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Small Group Tours & Private Trips 
Like You've Never Imagined


  

Italy       France       Croatia

Welcome to Villas-and-Vines Travel,
where you'll experience a simpler yet luxurious way to travel

 
"Each European trip is personally designed with authentic excursions and we hand-select some of the finest private  villas in Italy and France. After years of traveling in Europe especially in Italy and France, we've met some of the most interesting people in the regions to create unique and meaningful vacations for our travelers.  Spoiling you while making your vacation spectacular is what it is all about." If you have a question about traveling on any of our private trips or small group tours, feel free to contact me directly.
Anne Connally, Founder
Villas-and-Vines

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Authentic Italian Experiences
At Villas-and-Vines Travel, we are passionate about creating exceptional travel experiences in Italy. We've walked the cobblestone streets, dined in the piazzas, enjoyed countless sunsets in the vineyards of Tuscany, prayed in the Sistine Chapel, and sailed the Italian Riveria. We'll share with you the hidden gems rarely mentioned, and introduce you to local artisans and shop owners you would not have discovered by yourself.  We want each of our guests to experience Italy with the same passion we have for Italy. We design our small group tours to help the discerning, time-pressed traveler get the most from your vacation without spending weeks or months searching the internet. 
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Small Groups
A minimum of 12 and a maximum 24 travelers is perfect for those who want a true travel experience with time to explore in a more authentic and relaxing way.  Small groups are able to access the small villages, authentic restaurants and small family owned wineries  where large groups and buses can't go.  We are allowed the freedom, flexibility and camaraderie with a small group and our guests are able to enjoy a more personal and real travel experience. 

Getting Around
No buses, No trains
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Accommodations
Private Villas and Small Boutique Hotels
Let's face it; being on vacation can be tiring. That’s why we select each of our villas and boutique hotels based on luxury, comfort and location so you can relax when you aren't out seeing the sights. Each morning, a nice breakfast will be waiting for you.
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Flexible Itineries & Services
You work hard to be able to travel, so we work hard to ensure your trip is your own. Each tour has a mix of planned sightseeing and free time, plus opportunities to personalize your experience.  Your trip to Italy should be special and the way you want it. Italy4Real can customize and provide add-ons to your tour package. Also, Italy4Real can accommodate any requests to make your Italian vacation more enjoyable. From requesting your favourite wine, to reserving a seat at the most famous opera in Italy, our concierge service can accommodate your wishes. Italy4Real’s Concierge Service gives you the opportunity to fulfill any of your desires while on your Italian vacation. Our concierge service allows you the ability to customize your tour package any way you like. We know creating a custom experience on your own can be overwhelming, so we modify our tour/vacation packages or make them from scratch to save your time and energy for exploring Italy.
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Our philosophy is a simple one. To offer you the best travel experience possible. We believe the only way to achieve this is to have genuine experts for each and every destination, we call them specialists. They'll design a trip around you, to match your interests, tastes and budget, and created with an absolute commitment to quality.

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Trips to Match Your Interests

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Private and Custom Vacations

Villas-and-Vines is ahead head of the class when it comes to luxury travel planning, because we do more homework than anyone else. Our services are at world-leading levels. 
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Our Customers Love Us

OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE
Gayle and Harrell, 1st Time Traveler

FIRST CLASS FROM START TO FINISH
Kathryn and Jerry, 5 Time Traveler

STRESS-FREE ADVENTURE
​Anita and John, 2 Time Traveler

Our trip to Italy organized by Anne was an outstanding experience.  The luxurious villa accommodations, food and transportation were excellent!  Anne is so organized and so familiar with the country that everyday was a wonderful adventure and completely stress-free.  We are looking forward to another one of her trips.
There's been so much that my husband and I have both loved about our trips with Anne and Dennis that it might be hard to keep it to a couple of sentences.  We have traveled to Italy with the Connally's five times since 2010. Every trip has been first class from beginning to end, including our accommodations, meals, wine tours, and shopping trips.   
Traveling can be stressful, but the experience with Anne and Dennis is so relaxing and stress free. Delightful adventures with insights like locals!

TOP NOTCH
Teri and Gilbert, 2 Time Traveler

INVALUABLE LOCAL EXPERIENCE
Cheryl and Tom, 1st Time Traveler

FOOD, WINE & CULTURE
​Lynn and Tom, 2 Time Traveler

Trips to Italy with Anne and Dennis are our favorites: They are a magical combination of freedom (do what you want, when you want) and companionship, (group outings, meals, chill-out times and lots of laughter).
Anne & Dennis know so much about the area: the history, the best views, the best restaurants and wineries (and usually the owners),  the best travel method, (on foot or in a car), the "must see" locations, that it ensures every minute will be well-spent exploring the beautiful Italian countryside.
Anne's extensive research, coordination and first class taste guarantees a luxurious, carefree home-away-from-home. The villas were so exceptional, we didn't want to leave. The groups she puts together  result in life-long friendships long after our travel. Our group of nice, friendly people shared a love of authentic surroundings, wonderful food & wine, fun adventures and  top notch vacations!  


After many years of talking about going back to Italy we joined Anne Connally's group for a fabulous time in Tuscany! We stayed for a week in a beautiful Villa near Greve and had a wonderful time with a wonderful group. We were able to see many out of the way places that Anne knows about and enjoyed cooking classes, village tours, excellent food and wine, winery tours, quaint villages, shopping, beautiful gardens and fabulous scenery. It was first class from start to finish.  Anne gave us an invaluable local experience that we could not gave duplicated on our own. We made lasting memories with couples that started out as strangers and ended as friends.  I highly recommend Anne's Villa's and Vines!  
We have traveled extensively, and we have never experienced the local wine and food culture experience as intimately as when we travel with Anne.  Every time we take a Villas and Vines tour, we know we learn to enjoy the "foodie" side of ourselves all over again.
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