Italian House Manager - Adriatic Coast, Italy

We are are seeking a seasonal Palazzo / House Manager for a 4 month contract starting ASAP, for an Italian Palazzo situated on the Northern Adriatic coast. Candidates must offer fluency in Italian and English.

There are 12 existing domestic staff, who have been employed at the property for many years - they are used to managing themselves! Therefore the House manager will need to approach this role with a degree of diplomacy combined with a determined managerial style. The client will fully support the house-manager in his or her endeavours, because the desire is to invigorate and step-up the service standard delivery, while enthusing the existing staff to show some passion for their work.

The owner is all too familiar with the finer things in life, and lives in the fast lane, often only organising or confirming travel schedules at the very last minute! Therefore the property will need to be maintained in a permanent state of readiness. Preferring rural Italy to the frenetic lifestyle of Sardinia or St Tropez, the client uses his Palazzo to wind-down and entertain often extremely high profile guests.

As already stressed, candidates MUST be fluent in Italian and English, while it is also important they are hands-on, naturally want to lead-by-example and love working in a home which strives for perfection. Candidates must show they can  think on their feet, manage complex logistics (often at very short notice) while dealing with ambiguity in their stride!

Salary pro-rata on approx.. Euros 5 – Euros 6k per month gross pa, accommodation provided and car for work usage. NB: There is a high chance that this role, will evolve into a full time position, for the right candidate.  Email your resume to