The Thinking Traveller

The Thinking Traveller

The Thinking Traveller

Founded in 2002 by husband-and-wife team Huw and Rossella Beaugié, The Thinking Traveller offers exclusive access to the most desirable villas in the heart of the Mediterranean.

The properties in The Thinking Traveller’s portfolio are only available through the company, a unique feature that allows them to guarantee quality and to create tailor-made solutions for its clientele. The exceptional range of villas begins with 5-star oases of fully serviced luxury but also includes dreamy beachfront summer houses with pools, gems of contemporary architecture, sumptuous masserie, chic trulli, romantic retreats and much more besides. No property enters the collection until Huw and Rossella have approved it, and each villa undergoes stringent quality audits several times a year.

The Thinking Traveller’s London-based team of villa experts frequently visits the company’s destinations and properties, meaning that they can offer clients transparent and thoughtful advice based on first-hand experience. The unparalleled local knowledge of the company’s on-the-ground concierges, meanwhile, knows no bounds, and they are always on hand to ensure that guests experience only the very best their destination has to offer.

Those booking with The Thinking Traveller also have access to the company’s Think Experiences, a unique range of holiday-enhancing activities that includes luxury boat charters, helicopter trips, chauffeured vineyard visits, in-villa chefs, masseuses and personal trainers, Phd-qualified tour guides, and cooking lessons with Michelin-starred chefs.

The Thinking Traveller’s mission is simple: to be the most desirable, most well respected, and most thoughtful villa rental company in the world, and to hear their clients say, “That was the best holiday we’ve ever had. We’ll be back.” That the company consistently manages to exceed its clients’ expectations, there can be no doubt: on six occasions, including consecutive successes in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, it has been voted “Best Villa Rental Company in the World” at the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards.

Areas we specialize in: Puglia, Sicily and the minor Italian islands

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Holiday types offered by The Thinking Traveller

Italy Villa Rentals


Italy is quintessential villa country and provides great value for the whole family, group of friends or honeymooners. Specialists for villas and apartments in the best locations


Telephone: 020 7377 8518