Introducing Unique Self Catering properties in the Hills of Liguria Where Medieval meets Wi-Fi -

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Unique, stunning self catering properties set in exquisite mountain setting in a 13th century borgo in Liguria Italy. Off the beaten track but only 15 minutes to the Italian riviera. Contemporary interiors, wifi and satellite.

‘People normally arrange their retreat in Colletta with us and then, in another fusion of the old and the new, they then use the cashback element of the website to get the best deal when booking their car hire and travel insurance,’ said Maxine.

Ad Holidays Ltd are delighted to announce that they are the sole agents for a number of these exquisite apartments and small houses.These properties are suitable for families or couples who are looking to enjoy the gorgeous mountain setting of this unique 13th century borgo. Holidaymakers come to Colletta to slow down, to indulge themselves in the area’s simple and natural beauty – the clean air, peace and quiet and to sample the delicious local food – all the while leaving the option to work or connect with the rest of the world open to them if they so wish. Maxine Broadhurst of Ad Holidays Ltd who owns the independent travel cashback website simplyonlinetravel.com bought a property in the area some years ago and has since built up a successful holiday let business in various parts of Italy, including Tuscany.

Gian Carlo De Carlo took the ruins of Colletta, which were slowly deserted by its traditional inhabitants, and transformed it into the picturesque and technologically-connected village it is today. His challenge was to fuse the technology of the future with the traditions of the past by respecting the original local architecture, which he reportedly described as similar to the empty shell of a crustacean. In 2006, his restoration of Colletta was recognised by the Overseas Homes Awards with the award ‘Best Restoration’.

Colletta is a medieval hill-top village in northern Italy that is surrounded by mountains, yet only a short drive from the Italian Riviera. Within the village’s restored stone houses, narrow streets and lush surrounding hinterland lies a story of tradition, ruin and restoration.

"People normally arrange their retreat in Colletta with us and then, in another fusion of the old and the new, they then use the cashback element of the website to get the best deal when booking their car hire and travel insurance,’ said Maxine.

Colletta is justly considered one of Europe’s finer examples of bridging medieval tradition with modern day functionality. The village’s harmonious blend of the past and the present makes this an exclusive retreat from the rest of the world while allowing its visitors to remain connected. Each of the apartments in Colletta have high-speed Internet connections, satellite TVs and a telephone line. Plus the village also has a swimming pool and sauna, conference centre, summer theatre and even an internet café – all set against the backdrop of the rolling hills and valleys that surround it.

If you would like more information about staying in Colletta in either a one or two-bedroom apartment, please email Maxine Broadhurst from Ad Holidays Ltd at m.broadhurst(at)btconnect(dot)com.

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