VILLAS RETREATS | Experiences
Travel Your Way
Renting a fabulous villa is just the beginning of your unforgettable stay!
We specialize in creating unusual and personal experiences tailored to your interests and needs. Explore your passions, favorite pursuits and the local lifestyle through uncommon, authentic activities that few visitors ever have the opportunity to enjoy.
The possibilities are endless: total-immersions span wine experiences, thrilling sports challenges, one-of-a-kind family reunions, weddings, birthday celebrations and inspiring executive retreats.
Taste your cup of wine in Tuscany, Liguria or Veneto; drive a race car at a premier race track; hike or bike hidden trails with breathtaking views.
Talk with us about your dreams and ask us to create a Tailor Made Experience package just for you.
Live Like a Local
More and more travelers are discovering the rewards of villa travel – the opportunity to savor the local lifestyle. A villa vacation is about rest, relaxation, and enjoying good times with family and friends. It is also about a deeper understanding of the area – meeting local people, exploring and discovering the natural beauty, food, wine, history, culture and recreation of the destination.
This section is not a comprehensive travel guide. It is designed to give you a taste of local life and insight into the town or region closest to your villa – shopping, restaurants, culture, history and activities. It includes some of our personal favorites both well known and hidden gems. This section also contains Spotlights on current hot topics – events, local celebrities, things to do, dining out, culinary arts, and up and coming wineries.
When you book your villa, we will share our local connections, access and insider tips to facilitate a rich and authentic vacation experience.
SCV offers unique and inspiring venues for intimate retreats, executive meetings and small corporate events. Our stunning villas provide relaxed and beautiful settings that allow participants to re-energize, unleash creativity and stimulate the imagination resulting in successful and productive meeting outcomes. What better place to stimulate the mind and refresh the soul than an environment resplendent with the greatest achievements of man and nature. Majestic mountains, lush valleys, fertile vineyards, world-class wines and restaurants. Plus exclusive spas, unique shopping and distinctive recreational activities are all nearby.
Meeting Services & Experiences
We will work with you or your suppliers to make sure that your meeting goes smoothly whether you need A/V equipment, healthy breakfasts and break snacks, gourmet meals served al fresco as you watch the tangerine sunsets, or early morning fitness activities including yoga or vineyard hikes. Ask us to create unique group activities designed to foster teambuilding and support your meeting objectives:
- Hire a well known private celebrity chef to conduct a cooking class along with a wine expert who will organize a wine tasting.
- Invite a renowned wine maker to join your group for dinner.
- Create a custom barrel of wine for corporate gifts and events.
- Race cars at most important Italian raceways.
- Golf at some of the wine country’s premier courses.
Liguria & Tuscany, Italy
We offer several villas that can accommodate groups up to 24 people overnight, and many more for events and parties. Feel free to contact us for any question you may have.
Tell us your culinary fantasy and we will help you make it real!
Celebrate local cuisine and delight in a region’s cornucopia of artisanal breads, handcrafted cheeses, olive oils, home-cured meats, organic and locally grown fruits and vegetables, wine-infused chocolates, and fresh seafood and shellfish.
Revel in the harvests, seasons and festivals that honor regional bounty.
SCV insider knowledge and local connections allow us to create an unforgettable customized culinary experience with memories to last a lifetime.
There are many tempting possibilities:
- Enhance your skills with an in-villa cooking class led by a celebrated local chef
- Gather tips during a “cook along with the chef” gourmet dinner
- Experience unique private dining events at a region’s top restaurants
- Learn about food-and-wine pairing sessions at a vineyard, culinary school or in your villa
- Explore the variety of handcrafted local cheeses with a cheesemonger
- Tour farmer’s markets, local farms and artisanal food producers with a chef
- Learn the secrets from a master wine producer.
- Tour the produce gardens of local wineries and chefs
- Dine with winemakers al fresco in the vineyard
Contact us now to know properties offering gourmet kitchens to plan your culinary adventure!
Explore your love of wine and gain a deeper understanding, from grape to glass, in Liguria and Tuscany. Allow us to introduce you to celebrated veterans and rising stars alike who will share their insights and perspective with you.
Picture yourself in a world-class vineyard walking among the vines with a renowned winemaker, exploring the barrel caves, and then sipping and swirling wine made from the very grapes you have just seen.
Whether you are just discovering the world of wine or consider yourself an experienced oenophile, SCV will create a wine adventure that will delight and inform you, and deepen your passion for wine.
The possibilities are limitless!
- Enjoy a private gourmet picnic lunch or elegant dinner served by private winery chefs in beautiful vineyards, romantic wine caves, historic chateaux or in the privacy of your villa
- Uncover the mysteries of wine blending amid the barrels in a vineyard cave
- Explore vineyards by foot, or on a van with prvate driver, or from above in a helicopter
- Discover hidden gems – small, exclusive private wineries and historic chateaux
- Consult with a sommelier on building a wine collection and personal cellar
- Spend a day with a private wine educator who will enhance your knowledge and answer all your questions
- Learn about the newest trend: organic wines
- Investigate the art of wine pairing with a local expert.
- Create your own barrel of wine
- Dine with a winemaker who will share insider insights
More and more families are discovering that a villa-based vacation is the perfect, carefree getaway for the whole family. Whether you are looking for a great spot just for your immediate family, or you are bringing together a multi-generational group, we are sure to have just the right home for you.
SCV villas offer privacy, serenity and intimacy that allow families and friends to reconnect with each other in ways they cannot at a busy luxury resort. Our properties range from country farmhouses set on vineyards, to spectacular hilltop estates, many with family friendly amenities such as pools, playgrounds, tennis and football courts, hiking trails and kitchen gardens.
When you take advantage of our concierge service, you have the gift of time to savor a relaxed and carefree vacation with your family. Our concierge can stock your villa with your family’s favorite foods, and deliver cribs and high chairs to your villa.
We will create fun-filled family-focused itineraries that are sure to delight kids, parents and grandparents:
- Al fresco family picnics at beautiful wineries with farm animals, and premium wine tasting for adults
- Exciting wine cave tours and truck rides through scenic vineyards
- Multi-generational cooking classes
- Visits to local farms to sample the region’s bounty at colorful farmer’s markets,
- Helicopter adventures
- Excursions to explore the local countryside on foot, bicycle or horseback and the waterways on a raft, kayak or canoe.
Family Experience Packages & Itineraries
Browse our villas portfolio and find the best solution for your perfect family adventure!
Celebrate life’s major milestones in a spectacular setting, surrounded by family and friends. Gather the special people in your life to celebrate your marriage, anniversary, birthday or any special occasion. Ask SCV to help create a once-in-a-lifetime celebration for you.
Celebrate the most magical day of your life in a private setting surrounded by picturesque views. SCV offers several intimate wedding venues and guest. Invite your friends and family to join you to share and rejoice in your happiness while savoring the good life.
Whether you hold your wedding at a SCV villa or elsewhere, our villas offer friends and family the perfect setting in which to relax and spend time together while celebrating your big event.
Additional site fees may apply.
Accommodations for Family and Guests
Many couples planning a wine country destination wedding to at a hotel or winery rent nearby SCV villas to accommodate family members and out-of-town guests. Our villas offer friends and family the perfect setting to relax and spend time together while celebrating your big event.
Contact us to learn more about how we can work with you on your destination wedding.