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Few seasoned luxury travellers would dispute that a villa in a stunning part of Southern Europe is the ideal setting for the perfect holiday. However, there are certain properties which also provide an innovative and inspiring environment for a business retreat. A private space which sponsors clarity of thought, corporate bonding, and the opportunity to get the best out of colleagues in a relaxed yet productive setting. Villa La Tosca in the lovely French settlement of Lanton, Aquitaine is a landmark and historic beach front property which offers every conceivable

Easter is a very significant time for memorable festivals in Italy, not least the Scoppio del Carro, the Explosion of the Cart which takes place in Florence’s Piazza del Duomo every Easter Sunday. 150 revellers in medieval costume drag the flower-covered cart, before it is set alight and forms the centrepiece of an incredible fireworks display. April kicks off, as it does for many of us elsewhere, with April Fool’s Day, which is called Pesce D’Aprile in Italy but which involves the same blend of fun, tomfoolery and pranks that

Paris in the spring is a phrase with universal allure, but truth be told there are unusual and inspiring events taking place all over France. Unsurprisingly, between the months of March and May, these festivals tend to focus on themes around regeneration, new growth, and the earth awakening as the sun brightens. In the Dordogne, the last weekend of April every year sees Fourcès hold its amazing flower festival. More than 80 exhibitors come together to produce spectacular spring floral displays, against the backdrop of a place that is often