Discovering the Historic Santa Croce Neighborhood in Florence

Discovering the Historic Santa Croce Neighborhood in Florence

Florence is a city of beautiful squares, from the buzz of Piazza del Duomo to sweeping city views from Piazzale Michelangelo and the historic grace of Piazza Santa Croce. Come along on a journey as we delve into the history of Piazza Santa Croce and share our favorite things to see and do in this lively Florence neighborhood. ... Read More

5 of Our Favorite Tuscany Hill Towns

5 of Our Favorite Tuscany Hill Towns

These days while we’re all dreaming of being able to return to Italy, there’s one place that’s especially good at capturing our hearts and imagination: Tuscany. Isn’t there just something magical about those picture-perfect landscapes of rolling hills dotted with towns, vineyards, and rows of cypress tress? To inspire your future travel plans and keep Italy close to your heart, we’re sharing 5 of our favorite hill towns in Tuscany. ... Read More

Opera Houses in Italy: What to Know about Going to the Opera in Italy

Opera Houses in Italy: What to Know about Going to the Opera in Italy

Italy certainly has flair for the dramatic. It makes perfect sense that opera has its origins  here. Verdi and Puccini wrote stories filled with melodrama and heartbreak. The first opera was produced in Florence in 1598, with the original charter being developed in the actual room that forms part of La Camerata Fiorentina apartment from ... Read More

Movies and TV Shows to Inspire your Trip to Italy

Movies and TV Shows to Inspire your Trip to Italy

There is so much information to plow through when you are planning a trip to Italy. Do you head to your local library or bookstore for a pile of guide books? Maybe you prefer Instagram, saving posts that catch your eye. There are blog posts to read and podcasts to listen to. Now you can ... Read More

Wine Tours in Tuscany: 4 Itinerary Ideas

Wine Tours in Tuscany: 4 Itinerary Ideas

People travel to Italy for many different reasons, but one of the most popular attractions is, of course, the wine. Perhaps it’s even one of the reasons you’re visiting Italy! If you’re wondering where to start and which wineries to add to the top of your list, we hope this guide will be a helpful ... Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Miss the Harvest Time in Tuscany

Why You Shouldn’t Miss the Harvest Time in Tuscany

Summer is traditionally the most popular time to visit Italy, but we’re here to make an argument in favor of autumn in Tuscany.  Autumn means harvest time when many of the country’s most popular food and drinks are produced for the rest of the year. If you plan your trip right, you could be in ... Read More

Taking a Vintage Vespa Tour of Tuscany

Taking a Vintage Vespa Tour of Tuscany

Italy Perfect Reservation Team member Kelly shares her fun experience of taking a vintage Vespa tour of Tuscany from Florence. ... Read More

Introducing the Divine Dante Villa, Minutes from Florence

Introducing the Divine Dante Villa, Minutes from Florence

We have just added a wonderful villa to our offering that is ideally situated in the beautiful hills overlooking Florence. We had the opportunity to visit the Divine Dante villa earlier this year to see for ourselves if it was as lovely as depicted in the photos. To our delight, it is ideal for guests looking ... Read More

Villa Rental Questions Answered…Even Those You Didn’t Know to Ask!

Villa Rental Questions Answered…Even Those You Didn’t Know to Ask!

AFAR magazine, a leading travel publication, recently interviewed Italy Perfect founder Lisa Byrne for their April 25, 2017 article “How to Rent a Villa in Italy“.  The article offers practical advice and insights that range from how far ahead to reserve to what to expect in terms of price and amenities. The bottom line is that its easier than ... Read More