April 28, 2015 – Languorous days, undiscovered beaches, ancient sights and gourmet eats—some of the many reasons why Italy remains a favorite summer destination. For whichever reasons your are drawn to the chic ‘boot’ of Europe, leading villa vacation specialist WIMCO Villas suggests three more reasons to consider:
- The price: For people coming from North America, a vacation in Italy (and in the entire Euro zone) will cost less than it did last year due to the strength of the US dollar against the value of the Euro. (On May 1st, 2014, the Dollar bought 0.72 Euros, whereas on April 29, 2015, the Dollar buys 0.90 Euros, a 25% increase in purchasing power)
- Two vacations in one: Looking to spend one week at a serene countryside spot or visiting cultural landmarks, and one week by the ocean (like the Amalfi Coast or Sardinia)? In Italy it’s easy to move quickly from countryside to seaside to island by renting a car, taking a train or ferry, or hopping on a short flight.
- The beaches: While Italy may be renowned for its delicate pastas and fragrant fields of lavender, spots like Sicily and Sardinia are where the Milanese and Romans flock to in the summer. These islands are filled with many white sand beaches—often likened to those of the Caribbean—and have beachside restaurants and tennis clubs.
“When you rent a villa in Italy, it allows this natural immersion in the local pace of things in a way that just doesn’t happen when you stay in a hotel or a resort,” says Stiles Bennet, WIMCO’s president. For those loving the resort life however, WIMCO offers a selection of villas with that same immaculate vibe, many of them staffed with housekeepers and private chefs, and of course with wifi and flat screen TVs. With many Italian villas boasting six or seven rooms, and spacious grounds, a villa is an ideal setting for a large group of friends looking to make their own party.
WIMCO’s experienced villas specialists consult with each client to determine their specific wants and interests before recommending a selection of villas. For a taste of the quality and location of some of their villas, see Villa Melpomene (BRV MEL) in Montalcino, Villa Il Sogno (YPI SNO) in Positano, and Villa Fenice (HII FEN) in Sardinia.
Once a villa is reserved, WIMCO uniquely provides a one-stop shop for setting up all other aspects of the vacation. Not only can they arrange car service to the local airport, international flights, and rental cars, but they’ll also provision the villa with groceries, and organize local activities and services like private chefs or cooking classes.
About WIMCO Villas
Recently featured on HarpersBazaar.com, Style.com, and the preferred choice of bloggers like Leandra Medine and The Coveteur, WIMCO is an award-winning villa rental and concierge services company. Established in 1983, WIMCO offers a carefully selected and personally inspected collection of villa rentals, coupled with veteran and well-traveled villa specialists for personalized planning both before and during a guest’s vacation. WIMCO’s primary job is to match clients with the right villa for their lifestyle and budget, and their portfolio spans eleven Caribbean islands (including St. Barths, Turks and Caicos, and Anguilla), St. Tropez, Tuscany, Capri, Mykonos and Nantucket. Start vacation planning at wimco.com, or speak directly with a villa specialist at (401) 849-8012. Inquiries may also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org