Designing Italy
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"You took care of all the time consuming planning and communicating, freeing us up to enjoy amazing Italy. No one had the pressure of making the arrangements, but yet we felt we had lots of freedom to try options that you suggested." Maddio Family

A Family Affair


Tom was looking for the perfect place to take his wife, children and in-laws. He wanted to be based in a region where they could do a combination of touring and enjoying family time at an Italian Farmhouse. We needed to accommodate ages from four to sixty-five on this trip! My resources and personal experience helped match an outstanding property in Umbria overlooking the hills with a large pool and plenty of living space for all.

I was able to schedule a chef to come to their farmhouse and cook a wonderful Father's Day meal, which they are still talking about one year later. In addition, several half day and full day outings were suggested that provided memorable experiences with the local people and countryside.

"I have lived overseas for many years and have traveled the world all my life both on business and pleasure. Our trip to Italy will always rank among the best trips I've ever taken, and I owe this to the direction and advice I received from Ginger. I had explained to her what kind of experience and setting I was looking for, and she was able to recommend a few properties that she thought would meet my needs. She was right on the mark and the property and all arrangements truly exceeded all of my expectations. My wife, children and in-laws all had the experience of a lifetime and I am still in touch with some of the people we met through Ginger's introductions. We are now planning another trip to Italy and I will be working with Ginger again to arrange a repeat performance and encore!"
Tom Durkin

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Painting the Umbrian Countryside Tom's father-in-law, Ken Ray paints the Umbrian countryside.
Grilling Tom & daughter, Elise, preparing a grilled lunch al fresco!