Italy – where to go when you know. One of the amazing things about working with a well traveled travel agent is the inside knowledge and the secret locations she knows well.  I know an amazing Villa in the countryside outside Florence Italy.  What makes this Villa so amazing is the location and amenities.  Guests enjoy complimentary breakfast, WIfi, laundry, concierge service, secret passageways to the nearby town (3 blocks) and walking distance to a train into Florence (for 5.70EUR by the way). This Villa built in 1398, charming, delightful and welcoming like a luxurious hotel!