The Thinking Traveller in the press

Press articles for The Thinking Traveller

January 2020 Harper's Bazaar Caldera to Coast

Alex Preston discovers the delights on skiing Sicilian-style on Mount Etna, where the spectacular slopes lead down to the azure sea below

Rocca delle Tre Contrade

June 2019 Ville & Casali Ville & Casali | Una casa vintage

Una casa vintage alle pendici dell'Etna


April 2019 Elle Traveller Traumhaus zu mieten | Rent a dream house

Ein luxuriöses, historisches anwesen, im Rücken der Ätna, im blick das Ionische Meer – das ist Sizilien in Bestform

Don Arcangelo all'Olmo

March 2019 Stylist Share a villa with your friends in sun-soaked Corsica

Stylist's editor-in-chief gathers up some of her favourite people for a Mediterranean island escape.

I Bruzzi

February 2019 Sophisticated Traveller Sicilian Story

The delights of the Rocca delle Tre Contrade villa in Sicily are so alluring it takes real will power to venture beyond its walls.

Rocca delle Tre Contrade

February 2019 Escapism This way to the beach

The Greek island of Corfu is one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations.


January 2019 The Times Travel 10 of the best Italian Villas

Il Tabacchificio features in the top 10 best Italian villas.

Il Tabacchificio

January 2019 Bo Bedre Tobaksfabrikkens Kunstfaeridge Forvandling

Il Tabacchificio

December 2018 International Traveller Sweet Disposition

With its charming, rustic approach to life, Italy's southern region of Puglia is all about indulging the sense and making idleness your new ideal.


December 2018 Delicious. These 10 outrageously lavish Mediterranean villas are available for hire

Live the good life with villa rental specialist the Thinking Traveller.

Villa Blanca

Villa Elia

Al Profondo Blu

Rocca delle Tre Contrade

Trullo Rosmarino



Masseria Gargallo

A Torra

Ai Faraglioni

December 2018 Hello! What to do in Taormina: the best places to see, eat and stay in the scenic Sicilian Town

Journalist Harriet Charnock-Bates stays at our villa Ortigia while discovering Taormina.


December 2018 House and Garden Land of Lava and Lemon Groves

"In true Sicilian grandeur, my home for the next few days is the aristocratic residence Don Arcangelo all'Olm

Don Arcangelo all'Olmo

December 2018 Gourmet Traveller Greek Odyssey

Hopping between the Ionian islands, Kendall Hill discovers sleepy fishing towns, luxe villas, pristine beaches and his own piece of paradise.



November 2018 Agnp US influencer and New York man about town, A Guy Named Patrick discovers La Prora

Patrick Janelle tell his readers about his meeting with Rosella and his stay at La Prora

La Prora

November 2018 The Independent In the shadow of Etna

Sicily's cuisine, the product of a variety of foreign influences and fresh ingredients, is unique and delicious.

Rocca delle Tre Contrade

November 2018 Vogue Living These luxury villas in Puglia will make you book a holiday to Italy, stat

If Italy is the world's summer crush, then Puglia is officially the one we can;t stop thinking about.

Villa Blanca

Villa Elia

Masseria Acquadolce

Trullo Terra Dolce

Masseria Cisterna Rossa

Trullo Rosmarino


Trulli Andrea

Il Tabacchificio

November 2018 Robb Report The Thinking Traveller can conjure Mediterranean magic like no-one else

British-based The Thinking Traveller, which specialises in the Mediterranean, boast exclusive access to around 210 luxury villas and properties.

Rocca delle Tre Contrade

Trullo Rosmarino

Ai Faraglioni

November 2018 Casaviva The old Tobacco factory

At first sight, Il Tabacchificio looks like a modest stone building, low and rectangular, located at the end of a road surrounded by Mediterranean pines.

Il Tabacchificio

November 2018 Wallpaper Dream Factory

Wallpaper features Il Tabacchificio

Il Tabacchificio

September 2018 Porter Peaceful Paradise

If the honeypot allure and incessant bass-note beat of the party islands don't appeal you, this distant villa in an inlet in Alonissos is the one to book

Kolokithi Bay

August 2018 Spectator Life Iremia in Spectator Life top 10 stunning private villas to rent in Europe

Spectacular homes away from home


August 2018 Spectator Life Arbitru in Spectator Life top 10 stunning private villas to rent in Europe

Spectacular homes away from home


August 2018 Waitrose Magazine Viva Italia

Trullo Melograno, nestled in the Puglian countryside, mixes comfort with tradition to enchanting effect.

Trullo Melograno

August 2018 Elle UK Meet Me In...

A stylish waterfront hideaway in north-east Corfu


July 2018 The Financial Times A Guide to Secret Sicily

Rebecca Rose experiences Sicily's quieter south-west, visiting new villa Angheli


July 2018 AD Italia A Homelike Cathedral

A Tabacchificio hailing from the 1930's in Puglia has become the holiday home of an international family, constantly on the move.

July 2018 BA Highlife Alonissos: Far-Flun and Fabulous

BA Highlife features villa KolokhitiBay in its listing of ''eleven essential events, locations and launches to put on your itinerary this summer''

Kolokithi Bay

June 2018 Alpentourer Ehamalige Tabakfabrik

Ehamalige Tabakfabrik

Il Tabacchificio

June 2018 Harper's Bazaar Sense Of The Famiglia

I had never believed there might be a holiday out there to keep everyone happy. But it turned out to be a stay in Trullo Pinnacolo

Trullo Pinnacolo

May 2018 The Daily Mail Summer Retreat

Discover Villa Elia and Casina Elia.. two breathtaking hideaways in the Salento region

Villa Elia

April 2018 The Telegraph La Dolce Vita

The Daily Telegraph features Villa Camilla in Puglia and Palermo as Italy's best new travel destinations.

Villa Camilla

April 2018 Condé Nast Traveller Villa Families

From games rooms to peaceful pools, keep everyone entertained

La Prora

April 2018 First Living Top 10: Perfect Mediterranean Hideaways

This month, First Living select the 10 best Mediterranean holidays Villas

Masseria Acquadolce

Trullo Terra Dolce



Casa Vera

Cala d'Istria

Alati Cove



Kolokithi Bay

April 2018 Porter Peaceful Paradise

Porter features Kolokithi Bay in its summer issue, describing it as a peaceful paradise with breathtaking views of the east coast of Alonissos.

Kolokithi Bay

March 2018 House and Garden Getting to know Puglia

Journalist Arta Ghanbari discover the many charms of the region

Trulli Andrea


February 2018 The Sunday Times 50 Hot Villas

Melina feature in the top 50 hot villas with its simple but stylish furniture and its wide panoramic terrace off all three bedrooms.


February 2018 The Times The best Mediterranean villas in Italy

Don Venerando features in the 50 best Mediterranean villas in Italy by The Times

Don Venerando

February 2018 The Times The best Mediterranean villas in France

A Torra feature in the top 50 best Mediterranean villas in France by The Times

A Torra

February 2018 Harper's Bazaar The Best Villas

Trullo Pinnacolo features in Harper's Bazaar's list of The Best Villas, part of The Ultimate Travel Guide 2018.

Trullo Pinnacolo

February 2018 Absolutely Mama High Design

Modern architecture meet traditional charm at Montaltini, a modernist holiday home in Puglia.


January 2018 Brides Magazine Mini Moons

Brides Magazine features villa Fichimori in Puglia in its article for mini-honeymoons


December 2017 The Evening Standard Puglia on a plate

The Evening Standard takes a tour of Puglia, visiting Puglian towns such as Martina Franca, where writer Dipal Acharya is based for the week in Fichimori.


December 2017 Condé Nast Traveller Dramatic Interlude

"Beneath the big-top act of Mount Etna, Sicily's grandstand city of Catania fades away but still radiates."

December 2017 BA Highlife Travel in 2018

BA Highlife features Ionian Island villas Panayia View and Alati Cove in its listing of 'The Places to Visit' in 2018.

Panayia View

Alati Cove

November 2017 How to spend it - The Financial Times The winter of our content

Financial Times How to Spend It features villa Don Arcangelo all'Olmo, Sicily, in its article for winter holiday destinations.

Don Arcangelo all'Olmo

September 2017 The Sunday Telegraph They say Puglia is the new Tuscany. It isn't.

Ethereal, haunting and strange, this region at the heel of Italy is unique, says Stephen Bayley.

Villa Eterea

September 2017 Gala Germany Kochgenuss in der villa

Auf einem malerischen Hügel an Siziliens Ostküste, zwischen Catania und Taormina, thront die Villa "Rocca delle Tre Contrade“.

Rocca delle Tre Contrade

September 2017 The Sunday Times Phew, the gang's all smiling

Francesca Angelini takes on the role of holiday organiser for five picky pals

Cala Bianca

September 2017 Série Limitée - Les Echos Sicile, La vie de Guépard

Al Jafar, Villa Tasca and La Favorita in Série Limitéé – Les Échos

Villa Tasca

Al Jafar

La Favorita

September 2017 School House Magazine Sweet Sicily

Annabel Heseltine discovers Sicily, an island of honey and happiness.

Ai Faraglioni

September 2017 Waitrose Magazine Retreat Yourself

Jessica Gunn of Waitrose Magazine stays in 'dreamy' Arete in Sicily.


August 2017 Stylist Discover an unspoilt corner of Sicily

Stylist editor-in-chief Lisa Smosarski falls for south-east Sicily whilst staying at Casa Luza.

Casa Luza

August 2017 Elle UK Rolling in the Isles

Elle's Samuel Muston embarks on an Aegean odyssey of the Sporades islands.



August 2017 Vogue Deutsch Ferienhaus zu mieten

Katharina Hesedenz von Vogue Deutsch entdeckt villa Cala d'Istria

Cala d'Istria

July 2017 Interni INside ARCHITECTURE

Antonella Boisi discovers Mura Mura

Mura Mura

July 2017 The Financial Times The island with it all

Jo Ellison, fashion editor for the Financial Times travels to Corsica, describing her stay in villa Tamaricciu.


July 2017 Elle UK Hot Hotels

This month Elle UK explores Rocca delle Tre Contrade with it's amazing pool, lava floors and 'life-enhancing views'.

Rocca delle Tre Contrade

June 2017 Robb Report Robb Report

The 19th-century residence described in Robb Report

Rocca delle Tre Contrade

June 2017 The Evening Standard The London family who built a Greek island home

The Evening Standard discovers Oscar and Sue Tymon journey to build the perfect villa on Meganissi.


June 2017 House and Garden A Ruin with a View

Jennifer Goulding visits Rocca delle Tre Contrade to discover how the owners transformed a beautiful ruined house into an idyllic holiday home.

Rocca delle Tre Contrade

June 2017 Traveller's World Buon Mezzogiorno

Villa Eterea

June 2017 The Daily Mail From mist-shrouded castles to epic rolling vineyards: Exploring the wild and wonderful west of Sicily

The Daily Mail's Lauren York explores the wild and wonderful west of Sicily whilst staying at Chirchiaro


June 2017 MilK Decoration Havre monacal.

MilK Decoration explores architect designed I Lentischi

I Lentischi

May 2017 The Evening Standard Simple pleasures are what make Sicily so special

Jack Lefley of the Evening Standard discovers the beautiful simplicity of Il Cappero.

Il Cappero

May 2017 The Times Travel Discover the unspoilt beauty of Skopelos

Mick Hume discovers Skopelos whilst staying at the magnificent Maistros.


May 2017 Reise aktuell 1001 Nacht auf Sizilien

Reise Aktuell online features Al Jafar, describing the villa's origins, unique features and service options available.

Al Jafar

May 2017 BA Highlife The world's best villas

BA Highlife includes Casa Vera in Sicily from The Thinking Traveller in their article for the world's best villas.

Casa Vera

Casa Inga'

May 2017 Food & Wine Home away from home

Travel writer and cookbook author Ted Lee heads to Sicily to live (and shop) like the locals and cook in Masseria d'Estia.

Masseria d'Estia

April 2017 The Times Travel 50 Secret Beaches in Europe

Alati Cove is included as a place to stay to visit one of Europe's secret Beaches

Alati Cove

April 2017 Country & Town House The Italian Job

Al Jafar

April 2017 World Travel Magazine Citadels of Luxury

World Travel Magazine featuring Villa Elia, Trulli Andrea and Melitini.

Villa Elia

Trulli Andrea


April 2017 Madame A Bigger Splash

Rocca delle Tre Contrade

March 2017 The Times How I found the authentic flavours of Sicily

Giles Coren, restaurant critic for The Times, heads to Sicily to discover the local food whilst staying in The Thinking Traveller's villa, Casa Agave.

Casa Agave

March 2017 Reise aktuell Schmuckstück auf Sizilien

Masseria Gargallo

February 2017 Country Living The Art of Living

I Lentischi appears in a picture-driven piece in Country Living.

I Lentischi

February 2017 The Sunday Times 50 villas

The Thinking Traveller's Think Exquisite villa Penio, on the Ionian Island of Lefkada, features in The Sunday Times piece on Europe’s 50 best villas.


February 2017 Gala Germany Vom Profi lernen

Gala Germany features Skye Gyngell's Cooking Class at Rocca delle Tre Contrade in its News Life section, describing it as a place to live and cook in style

Rocca delle Tre Contrade

February 2017 Elle Decor Join the Chef's Table

Elle Decor features Skye Gyngell's cooking class at Rocca delle Tre Contrade in its Escape section.

Rocca delle Tre Contrade

January 2017 The Times Travel Skye Gyngell in Sicily

In her piece in the Times on the 50 best holidays in Italy, Annabelle Thorpe chooses the Skye Gyngell cooking class at Rocca delle Tre Contrade, in Sicily.

Rocca delle Tre Contrade

January 2017 Harper's Bazaar The World's Greatest Hotels

Trulli Andrea in Puglia features in Harper's Bazaar World's Greatest Hotels of January 2017.

Trulli Andrea


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