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Under the Tuscan Sun

Find Your Piece of Tuscan Sun with Wimco

LONDON, ENGLAND, April 2004: The movie adaptation of Frances Mayes’ book ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ has just hit our screens, perfectly capturing the allure of the region - the long lazy days, warm sunshine, olive groves, vineyards, hilltop villages and centuries of culture - which encouraged a recently-divorced writer, on holiday in Italy, to buy and restore her own Tuscan villa outside the town of Cortona in the south of the region.

Wimco, the villa specialist, which has the most comprehensive selection of properties in Tuscany in the UK, offers clients the chance to find their own little bit of Tuscan sun this summer, with none of the hassle that goes alongside buying one’s own property abroad. Furthermore, to celebrate the launch of the film in the UK, Wimco is offering complimentary car hire for all 2004 Italian villa holidays booked in April.

A sample property in Wimco’s portfolio is Casale del Pino, a restored farmhouse, situated just outside the town of Cortona, where the book and film are actually set. Casale del Pino is available from £3,080 per week. It sleeps up to 16 people and is perfect for families who want to holiday together but retain some level of independence and space. Accommodation is set over two four bedroom terracotta-brick farmhouses. There is also a swimming pool and beautiful private gardens.

Wimco offers properties in Italy at all levels, with prices from £990 per week for a beautiful three bedroom apartment in Lucca, to £27,124 per week for a 18 bedroom, 15th century villa outside Siena, with a tennis court, swimming pool and a staff of nine. For further information visit or call 0870 850 1144.

Wimco International is a luxury villa and hotel reservations company, providing access to some of the world’s most beautiful and exceptional villas in Italy, the South of France, the Caribbean and Mykonos. Wimco’s inspection process of visiting and evaluating each villa guarantees that a match is made for each client’s expectation of value. As well as providing accommodation and destination information, Wimco can tailor make the villa holidays to suit each client’s needs, whether it be private chefs, yoga instructors, yacht charters or simply a restaurant reservation.

Wimco, established in 1983 as a specialist Caribbean private villa rental company, with exclusive representation of most of the private villas on St Barths through the Sibarth Real Estate Company, a Sotheby’s International affiliate.

Wimco International, 16 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HT.
Tel: 0870 850 1144 / Email: / Web:

For Press Enquiries please contact Sarah Hurley at mango PR on 00 44 207 936 9377 or

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