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Boutique hotel in Maratea, Basilicata

Last chance summer sun

Make tracks for late summer sun in Italy’s Basilicata. An ExpertoItaly holiday at the Locanda Delle Donne Monache was just one of the ideas put forward by the Times in its round-up of best places for September sunshine.

The former 18th-century convent is now a stylish hotel that hovers above the Basilicata beaches and in the shade of the outstretched arms of Maratea’s famous statue of Christ the Redeemer.

Read The Times article here.

Truffle fever in Istria

Truffle treats in Istria

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.

A stay at Croatian Villa Holidays’ Casa Celestina is just one of several September holiday suggestions from AOL Travel.  Read more here.

Spa at Grande Baia Resort, Sardinia (

Family fun in Sardinia

The Times included ExpertoItaly’s Grande Baia Resort in Sardinia in its 50 summer bargain breaks feature at the weekend.

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.

Family-friendly holidays in Sardinia

Book that holiday in the Med – now!

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.

Croatian Villa Holidays

Making a splash in Istria

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.

ExpertoItaly's La Locanda al Colle is perfectly placed for Lucca's music festival

Tune into Tuscany

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.

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Summer loving in Europe

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.

Get the lowdown on Istria from Mailonline

A game of other halves in Croatia

Check out the best beaches, Venetian-style ports and fishing villages in Istria in this Mail on Sunday villa holiday review, organised by us on behalf of client Croatian Villa Holidays for journalist Jenny Cowley.

Visit Mailonline to read the full article.

Villa Le Edicole included in the Sunday Times 30 hottest villas

The villa hotlist

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.

Villa Ager Costa, Trapani

Best holiday houses for frills and thrills

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.