Attention villa-lovers looking for a helping hand -- and a good deal -- in choosing their next vacation spot in Italy: The pros at Italian Style Villas (ISV) want you to know they’ve got a portfolio of over 750 hand-picked villas and 280 luxury apartments at their fingertips.
Executives of the Naples-based company note they’ve been sourcing villas and providing personalized “wow” itineraries for design-conscious, value-conscious and quality-conscious travelers for over 17 years.
Beyond helping to select the right villa, ISV puts a network of concierges to work for you in arranging everything from car transfers, local chefs and wine tasting to custom-guided tours. How about a sailing trip with a world-class skipper? Or a day of star gazing in a private observatory in Tuscany? Or dancing at a masked ball in a XVI century palazzo in Venice? Or a scavenger hunt in the ruins of Pompeii? You name it, and the concierges can set it up.
ISV’s portfolio includes private villas, historical castles, country homes and luxurious city properties in the Northern Lakes, Venice, Liguria, Lucca, Forte dei Marmi, Firenze, Argentario and Maremma, Roma, Napoli, Capri, Amalfi, Sorrento, Puglia, Sicily and everywhere in between.
Rates for the villas start at 4,000 euros a week (about US$5,500) depending on location, season and number of rooms. Villa rentals over 6,000 euros (about US$8,300) come with a welcome chef- prepared dinner.
ISV President Gianluca Ziviri noted: "If you find one of our properties at a lower rate, we will match it...guaranteed."