Posts in Tag


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

Having spent the past 8 summers in Salento, I can honestly reassure you, you won’t have a bad culinary experience anywhere you go in Puglia. Yes, there are the odd and out of place kebap bars here and there or the stalls at the fun fairs, but I know you are wise enough not to get close to any of these, wherever you are in the world. Salento is a gastronomic paradise. Fresh, organic and honest food is served pretty much in every local restaurant, often run by extended families with the

Why settle for the beaten track when you can enjoy the holiday of a lifetime on a road less travelled? This year we’re enamoured with some truly incredible up-and-coming luxury destinations that offer holidaymakers the perfect blend of creature comforts and cultural authenticity. Want to know more? Read on for a list of our favourite undiscovered destinations that are guaranteed to have you falling fast. Aegina  Named after the mother of a Grecian king, it’s no wonder that the Saronic Island of Aegina is royally magnificent. The landmass lies in

As a Passepartout Homes member, we are sure you’ll want to refer us to your friends and family, so they can too become part of the Passepartout network of discerning guests and start enjoying the many holiday homes we have on offer. Christmas has come early to Passepartout Homes! During the months of October and November, we want to reward you with a special gift. For every new friend you refer to Passepartout Homes, you will enjoy a complimentary stay at one of our properties. How does it work? Spread

Have you ever tasted the delicious “Pitta di Patate Salentina” (Potato Pitta), a speciality from the Salento region in Puglia (Apulia)? We share the recipe with you as prepared by Giuseppe at Il Visitatore B&B in Maglie (LE). Ingredients: Potatoes 500 g Pecorino cheese or Parmisan cheese:100 g di formaggio 1 egg bread crumbs 2 peeled tomatoes onion capers black olives anchovies extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper baking paper How to prepare: Boil the potatoes, mash them until you obtain a potato puree. Add the grated parmesan, salt,

INTERVIEW – A LUXURY TRAVEL BLOG Paola graduated from the Catholic University of Milan with a Degree in Russian and German and a specialisation in Social Sciences. Paola also holds a Diploma in Direct Marketing from the British Institute of Direct Marketing. Passepartout Homes is a boutique property and concierge club where membership is strictly by referral or invitation only. Since the website’s launch at the end of December 2012, the portfolio of luxury rental accommodation has grown from just 6 properties to 50, stretching across the globe.   What is it that you do

Haven’t you booked your summer holidays yet? Need some inspiration? Here are some popular Passepartout Homes destinations to tempt you. For more information or to make a booking visit or email   LE CHARTREUSE DES MOULINS – between St. Emilion and Bordeaux, France. 5 bedrooms. Can accommodate up to 16. A charming former post house from 1870 with two towers (pigeonniers = pigeon houses), now a romantic holiday mansion amidst pure nature, tranquillity and exceptionally beautiful views. A “kids proof” villa for a perfect family holiday. SEASONAL OFFER: stay between

The Salento area of Apulia can quite possible claim the best beaches in the Mediterrenean. Situated at the very end of Italy’s famous heel of the boot, Salento is only now starting to be recognized by travellers and the press as a land of treasures and natural beauty. Rich in history, art and culture, this region has much to offer: crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, coves, caves, tiny “bleached-white” villages perched on rocky cliffs, delicious food, wine and extra virgin olive oil. Not to mention its warm hospitality and best

Sensational offers. A selection of handpicked villas and apartments around the world offering tempting offers to Passepartout Homes members. And why not let your friends know? Simply forward this newsletter by clicking on the link above or ask your friends to sign up to receive our updates: Time to book your holidays!!! Email:   Villa Drakothea – Mykonos – Greece Drakothea is a one of a kind private villa, which combines traditional architecture (Mykonian country style) with the luxury of modern conveniences, elegance and comfort. A stunningly beautiful retreat

1 2 Page 1 of 2