Truffle-filled menus and local festivals are two very good reasons for visiting Croatia’s Istria region in September. Add to that the sunshine, clear seas and cultural attractions such as the sixth largest surviving Roman amphitheatre at Pula.
The seafront resort in San Teodoro on Sardinia’s east coast is perfect for families – with a pool, beach, bars and children’s activities – but also has a gym and super-indulgent spa for adults. Enjoy the huge range of fabulous local beaches and if you opt to self-cater, you can take advantage of the pizzerias and restaurants in San Teodoro.
Read the Times’ feature on Bargain Summer Breaks here.
You can still book a peak-season holiday in the Med but don’t hang around. This Sunday Times‘ guide to what’s still available should point you in the right direction.
Suggestions include client ExpertoItaly’s Grande Baia, a beachfront resort with a gym, spa and children’s club.
Read an extract of the Sunday Times article here.
Find out which villas in Europe still have space this summer in the Sunday Times ‘Killer Villas’ round-up. JG Communications’ client Croatian Villa Holidays grabbed the Croatia slot with its Villa Danielsson, a five-bedroom countryside villa overlooking a pretty Istrian village. Click to read Sunday Times article.
Get ready for the music festival season in Italy where events range from open air opera in Verona and Le Marche to intimate concerts at the Villa Rufolo on the Amalfi Coast.
Top travel magazine, Escapism, features Lucca’s annual music event, recommending ExpertoItaly’s gorgeous 12-bedroom La Locanda al Colle in Camaiore as the top spot to enjoy the music, the Tuscan countryside and those endless sandy beaches. See Escapism article here.
Get your pick of hot spots for a romantic escape around the Med from the Sunday Times. One of our favourites in the 25-strong list is ExpertoItaly’s five-bedroom Corte San Pietro, carved out of the caves in Matera’s extraordinary sassi district. Think rock-hewn tubs for two, candlelit corners and a rosemary-scented courtyard.
Read Sunday Times coverage here.
Good news for two of our clients who were included in the Sunday Times feature on Europe’s 30 hottest villas.
Villa Le Edicole is an ultra-cool designer pad for eleven, set amidst the dry-stone walls and sunbaked landscape of south east Sicily while Croatian Villa Holidays’ Casa Celestina is a rural hideaway for two overlooking several of Istria’s prettiest hilltop towns.
Click here for Sunday Times article.
High50, the leading global community for over-50′s, gives us a few pointers for this year’s summer holiday with its round-up of best holiday houses in the Caribbean and the Med.
Greece, Morocco, Mallorca and St Lucia all make the grade, as does Sicily, where JG Communications’ client, Wish Sicily, offers beauty treatments, maid, chef and concierge services at Villa Ager Costa.
Three of our clients made it into the Guardian’s selection of top villas and apartments in Europe at the weekend.
A great option for families, Wish Sicily’s Villa Delle Stelle is a two-bedroom villa in Scopello, with a small pool and excellent location close to the Zingaro Nature Reserve.
Croatian Villa Holidays’ Villa Varadella, a former Istrian lighthouse, was one of two properties in Croatia to be featured. The villa leads directly onto a rocky beach and guests have access to the pool at a neighbouring hotel. Just one option in Slovenia made the list – this one from sister company, Slovenia Villa Holidays. Villa Vineyard View is a chic two-bedroom villa with a designer wine cellar in the village of Vipolže.