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Having visited Tuscany many times over the last ten years, I am please to have the opportunity to provide personal service to our Canadian clients. 

I am living in West Vancouver and am available to speak to you on the phone or respond to your email at any time.

Tuscany is a very special place.  Whether your interests are the galleries of Florence,  experiencing culinary delights or enjoying the Tuscan country side, a trip to Tuscany will match no other.



Looking Forward to 2017 ..................................................................................... News: October 2016 

If you are thinking about a trip to Tuscany or Umbria in 2017, now is the time to start making your plans. Not only does this give you best selection of villas, but it also allows you plan around one or more of the numerous events that are held in the region each year. I have written about some of these before and I will remind you about them here as well as give you a few more.

Easter Week in Rome

Perhaps the most important although also the most difficult one for which to find accommodation and the most crowded is Easter Week in Rome which begins on Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter Day and ends 8 days later on Easter Monday. In 2017, Easter Day falls on April 16. There are several public appearances by the Pope during Easter Week and it possible to attend one of the masses celebrated by him but you will need tickets. These can be obtained on the website of the Prefecture of the Papal Household at http://www.vatican.va/various/prefettura/en/biglietti_en.html.

L’Eroica

As the pictures below demonstrate, L’Eroica is a cycling event that is a little bit different than the Tour de France. L’Eroica started in 1997 with 92 riders. It now attracts thousands. Although often incorrectly referred to as a race, L’Eroica is a non-competitive event or ride which will takes place every year in Gaiole in Chianti, Siena, Italy on the first Sunday of October. The ride is inspired by historical cycling and the routes include long segments of gravel roads. Riders have the choice of 5 routes, ranging from the shorter Leisure Route, 46 kilometres in length, to the longer more grueling Long Route of 209 kilometres.

Participation in L’Eroica is dedicated to cyclists dressed in vintage or vintage-inspired cycling gear, riding historical or vintage-style bikes, as described in the regulations governing the event. Only vintage road racing bikes, called BICI EROICHE, made up to and including 1987 or recently constructed but historically inspired bikes if they are road-racing bikes assembled using vintage components or replicated parts similar to the original.

L’Eroica started in 1997 with 92 riders

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The Infioratas

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Tradizione, arte e cultura: l’Infiorata di Spello

In May and June are the Infioratas or flower festivals put on in various towns throughout Italy. The Infioratas, which literally means “decorated with flowers”, involve the entire community. I mentioned this in more detail in my March 2016 Newsletter.

Festival di Spoleto

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Also described in the March Newsletter is the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto in eastern Umbria about 60 km southeast of Perugia. There are numerous historical sites to visit including the largely rebuilt Roman theatre, the stage of which is occupied by the former church of St. Agatha and currently houses the National Archaeological Museum. The Festival, which in 2017 is presently scheduled to run from June 23 to July 9 but this is subject to change, consists of several days of great entertainment including operas, concerts, ballets, recitals, plays, film exhibitions, workshops, conferences, encounters, awards, contests, special events, and a close look at contemporary art. Full details of the Festival, including how to purchase tickets online, can be found on its website at http://www.festivaldispoleto.com/

The Palio

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On July 2, 2017, the first of the two annual Palio races will be held over 3 days. The second is scheduled for August 16, 2017. The race takes place on the last day following various activities that are presented on the preceding days. You can find more details about the Palio in my December 2014 Newsletter and on the official website.

 

Umbria Jazz Festival

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A few days after the July running of the Palio is the Umbria Jazz Festival, held in Perugia, which is also described in the March 2016 Newsletter. This year the Festival is scheduled to run from July 6 to 17. Full details about Umbria Jazz, including how to buy tickets online, can be found on the festival’s website at http://www.umbriajazz.com/

If you cannot be in Italy in time for Umbria Jazz and you are a fan of the opera, you might want to take in the Puccini Festival held on various days in 2017 between July 14 and August 18. For more information, see my March Newsletter as well as the Festival’s website at http://www.puccinifestival.it/edizione-2017/

Tanti Saluti
~Susan

 

Festivals and Events....................................................................................... News: March 2016   

We often think of a trip to Italy as an opportunity to enjoy some fantastic Chianti wine and great Tuscan food and to just wander around and immerse ourselves in the Italian life. People often forget that with a little bit of planning, Italy has so much more to offer. Throughout the year there are countless festivals and celebrations that add so much more to the experience of a visit to such a great country. Below, I provide just the slightest sample of what there is to see.

One is the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto which takes place from June 26 to July 12 this year. Spoleto is in eastern Umbria on a foothill of the Apennines 63 km southeast of Perugia. There are numerous historical sites to visit including the largely rebuilt Roman theatre, the stage of which is occupied by the former church of St. Agatha and currently houses the National Archaeological Museum. As well, there is the Ponte Sanguinario which translate to "bloody bridge". Its name is attributed to the persecutions of Christians in the nearby amphiteatre which still remains.

This is the 58th edition of the Festival and consists of 17 days of great entertainment including operas, concerts, ballets, recitals, plays, film exhibitions, workshops, conferences, encounters, awards, contests, special events, and a close look at contemporary art. The highlight of the Festival is the final concert tickets for which range from €10 for standing room to €70 for the gold sector.

Full details of the Festival including how to purchase tickets online can be found on its website at http://www.festivaldispoleto.com/. Options available include daily and weekend passes as well as one that allows you to attend all of the events of the entire Festival.

For fans of the opera, later in the summer is the Puccini Festival held in Lucca, Puccini’s birthplace. This year the Festival runs from July 15 to August 13 and provides production of six of the great composer’s famous operas, including Madame Butterfly, Tosca and La Bohème. Again, full details of the Festival can be found on its website at http://www.puccinifestival.it/en/.
For something completely different there are the flower festivals put on in various towns throughout Italy in May and June. The infioratas, which literally means “decorated with flowers”, involve the entire community. One of the most spectacular infioratas is put on by the town of Spello in Umbria and takes place every year on the ninth Sunday after Easter when the people of the town work together to create carpets and pictures made of flowers along the narrow town’s streets.

If you are fan of jazz then you may want to include Umbria Jazz in your itinerary. The festival, which is held in Perugia and some of the surrounding towns, began in August 1973. Its popularity was so great that the enormous crowds were too much and it was cancelled in 1977. The festival was again put on in 1978 but then did not reappear until 1982. It is now held in July every year. This year Umbria Jazz runs from July 8 to 17.

While the focus of much of the event is the paid events which are held nightly and for which tickets can be bought for as little as 23 €, there are numerous free concerts throughout the city. The heart of the city becomes a veritable musical village where can listen throughout most of the day and evening to glorious music amongst the medieval buildings and squares. This year Umbria Jazz will feature such great performers as Massimo Ranieri, Diana Krall, Ezio Bosso and many others.

Full details about Umbria Jazz, including how to buy tickets online, can be found on the festival’s website at http://www.umbriajazz.com/.

There are simply too many events to write about all of them in this short newsletter but they are happening throughout Italy in virtually every month. With a little bit of planning you can easily make plans to include them in your schedule. Take a few moments and google Italy festivals and celebrations and you will be well on your way .Also, if you are travelling to Tuscany in July, don’t forget about the Palio, held every year in Siena in July and August. I wrote about this in my December 2014 newsletter which can still be seen on my website. This year the running of the Palio will be on June 30 to July 2 and August 14 to 16.

Remember, dates can change, even at the last minute so do check up on the local festival and tourist information websites.

Tanti Saluti

~Susan

 

Maison Giulia – Rome Apartment, Colorei del Chianti  & Volterra               News: November 2015   

Maison Giulia – Rome Apartment

Also new to my website is an apartment hotel in Rome, Maison Giulia, located near Campo de’ Fiori and Trastevere, Maison Giulia offers both hotel rooms and apartments. Breakfeast is available for guests staying in the hotel rooms and apartments have their own kitchens.

It is a short walk to the Piazza Navona and its central location make it an excellent starting point for discovering Saint Peter’s, The Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and all of Rome’s attractions.

The rooms have free wi-fi, satellite TV, air conditioning and private bathroom with shower. The hotel has special agreements with garages for those travelling by car.

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Colorei del Chianti

I have recently added a link on my website to Colorei del Chianti, a ceramics shop located on the main square of Gaiole operated by Tania Azzurini. Tania has worked in the field of ceramics for over 20 years. During these years as a ceramicist she has learnt every secret there is to know about the decoration of majolica. In 2009 she set up her own business, opening a workshop in the main square of her hometown, Gaiole in Chianti.

The soft lines of her patterns combined with bright colours typical of the area are a trademark of her work which is admired by tourists from all over the world who choose the heart of Chianti as their holiday destination.

The hand-crafted nature of Tania’s work allows the client to personalize their orders with inscriptions, dedications or special designs and her creations can be shipped worldwide.

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You can learn more by visiting her website at http://www.coloridelchianti.com/.

Volterra

An often overlooked destination for visitors to Tuscany is the town of Volterra and the surrounding countryside. Located to in the western part of Tuscany in the Province of Pisa, Volterra is about 80 kms southwest of Florence, about an hour and forty minutes by car.

As you approach the area, you will notice a marked contrast between it and the other parts of Tuscany. Here the land is given over much more to general agriculture although wine production is an important activity as well. However, the most distinctive feature of Volterra that sets it apart from the rest of Tuscany is the traditional art and craft of alabaster which flourishes here.

Alabaster is a luminous stone which is mined in various locations nearby. There are many workshops that produce superb alabaster statutes and artwork. It is a unique craft that is not replicated elsewhere in Tuscany.

Volterra has a history dating back to Etruscan times. The Etruscan museum in Volterra has a very large collection and has been said to be one of the best Etruscan art museums in Europe.

Volterra also played an important part in Roman times however the Roman Theater, which was built in the 10th century BC, is the only monument left in Volterra from this period. The theater is known for its excellent acoustics and provides great views of the town and the surrounding landscapes.

While it is possible to arrange for guided tours, a great way to explore the town is to rent an audio guide from the tourist office located in the main square. It provides an easy to follow walking tour of the town’s main points and allows you to proceed at your own pace.

Susan

 

Chianti wines are known and appreciated all over the world.                                 News: March 2015

Tuscany, Umbria and the Amalfi Coasts continue to be popular vacation destinations for Canadians. The best place to start when planning your next Vacation or Holiday in Tuscany and other Regions in Italy is to check out my website www.susanstuscanyvillas.com. Here you will a find a vast selection of villas and farmhouses. I offer rentals from  cozy one-bedroom Villas in Florence, Italy, overlooking the Ponte Vecchio, to 10 bedroom luxury villas in Tuscany and everything in between.
I have the vacation or holiday rental you are looking for... even if it's a castle in Tuscany!

Chianti Wines

At this time of the year, people are starting to put into place their holiday plans for the months ahead. May and early June as well as September to mid-October are great times to visit Tuscany. One of the most popular activities in which visitors like to participate is the sampling of the fabulous Chianti wines. Below I have included some information about Chianti wine as well as about some wine festivals that are planned for later this year.


Chianti wines are known and appreciated all over the world. The Chianti wine region was originally a small area, which included only the towns of Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti. In now encompasses the areas of the towns of Castelnuovo Berardenga, Poggibonsi San Casciano Val di Pesa, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Greve in Chianti, and Barberino Val d'Elsa. These towns all represent the area of wine production called "Chianti Classico" which is recognizable by the Gallo Nero, or Black Rooster logo. The Chianti wine area, however, extends much further beyond the area of Chianti Classico; from Pistoia, in the north, to Montepulciano, in the south, Livorno, in the west, and Arezzo in the east.


In order for a wine to retain the name of Chianti, it must be produced with at least 75% Sangiovese grape however to be classified as Chianti Classico the wine must be produced with at least 80% Sangiovese grapes. Chianti wine that has been aged 38 months may be labelled as Riserva. Chianti that meets more stringent requirements (lower yield, higher alcohol content and dry extract) may be labelled as Chianti Superiore although wine from the Classico sub-area is not allowed to be labelled as Superiore.


Throughout the region there are many opportunities to taste prestigious labels and great vintages. You can do wine tastings at an enoteca (wine bar) or as part of organized event at a winery or restaurant but my favourite is to visit the wineries that produce the wine. They are throughout the Chianti region and have signs advertising wine and olive oil tastings and sales. If you are going to make a day of this, however, it is best to hire a driver for the day so that everyone in the party can truly enjoy the experience.


Another great way to experience the Chianti wines is to attend one of more or the many wine festivals scheduled for this year. On May 30 and 31 there is a wine tasting event-taking place in the attractive village of Radda in Chianti. A week later, on June 5 to 7 June 2015, there is another one in Lamole in Chianti. If you are planning to visit Tuscany later in the year, there are festivals in September that may interest you. The first is the Chianti Classico Wine Fair in Greve in Chianti. In 2015, this wine festival takes place from the September 10 to 13 in Piazza Matteotti, the main piazza of Greve in Chianti. The second wine tasting event is Vino al Vino, taking place one week later in Panzano in Chianti, a 10-minute drive from Greve on September 17 to 20, 2015.


Attending a festival is simple. You buy a wine glass from the Cassa and Informazioni booth and this allows you to try a certain number of the wines displayed. You can both buy and order wine and olive oil at the booths. In addition to the wine tasting, a variety of events are offered during the festivals.

I have the vacation or holiday rental you are looking for... even if it's a castle in Tuscany!
Thanks

Susan

 

Happy Holidays to You All                                                                                              News: December 2014

I have devoted much of the past year to developing my website which now allows people to search for anything and by area, number of bed rooms and type of property including apartments! I have also spent time creating relationships with new owners and agents. All of this enables me to serve my clients better and helps to ensure that they have an enjoyable holiday. One of the most important things that I believe I offer is the personal connection that I provide and the ability to get answers directly from the property owner or their Italian agent for clients who want more information about a villa before committing to a reservation.

Now with over 250 properties to offer my clients, I am able to provide accommodations for people seeking anything from a 1 bedroom apartment for 2 to a private villa which sleeps 20 or more. We now have Villas in more than just Tuscany but elsewhere in Italy including Umbria, the Amalfi Coast and even Sicily, more than 20 different Regions.

One of the big challenges this year has been the fluctuation in the value of the Euro against the Canadian dollar. I therefore continue to offer the opportunity to pay a fixed Canadian dollar price to them but also I am quite happy to simply quote the Euro price for those who are prepared to take the risk of a decline in the Canadian dollar.

January is the time of the year that people start planning their Italian holidays. Although there are many properties available, they do begin to book quickly at the beginning of the New Year. If your plans include a trip to Italy this year, I encourage you not to leave making a reservation much longer to ensure that you have a wide selection of properties to choose from.

There are several events throughout the year in Tuscany that are well worth planning your holiday around. There are too many to write about all of them here so I will just provide a brief note about one of the most famous and exciting and write about others in future newsletters or on my blog.

The Palio is held twice a year in Siena on July 2 and August 16. Siena is divided into areas known as "contrade". In this famous horse race, which has its origins in the 6th century, the contrade challenge each other in a passionate race which takes place in the heart of the city in the Piazza del Campo.

The Palio is held over 4 days with the race taking place on the fourth day. At around 8:00 am on the day of the race the "Messa del fantino" or mass for the horse jockeys is held in the chapel next to the Palazzo Comunale. Then at 10:30 am the "segnatura dei fantini", in which the names of the jockeys are confirmed, is held. The confirmation of the jockeys is final and no substitutions are allowed after the segnatura dei fantini is concluded. Later in the day each contrada performs a blessing ceremony of its horse and afterwards joins in a large parade which winds through the city and lasts until about 7:00 pm after which the race itself is held. The horses run three laps around the Campo and the first horse that crosses the finish line wins the race regardless of whether or not it still has its jockey. There is no cost to attend the race, which can be viewed from the center of the Piazza del Campo.

It is possible to buy tickets to watch the Palio from various locations around the Piazza. They are expensive but are perhaps the best way to see the event. Several agencies offer tickets for sale and quick search on the internet for tickets for the Palio will yield a number of options. I will post some of them on the website.

Thanks  Susan

 

A New Villa, Villa Isola Serena                                                                                              News July 2015   

I am pleased to report the addition of Villa Isola Serena to the list of luxury villas I have available. Isola Serena has recently been restored to the highest standards. It is close to Castellina in Chianti but also has easy access to Sienna and Florence.
Located in Castellina in Chianti in Tuscany, Italy, Isola Serena is a beautiful private luxury villa on 4 acres of land with the most breath-taking views in the Tuscan countryside. Overlooking Siena and covered in vineyards, olive groves, and captivating forestry, this brand new villa just finished restoration in June 2015. The villa was restored by local Italians of the highest standard to maintain the Tuscan culture, artisanal tradition, and craftsmanship, whilst complemented by modern furniture and contemporary amenities.
History
Isola Serena was originally a farmhouse that was part of the castle property, Castello La Leccia, which is mentioned in written historical sources as early as 1077. Most of the Chianti area was seized to the dominion of the Ricasoli family around the mid 1400’s. In the 18th Century, the Castle modified part of its structure and started to take on the appearance of a villa. In 1920, the entire property was bought by Great Grandfather Giuliano Daddi and in July 1944, during the second world war, parts of the castle were bombed and partially destroyed. The farmhouse was left untouched until it was recently purchased by a Canadian investor in 2013.
Today
In the summer of 2012, when a Canadian businessman and entrepreneur was in Tuscany for vacation with his family and fiancée, he saw the farmhouse and instantly fell in love. With over 4 acres of private land and the most breath-taking views overlooking Siena and covered in vineyards, olive groves, and forestry, they knew this was their dream home. After embarking on a 1 year restoration project and hiring all local Italians to maintain the Tuscan culture, artisanal tradition, and craftsmanship, this beautiful luxury villa is truly an oasis of serenity and perfection. The official name of the farmhouse is Podere Isola, meaning “island farm”, which the owner renamed to “Isola Serena”, meaning “serene island” and after his fiancée.
The main house is 440 sq metres (4500 sq ft) with 6 bedrooms and all ensuites, and it can sleep up to 12 people. It includes a large terrace overlooking the countryside, a small private swimming pool, barbeque area, full kitchen, dining room, library, WIFI, satellite TV, and all modern amenities. Optional services include mid-week touch up maid service, cooks and babysitters on request (must be booked in advance) city and airport transfers. 

Shorter Stays & non-Saturday to Saturday Bookings                                                         June 16, 2015

One of the things that has always frustrated me in looking after my Canadian clients is that bookings had to be in one week segments with only a Saturday to Saturday arrival and departure. While my preference has always for a long stay in one place for two or three weeks, this is not for everyone, particularly for people who are making perhaps their one and only trip to Italy in their lifetime. With the addition of many new properties I am now much more able to accommodate such requests.

This season already, I have managed to find suitable dates for two Canadian parties at Agriturismo Collelungo and Castello di Volpaia. In the past, I would have had to simply say “I am sorry, I cannot help you” and turn them away. It was a pleasure that with a little bit of work and flexibility, I was able to find suitable apartments for both parties.

Agriturismo Collelungo is in the heart of the Chianti region of Tuscany. It is about a five minute drive to the town of Castellina in Chianti where there many shops and restaurants. Collelungo is an ancient medieval XIVth century farmhouse turned into an agriturismo. With 12 comfortable apartments for rent and a spectacular private villa Collelungo is a perfect spot for long or short stays. All the apartments have lovely views over the vineyards and can accommodate from 2 to 5 people, while the gorgeous villa with private swimming pool can accommodate up to 8 guests. It is the perfect place to discover the beauties of the area starting with the Chianti Classico region with its wineries and vineyards, castles and medieval towns, to the most famous cities of Tuscany; Siena, Florence, San Gimignano and many more. Bread and rolls delivered fresh from the bakery in the morning and a continental breakfast buffet is available at Euros 10.00 per person. Chianti Classico Wines that are produced at the farm are available for purchase.


Castello di Volpaia again is in the heart of the Chianti. There are spectacular views from this village. This is a small village which has a wine bar and an excellent restaurant. Although there are no shops, the Chianti town of Radda is about a 10 minute drive where you will find a wide selection of shops and restaurants. Volpaia is a fortified XII century village which has been painstakingly restored over the last fifty years. Hidden between the historic buildings there are the cellars and equipment for producing Castello di Volpaia’s celebrated wines, extra virgin olive oil, and vinegars. Volpaia is situated on top of a hill and surrounded by the most beautiful Chianti countryside: rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, cypress trees, forests… Five holiday apartments are available for rent on a nightly basis. There are three separate villas that rent by the week.

While the owners have been careful to maintain their original architectural features, the apartments are comfortably furnished and equipped with internet wi-fi, dishwasher (except Balifico), hairdryer, television, cd player, window screens, fridge and oven. Independent central heating makes the apartments comfortable throughout the year. All apartments have an independent garden with barbecue, table and chairs for outdoor dining and relaxing. Castello di Volpaia offers free guided tours of the cellar followed by a tasting of their wines, cooking classes with lunch/dinner to follow, formal lunches or dinners with the owners in their villa or garden, and lunches or dinners in their enoteca.

I can match any price on villas listed with other agencies or rented directly by the owner. As a licensed British Columbia Travel Agent, clients have access to the protections offered by the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and the Travel Industry Regulation of British Columbia and to the Travel Assurance Fund created under the Act. I am available to speak to my clients and answer their questions seven days a week by phone at my toll free number of 1-877-887-1910. If I don’t have all of the information they need, I know who to call to get it for them quickly and accurately. I accept payment by cheque, bank transfer and credit card and, most importantly, allow them the choice of paying a fixed Canadian dollar price or, if they wish to accept the risk of exchange rate fluctuations and the sometimes unpredictable bank charges for foreign currency transactions, which can add as much as 6 to 8 percent to the cost, the owner’s Euro price.

Thanks Susan

November 2013

The last six weeks have been an exciting and, on occasions, stressful time for me. In September, To-Tuscany Ltd., for whom I had acted as the exclusive Canadian agent, announced that they were making a change in their business model and my existing role would no longer be continued. This was disappointing news for me as I had worked with To-Tuscany for over nine years and had very much enjoyed my time doing so. I was faced with the prospect of leaving the Tuscany villa rental business altogether or branching out and starting a brand new venture. After some hesitation and a great of thought, I chose the latter. I am glad I did.

Over the last few weeks I have spent my time redeveloping my website, contacting former colleagues and adding new properties. Although the changes to the website are not readily apparent at the moment, they will be soon and I am sure that my clients, past, present and future, will like what they see. Although To-Tuscany’s properties were almost entirely limited to completely self-catering apartments and villas which rented from Saturday to Saturday, I will be adding accommodations which have a more flexible schedule, give discounts for stays of longer than one week and, in some cases, even provide breakfasts and dinners. I am particularly looking forward to working with the owners of villas like Il Mullinaccio and Casa Camporata and maintaining my connections with one of my favourite restaurants in the Chianti, Malborghetto in Lecchi, the fabulous Casanuova di Ama winery, owned by the Bencini family with its fantastic wine and olive oil tastings offered by Daniela. All of these people I have come to regard as my good friends rather than simply business acquaintances.

What I enjoyed most about my time with To-Tuscany was working with the people – both those who were looking for a place to rent and the owners who had a place they wanted to rent. Although I am a fully licensed travel agent, my business was confined to vacation rentals and I did not book air tickets, car rentals and the like. I was always and will be in the future available to assist and give my clients information and advice about these and other things and help them plan their vacation.


Here is what I can offer that I do not believe any other Canadian OR US agent renting homes in Tuscany can match:

  • As a licensed British Columbia Travel Agent, I am required to comply with and my clients are protected by the provisions of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and the Travel Industry Regulation of British Columbia and access to the Travel Assurance Fund created under the Act.

  • I am available to speak to my clients and answer their questions seven days a week by phone at my toll free number of 1-877-887-1910. If I don’t have all of the information they need, I know who to call to get it for them quickly and accurately.

  • I accept payment by cheque, bank transfer and credit card and, most importantly, allow them the choice of paying a fixed Canadian dollar price or, if they wish to accept the risk of exchange rate fluctuations and the sometimes unpredictable bank charges for foreign currency transactions, which can add as much as 6 to 8 percent to the cost, the owner’s Euro price.

I said above that it has been an exciting and sometimes stressful past few weeks. The stress is disappearing, the excitement is starting to take over and I am look forward to moving ahead. I hope that you will join me in my new venture and I welcome your phone calls and emails.

Thanks Susan

 


March 2011                                                                                                           

Take a look at one of our newest members offering Agriturismo ColleLungo Winery, in Chianti Clasico.

We are pleased to announce several additions to our offerings including an apartment in Rome, in the most beautiful section of the City of Rome.

 

 

Having visited Tuscany many times over the last several years, I am please to have the opportunity to provide personal service to our Canadian clients.  I am living in West Vancouver and am available to speak to you on the phone or respond to your email at any time. Tuscany is a very special place.  Whether your interests are the galleries of Florence,  experiencing culinary delights or enjoying the Tuscan country side , a trip to Tuscany will match no other.

Thanks Susan