Holiday Homes Round The World

Feb 1st, 2011
By Frank Nero

Holiday Homes Round The World” is a project of love by Italian successful property owners Antonio Bortolotti and Cristina Benincasa.

Antonio and Cristina, founders of Holiday Homes Round The World

World travellers for over 20 years, they covered more than 50 countries, collecting countless memorable experiences. Staying in luxury hotels, hip resorts, simple B&Bs and authentic holiday homes as part of their daily travel routine, they gained considerable expertise in choosing the perfect getaway for the perfect holiday.

Nowadays, they prefer the homey feel of  holiday homes rather than the quintessential chic of cozy yet sometimes impersonal hotel rooms. They often seek their perfect hideaway with such an attentive eye and an exceptional care for details that their highly demanding standards led them to build a considerable list of outstanding yet (for the major part) affordable properties.

As acclaimed travel journalist Lara Dunston wrote on “Grantourismo“, “with holiday rentals, it’s the little things that make a difference” and no one better than Antonio and Cristina know what she means when it comes to the little luxuries that make a stay really special, as they “win the award for Best Welcome Package” in their own award winning Sardinian property, Casa Teulada.

Holiday Homes Round The World” is their next step: building a sustainable source of unparalleled information on where to find the most appealing, inspiring, amazing retreats to rent for the best time of the year. And make such resource widely available online to an ever increasing community of fellow holidaymakers.

Antonio Bortolotti

Globetrotting traveler, entrepreneur, author of acclaimed italian book “Dentro di Noi. Parlano I lettori di Tiziano Terzani ( Inside us: Tiziano Terzani’s readers speak out)” (TEA, 2006), “ A different point of view – tales of a journey in search for the self” (Lulu, 2006), and the first Italian bestselling book on the iPhone “iPhone:istruzioni per l’uso” (Lulu, 2008), husband to wonderful Cristina and father to the best daughter ever.

Flying for Italy’s airline Alitalia for the past 15 years, he is founder together with wife Cristina of award winning property “Casa Teulada”, plus a half dozen of other successful projects. Born in Florence, Italy, he spends his time between splendid Lake Maggiore, Sardinia and the rest of the world.

Cristina Benincasa

Former executive for a well known Swiss company producing writing instruments, Cristina decided to quit at the top of her outstanding career to give herself the life she always wanted.  20 years spent managing supply chains and dealers worldwide gave her enough confidence to venture into the ultimate challenge and follow a new path in spring 2010.

Dedicated mother to an incredible girl and wife to Antonio Bortolotti, she was initiated by her Master to Asian healing techniques and she now passionately spends her time practising Reiki and Ayurvedic Massage. Managing Director of “Casa Teulada“, together with husband Antonio, she also runs the latest project of love called “The Spa” at Casa Teulada, open in the summer months in her Sardinian retreat.

Frank Nero

Contributing Editor to “Holiday Homes Round The World” , Frank Nero is Ph.D. candidate and teaching fellow in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art History at Florida State University’s campus in Florence, Italy. He also lectures at the British Institute of Florence and has been living in Italy for several years. He owns wonderful holiday homes in Sanibel Island, Florida.

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Frank Nero is a Ph.D. candidate and teaching fellow in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art History at Florida State University's campus in Florence, Italy. He also lectures at the British Institute of Florence and has been living in Italy for several years.

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