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June 4, 2019

The taste buds were tantalised as we hosted an afternoon of Italian food and wine with the good folk of West Essex Golf Club in conjunction with the expertise of the charming Anna Baccanello of Azure Collection.

Nerves were a little fraught in the build-up with poor Ann...

April 2, 2019

There can’t be too many things in life more pleasant and uplifting than an evening in the company of the legendary Andrea Bocelli in the stunning Teatro del Silenzio open air amphitheatre of his Tuscan hometown, Lajatico.


After introducing this wonderful experience las...

June 20, 2018

Indulge yourself in music and pageantry this summer, alongside the rolling hills of Tuscany

Andrea Bocelli, the renowned Italian opera singer and musician was born in the tiny village of Lajatico in the Tuscan countryside. His passion for Italy and his incredible tale...

April 30, 2018

Why not indulge yourself in music and pageantry this summer, amid the rolling hills of Tuscany...

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September 29, 2017

Ferrari is firmly placed in Italy’s affections and we’ve teamed up with our friends, Azure Collection, to bring you the drive of a lifetime. 

Get behind the wheel of one of the latest models of Ferrari and drive yourself around the gorgeous Italian countryside. Accelera...

February 20, 2017

We know you love an adventure...


California self-drive

From the sun-kissed beaches of the Pacific Coast to the towering forests of the National Parks, what’s not to love about California? The Golden State isn’t short of things to do. On this fantastic self-drive, head...

February 8, 2017

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No more than 18 passengers
Scenic back roads, avoiding motorways
Boutique accommodation
Leisurely paced itineraries
Authentic local experiences
Culinary discoveries

Croatia & The Dalmatian Coast

May - October 2017
7 Nights from £1...

January 10, 2017

Beauty, serenity, authenticity and hospitality describe Villa Le Barone, set in the gorgeous Tuscan hills. 


The Villa, which has belonged to the Della Robbia family since the 16th century has been turned into a luxury hotel where guests can relax away from the stress a...

December 1, 2016

Your next holiday matters.


We spend the year researching, reading, asking and experiencing all things travel because we know it matters.


So whatever your need may be, we love to give you the benefits of the many special relationships nurtured with hotels, resorts and t...

November 27, 2016

It was Harry Hill, you may recall, who used to orchestrate battles of the absurd.

This month we copy him by letting France face Italy to determine the best place to hunt a very special culinary fruit: the truffle.

So we ask, Tuscany or Provence - which is best? Only one...

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