Posts tagged ‘easter’

February 12, 2011

Spending Easter in Italy will more than fill your basket

Italian Easter…

April 24th 2011 – Chieti in the Abruzzo region is believed to have the oldest Good Friday (pre-Easter) Procession in Italy. A highlight being ‘Selecchi’s Miserer’ played by 100 violins!

The Easter Sunday tradition in Florence dates back to 1679. It is a pageant lead by an elaborate multi-storied wooden wagon drawn by a team of white oxen adorned by floral garlands. The procession ends in front of Bascilica di S. Maria del Fiore and after the mid-day mass, the Archbishop ritualistically lights a dove shaped rocket that ignites decorated wagon now in the center of the piazza, setting off spectacular fireworks and loud explosions, which ensure a good harvest!

Let me know what you’re looking for and I can make all your arrangements.  Let me set up a daily chef service in your villa and activities around the region like winery tours, concerts and much more.  Just contact me at 503.546.1058 – direct, 866.297.1058 – toll free or Email: to discuss your travel needs.

In my last post I offered a special deal for the Easter holiday, but there are many places in Italy to experience this spiritual holiday.  Here are a few of my top rated rental villas near Florence.  There are many other options too.

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February 9, 2011

Featured Property: Casa Letizia

Invitation to Tuscany

Featured Property: Casa Letizia
Book now for a royal Italian discount for travel this Easter!

Exclusive offer: Families planning to extend their Easter break over next April’s royal wedding bonus bank holiday can get a 20% saving on a 14-night stay in this property. Stay 14 nights at Casa Letizia beginning April 16 and the rental is reduced to £2,418 (saving £604).

This is a stunning village home in the old centre of Lerici, with a breath-taking terrace looking over the Mediterranean, and the islands of Palmaria and Tino, as well as the once pirate village of Porto Venere. Casa Letizia is an ideal place from which to explore the coast – walk along the myriads of paths along the coast, or take a boat to hidden coves along the Cinque Terre and towards Bocca di Magra. The large terrace becomes the focus of the house and is a great place to sit with an aperitif, enjoying the sound of the waves below.


In this charmingly furnished, architect designed house, you enter on the main floor and work your way up or down. On the main floor there is a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious living room, which extends into a breath-taking terrace overlooking amazing views of the bay and the sea. An elegant black slate circular staircase leads up to a bathroom and a double bedroom with a small terrace overlooking the sea

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