WIN a week in an Italian villa with Bookings For You!

This giveaway has now ended however due to high demand we are running another giveaway to the same stunning villa!  Last date to enter: 22nd October 2017.  Click here to enter. 

What a fabulous way to start the weekend by launching a new holiday giveaway!  I am absolutely delighted to team up with Bookings For You to give you the chance to win a week in an Italian villa with picturesque lake views of Lake Maggiore, worth up to £1,395.

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Birds eye view of Lake Maggiore, Italy. A simply stunning place!

Background info – Bookings For You

I met Jo, the owner of Bookings For You, at a recent Italian cookery workshop for bloggers and journalists and I was completely inspired by her story.  She started her multi award-winning company with just one holiday home in the Italian Lakes and now offers over 350 villas in France, Croatia and throughout Italy.

What stands Jo apart from other villa rental companies is that Jo, or a member of her team, have personally visited every property offered on their website and can advise their customers on every aspect of their holiday, from travel arrangements to where to eat in the evening.

I was blown away with Jo’s commitment to customer service.  Although a busy mum of two Jo recognises that planning a holiday doesn’t fit within normal office hours of 9-5 and she personally aims to be contactable every day of the week, both during the day and in the evening!

When Jo asked if my family and I would like to review one of her family friendly Italian villas this summer I didn’t hesitate.  I was absolutely delighted when she also agreed to let me share the love by offering a seven night holiday giveaway here on Travel Loving Family.  So now you know the background and I’ve introduced you to the lovely Jo, let’s get down to business…

Holiday giveaway – WIN a week in an Italian villa with Bookings For You, worth up to £1,395!

Our lucky winner will be staying up to seven nights in Villa Sereni a contemporary, three bedroom villa in the Italian Lakes which enjoys stunning lake views of Lake Maggiore.  Set in a quiet rural hamlet, the villa sleeps six people and is set over three floors.

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One of the three bedrooms at Villa Sereni

This Italian Lakes villa is located within a few minutes drive of the lakeside and within easy reach of the bustling town of Luino with its wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants.  It’s also just an hour away from cosmopolitan Milan.

Holiday giveaway - Win a week in an Italian villa

One lucky family will stay within a few minutes drive of the stunning Lake Maggiore shown above.

Inside, the villa has a spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area with doors leading out onto a large private terrace, equipped with table and chairs and BBQ for al fresco dining.


Upstairs there are two bedrooms – one twin and one double – as well as a bathroom with large walk in shower.  A further set of stairs leads to the master bedroom suite on the 2nd floor of the villa.  This room has a king-size bed as well as en suite bathroom with both bath and shower and ‘his and her’ sinks.  Two of the three bedrooms also have private balconies enjoying lake views.

The property is well equipped and family friendly with XBox games console as well as a selection of toys and games for younger children.  A complimentary travel cot, high chair and push chair are all available for guests to use.

If you fancy your chances of winning a stay at this incredible Italian villa click on the Rafflecopter icon and enter your email address.  **For additional chances to win you can select the drop down boxes to follow the social media accounts but this is OPTIONAL.  Please check out the terms and conditions below.  This giveaway ends at midnight on the 11th June 2017.  I wish you and your family the very best of luck!

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Summary of the full Terms and Conditions by Bookings For You
– The villa can be booked for up to a maximum of seven nights and is subject to availability.
– The booking must be made by the end of September 2017 and the stay must be taken by 1st May 2018.
– This giveaway prize is for a stay in a villa only. Flights, car hire, food, insurance, etc are NOT included in this giveaway and are the responsibility and expense of the giveaway winner.  (The nearest airport to the villa is Milan Malpensa).
– Supplying an email address within the Rafflecopter widget means that the entrant is willing to be added to the promoters (Travel Loving Family) and Bookings For You mailing list. Upon receipt of any correspondence from these companies, the entrant will be free to unsubscribe at any time.
– All entries must be received by the advertised closing time date – Midnight on the 11th June 2017. 
– The prize is non-transferable and there is no alternative, cash or otherwise.
By entering this giveaway you are agreeing to the full Terms & Conditions of this holiday giveaway listed on Bookings For You.  

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312 thoughts on “WIN a week in an Italian villa with Bookings For You!

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  2. Robyn Lait

    I can’t thank you enough for this fabulous prize (hence my posts all over social media). I only found out about it a few hours ago and have not been able to sleep since. I can’t wait for my daughter to get up in the morning to tell her as we have nothing planned for this year and she will be as thrilled as I am. Be prepared to be bombarded with pictures as there is no way I am keeping this to myself lol.

    Thank you once again, you have no idea how excited I am. R

  3. Corinna Jennings

    I’d take my lovely hubby & our 9 year old twins!! Could really do with a holiday after a double autism diagnosis recently…

  4. sallyann Johnston

    I would take my husband, daughter & 2 older sons as none of us have visited Italy before so would be a real treat. Our 25th wedding anniversary this year so we could celebrate in Italian Style x

  5. Joanne Heath

    Wow! My husband and children would be an absolute certain we are determined to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary and 15 years of being together abroad as we got married with our tiny children in tow abroad and haven’t been anywhere as sunny or pretty since! Things like broken down cars, and new washing machines have sadly eaten their way into the holiday fund, but we have priced up flights which is do able. This accommodation is fantastic! We know our children would love an Italian adventure, and this would be an absolute dream! Absolutely EVERYTHING crossed for this beauty! :Thank you for the generous giveaway! xx

  6. Nicola-Jane Phipps

    I would love to take my partner Rich and our two young children 💕 This would be the ultimate dream 💖 Thank you x

  7. Rachael Buckley

    It would have to be my lovely hubby – 10 years together this year and my mum and Dad! Keeping everything crossed

  8. Sue

    I would like to win because my family and I love travelling, we also have a family wedding coming up at Lake Maggiore so this prize would be ideal 💞

  9. Emma Whittaker

    Would be for me, my partner and our 5 year old we have no holiday plans for this year so this would be fantstic to win 🙂

  10. Sarah Nichols

    I would take my fiance and our 2 beautiful ones on there first ever holiday abroad. Also I’d ask my aunt to come along… she’s currently under going chemo and deserves something like this once her course is completed xx

  11. Charlotte-Elizabeth Garwood

    I would definitely take Mother! I could bring the calm and tranquility to the holiday and she could bring the laughter and happiness. Together, we would have a fun-loving but restful holiday.

  12. Noelle Burke

    Would definitely bring my hubby and our 3beautiful children. It would be our 1st family holiday. I have everything crossed for such an amazing prize

  13. Sarah H

    This would be an amazing treat for my big 50th next year. I would love to take my partner & 2 teenagers if they’d come .. they are beginning to want to travel with friends rather than us hehe!

  14. kirsty szekeres

    I think it would have to be my other half and kids who came with me, I dont think Jon would forgive me if I didnt lol!

  15. Lucy Longley

    I would love to take my husband and 5 children with me. When we had triplets 10 years ago travelling became very expensive and difficult. We are finally starting to explore the world together and this looks an amazing base to explore northern Italy together.

  16. Maria Busby

    I would love to go on this holiday with my husband and our daughter as well as my mother and father-in-law (we need someone to watch the kid, right?!) 🙂 This would be an incredible get away.

  17. Sharon Keane

    best friend and her husband they would love it! weve never all managed to go away together. beautiful villa what a lovely prize

  18. Sarah B

    Family of course, to share the traditional Italian pleasures of great scenery, great food and happy family life!

  19. Linda Hill

    I would take my husband of 50 years with whichever of our five grand children were available to accompany us at the time we chose to go!

  20. Claire Willis

    I’d love to take my husband, our children and my parents. It’s my husband’s 40th birthday next week, so it’d make for an amazing celebration 🙂

  21. Pauline Dring

    I would take my 3 grown up children and my husband of 37 years with me to stay in Villa Sereni – if I’m the very lucky winner.

  22. Crystal Ferriman

    I would take my husband, two daughters and their partners and my little grandson if I could squeeze him in too. Looks so beautiful and relaxing too xx

  23. Anthea Holloway

    I would go with my husband and my son and his wife and their 2 children. What a wonderful prize!

  24. Helen Flack

    I went to Lake Maggiore when I was 19 years old, long time ago! Now with my own family, my husband and 3 children, it would be a dream to go back to that region and make new memories 😊

  25. Helen Dinham

    If i was the winner, i would love to take
    Katie, lola, Lottie and Mike. To this fabulous break!
    We would love to go to the villa. Serenni here we come
    The time away would make our year, and be incredible fun!
    Fingers crossed we’ll get there. Thank you for the chance
    If you were to ring us, we would all do a funny dance 🙂

  26. Sally Fielden

    Wow what a great villa. Would love to go with my husband and two adult sons. We haven’t all been away together for a few years so would be fabulous

  27. Elizabeth Martinez

    I would take my children – they love holidays in beautiful surroundings with mountains and lakes

  28. Amanda

    I’d take friends from my running club as it looks like a perfect place for us to enjoy a run in the mountains followed by a dip in the lake 😀

  29. Raman Sahota

    Looks incredible! What an interesting story too 🙂 I’d take my new fiance and our friends – they’re getting married too so none of us can afford a holiday this year unfortunately! This would be fantastic!!

  30. Karolina

    I would take my boyfriend, my mom, my dad and my brother 🙂 We don’t spend much time together as I live abroad, so it would be a great family reunion!

  31. Bernie Egerton

    My partner we’ve been together 30 years and we’ve yet to visit Italy together. Oh by the way he’s Italian!!

  32. anita george

    if i was the lucky winner, i would take my lovely grandson,my son and daughter .. and my sister deborah and my niece eleanor, for some amazing family time , rest and relaxation excitement and discovery <3

  33. Liane Amos

    My husband would love a break, he always works hard to make my life easier, I would love to surprise him for a change.

  34. Sam Swain

    I would take my hubby, my sixteen & ten year old daughters and my twelve year old son. They would absolutely love it.

  35. Ruth Bugg

    I would take my son, and my best friend Emma and her son, we met when the boys were babies and they’ve grown up together and are now best friends too.

  36. Jo Carroll

    I would take my little boy and his grandparents. I remember going on a similar trip with mine when I was little and it gave me treasured lifetime memories. x

  37. Joanne Blunt

    I would take my husband my our three lovely boys if we were lucky enough to win. We’re not going abroad this year as we are hoping to move house so need to save some money, so this would be a fantastic treat. I love Italy and have always wanted to go to the lakes.

  38. Lindsey Martin

    I would take my Husband and our daughter. With my husband working away, quality family time is so precious!

  39. Charlotte Harrison

    I would take my partner in celebration as he hads just landed a new job as a firefighter! Of course we’d also take our two children who are 2.5yrs and 9 months!! Italy is our favourite place in the world

  40. hazel bowyer

    I would go with my partner and family, we’ve never been to Italy and would loooove to spend a week exploring and eating pizza and gelato!


    I would take My Wonderful Husband Peter Foster with me on this Amazing Holiday , He is also my Carer as I have Brain disease & chronic neuro Pain so he has to help out with my Needs Occasionly , He,s a great Homemaker too & deserve,s a Holiday as a Break 🙂 Thankyou so much for the Chance to win your Amazing Prize , xx

  42. Mellissa Williams

    My husband Marcus. We have just come back from Lake Maggiore and it’s one of my favourite places in the whole world. The Borromean islands are gorgeous and I would love to go back to this stunning area!

  43. claire sen

    I would take my husband. We had a bit of a disastrous honeymoon back in 2010 ending up stranded for 3 weeks in Sardinia with no money due to the volcano erupting! We’d love a second go at having a honeymoon. This place looks beautiful!

  44. Coral Smith

    What a fabulous prize! I would take my husband and my 3 children, we haven’t visited Italy since we have had children so we are dying to get back to show them some of our favourite spots and I really want to visit the Italian Lakes.

  45. Amy Bennett

    I would take my husband and our two daughters, I’m 40 this year so it would be amazing to make memories like this.

  46. Chloe Ciliberto

    What a wonderful giveaway! The bird eye views of Lake Maggiore are ridiculously stunning and so is Villa Sereni. I can really see myself here sipping on a glass of wine, looking at the views with my family around me. I love the decor of the Villa. Especially the wood beams and the little balcony/terrace. The BBQ would definitely get used. It’s so good that they have some toys for kids too. I really love it when holiday companies throw in extra touches like this. It makes a place so memorable. We’ve been looking at staying somewhere with Bookings For You in Croatia or in Sorrento. I never thought about a relaxing trip to one of the lakes! xx
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  47. Shelley White

    I would really love to take my OH and my son and daughter in law. It would bring back lovely memories of when my son got married at the nearby Lake Orta three years ago and would be a fab anniversary treat for them!

  48. Nicola S

    I wouldn’t take anyone else but my husband and 2 children. Some proper family time would be had! What a beautiful villa.

  49. Victoria Shiel

    This would be absolutely amazing to win,if i was lucky enough to do so i would take my 2 children,my best friend Clare & her son

  50. Georgina Booth-Purdy

    Wow! It all looks so perfect, sophisticated & stylish yet welcoming & family friendly too & in a part of the world I always imagined I would visit in my dotage once the children have grown up! I’d love to visit with my Husband & our two young boys & my Mum & Dad, they do
    so much for us all year round yet still love a holiday all together making memories, I’d be delighted to experience this with them all.

  51. Zoe Weir

    Id take my soon-to-be husband ross murray, my mum and dad and his mum, we all get on so well together, great company, great food, great wine, and a great view? heaven!

  52. Kristyn Harris

    I would love to win and take my husband, our two grown up children and our sons fiance. Wonderful prize!

  53. Lynit bennett

    I would take my boyfriend! He’s been amazing recently so it would be a lovely thankyou present 😊

  54. Maria Hackett

    My toddler twins have never been on a holiday and really would love to take them 🙂 Looks heavenly!

  55. sharon catterall

    id take my children with me ,we have never been to italy so this would be a wonderful experience for us all,it looks beautiful,thank you so much for the chance

  56. Clare Thomas

    So excited for this competiton!! Italy has been on my travel wishlist for a while now. I would take my partner, friend, her husband and their daughter. Your villa is beautiful and in a perfect location next to the lakeside!! Whoever wins this is going to be super lucky 🙂

    1. Lisa Post author

      Good luck to you Clare. The photo shown is Lake Maggiore. The villa, as it says in the description, is located a few minutes drive from the lake, it has lake views from the balcony;) Just wanted to correct you as I don’t want you to mistakenly think the villa is lakeside.

  57. Kimberley Ryan

    I would take my husband and our 3 children, we have never been to Italy but it looks absolutely amazing

  58. Gina

    I’d definitely take my fella, my twin and my parents. They all deserve an incredible break 🙂 plus we’ve never been in a villa before!

  59. Lola Bell

    I’d love to take my partner, he’s never been to Italy and we always talk about going. It’s a ‘one day’ dream!

  60. David Cacchioni

    I would take my wife and daughter, as well as my mother and father. It would be such a wonderful trip

  61. PenoirB

    I’d take my partner and our baby, my mum so we’d have an on hand babysitter and another couple to enjoy the beautiful villa and surrounding countryside

  62. Kathryn MacKinnon Cook

    I would take my kids and husband and invite our old friends who live not far away for lunch! This place looks heavenly.

  63. Carrie Talbot-Ashby

    I would take my husband and to eldest sons with me if I was lucky enough to win! My son has dreamed of going abroad, and what a magical place to start! x Thanks!

  64. Tamsin Wickham

    We can’t afford a holiday this year so winning a break by the lakes in Italy would be wonderful. Daughters just taking her GCSE’s and husbands working all hours, just what we need

  65. Katie Parsons

    Absolutely amazing giveaway!! Italy is the number 1 destination on my travel list and we were due to go last year but I became pregnant with baby number 3, who arrived I December. I would love to win this break and would take my husband and 3 children with me.

  66. Lindsay Davies

    I would love to treat my boyfriend Jason Credidio as he has never been and to see where his family used to live as he is part Italian. Thank you 😊

  67. Lydia Barton

    I would take my partner and daughter, but I’d love to take my mum who hasn’t been away for such a long time.

  68. Kate sutton

    I would take both of my children and my eldest sons girlfriend. We’ve never been away just the four of us so I think it would be lovely to spend some time with them all – especially as he is graduating next month. As for what to take with me, lots and lots of books!

  69. Chloe Ridgway

    Oh gosh I’ve been wanting to visit Italy for SUCH a long time! I would take my husband and our four girls if we were lucky enough to win this fabulous prize. We love exploring new places and having adventures in the big wide world and I would LOVE to photograph this gorgeous place (and I’d write multiple blogs all about it too!). Keeping everything crossed…! And thank you for the opportunity 🙂

  70. Laura Fryer

    I’d love to visit mainland Italy with my husband and kids- we just loved our holiday to Sardinia full of amazing food, people and fun times!!

  71. Julie green

    Id take my two daughters, husband, mum and dad. Ive barely seen them this year as ive started university as a mature student studying midwifery. It would be wonderful for us as a family to reconnect x

  72. emma walters

    i can’t imagine staying in such luxury!!! it’s truly stunning and a country i would love to visit, This would be the perfect chance to take the children and my mum/partner who have just got married so half honeymoon for them too :))))))

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