believe it makes a big difference to arrive at one’s villa with provisions already there – not forgetting some bottles of fine Italian red wine and a chilled prosecco in the fridge! Wherever you stay and whatever you would like with regards shopping it can happily be organised at no extra cost.

I really do think that it’s important to start one’s holiday on the right note and this is a service which will do just that.

Guides

Experienced, high quality guides are a very important part of many of my clients’ time in Italy. I know that so many of them really appreciate the work I put into organising the finer details of their holidays and, through my contacts, knowledge and experience, I am able to ensure that time is enhanced to the full. The guides I know are all used to dealing with VIPs and experienced individual travellers.

The feedback has always been more than excellent for the guides I have organised be it in Venice, Rome, Florence, Siena, Palermo , Cinque Terre, Turin or the countryside of Val d’Orcia .

Wine tasting

Justifiably a visit to Italy is not fulfilled without some fine wine tasting! I have access to some excellent, smaller and more exclusive wineries throughout Italy as well as contacts with sommeliers. I can organise private winery tours with tastings in situ or alternatively tastings at one’s villa. Be it Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Brunello di Montalcino, Sassiccaia from Bolgheri , Gavi from Le Langhe or Nero d’Avolo from Sicily, I can ensure a genuine and exclusive experience.

Many of my clients are, I know, great wine connoisseurs and having the opportunity to explore and taste the phenomenal variety of grape varieties and wines in Italy is an invaluable experience.

Masseurs, Yoga and Pilates teachers and tennis coaches

Massage and physical activities are, for many, a fundamental part of their holiday and provide the opportunity to unwind and switch off.  I am delighted that I can arrange such services and treatments and I charge nothing for the organisation involved.