London, 28 October 2010 – Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), has added Villa Bossi Pucci Residence Club to its vacation exchange network. Surrounded by cypress trees, olive orchards, and vineyards in Italy’s rolling Tuscan hills, the twenty-one fractional residences are housed in buildings that once comprised a farming village.
“Visiting Villa Bossi Pucci is like stepping back to another era,” saidDarren Ettridge, Interval’s vice president of resort sales and service for Europe, Middle East, and Africa.“While each building has been refurbished to evoke its original use, Interval members can expect to enjoy the luxury and upscale amenities of a world-class resort.”
Located near Montespertoli (known as “the city of the wine”), Villa Bossi Pucci is in the heart of the Chianti region of Tuscany, 25 minutes by car from Florence International Airport. Each residence has generous interior space and offers sweeping views of the Montespertoli valley and the Castello di Poppiano or of the olive and fruit gardens and centuries-old park. The full-time concierge can arrange a variety of services, including pre-stocking refrigerators and pantries on request, booking area excursions (with an English-speaking driver), confirming restaurant reservations and scheduling massages, spa services, and wine tastings. Weekly cooking classes (in-season) reveal the secrets of Tuscan cooking through recipes using locally grown herbs and vegetables and homemade pasta.
“At Villa Bossi Pucci, Interval members and their guests can avail themselves of amenities not found at most other Tuscan vacation homes,” said Tommaso Zanzotto, director of the development company, Societa Immobiliare Il Sasso Srl. “Yet it is a uniquely authentic experience that celebrates the distinctive character of Tuscany. We welcome visitors to feel the rich history of this region and become acquainted with the craftsmanship of local artisans who use techniques that have been handed down for generations.” Almost without exception, every town and city in Tuscany has considerable natural and architectural beauty.Six Tuscan localities have been designated World Heritage Sites, including the historic centres of Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, and Pienza.
Villa Bossi Pucci has been awarded the Interval International Premier Boutique Resort designation, placing it within the highest level of recognition. This distinction identifies the resort as exceeding Interval’s quality affiliation standards and delivering an outstanding vacation experience, with excellent accommodations in a desirable location.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programmes for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market for more than 34 years. Today, Interval has an exchange network of more than 2,500 resorts in over 75 nations. Through offices in 14 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and approximately 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programmes. Interval is an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.
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