Villa holidays in Italy
Visiting Italy it’s easy to see why Italians talk about la ‘Dolce Vita’- the sweet life. Where else in the world can you find great food and wine, stunning architecture, the richest artistic legacy anywhere in the world (including the highest number of UNESCO world heritage sites on the planet), fashion, style, breathtakingly diverse landscapes from extensive mountains to beautiful alpine lakes, lush, rolling countryside and perfect Mediterranean beaches. Italy has it all.
Walking the streets of the capital, Rome, it is not hard to understand why this was once capital of the western world. As a living, breathing historical monument the Eternal City is without equal. An inspiring mix of Classical, Baroque, Medieval and Renaissance styles, there is discovery around every corner. From the dramatic ruins of the once-mighty Roman Empire, to the picture-postcard delights of The Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica in the tiny independent state of The Vatican, Rome is like a city-wide, open-air museum. But although it is easy to get caught up in the awe-inspiring historical legacy surrounding you, be sure it is not at the expense of experiencing the vibrancy of modern Rome, with its bustling café culture, gastronomic delights, and sheer passion and style which make it one of the most important and compelling cities in the world.
Moving away from the hustle and bustle of the capital and into the heart of the mainland, discover the true essence of Italy in the endlessly beautiful region of Tuscany. Picture vineyards, rolling hills, olive groves, a treasure trove of artistic and historical monuments, bustling towns and cities oozing style and culture. Experience the gothic charm of the perfectly preserved medieval town of Siena and the many small towns dotted around its surrounding hills. Visit the iconic leaning tower of Pisa. Drink world-class wines in Chianti, Italy’s main wine-producing region. Take a short trip off the mainland to the white-sanded beaches and wooded inland of Elba, the site of Napolean’s exile. Why not rent a luxurious holiday villa in Italy in the beautiful countryside without a neighbour for miles in any direction and just relax by the pool with a good book.
The jewel in Tuscany’s sizeable crown is the stunningly beautiful city of Florence. Cradle of the Renaissance and home to some of the greatest art collections to be found anywhere in the world, Florence is a city to make the heart and mind soar. From the portrait collections of the magnificent and unrivalled Uffizi gallery to the sculptures of the Bargello and the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Florence is truly the home of the great Renaissance artists. Find Michaelangelo, Donatello, da Vinci and Botticelli jostling for your attention amongst the city’s museums, churches and palaces, whilst a short journey out of the city will find you in miles of scenic, blissfully peaceful countryside filled with vineyards, rolling hills and small towns and villages to discover and delight in. Browse our holiday villas in Tuscany to find the perfect place for your stay in this beautiful part of Italy.
Travelling south you find Tuscany’s smaller, landlocked sibling, Umbria, known as the “green heart of Italy” with its rolling hills, wooded mountains, streams, undiscovered hill-towns and enough artistic and architectural treasures to give any of the more prominent cities a run for their money. We have a range of villas and farmhouses in this beautiful region to suit your holiday requirements.
Our collection of luxurious holiday villas in Italy are located in all the best areas of Tuscany and Umbria, but we also have many villas across other beautiful parts of Italy like the impossibly romantic Lake Como, the most famous and dramatic of Italy’s lakes. Surrounded by vineyards, orchards, snow-capped mountains and opulent, luxury villas, it is a place that has inspired poetry, opera, literature….and wonderful, relaxing holidays.
The islands of Sicily and Sardinia offer a warm climate, white-sanded beaches and crystal clear waters , as well as a very distinct identity both from each other and the rest of mainland Italy. They are places that may need multiple visits to fully realise the charms and wonders they have to offer, and our selection of holiday villas on Sardinia and Sicily will give you the perfect base from which to begin your discovery.
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