Our founder, Suzanne Cohen had it right when she set out over twenty years ago to build an extraordinary travel company known as Villa Europe. She knew the best experiences don’t happen by accident. Her customers agree and that’s why we’ve been a Condé Nast Traveler top three Villa company for eight years running.
We carefully select properties to make your dream trip come true. But since anyone can rent you a villa, we promise a perfect experience by providing personal knowledge and expertise. Through our relationships with our owners and friends in Europe, we are able to share their intimate knowledge and experiences with you.
Whatever your heart desires, from wine and food to art and shopping, we’ve probably seen it or done it, or know someone who has. And that’s why Villa Europe is better than the other click-and-book villa rental agencies.
Suzanne Cohen and Managing Director Brenda Garrand have been friends for 35 years. Suzanne found Brenda (an advertising agency owner) and her family their first Italian villa more than ten years ago. Hooked, Brenda now spends winters in Florence and in 2014, she became Suzanne’s successor at Villa Europe.
Jeffrey Cappellieri, a veteran luxury hotelier, proficient in Italian and Spanish, joined Villa Europe as partner and Managing Principal providing direct service to clients and owners.
In Tuscany, our friend, Mary Jane Poole, a resident of Florence for more than 16 years, is our Concierge, providing in-person access to Italy’s secrets and specialties.
Sadly, Suzanne passed away unexpectedly (and too soon) in early 2015, but her knowledge, experience and passion for travel perseveres through us, her friends, to you.