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Villa of the Month

Villa of the Month

Have a look at Podere dei Limoni  Nr Capalbio, Maremma, Tuscany, or contact Merrion for more information.

"In the most magnificently unspoilt and tranquil position enjoying mouth watering views to the sea and Monte Argentario, Podere dei Limoni is quite simply wonderful, tasteful, luxurious and magica!"

 

 

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Happy New year Special Offer

Special offer for Villa Casanuova, Tuscany

For any 2019 bookings made before January 31st we are delighted to offer a 10% special reduction! This luxurious villa with stunning pool, outstanding views, total privacy and state of the art interiors is magical. Please do contact Merrion NOW for more information on this not to be missed great offer!

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Villa of the month - Podere dei Limoni

It is a delight and privilege to be chosen to represent such an exclusive portfolio of outstanding properties on our website and this month we are thrilled to showcase Podere dei Limoni in the Maremma, Tuscany – it is truly mouth watering so please do get in touch soon to avoid missing out! With magnificent sea views, chic contemporary interiors, exceptional landscape gardening and understated elegance, Podere dei Limoni certainly ticks the boxes!

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Exceptionally stunning properties for 2018

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Aceto balsamico or Balsamic vinegar  is  made  from grape must – grape pressings which have never been permitted to ferment into wine.

As far back as 900 years ago, vintners in Modena were making balsamic vinegar, which was taken as a tonic and bestowed as a mark of favour to those of importance. Sweet white Trebbiano grape pressings are boiled down to a dark syrup and then aged under rigid restrictions. The syrup is placed into oak kegs, along with a vinegar "mother" and begins the 12 years aging process. Over the years it graduates to smaller and smaller kegs made of chestnut, cherry wood, ash, mulberry, and juniper until this important ‘flavour of Italy’ is ready for sale.

Some balsamic vinegars have been aged for over 100 years which is what makes the very best Modena aceto balsamico so expensive!

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Merrion & MoJo send you their very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thank you for continuing to subscribe to our newsletters, thanks especially to those of you who have holidayed with us this year and many of you who have already booked your holiday for next year. Remember we are available round the clock and would love to hear from you at any time via email or telephone to help arrange your holidays for 2018!!

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Sabatino Truffles unearthed the world’s largest truffle on record in 2014. Found in central Italy, the massive truffle weighed an impressive 4.16 pounds! The white truffle is an especially rare find and is only available for a few months of the year. It can cost up to three times more than its black truffle counterpart. White truffles are mostly found in Piemonte, Le Marche, Umbria and Abruzzo and specially trained truffle-sniffing dogs called Lagotto Romagnolo are used during the months of October, November, and December to hunt out this highly sought after delicacy. The most expensive food in the world!.  

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Eschew the Tuscan countryside
villa for a home in the hills of
Liguria, a stone’s throw from the
region’s coastal superstars, to truly
experience the simple life in Italy.

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Merrion Charles is a globally renowned private travel consultant specialising in Italy and in particular villas; positioned to help you discover the insider’s Italy;
merrioncharles.com

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Colomba Pasquale, or Colomba di Pasqua, is the traditional Italian Easter cake and the counterpart of panettone and pandoro which are eaten at Christmas. The dough for the colomba is made in a similar manner to panettone, with flour, eggs, sugar, natural yeast and butter but unlike panettone, it usually contains candied peel and no raisins. The dough is then fashioned into a dove shape (colomba in Italian) and then topped with pearl sugar and almonds before being baked.  

Enjoy this Easter with a delicious Colomba!

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Pecorino is the name of a family of hard Italian cheeses made from ewe's milk. The word derives from Italian pecora meaning ‘sheep’ but it also refers to a grape variety thought to orginate from the Le Marche region. Pecorino is a dry, acidic, flinty crisp white wine and is indeed a great match with the cheese of the same name. Pecorino cheese is found all over Italy but is particularly good from Sardinia, the area around Pienza in Southern Tuscany and also from the Garfagnana area of Northern Tuscany. It is delicious when eaten on its own or with pears, walnuts and chestnut honey and pecorino romano is the preferred cheese used on pasta dishes such as sugo all’amatriciana or cacio e pepe from Rome/Lazio.

Come to Italy and discover the multitude of exceptional and unusual wines on offer!

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Sangiovese is a red Italian grape variety that derives its name from the Latin sanguis Jovis – the blood of Jove. Famous as the only component of much valued Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino, the Sangiovese grape is found in most of central Italy and then stretching down to Campania and Sicily. It is also the main grape used in the fine wines of Montefalco Sagrantino in Umbria and Morellino di Scansano in the Maremma region.

Come to Italy and discover the multitude of exceptional and unusual wines on offer!

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Panettone & Pandoro are the traditional Christmas cakes in Italy. Panettone originates from  Milan and Pandoro from Verona. 117 million are made each year and now exported around the world for the festive season.

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Italy is home to 51 world heritage sites making it the state party with the largest number of sites in the world.

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La Dolce Vita

We have had some lovely feedback recently that we would love to share with you...

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Tailor Made Journeys

As the number 1 expert for Italy, Merrion provides the very best concierge service available..

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Christmas Wishes 2015

Christmas wishes from Merrion and MoJo!

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SPEARS 500

Merrion is proud to have been chosen by SPEAR'S 500 2016.

Following a rigorous selection process for SPEARS essential guide to the VERY BEST in every field for HIGH NET WORTH individuals, Merrion is one of only ELEVEN top travel specialists selected to be represented in this prestigious directory.

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Perfect Puglia with Merrion!

With Merrion you can savour your very own magical tailor made vacation and also be rest assured of being given the very best concierge service.

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Spring with Merrion!

With Merrion you can savour your very own magical tailor made vacation and also be rest assured of being given the very best concierge service.

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“Venetian Fantasy” in Vogue Magazine

Step inside the sumptious Villa F and be transformed back into the glorious past of the city of canals.

It is outrageously beautiful and has been home to a series of Venetian noble families.

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2015  Exciting new additions!

New properties for 2015

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Merrion introduces Lina Estates

Merrion is thrilled to introduce Lina Estates to her valued clients. Dedicated, reliable and professional, Merrion recommends Lina Estates to those clients considering investing in Tuscany in the near or distant future. A personal recommendation is ALWAYS the best after all!

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September News

A new look website and a new look email! New villas and more.

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Interiors Digital

Read this top reviewabout one of Merrion’s most special properties in magical Venice.

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“With Merrion you will discover
the Insider’s Italy”

Private Consultant
Merrion provides the very best exclusive, professional and dedicated travel consultancy. Whether you are looking for that special hidden away boutique hotel for a romantic weekend, a luxury villa with pool in the Tuscan hills for your family, a local restaurant away from the crowds, Merrion knows the best properties, the best way to travel, the best time to travel and the best places to eat and drink. She will provide the perfect solution to your holiday requirements. “We could not have chosen a better person to book our Italian holiday. Perfect in summing up what type of holiday we wanted. A true specialist in all directions.”

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