About: Gillian Dearnley

I have been a lover of all things Italian for 20 years, and visit Italy as often as I can. I like to think that my company One Stop Italy helps to turn people's holiday dreams into reality. Many 'special occasion' holidays have been organised through us over the years, including family reunions, birthday celebrations, honeymoons and even the wedding itself! So how did I get involved in the holiday sector? Like most things, through a lucky coincidence really. After graduation (I hold a BA degree in Modern Languages and an MA degree in International History) I worked in the fields of both education and industry. I knew though that the most satisfying career path for me would be to start my own business. Initially, I ran a small translation agency and by chance, one of my clients owned an apartment abroad. This was the catalyst which led me to combine my foreign language skills with my love of travel. From small beginnings One Stop Italy has grown to the point where we now represent several Italian holiday companies in the UK and offer over 2000 holiday properties throughout Italy.

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