Not-To-Be-Missed Giveaway: HomesAway Villa in Tuscany

Our friends at HomesAway are offering an exclusive giveaway to Ciao Bambino readers! A lucky family will win a week-long stay at luxury 3-bedroom/2-bathroom estate near Cortona — a $10,000 value!

Set on a large estate producing wine and olive oil, Villa Grandi is ideal for 1-2 families that want privacy, spectacular scenery, and easy access to regional sightseeing, as well as a variety of outdoors activities including walking, hiking, biking, tennis, golf, and horseback riding.

Extensive services is one of the benefits of renting a villa through HomesAway. The giveaway includes pre-arrival shopping (excluding the cost of the food), daily cleaning (except Sunday), mid-week linen change, regional maps, pre-trip planning with HomesAways Travel Advisors, and the HomesAway Home & Regional Handbook.

HomesAway also offers a unique Local Host Service where a local ‘insider’ is there to welcome guests and provide ‘go to’ information during a stay — an amazing resource! Families absolutely rave about this part of HomesAway’s service offering. Click here for full details about Villa Grandi and HomesAway promotion for Ciao Bambino readers.

The drawing will be held on Friday, September 18th 2009.  Click here to enter!

The trip must be taken between November 1, 2009 and October 31, 2010 and is subject to availability. A large selection of additional services including chefs, childcare, private excursions, and car rentals are available through HomesAway on request at an additional cost.


  1. Would love to win! Have only spent a few days in various parts of Italy but enjoyed them all.

  2. looks amazing – what a memory this vacation would imprint. My husband proposed to me on Burano but we only visited the Venice area. Has always been a dream of mine to see Tuscany region. (and my favorite red wines are amerones, borolos, and brunellos)
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  3. entered, tweeted, and followed you over on Twitter even! saw the contest in MY tweetstream! 🙂

  4. WOW! My husband spent 4 months working in northern Italy several years ago and loved it. This would be a great opportunity to take the whole family.

  5. This would be my dream honeymoon! Rob and I met because of Twitter. We’ll have a Tweeter of Honor at our #AlohaWed ding in Waikiki. I just heard about this Northern Italy giveaway via @GeekMoomy as she RTed it on Twitter! How fitting it would be to win my dream honeymoon because of Twitter!

    Good Luck to all who enter! Norther Italy… truly the most romantic place on earth! Who ever wins will hopefully twitpic the vacation and use a FLIP video to post it to YouTube too!

    Mahalo and Aloha!
    Arleen Anderson
    AKA @AlohaArleen

  6. Gorgeous! You know if i win this i will photograph it and write about it for you!

  7. Yes please, would love to get to Tuscany, maybe in the spring or early summer – I’m sure the wildflowers and countryside are gorgeous at that time of year. My recent trip to Istria reminded me a little of tuscany, the hill-top towns, the vineyards and olive groves.

  8. I’m hoping to retire early next year and am planning to give myself a gift of one entire month in Italy. This would really start me off right! I could even invite my family to join me for at least a week! Fingers are crossed.

  9. Would love to bring the family to Tuscany, it has been awhile since a business group we belong to brought us biking there as a group. It is magnificent and would love to return! Villa looks stunning.

  10. We have never been to Italy. For the past several years we have brougt the kids to Mexico with YPO to build homes/ latreens. This sounds like an equally exciting and educational trip!!!

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