Q2 2023

10. 10. EUBN Q2 2023 Nov22729 The villa rental company is reporting limited summer availability in Italy With the pent-up demand for travel and so many travelers with Europe on the bucket list, summer availability is booking up fast. Villas of Distinction® announces some villa rentals are still available for summer travel. According to the Airlines Reporting Corporation’s (ARC) data, Italy is up 82 percent year on year for U.S. travelers this summer (for travel between Memorial Day and Labor Day).* “Renting a villa in Italy allows visitors to live like the locals, something a hotel or resort can’t offer,” said Steve Lassman, vice president of villa product and agency relations. “Our villa guests are able to immerse themselves in the exquisite Italian culture with wine tastings, farm to table experiences, truffle hunting, al fresco dining and so much more.” Tuscany is well known as a hot spot for summer travel to Italy, but there is still some availability at these two villas within the Villas of Distinction portfolio. The area in Tuscany where villa Rubirossa is located is known for producing prestigious wines. Once a simple country house, Rubirossa has been converted to a welcoming and enhanced accommodation with a private vegetable garden, ancient olive trees and immaculate vineyards. Guests can enjoy the nearby Bolgheri Nature Reserve and the Rimigliano Coastal Park which are perfect for hiking, bird watching, and nature photography. Villa Aurelisia, also in Tuscany, can host up to 16 guests and is just less than 20 minutes away from, San Miniato, a medieval hilltop town where guests can immerse themselves in the Italian culture at the local food markets and restaurants. This villa is especially appealing for groups or families as its annex offers guests additional space and privacy, allowing a greater level of independence and flexibility. According to the American Express Travel’s 2023 Global Travel Trends Report, “Travelers who decided to go to Sicily this year may have made their decision after watching the second season of ‘The White Lotus,’ demonstrating another trend called Set Jetting-flocking to places that they’ve seen onscreen, either TV, movies or social media.” Located in Mondello, less than seven miles from Palermo, the capital city of the Italian island of Sicily, Raggiosa, sits on a long stretch of white sand beach with crystal-clear waters. This is the perfect location for guests who want to swim, sunbathe and enjoy water sports such as windsurfing and kiteboarding, while also having the opportunity to experience the natural beauty and culture of Sicily. Olgian, which recently underwent a renovation, is tucked away in an enchanted corner of Malfa overlooking the sapphire blue Mediterranean Sea and Panarea, an ancient island paradise. Guests can also see the incendiary volcano Stromboli in the distance. This location gives visitors the opportunity to explore by making it easy to island-hop and visit the other six islands of the Aeolian archipelagos trying authentic food, excellent wines and visiting Volcanic beaches. For more information or to find out about summer availability in other European countries, visit VillasofDistinction.com or call 800-289-0900. Villas of Distinction® Says Book Now If Planning A European Vacation This Summer