About Us

Suzanne Cohen, Villa Europe's original founder and mentor to former owner Brenda Garrand had it right when she set out over twenty-five years ago to build an extraordinary travel company known as Villa Europe. 

She knew the best experiences don’t happen by accident. Her clients agree and that’s why we’ve been recognized most recently by Travel and Leisure as "one of the best villa rental agencies" in Italy as well as a several mentions by Conde Nast.

Owner and seasoned hospitality professional with over 25 years of experience, Jeff Cappellieri and team have traveled extensively in Italy and has visited and selected each of the villas and apartments we represent.  He will personally oversee your requests and information.  He and the Villa Europe team of owners, property managers and their personal networks are able to customize your villa experience to your specific needs and expectations.

Jeffrey Cappellieri's experience spans from some of the finest restaurants in the US from La Jolla to Portland, Maine.  

Jeff and his team have also traveled extensively internationally including Florence, Rome, Sicily, Calabria, Dublin, Istanbul, Mexico and the Caribbean.

His hotel career started in 1991 when he helped to open the Hyatt Regency San Diego.  From San Diego Jeff traveled back to his native New England, finished his university studies in Boston and started a successful career with Starwood Hotels and Resorts.  With multi-brand senior management experience from Courtyard by Marriott to Westin Hotels and resorts, Jeff's sales and marketing, branding, revenue management and design knowledge is extensive.  

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.

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