Italy is filled to the brim with unique and special places and it is just so hard to pick. Below is just part of our selection. Make sure that if you are after something truly special that you let us know as we have a range of wonderful properties to share with you.

Umbria - If you are after a luxury getaway then this place is for you. Discovered in ruins in 2001, Riccardo & Marilisa Parisi immediately fell in love with the "pile of rocks" dreaming to bring it back to life and then did. The restoration took many years of devotion and was carried out using original materials and preserving the character of the place. Most of the furniture, paintings, china and silver are from the owner’s family collection. This place is a secluded paradise, only 12km from Gubbio.  A country retreat and the rooms offer all the facilities one would expect, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV and more. With a simple cuisine based on zero miles food and fresh organic vegetables. Add outside spaces, a gazebo and a pool.. the only thing missing is a choir of angels! Reference 4411.

The Amalfi Coast - This is one of our favourite hotels in Positano. Located in a pedestrianised area and well hidden and private. Everything about this place is quality and every attention to detail has been paid. The hotel started its days in the 1930s and still maintains a traditional existence. Breakfast is served from 0800-1100 on the veranda with sea view and guests can enjoy the sister restaurant which is in the historical centre. With a range of rooms to choose from with most of the room terraces/balconies with gorgeous climbing flowering plants and most offering panoramic views across the bay. Ref: 2486.

Apulia - It is not easy to put into words the natural beauty of the coast that leads down from Otranto towards Leuca, where stretches of inaccessible rocky cliffs drop down into a crystal-clear blue sea, and you find a succession of picturesque little harbours with the little fishing villages behind them at just a few kilometres one from the other. Once you have passed the harbour at Tricase, continuing on towards Leuca, in the village called Funnu Voiere, you will find this typical local building perched directly above the sea. This is an ideal location for a romantic break. GROUND FLOOR: living-room with dining area, fireplace and single sofa bed, small kitchen with oven and freezer, 1 double bedroom with a possible third bed. The bedroom leads to 1 bathroom with shower. A large private outdoor area with facilities and panoramic outlook over the sea. Self-catering from Saturday to Saturday only.