Village Vacations in Italy is a service designed to help you get the most out of your vacation in Italy. We put you along with your friends and relatives in the perfect vacation "Home Away From Home" in small villages in Umbria and Tuscany, the green heart of Italy.


My tours include airport transfers to and from the airport and the villa.  Healthy breakfast each morning, dinners, day trips to other villages and towns, vineyard tour and even a cooking lesson!  Each bedroom has en-suite bathroom.  The villa also has a  beautiful swimming pool, solarium and it’s own chapel. My all-inclusive tours are everything you need to truly experience living “La Dolce Vita”  (The sweet life) that Italy has to offer.


Write Away in Italy

This writing course will truly take you away as you pen your way through the villages and towns of Umbria.  Find inspiration in the beauty and history of Italy and let your creativity flourish.This course takes place in the ancient palace of the Marquises Pallavinci family’s summer residence in Piegaro (Umbria) where the Prince and Princess came to avoid the heat of the summer in Rome.   We will also visit other villages and towns for you to explore and enjoy living “La Dolce Vita”, while you write your way through Umbria. 



Yoga and Meditation Retreats

Bring your yoga group to Italy and relax, practice yoga and meditate. There are plenty of areas on the property to to do so,inside as well as a rooftop area with panoramic views of the Umbrian hills.  Get off to a good start each morning with your yoga practice and breakfast before we head out to explore the towns and villages such as Cortona, Assisi, Deruta, for pottery, Montepulciano, for wine, and even a spa day to unwind in natural thermal mineral baths.  The options are endless. Hiking, biking and walking tours also available.

Umbria Olive Harvest

The fall is my favorite time of year to spend in Italy. There is so much going on.  The numerous festivals and sagras celebrating the harvest of wine, olive oil, and truffles. Slow down and experience the true Italian lifestyle without the  hustle and bustle of tourists.  I love picking the olives with the group and then afterwards we have an authentic Italian lunch with local wine.  We then take the fruits of our labor to the mill to be pressed and processed into “liquid gold”. This tour also includes day trips to other towns and villages as well throughout the week.  

Truly an unforgettable experience.


Weaving Through Umbria Textile Tour

If you are a weaver and lover of looms you are going to love this tour!  The local artisans of this ancient craft will dazzle your minds with their showrooms and looms that are centuries old.  You will get to see up close and personal how they use intricate patterns from their ancestors to keep their family traditions living on. This tour includes a day trip to Giuditta Brozzetti’s Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano in Perugia located in the 13th-century church of San Francesco delle Donna.  An exquisite setting as you feast your eyes on handmade Italian textiles and actually see master weaver Marta Cucchia at work.  We will also visit Tessitura Pardi,  a grand tradition of Umbrian linens. You can purchase treasures at both, which is the best part of going there! Visits to other towns and villages as well included in this tour for you to experience Italy like a local.  

Girlfriends Get-A-Way Mix Up Tour

Let’s mix it up….I came up with the name of this tour to offer a little bit of everything from my other tours.   Let’s face it,  girls love to shop so I will whisk you away to the clothing outlets of Prada, Gucci, Tom Ford, Channel, Dolce & Gabana to name a few.  We will visit of course a vineyard for a wine and olive oil  tasting,  Cortona for a day “Under The Tuscan Sun”,  a spa day for you to relax in the natural bubbling spring waters of Umbria.   Massages, facials, pedicures and manicures can be arranged for you as well.  Local outdoor markets are always fun because you never know what you might find.  If you book on the first weekend of the month I’ll take you to Arezzo where streets are lined with an abundance of antiques and treasures just waiting for you to take home.  You will also enjoy a cooking lesson of local Umbrian cuisine.   Want to come in the fall,  take part in the olive harvest and afterwards we will visit the frantioio, pressing mill, to see how the olive are pressed and turned into “Liquid Gold”  This tour has so much to offer


Village Vacations in Italy also has vacation rentals from apartments to castles.  Fill out the contact form and let me know what type of accommodation you are looking for and what time of year as well as how many bedrooms and bathrooms you will need.  I have many listings to choose from according to your requests.  Once you fill out the form I will get back to you with more information, rates and photos.

Casa Avalina

700.00  Euros Per Week!   Two bedroom one bath with a traditional Italian kitchen.  Beautiful views of the Umbrian countryside from the balcony off the living and master bedroom. This little village  offers two cafes, hotel, restaurant, post office, butcher, bakery, gelateria and everything you need store.  Great for day trips to other towns such as Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Lago Trasimeno, Deruta, Montepulciano, Pienza and much more.