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TRUSTED TRAVEL EXPERT Italy Villas
Crafting one-of-a-kind villa vacations is Mara Solomon’s way of sharing, directly and personally, the insights she has gained from her long love affair with Italy. Preparation is her mantra, and there is no limit to the number of hours she’ll spend on the phone organizing your trip. For two decades she has been hand-picking the most authentic and magical homes in Italy, inspecting them seasonally, and strengthening her close relationships with the owners (she speaks fluent Italian, of course). Adept at helping large families and small groups, Mara will build you an itinerary based on a property matched to your group’s unique set of interests, preferences, and energy levels. The result is a carefully calibrated itinerary that eliminates nasty surprises and maximizes relaxation and engagement. Mara helps newcomers make the most of their experience and guides returning travelers to lesser-known points of interest and people embedded in local culture. All guests have the benefit of being brought into Mara’s personal circle of friends and colleagues: chefs, winemakers, artisans, drivers, farmers, guides, and the like—people she knows and whom she feels you will enjoy. Mara was also included in Wendy’s prestigious list of top villa specialists, which was published annually in Condé Nast Traveler magazine from 2006 to 2013.